Autumn Fair takes place in just a few weeks and new event director Alejandra Campos tells Toy World what she’s looking forward to.
Autumn Fair bills itself as the leading wholesale marketplace for home, gift and fashion. It gives brands the opportunity to showcase their products and reveal new launches to the market, while retailers are able to look around for new ranges for their stores and talk one-to-one with exhibitors ahead of the all-important festive season.
Alejandra has high hopes for the upcoming show. She adds: “There is a real buzz around this year, I expect it to be a successful event, as there will be a lot of new ranges being showcased for retailers.”
Earlier this year, Connect @ Autumn Fair was announced, a programme which connects leading UK buyers and retailers with all 600+ Autumn Fair exhibitors prior to their arrival at the show.
Over 6,000 meetings are anticipated to take place at the fair. Each meeting is 15 minutes long and all meetings are double opt-in, meaning both parties have agreed to meet. Meetings take place on the stand, so buyers can explore the full product range. Buyers can participate in as many double opt-in 15-minute meetings as they’d like, limited only by availability and mutual interest. If more than 15 minutes is required, a follow-up meeting can be arranged at or after the show. With Connect @ Autumn Fair, exhibitors will be able to discover and connect with buyers, based on over 100 datapoints. Alejandra says this is the biggest investment the company has ever made in Spring & Autumn Fair’s history.
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Readers wishing to find out more about this year’s exhibitors and what they’re showing can do so over the following pages here.