About Autumn Fair
About Autumn Fair
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Autumn Fair is the UK’s industry leading marketplace for wholesale home, gift and fashion. Our four-day event is held at the NEC Birmingham in September, offering the best products and inspiration just in time for the Golden Quarter.
Autumn Fair provides the perfect opportunity for buyers to top up their stock and make last minute orders for the festive season. With over 600+ UK and international exhibitors showcasing their collections each year, there’s a huge variety of products at Autumn Fair from across our four key buying destinations - Home, Gift, Moda and Design & Source.
If you want to find your next best-seller and form valuable new connections within retail, Autumn Fair is the place for you. There’s so much to discover…
"Autumn Fair is a chance for us to discover new and exciting brands that we know our customers will love. We can't wait to connect with unique and innovative businesses. This marketplace is an opportunity to explore new possibilities and handpick brands that put quality, personal service, and attention to detail above everything else."
“Autumn Fair has been our first step into wholesale, and we are delighted with the response. By 11am on the first day we had written our first order and have had a huge amount of interest.”
“We would never miss Autumn Fair. As a small independent home and gift shop, seeing all our suppliers in one place is crucial and money saving. In one day, we are able to see what would otherwise take us months. The ability to see new trends and potential suppliers under one roof is fantastic.”
Connect @ Autumn Fair
Launching at Autumn Fair 2023, Connect @ Autumn Fair will transform how the retail community connect and do business via facilitated meetings. Buyers can discover new brands and products their businesses need, and suppliers can create leads, orders and opportunities in an incredibly efficient and effective way.
Connect @ Autumn Fair will take lead generation to a whole new level in 2023, connecting 3,000+ buyers with all 600+ Autumn Fair suppliers for 6,000+ high value meetings. All meetings are double opt-in (both people want to meet each other), held at suppliers’ stands and are scheduled based on your individual availability. Buyers can participate in Connect @ Autumn Fair at no cost.
Julie Driscoll, Divisional Managing Director says:
Connect @ Autumn Fair is a game-changing new meetings programme crafted to fundamentally shift the future of buying and sourcing within the retail industry and represents the biggest change to Autumn Fair in its 30-year history. The meetings programme will supply extensive information on each supplier from country of origin and sustainability credentials through to price points and minimum order values enabling retailers to pre-select meetings with companies whose products most suit their buying needs. The pre-scheduled double opt-in meetings enable suppliers to generate extremely high value qualified leads. This tangible return on time and return on investment is globally unique and reinforces Autumn Fair’s market leading seasonal event status.
Sarah Ward CEO of the Giftware association adds:
Connect @ Autumn Fair is the evolution of the trade show model that the retail industry needs. Exhibitors will be able to find and meet more interested buyers more easily…creating more opportunities and ultimately doing more business! Being able to fully promote their product ranges, price points and delivery times before the event in the Connect @ Autumn Fair platform and pre-schedule meetings with buyers they want to meet is a step change in helping exhibitors and buyers get the most out of Autumn Fair. I believe that this is what the industry has been missing.
As the season’s most important wholesale home, gift and fashion B2B event, we showcase amazing brands, new products, compelling retail insight and endless inspiration. Imagine finding all of the Décor, gifts and ideas you need to inspire and delight your customers, all in one place. Autumn Fair does just that, bringing visitors and exhibitors together across carefully curated show sectors, under one (rather large) roof at the NEC in Birmingham.
Getting to see and touch new products in person, along with making real-life connections with new and existing suppliers, is an experience that can’t be replicated online. Taking place at a pivotal buying time in the year (just before Christmas), it’s a great opportunity to re-stock, re-connect and re-charge your business for a successful year ahead.
Date, Time & Location
Sunday, 3 Sept 2023 – Wednesday, 6 Sept 2023
Sunday, 3 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Monday, 4 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, 5 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 6 Sept - 9:00 - 16:00