Spring Fair - 3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB



Spring Fair Match


Make the most of your show


The new and improved app and web platform

Use the Spring Fair Match matchmaking service to get tailored recommendations of the most relevant buyers to meet at the show. Taking the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking, Spring Fair Match makes it more fun and gives you a higher return on your time.

New for Spring Fair 2020, ‘Pitch it’ our brand-new speed networking opportunity that connects you with 20 pre-qualified buyers in an hour at Spring Fair.

Apply for your session using the Spring Fair Match app. Learn more about ‘Pitch it’


Launch Spring Fair Match


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Discover ‘Pitch it’: Hello New way to meet buyers!

‘Pitch It’ is our brand-new speed networking opportunity at Spring Fair 2020. Apply for your session using the Spring Fair Match.

  • Connect with up to 20 pre-qualified buyers in the space of an hour
  • Available to all exhibitors with sessions for Home & Living, Gift and Sourcing
  • Exhibitors are limited to one 'Pitch It' session at Spring Fair
  • ‘Pitch it’ sessions will be at Spring Fair Club lounges:
    • Gift: Hall 5, stand 5H100-K1010
    • Home & Living and Sourcing: Hall 18, stand 18D80-81


  • Sourcing: Sunday – Thursday 10.30am (Hall 18, stand 18D80-81)
  • Home & Living: Sunday – Thursday 14.00pm (Hall 18, stand 18D80-81)
  • Gift: Sunday – Thursday 10.30am (Hall 5, stand 5H100-K1010)


Launch Spring Fair Match

How to apply to Pitch it

1. Register for your exhibitor badge with your unique email on the exhibitor zone and receive your Spring Fair Match credentials

2. Download and log into the Spring Fair Match with your credentials

3. Tap on ‘More’ -  ‘Event Program” - filter on track "Speed Networking"

4. Apply to your session of choice (only one session per company)

5. Your application will be reviewed and the confirmation with date and time will appear in “My Schedule” (under ‘Meetings’ for Android and under ‘Schedule’ for Apple users)

Discover your leads
This platform connects visitors with your brand based on specific interests. Ensure your company profile is up to date on the Exhibitor Zone to have maximum visibility.

Connect with visitors
Chat with potential customers. Book meetings and have reminders sent to you to help plan and manage your show.

Showcase your business
Spring Fair Match is an additional platform to boost your company profile and products, helping to gain more leads and meetings throughout the show. 

Interactive Map (Coming Soon)
Find your way around the show and have visitors find you more efficiently than ever before.

Empower your sales team
Better communication. This platform enables the possibility of greater revenue by making it easier than ever to manage leads and meetings.


Claim your Free Hot Drink

Download the Spring Fair Match App today to claim your free hot drink at the NEC. You will receive an email with your unique code.


  • Complimentary hot drink (Regular Latte/Cappuccino/Filtered Coffee/Tea/Coffee) on production of valid voucher code 
  • 1 x download = 1 x drink
  • Unique 6-digit code required to redeem offer on till system

To be redeemed at any of the following catering areas: EDGE Restaurant / Butcher & Grill / Evviva / Oak Kitchen / Yard / MADE 


Launch Spring Fair Match

Image courtesy of exhibitor Sass & Belle


What is matchmaking?

Spring Fair Match are introducing an advanced AI-powered matchmaking platform via GRIP.  The platform uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about your professional goals and interests. Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking – making it more fun and giving you a higher return on your time.

What are the benefits?

The matchmaking platform allows you to network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings and identify potential business contacts.

Where can I find the matchmaking platform?

You can access the platform on mobile devices via the Spring Fair Match app or on desktop. Coming soon

What do I do if I have the previous Spring Fair Product Match app already installed?

Simply go to your Apple store or Google Play store and run the app update. Then, open the app and go to the menu options selecting, 'More' where you can select 'Spring Fair 2019 event'.

Logging into the app

To login to the app you first need to register for the show. Check your welcome email from Spring Fair Match and use the temporary registration ID and password you're given, then click on the app settings and change the password to a memorable one.

How do I find networking opportunities?

The platform uses natural language processing and advanced algorithms to recommend networking opportunities. Alternatively you can search for attendees/exhibitors directly or use the filters to find the right profile you’re looking to meet.

How do I request a meeting?

First find the person you’d like to meet and click on their name to view their profile page, you’ll be able to mark them as ‘interested’ or send a meeting request directly.

Can I add meetings to my calendar?

When a meeting request is accepted it will send a calendar invite to your email address.

Ho do I claim my free coffee?

Once you download the app, you will automatically receive a follow up email with your unique 6 digit code which you must show at the relevant till points.Can be redeemed at any of the following Amadeus In-Hall Fixed Retail Catering Area

·         Brands; EDGE Restaurant / Butcher & Grill / Evviva / Oak Kitchen / Yard / MADE

How can I get around the show easier?

You can use the Spring Fair Match platform's interactive map, which helps guide you to wherever you wish to go! Coming Soon

What details of mine are displayed in the platform?

The platform will display your professional information including name, job title and company. Information such as telephone number, email address or mail address will not be displayed.

Can I export my connections contact details?

No. Users contact details are not displayed or exportable in the platform.

How do I remove my details from the platform?

Removing your details will mean that you are unable to login or arrange networking opportunities through the platform.  However, if you would like to be removed please send your details to support@grip.events using the subject line “Remove from matchmaking” and we will be happy to remove your details
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