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Springfair international inspiring buying - 1-5 February 2015, NEC Birmingham, UK

FAQs

General and Registration

Is Spring Fair 2015 free to attend?

If you pre-register entry will be free. If you do not pre-register and arrive at the show, there will be an entrance fee of £30. Visit our online Registration Page to register for your free ticket.

How can I register?

Simply visit www.springfair.com/register or call our ticket hotline on +44 (0) 8445 888 071 to register your details and gain free entry to the show (saving £30).

Am I eligible to attend?

You are eligible to attend if you have buying and purchasing responsibilities, or control spend. Independent retail stores, multiples, department stores, online businesses, mail order companies, supermarkets, distributors, importers, wholesalers and multi-channel retailers are all suitable visitors to Autumn Fair. This is a trade only event, which means that members of the public cannot attend. If you are in the process of starting a company it is recommended that you bring along a business card or something stating that you are in business.

Can I bring my child/are there creche facilities?

We advise that children under 16 do not attend the event as this is trade only event and there are no crèche facilities. But yes you can.

I am student. Can I visit the event?

Yes you may, although you will not be able to trade at the show.

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Where does Spring Fair 2014 take place?

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, B40 1NT.

How do I get there?

The NEC is just ten minutes by train from the centre of Birmingham and easily accesible by car. Find out more on our dedicated travel page.

Where can I park?

There is parking at the NEC, which is free for all Autumn Fair visitors. There is enough parking for 20,000 visitors per day; therefore you will not be required to reserve parking.

Where can I stay?

With a choice of almost 30,000 hotels in the West Midlands, the region is guaranteed to have somewhere to suit your requirements. You'll find a fantastic range of accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to friendly guest houses. Find out more on our dedicated accommodation page.

If you are travelling from overseas and would like to book a hotel, please contact:
Exposé Travel Management Ltd
T +44 (0)1883 342 006
F +44 (0)1883 346 763

What else is there to do in the local area?

Whether you are looking for some restaurant ideas or some inspiration on what to do once the Spring Fair halls have closed, log onto these useful sites

Visit Birmingham

Eating Out in Birmingham

Exhibitors

How many exhibitors were at the previous show?

Last year we had over 1,600 UK and international exhibitors.

Who will be exhibiting?

Please visit www.springfair.com/find where you can search exhibitors by industry sector. You can also use the supplier and product finder on the website too.

Can my company exhibit?

If you are interested in exhibiting at Spring Fair 2014, log onto our enquiries page, fill out a form and a member of our sales team will be in touch shortly.

Seminar Programme

How many seminars are there?

There will be seminars taking place at the show including trend presentations from WGSN and HomeBuildLife, the global trend forecasters. Live demonstration areas such as the Kitchen Club, Craft Demo Area and Cook Live! will see celebrity presenters take the stage and run make-and-take workshops for visitors to the show.

Discover the latest design trends, e-commerce developments and visual merchandising tips at Spring Fair with exceptional industry experts, celebrities and Q&As. If you’re looking for social media tips, setting up an online store and creative ways of displaying your merchandise, you cannot miss Spring Fair International’s series of essential business seminars.

Are seminars free to attend?

Seminars are free of charge to attend.

Are seminars ticketed?

They are not ticketed however they do work on a first come first serve basis so make sure you arrive in good time. 

How long do seminars last?

The seminars last approximately 45 minutes.

Access and facilities

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?

You can use the Business Centre at the NEC; use of the internet is chargeable.

Can I hire a wheelchair at the event?

Bartram’s operate a mobility equipment hire service. We strongly advise visitors to pre book equipment to avoid disappointment. Bartram’s operate a telephone booking line Monday to Friday 0900hrs-1700hrs on 01353 778756.

Visitor can also book via Bartram’s website http://www.bartrams.net  For any visitors who have not pre-booked equipment and arrive on the day, any remaining stock will be issued on a first- come, first-served basis. Manual wheelchairs are free of charge to blue badge holders, £5 per day to other visitors. Electric scooters are £15 per day for all visitors. This is a non-refundable scheme. As Bartram’s location varies from show to show, please check collection point when making a booking.

What is wheelchair access like at the venue?

All levels of The NEC are accessible to wheelchair users, via lifts. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?

There is a selection of different bar, café, sandwich shop and restaurant concepts. For more information please visit http://www.thenec.co.uk/foodanddrink

Can my children visit the event with me?

We advise that children under 16 do not attend the event as this is trade only event and there are no crèche facilities. But yes you can.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

Yes.

Are there any creche facilities?

No, there are no crèche facilities at the show.