Your online profile acts as a virtual stand that will engage, influence and motivate buyers before, during and after your appearance at the live event.
The Standard Exhibitor Marketing package is included as part of your exhibiting contract. It provides you with a web profile page that you can enhance with additional content such as profile photo; company description; tags; products; social media links etc. Enhanced profiles are proven to increase buyer engagement, influence and motivation before, during and after the show.
Try to treat your online profile as you would your stand; dress it with high quality content, include different channels for buyers to engage with you, and promote your brand identity to make a positive first impression on buyers when they are planning their visit. Your online profile is likely to be the first point of contact with buyers and remains on the website for the full show cycle, so it’s important to add your content as soon you can.
Your online profile has been designed to encourage buyers to engage with you by traditional means, via your social networks or by using our email enquiry service. More channels to engage with you means more opportunities for you to generate valuable sales leads and sales prospects before and after the show.
Start small, but start now. We strongly recommend that you start to enhance your online profile as soon as you have received your Exhibitor Zone login email. You can highlight a selection of the products you’ll be exhibiting, new launches as well as excite and engage buyers via your social networks long before the show.
You don’t have to enhance your online profile, but that’s a bit like not dressing your stand at the show. With so many products and suppliers on display, buyers expect and want to preview as much as they can to help them decide which products to buy and which exhibitors to visit at the show. Buyers also use the website as a reference tool after the show.
We have given you the option to choose what details you include on your profile and to add them yourself in the exhibitor zone; you can fill out your address, phone number and website URL by login into your Exhibitor Zone and clicking on ‘My Profile’ on the left hand side task bar.
Please contact a member of the team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the contact you would like replacing and the full name, email address and phone number of the replacement.
There is a ‘Contact Exhibitor’ button on your web profile page that launches an enquiry form. The enquirer is asked to complete the form including; their name, email address and message. Your email address is hidden and all messages are checked before being sent to your email address
Please note: Enquiries made via your online profile are sent to the email address that we hold for the marketing contact that you have provided us on your exhibiting contract. If this has changed, please contact a member of the team by email at email@example.com. The message is also stored on your exhibitor zone under ‘Messages’ on the left hand task bar.
Your company description should inform customers what you do and how you do it. Describe your company and products clearly and concisely, using short descriptive sentences. Avoid writing your stand number, telephone number or web address, as these are already included elsewhere on your profile. The website will automatically pick out words to include in your Tags section, so make sure to use words, which accurately describe your products.
EXHIBITOR MANUAL & OPERATIONS
There are some forms that are mandatory and must be completed before the show. In addition, there are other forms that can help you personalise your stand at the show. We will send you reminders in the lead up to the show. In addition, you can find a selection of the frequently asked questions below that we hope you’ll find useful.
The minimum height of the dividing walls in a space only stand is 2.5m. If you intend to build over 4m you will be required to have a structural engineer approve the design and construction. A Standard Shell Scheme stand is 2.5m high. A traditional Shell Scheme stand is 2.75m high.
Furniture: You can order additional furniture or lighting through the Exhibitor Manual. Your furniture and lighting will be delivered/installed on your stand during build-up.
Please note: A surcharge will be added to electrical orders placed closer to the show. Further information on this can be found on the electrical order form.
If you are interested in exhibiting at Autumn Fair 2018, please fill in our exhibit form and a member of our team will contact you shortly.
The Everyday sector is a destination for volume and bulk wholesale gift and home products.
There are many different exhibitors in the Everyday sector including those that sell day-to-day household items, outdoor activity products, and baby care.
The Everyday sector opens a day early to allow for extra day of trading dedicated to bulk purchasing. (Standard registration and visitor badges will grant you access to attend this early open)
Grow your business in a big way in the Everyday sector.
What are the conditions of entry at Autumn Fair?
We require all attendees (visitor, exhibitor and contractor personnel) to pre-register in advance of arrival at the venue.
Your badge will be sent to you to print at home, ensuring a quicker and simpler arrival process.
in addition, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 status on arrival at the venue, this will need to be one of the following in the form of:
Lateral flow tests are available for free from the NHS website or your local pharmacy.
Why do I need to prove my COVID-19 Status?
Current information and guidance including that following the Events Research Program, suggest that verifying attendees COVID-19 Status is an effective way of reducing the risk of transmission among large groups. Studies of those who have received a full vaccination course demonstrate that the risk of carrying and transmitting the disease is vastly reduced. For those not vaccinated a lateral flow test has been proven as a reliable way of indicating if people are currently carrying the virus. Therefore, this evidence suggests that this is the best way for us to reduce the risk of transmission within the event.
How do I show proof of my COVID Status?
If you are a resident in England:
Via the NHS COVID Pass which lets you share your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination records or test COVID-19 status in a secure way.
OR Proof of your negative Lateral Flow Test (please see details further down)
How do I access the NHS COVID Pass?
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App
You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.
Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS website.
You can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.
If you do not have access to a smart phone, computer or tablet You can request an NHS COVID Pass letter:
To find out more about the NHS COVID Pass click here
Please note the NHS App (which contains the NHS COVID Pass) is different from the NHS Covid App used for Track and Trace.
How do I register the result of my negative lateral flow test?
To make sure you have proof of your negative lateral flow test you must report your result to the NHS. You can do this via using one of the below options – you will need the QR Code, or the ID number from the test strip to report your result.
Report online – (fastest)
Report by telephone - Lines are open every day, 7am to 11am
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 119 (Free from mobiles and landlines)
Scotland: 0300 303 2713 (charged at your standard network rate)
You can show proof of a Negative lateral flow test via the NHS COVID-19 Pass, an email or text message.
Will social distancing be in place?
All legal limits on social distancing have now been lifted. However, we want our community to feel as safe as possible when attending the event therefore we have increased all gangways to 3 meters where possible to allow for additional spacing. We ask all our attendees to be mindful of the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ message as we return to events.
Will there be hand sanitiser available?
Hand sanitising stations have been installed throughout the NEC at high touch points. We recommend also carrying your own at all times as well. Exhibitors have been asked to supply hand sanitisers within their stand space. Additionally, hand washing facilities are available around the hall perimeters within the venue toilet facilities.
What should I do if I feel unwell or displaying COVID 19 symptoms?
If you feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend. Should you begin to feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 whilst onsite, please follow current Government guidelines which would be for you to leave the event and arrange to go for a PCR test.
What happens if I do not have the NHS app?
Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test taken within 48hrs prior to attending the event can be displayed via NHS App, SMS text, or via email.
Proof of vaccine can be displayed via the NHS App, NHS website or by downloading and printing off a PDF.
A non-digital letter is also available through the NHS website using the ‘Get your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status letter’ service or by phoning 119.
Do I need to take a PCR test before attending the event?
No. You can show proof of a full vaccination course or, proof of a negative lateral flow test to attend the event.
Lateral Flow tests can be obtained for free from the NHS website or at your local pharmacy.
Who is exempt from COVID-19 status checks?
If you have received a trial vaccine as part of a formally approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK, you will be able to prove your status through the NHS COVID Pass or with a letter confirming your participation in the trial from your trial site.
If you have a medical reason which means you cannot be vaccinated or tested, you may be asked to self-declare this medical exemption.
Will there be any restrictions for international attendees?
It is the government’s responsibility to manage COVID-19 status requirements at the borders. As event organisers it is our responsibility to manage all attendees on arrival at the event. We welcome international attendees on the basis they can prove their COVID-19 Status as defined by the government at the time of the event.
Proof of vaccination status and test results demonstrated via the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted at the COVID-19 Status checks
What do you mean by a full course vaccination?
Government website defines a full course vaccination as follows:
2 weeks after completing a full course of vaccination, whether that requires 2 doses or one dose (that is, 2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine) (according to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency authorised schedule).