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WHY VISIT?

Spring Fair is the destination gift and home wholesale trade event featuring 14 carefully edited show sectors with exhibitors showcasing cutting edge trends, infinite choice and fresh brands.

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.

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WHAT'S AT THE SHOW?

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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. 

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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. 

NEW SPRING FAIR APPOINTMENT PLANNER

The Spring Fair Appointment Planner is our new complimentary specialist matchmaking programme which allows you to search for exhibitors and book meetings at the show. Simply arrange a time to meet on their stands and have an uninterrupted conversation with key contacts, to make the most of your time at Spring Fair.

IS SPRING FAIR FOR YOU?

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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. 

Please see our FAQs for more information about who can visit.

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DIT WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Spring Fair is a great opportunity for international visitors to source suppliers or start a business in the UK market and is held at the NEC Birmingham, ideal for it's travel connections.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have partnered with Spring Fair and are offering international visitors complimentary concierge tours along the Great British Trail to meet with inspiring UK suppliers.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

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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.

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DATE, TIME & LOCATION

5 to 9 February 2017
(Volume & DIY sectors open 4 Feb)

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Sat 4 Feb (Volume & DIY only)  - 10:00 - 17:00
Sun 5 February  - 9:00 - 18:00
Mon 6 February - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 7 February - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 8 February - 9:00 - 18:00
Thurs 9 February - 9:00 - 16:00

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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TRAVEL

Spring Fair takes place at the NEC Birmingham. This venue boasts travel links by car, train, bus, coach and air. For 70% of UK retailers the journey time will be within 3 hours.

Satnav Address: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Travel Information

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ACCOMMODATION

NEC is widely accessible and offers plenty of options if you would like to stay overnight, for a few days, or much longer.

Birmingham is a historic city with a background in manufacturing, with great links to other parts of the UK. Book a hotel through our partner Event Express for a discounted rate.

Accommodation

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Experience Birmingham

Birmingham has 114 miles of navigable water giving it more miles of canal than venice, it is home to the balti triangle and a brilliant shopping scene. Find out more about how you can experience Birmingham during your trip.

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