Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM


Autumn Fair Match



Tailored to your business

Get recommendations of the most relevant buyers to meet with the Autumn Fair Match app (and web platform). Taking the work out of networking through intelligent AI-matchmaking, Autumn Fair Match allows exhibitors to network with registered buyers months ahead of the event, while registered buyers and visitors can access exhibitor profiles and view products.

New for Autumn Fair 2021, ‘Pitch it’ is our brand-new speed networking opportunity that connects exhibitors with up to 20 pre-qualified buyers in an hour at Autumn Fair. To take part, applications are hosted on the app. Watch this space, app launching soon.

Apply for a stand

Discover your leads

Discover your leads

Autumn Fair Match connects visitors with your business based on specific interests. Ensure your company profile is up to date on the Exhibitor Zone to have maximum visibility.

Connect with visitors

Connect with visitors

Chat with potential customers. Book meetings and have reminders sent to you to help plan and manage your show.

Showcase your business

Showcase your business

Autumn Fair Match is an additional platform to boost your company profile and products, helping to gain more leads and meetings throughout the show.

Built-in Interactive Map

Built-in Interactive Map

Users have the ability to locate your stand at the show more efficiently than ever before.

Empower your sales team

Empower your sales team

Better communication. This platform enables the possibility of greater revenue by making it easier than ever to manage leads and meetings.

A higher return on your time

A higher return on your time

Maximises your brand exposure, time and investment at Autumn Fair.


What is matchmaking?

Autumn Fair Match are introducing an advanced AI-powered matchmaking platform via GRIP.  The platform uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about your professional goals and interests. Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking – making it more fun and giving you a higher return on your time.

What are the benefits?

The matchmaking platform allows you to network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings and identify potential business contacts. 

The platform is also another way to showcase your brand and products to visitors to the Autumn Fair.

Where can I find the Autumn Fair Match app?

Autumn Fair Match is available to download from the Apple Store and Google Play.  You can access the Autumn Fair Match on mobile devices or your desktop.

What do I do if I have the previous Spring/Autumn Fair Match app already installed?

Simply go to your Apple store or Google Play store and run the app update. Then, open the app and go to the menu options selecting, 'More' where you can select 'Autumn Fair 2021 event'.

Logging into the app

To login to the app you first need to register for the show. Check your welcome email from Autumn Fair Match and use the temporary registration ID and password you're given, then click on the app settings and change the password to a memorable one.

How do I find networking opportunities?

The platform uses natural language processing and advanced algorithms to recommend networking opportunities. Alternatively you can search for attendees/exhibitors directly or use the filters to find the right profile you’re looking to meet.

How do I request a meeting?

First find the person you’d like to meet and click on their name to view their profile page, you’ll be able to mark them as ‘interested’ or send a meeting request directly.

Can I add meetings to my calendar?

When a meeting request is accepted it will send a calendar invite to your email address.

What details of mine are displayed in the platform?

The platform will display your professional information including name, job title and company. Information such as telephone number, email address or mail address will not be displayed.

Can I export my connections contact details?

No. Users contact details are not displayed or exportable in the platform.

How do I remove my details from the platform?

Removing your details will mean that you are unable to login or arrange networking opportunities through the platform.  However, if you would like to be removed please send your details to using the subject line “Remove from matchmaking” and we will be happy to remove your details
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