4-8 February 2018
Volume sector opens 3 Feb

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

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spring fair logo

4-8 February 2018
Volume sector opens 3 Feb

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Why Visit

ABOUT SPRING FAIR

Spring Fair is the UK’s most diverse home and gift trade show, offering 14 sectors full of retail inspiration. Want to find out more?

WHY DO PEOPLE VISIT SPRING FAIR? 

The show is 16 halls of wonder, full of products from aprons to xylophones. If you’re looking to stock your shop or your website, find new suppliers, make new contacts or get product inspiration, then Spring Fair is the destination for you. Our brand new feature, The Atelier, brings the trends from now through to 2020 to life meaning you're bound to find something you didn't know your store (and your customers) needed!

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WHO VISITS SPRING FAIR?

Spring Fair is a must-attend for all kinds of people. For independent shop owners, for multiple shop owners, for online suppliers, for department stores. But that’s just the start. Imagine a high street full of all the big names and the one-off gems that excite you – here’s where it all comes from. Spring Fair is a great resource for:

Retailers

Merchandisers

Interior designers

Contractors

Hotel owners

Restaurateurs

Postmasters

Garden Centre Owners

Press

Whatever your industry, you’ll find your niche (and things to entice you out of it!) at the show.

And if you’re new to retail or thinking of dipping your toe in, then come along, see what’s out there and make the connections to get you started.

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WHY SPRING FAIR WHEN I HAVE THE INTERNET?

The internet is great (we all love a LOLcat), and as you’ve discovered, we’re on the internet too when we’re not at the NEC. But Spring Fair live is something that the internet can’t offer – a place to touch the products, feel their weight, talk to the suppliers and compare the options from thousands of exhibitors.

It would take 6.8 years to visit one Spring Fair exhibitor a day

- or you could jump on a plane, train or get in a car and visit more than 2,500 exhibitors under one roof for a couple of days in February.

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ANYTHING APART FROM EXHIBITORS?

There is a lot going on at Spring Fair if you can tear yourself away from the products. Visit the Inside Retail Hub for an exciting programme of workshops, seminars and talks that cover topics that are key to success in the modern retail market. If you’re interested in learning more about:

Visual merchandising

Digital marketing

Social media

Buying and merchandising

Implementing EPOS and other retail systems

You can also get FREE one-to-one advice from industry professionals that is tailored to your exact needs.  

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re looking to explore new markets or buy British products, Spring Fair is the show for you. The Department for International Trade (DIT) has once again partnered with Spring Fair to connect UK businesses and international buyers offering support guidance and a wealth of opportunity.

International visitors
Connect with the right businesses whilst at the show with support from the DIT. Navigate the show with ease on a tailored concierge tour showcasing British Products or by book meetings ahead.
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UK visitors
The DIT will be providing a full seminar and workshop programme to help you start your export journey. DIT export advisers will also be on hand with guidance on to help you secure your next international win. 
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DID WE MENTION THE FEATURES?

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The Atelier

At Spring Fair this year we’re very excited to introduce an exciting new immersive feature, designed to inspire your buying and help you shop with confidence. The Atelier is an immersive sneak peek installation into the trends as you’ve never seen before. We’ve worked in collaboration with everyone from Pinterest to global trend forecasters, WGSN to bring you inspirational content, insight and imagery to help shape your buying decisions for now, next season and beyond.
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GIFT OF THE YEAR AWARDS

If you’re a fan of gifts, dressing up and nights out then Gift of the Year is for you. Taking place on 4th February at The Vox (part of the Resorts World complex, just next door to the NEC), the Gift of The Year Awards 2018 is a recognition of the most innovative gifts and talent in the industry, and also a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the awards. Find out more about the gift of the year awards and how you can join in.
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New Product Showcase

Highlighting the newest and most exciting products from selected brands across the show, the New Product Showcase is a hub for product and visual merchandising inspiration.
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Trend Bar, Greetings Café, Glee at Spring Fair Café, Summerhouse Café, (we like cafés!)

There’s nothing worse than having a good shop and there being nowhere to sit, take a moment and catch your breath. The show is pretty big, but we think that we’ve got the café (and bar) game covered. No matter where you are in the show, there is seat nearby with your name on it.

SO TELL ME ABOUT THE PRODUCTS

Anything you could imagine having in a house (or a shop, or a hotel or a palace) you can find at Spring Fair. There is an impressive range of products  across 14 show categories, not including the brand new gardening concession – Glee at Spring Fair, bringing the UK’s most valuable garden and outdoor living trade show to the NEC in February as well as our co-located jewellery show, Jewellery & Watch.

The joy of Spring Fair is that you’ll find just what you’re looking for as well as things that add value in sectors you may never have considered before. From toilet rolls to chandeliers, you’ll find products and inspiration from features like The Atelier, providing insight into what your customers will want (before they even know it themselves!) to help you strengthen your main offering and give you stand out appeal.

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So now you know what the show’s about you just need to plan your visit. We’ve got tips on how to get here, where to stay and what to see while you’re in the area, so sign up for your ticket and let’s get started!

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