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Autumn Fair preview


FAST FACTS Autumn Fair International 2015 Where: The NEC, Birmingham


When: September 6 - 9; Volume Halls open on Saturday September 5


Opening: September 5: 10.00 – 17.00; September 6 - 8: 09.00 – 18.00; September 9: 09.00 – 16.00


Travel: By train or plane directly to The NEC, or by car (onsite parking is free).


Register for free: www.autumnfair.com


New exhibitors in the spotlight


Joining the show for the first time in 2015 is the Caribbean Export Development Agency, a group pavilion of 12 companies from across the Atlantic displaying an eclectic mix of home accessories, handmade cosmetics, jewellery, indigenous pottery and ceramics, leather crafts and natural body and bath products in its first European showcase. Also new for 2015 is Taste Taiwan Design, a group pavilion devoted to unique


and emerging Taiwanese design talent that is exclusive to Autumn Fair this season, while Danish home interiors and outdoor living brand IB Laursen APS also joins the show for the first time this year. Exhibiting within the flourishing Home sector will be inspirational British


design-led company Abigail Ahern Designs. Abigail Ahern has established herself as one of the most influential tastemakers in home interiors, whether pioneering dark colour palettes, or the cactus craze that has been the biggest trend of the summer. Abigail will showcase her new furniture, lighting and home accessories in a comprehensive collection for Autumn Fair. Another new development for 2015 is the arrival of the Carpet Export


Promotion Council, a colourful collective of up to 12 Indian rug and flooring companies who are collaborating on a group stand in Hall 2 of the exhibition. Retail Shop is a key growth area for Autumn Fair, reflecting the swiftly


evolving retail environment where over 10 per cent of purchases are made online and 62 per cent of British consumers use their mobile phones and tablets to shop with. Exhibitors within Retail Shop – many of them new to the show this year - can help businesses navigate the huge online space, build a multi-channel offering and enhance their bricks and mortar offering through in-store solutions. Located in Hall 4, this part of Autumn Fair will include; Logistics companies,


digital marketing and social media specialists, web designers, payment providers, product photography, warehousing and returns companies, mailing houses, POS suppliers and packaging solutions. The new Portfolio Director for Autumn Fair, Naomi Barton, said: “I’m


incredibly excited to be working on Autumn Fair, which has massively grown in stature over the years and is one of the fastest-growing seasonal trade exhibitions in Europe, showcasing more new and innovative products than any other event of its kind taking place in the Autumn/Winter season. The addition of The Light Show is a very important development and perfectly aligned alongside Autumn Fair given that September is the ideal time of year for lighting buyers.”


Showcasing the latest trends in Fashion Jewellery & Accessories to stunning effect will be the Catwalk feature in Hall 4, where runway shows interspersed with trend presentations will take place daily for the duration of Autumn Fair. The catwalk will boast its own supermodel for the first time this year as Melanie Sykes prepares to strut her stuff on behalf of Fashionette, bringing super-hot new brand Glimmer Queen to the show for 2015.


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