- Booked accommodation?
- Made travel arrangements?
- Browsed our exhibitors?
- Booked appointments with your favourite exhibitors?
- Planned your route?
- Decided on seminars and keynote speakers?
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
3 to 8 February 2018
(Volume & DIY sectors open 3 Feb)
Sat 3 Feb (Volume & DIY Only) - 10:00 - 17:00
Sun 4 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Mon 5 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 6 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 7 Feb - 9:00 - 18:00
Thurs 8 Feb - 9:00 - 16:00
HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR ACCOMMODATION?
Hotels within the NEC site are filling up quickly. On our accommodation page you’ll find our event partner, Event Express, who can help you find accommodation, and links to several hotels within the NEC and further afield.
HAVE YOU MADE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS?
If you arriving by car:
Satnav Address: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT | Car parking is free at the NEC.
The nearest train station is Birmingham International which is only a five-minute walk away. You can also travel to Birmingham New Street and take a 10-minute journey on one of the regular trains to Birmingham International.
For all other travel information you can view our travel page.
HAVE YOU BROWSED OUR EXHIBITORS AND FOUND THOSE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT?
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENTS WITH YOUR FAVOURITE EXHIBITORS
Once you have created a shortlist of exhibitors you would definitely like to visit, use the Spring Fair Appointment Planner to send those exhibitors a meeting invite. This will help you to plan your time at the show.
PLAN YOUR ROUTE AROUND THE SHOW
Spring Fair is a large show which spans 20 halls of the NEC. Each hall will hold 1 or 2 show sectors. We highly recommend you plan your route to ensure you have plenty of time to make your way around to all the exhibitors you’d like to visit and to browse many others.
We want to ensure your time is spent wisely meeting exhibitors, watching catwalk shows, attending seminars and keynotes, and enjoying your lunch! To make it easy for you, there is a free shuttle service that runs on the 'circle line' right around the show. The shuttle runs every 5-10 mins and if you are unsure about where the stops are, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff.
HAVE YOU DECIDED WHICH SEMINARS AND KEYNOTES YOU'LL BE ATTENDING?
At Spring Fair you will find exciting, relevant and informative seminars with established industry experts. View our full event timetable to choose your seminars and plan your schedule.
You can also see three keynote speeches from top level industry influencers. This year’s keynotes are:
SPRING FAIR FLOORPLAN & FREE SHUTTLE BUS ROUTE
Over 60,000 visitors across multiples, independents and online retailers from the UK, Europe and internationally visit Spring Fair, connecting with innovative brands, products and all the extras the show has to offer.
WHO CAN VISIT?
Spring Fair is a trade show, so is not open to the general public. 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, multi-channel retailers or those looking to start a retail business (in the next 12months) are all suitable visitors to Spring Fair.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VISIT?
The show is free to enter for all visitors who register in advance. Entry on the day without pre-registration or a badge is £30.00.
EXHIBITORS AND INFLUENTIAL BUYERS
Across 15 halls of the NEC, Spring Fair brings exhibitors and visitors together across 14 carefully curated show sectors, providing the ideal opportunity to make a connection. The destination for forward thinking exhibitors and buyers with an eye for something special, Spring Fair puts the newest and most exciting products within reach.
89% of the 60,000+ visitors who attended Spring Fair last year came with the intention of buying. 88% followed through as a result of their visit.
A BIT OF INSIGHT
We’re proud to have something for all visitors, providing insight and adding value. The Fashion Accessories Catwalk returns, providing daily shows of fashion forward and contemporary accessories. The show theatres are home to relevant and informative seminars with established industry experts. Visitors can also Meet the Expert, for one-to-one advice on retail issues and business insight.