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Spring Fair preview


Spring Fair preview


Spring Fair will get 2016 trading off to a flying start with a raft of new developments and hundreds of thousands of new product launches. The show will open its doors on


February 7 – 11 at The NEC, Birmingham, where it is co-located with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, the UK’s biggest specialised jewellery exhibition. Volume Halls will open one day early on Saturday February 6. Some 3,000 of the best British and


international suppliers, including hundreds that are new to Spring Fair for 2016, will present up to 300,000 new products at the show across 14 categories: Body & Bath, Children’s Gifts, Toys


& Gadgets, Contemporary Gift, Christmas Gifts, Floral & Seasonal Decorations, Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Luggage, Volume Gift & Home, Greetings & Gift, Home, Gift, Retail Solutions, The Summerhouse, Kitchen, Dining & Housewares, Licensed Gifts and The Party Show. To ensure the exhibition is


continually refreshed and updated to reflect the needs of both exhibitors and visitors, several sectors have been re-edited for 2016. These changes will incorporate an


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improved layout to encourage footfall to the Atrium side of the show via an express entrance in Hall 9, where the Season’s Club will also be located. The express entrance will help channel visitors to Halls 6, 7, 8 and 20 as soon as the show opens. Linking walkways between Halls 4


and 8 and Halls 5 and 9 will further improve the flow of visitors around Spring Fair and help them make the most of the fantastic cross-over buying opportunities. The Atrium will be an essential


destination for visitors, who are sure to make a beeline for the exclusive Summerhouse showcase in Hall 8, Spring Fair’s unrivalled selection of Contemporary Gifts in Halls 6 and 7.


Libra Also in Hall 6 will be the e-


commerce theatre, one of the most important educational hubs of the show. The essential Kitchen, Dining &


Housewares sector of the show in Hall 9 – formerly Table & Kitchen – will be adjacent to both the Contemporary Gift Halls 6 and 7 and The Summerhouse in Hall 8, creating a seamless cross-over buying environment for these complementary product categories. Hall 9 is also the location of the VIP Seasons Club Fashion Accessories, Jewellery &


HALL FINDER


Hall 1: Home Hall 2: Christmas Gifts, Floral and Seasonal Decorations; UKTI stand and seminar theatre; Café


Hall 3: Greetings & Gift; The Party Show; The Party Show Stage; New Product Showcase


Hall 4: Gift Hall 5: Gift; Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets Hall 6: Contemporary Gift; Ecommerce Seminar Theatre; Retail Solutions Hall 7: Contemporary Gift Hall 8: The Summerhouse Hall 9: Kitchen, Dining & Housewares; Seasons Club Halls 10, 11 and 12: Volume Gift & Home; Volume Bar Hall 19 & 20: Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Luggage; Fashion Accessories Catwalk


Halls 17 & 18: Jewellery & Watch Birmingham; Jewellery Catwalk and Café 30 Giftware Review & Home Interiors January / February 2016


Luggage will also be at this side of the show in Halls 19 and 20 – home to the popular Fashion Accessories Catwalk and Trends Showcase and also including Body & Bath in Hall 20 - while a massive presentation of Volume Home & Gift items will be on display in Halls 10, 11 and 12. Elsewhere at the Fair, an expanded


Greetings & Gift sector will move to Hall 3, where the biggest and best names in the business will return to the show for 2016. Greetings & Gift will be co-located with The Party Show in Hall 3, creating


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