Visitors to Autumn Fair, which takes place from September 1-4 at The NEC in Birmingham, can look forward to sourcing from more than 60,000 launches from 1,500 British and international suppliers.
Nine different product categories are on offer, covering: Gifts, Contemporary Gift & Home (including The Summerhouse), Greetings & Gift, Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets, Hobby, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Dining & Housewares, Home Interiors and Furniture (including lighting), Fashion Jewellery & Accessories and Volume Gift & Home.
Kitchen, Dining & Housewares in Hall 2 will see a greatly extended CHA (Cookshop & Housewares Association) Village, with 75sq m of space and a CHA Café for members.
In the same hall, CookLive! will take centre stage, with a schedule of demos and seminars taking place several times a day. New to this year’s CookLive! is the ‘Hot Plate’ competition (see separate story).
Also new to Hall 2 this year will be a wealth of first time exhibitors and leading international brands, including Catalyst, Slice Inc, Stones of Exeter, Khadija, Mercante, Tunisie Porcelaine, the Rainy Day Trust, Mrs Moore’s Vintage Store, Turnkey Domestic and Cottage Delight. They join long-standing industry bellwethers such as Creative Tops, Arthur Price, T&G Woodware, Grunwerg and Haus.
“Autumn Fair offers the prime opportunity for Christmas buying,” said organiser i2i Events Group. “Not only does it present the biggest seasonal presentation, it also offers countless cross-over buying opportunities into complementary sectors including contemporary gifts and home interiors.”