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3-6 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

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Connect @ Autumn Fair

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Connect as a Supplier

Connect @ Autumn Fair will take lead generation at Autumn Fair 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 your stand and are scheduled based on your individual availability. Suppliers create leads and opportunities in an incredibly efficient and effective way, increasing their overall ROI from Autumn Fair.

As a participant in Connect @ Autumn Fair, you’ll:

  • Get double opt-in 15-minute introductory meetings at your stand with buyers who want to meet you (we’ve completed tens of thousands of meetings and, trust us, 15 minutes is the right amount of time).

  • Continue your introductory conversations by requesting follow-up meetings within the Connect @ Autumn Fair app. You can download your meetings summary, including any notes taken and contact details for everyone you’ve met.

  • Enhance your onsite presence by using the Connect @ Autumn Fair technology to access a larger pool of buyers you want to target.

  • Proactively find and pre-schedule meetings with potential buyers, rather than waiting for buyers to randomly find you and come to your stand.

Connected Suppliers @ Autumn Fair
Connected @ Autumn Fair Suppliers

Connect @ Autumn Fair is a great way to:

  • Meet prospective customers and generate qualified leads.

  • Re-engage with existing contacts to identify new sales opportunities to work together.

  • Launch and showcase your new season’s products to 3,000+ buyers.

Connect @ Autumn Fair is powered by a leading meetings tech company that developed and operates the largest meetings programmes for retail events in the US.

Should you participate in Connect @ Autumn Fair?

Every supplier exhibiting at Autumn Fair is automatically enrolled in Connect @ Autumn Fair (you’ll thank us later!). Meetings are scheduled based on mutual interest levels and availability, meaning you only meet buyers who want to meet you and learn about your products.

Suppliers from across home, gift and fashion (and everything in between) will participate in Connect @ Autumn Fair, representing thousands of new and established brands and tens of thousands of products.

A limited number of additional Connect @ Autumn Fair sponsorship opportunities are also available, contact connect@autumnfair.com for more information.

Connected @ Autumn Fair Exhibitors

Which buyers could I meet?

You’ll meet everyone you need to meet! Build your pipeline with qualified leads. All meetings are double opt-in with buyers who have chosen to meet you and want to learn more about your products. 

3,000+ buyers from across retail are joining Connect @ Autumn Fair, including:

 

  • Independent Gift Store/Boutique

  • Home/Furniture Retailer

  • Lifestyle Store

  • Garden Centre

  • Jewellery Store

  • High St Fashion/Fashion Retailer

  • Department Store

  • Destinations/Attractions

  • Discount Retailer

  • Toy/Childrens Gift Store

  • Farm Shop

  • Supermarket

  • Pharmacy/Chemist

  • Bookshop

  • Independent Fashion Boutique

  • Wholesale/distribution

  • Interior Design/Architecture

  • Hospitality

  • Importer/Exporter

How does it work?

Connect @ Autumn Fair participants from your organisation will follow a simple process in the 4 weeks leading up to Autumn Fair to schedule and confirm meetings. Then when you’re at the show, you’ll have your meetings at your stand! It’s that easy! 

  • Complete your profile and tell us your availability

  • Select buyers and request to meet

  • Opt in to new meeting requests you receive from buyers

  • Accept your meetings

  • It’s time to Connect @ Autumn Fair! Attend your meetings

Connect @ Autumn Fair launches in 2023, in the meantime though you can still exhibit at our September 2022 event!

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