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



Spring Fair Match


Hello new ways to network & discover brands

Make the most of your show

Spring Fair Match allows you to search for all the exhibitors, products and seminars at the show before the doors open - taking the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking and giving you a higher return on your time. Plan your route around the show using the NEW interactive map feature (coming soon), pre-book meetings with exhibitors and curate your very own show calendar. 

If you have the previous Autumn Fair Product Match app 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 2020 event'.


Launch Spring Fair Match

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Image courtesy of exhibitor Sass & Belle

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 

5 step guide to networking

Navigate the re-edited show with brand-new interactive map
Use the interactive map to get from A to B to C nice and easily.

Receive relevant recommendations through AI-powered matchmaking
Answer a few specific questions to receive matches dedicated just to you.

Search brands & products by sector, country & more...
Filter options offer you just what you are looking for.

Chat with your preferred exhibitors, book meetings & set reminders 
Use the messaging option to ensure you do not miss out on meeting who you want.

Bookmark seminars and build your own show schedule
Search the seminar programme, bookmark sessions and create a personalised schedule to organise your day



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 Autumn Fair 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 2020 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 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 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.

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

Can I export my connections contact details?

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

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.

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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