The organiser says Autumn Fair, which is slated to take place 5th-8th September 2021, is still on track to go ahead.
It has been announced that Spring Fair 2021 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an email, Julie Driscoll, managing director – UK Retail, said: “Due to new UK government restrictions on the reopening of business conferences and exhibition halls, we have had to make the difficult decision that Spring Fair 2021 will no longer take place in February 2021.
The next planned home and gift retail event will be Autumn Fair at the NEC Birmingham on 5th-8th September 2021, while Spring Fair will return as an in-person event, 6th-10th February 2022.
We’re now working excitedly behind the scenes to deliver Spring Fair @Home – an enhanced virtual forum with live product features and exclusive seminar content. More information on the virtual forum will be available on the Spring Fair website in due course.
Our shows fuel the industry and connect our community. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss options on joining us for Autumn Fair 2021, or Spring Fair 2022.”
In a follow-up statement, Ian Taylor, managing director – NEC Group Conventions & Exhibitions, said: “We’re saddened to not be welcoming the retail community to the NEC for Spring Fair in February 2021, but are pleased to hear that retail professionals and suppliers will still have an opportunity to connect with each other in early 2021, albeit in a virtual environment with Spring Fair @Home. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the NEC in person for Autumn Fair and Moda in September 2021, with Spring Fair itself returning in February 2022.”