4-8 February 2018
Volume sector opens 3 Feb

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

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4-8 February 2018
Volume sector opens 3 Feb

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Before the Show

HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO SPEND AT SPRING FAIR?

First things first, you need to decide how many days you’ll be spending at the show and then you can plan your visit accordingly.

Find all the info you need to plan your trip to Spring Fair on this page, and then we can help you sort out what you’ll be doing once you arrive at the NEC.

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NEW OR RETURNING VISITOR?

The one thing that very first-time Spring Fair attendee is surprised at is just how big the show is. It will take you longer than you think to make it through one hall, let alone around the whole show. So if you can, always allow a day more than you would expect and give yourself the time to take in the show at your own pace.

If you’re a returning visitor then you’ll have a better idea of how long it’ll take you to get around the show. Your planning will be about how many exhibitors you think you’d like to see. This is where the Little Black Book, exhibitor list and the Spring Fair Appointment Planner come in handy, to find the exhibitors before you set foot in the NEC and organise your route around the show ahead of time. 

Exhibitor List

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ON THE HUNT FOR NEW SUPPLIERS?

Spring Fair is the best place to find new suppliers – with more than 2,500 options, across 14 show sectors, you’re spoilt for choice. And this year, we have an extra incentive for you to try something new. The £1000 Spring Fair Voucher . Offering you the opportunity to make savings of up to £1000, the voucher is a great deal:

For every first-time order over £500 with a participating new supplier you save £100, to a total saving of £1000 (so you can take advantage of this offer with up to 10 new suppliers!).

Browse through the exhibitors offering this saving, exclusive to Spring Fair and make sure that they are on your list of must-sees at the show!

Spring Fair voucher exhibitors

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC?

While a deal is always a bonus, finding just the thing that you’re looking for is the ideal. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, then you can take a look through our exhibitors and products to make sure you can head straight to the exhibitor you need and make your visit as efficient as possible. You can also use our filtering tool to zero-in on specific product types or the exhibitors most suited to you.

Products

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MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT

There are lots of ways to schedule your day, but making appointments at the show is a good way to divide your time, and make sure that that your visit is an efficient one.

This is where the Spring Fair Appointment Planner comes in; a handy FREE tool, that helps you connect with relevant exhibitors ahead of the show and pre-book meetings at the show, so you can plan your visit with confidence.

Making decisions on whether or not an exhibitor is the right one for you can be difficult from a website. You can use the Appointment Planner to:

  • See the profiles of exhibitors and other visitors who will be at the show
  • Receive recommended matches based on your interests
  • Message them to make sure that your needs align in terms of product and size of purchase
  • See when they are free for meetings

 

Appointment Planner

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WHAT’S ON?

Aside from products and exhibitors, Spring Fair is a destination for insight and inspiration. Visit the Inside Retail Hub in Hall 6 for daily talks, seminars and workshops, or our brand new interactive trend experience, The Atelier located in Hall 20 & Jewellery & Watch (which is co-located in Halls 17 & 18).

There are also lots of feature cafes like the Garden Gift Café, the Summerhouse Café and the Glee at Spring Fair Café, where you can catch exhibitor products in action for an extra jolt of buying incentive. There’s lots to see and do across the show, so be sure to take the time to join in!

Event Timetable

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WHERE TO STAY?

If you’ve decided that you’ll be at Spring Fair for more than a day, then you might want to consider accommodation in Birmingham. There are a number of hotels close to the NEC, or in the city centre, but they do all get very busy around the time of the show, so it’s best to book as early as you can. Our Accommodation Partner, Event Express offers special discounted rates for well-located hotels, so it’s a good idea to take a look and see what’s on offer!

Accommodation in Birmingham

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HOW TO GET TO THE NEC

Located just 8 miles east of Birmingham City Centre the NEC is very well connected by road, train and plane.  If you’re driving, the venue offers free parking to all visitors. If you’re thinking of travelling by train, then don’t forget to take advantage of a 25% discount of Virgin Train fares for your journey to the NEC and Birmingham International Airport is only 5 minutes away from the venue. Find out more about travel options on our handy travel page.

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