Due to take place from February 1 – 5 at The NEC, Birmingham, Spring Fair incorporates no less than 300,000 new product launches across 14 different market sectors:
Gift; Contemporary Gift; Greetings & Gift; Children’s Gift, Toys & Gadgets; Christmas Gift, Floral & Seasonal Decoration; Gift, Home & Volume; Home; Table & Kitchen; Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Luggage; Body & Bath; The Summerhouse; The Party Show; Retail Shop and Jewellery & Watch Birmingham.
The Gift, Home & Volume Halls 10, 11 and 12 will open one day earlier than the rest of Spring Fair on Saturday January 31.
One of the most exciting new developments for 2015 event will be the unveiling of Spring Fair’s transformed Home sector, which has been relocated to Hall 1. This sector of Spring Fair has grown by 64 per cent compared with the 2014 event and has attracted dozens more exhibitors, including several that are new to the show this year. As the name suggests, Home encompasses everything that can be found in the traditionally stylish or contemporary Home, from Scandi chic, European classic and occasional furniture to beautiful textiles, home accessories, lighting and Spring Fair’s extensive offering of wall art. Other product ranges on offer in this part of the show will encompass soft furnishings, lighting, all categories of furniture and decorative accessories.
The Table & Kitchen showcase will move to Hall 9 for 2015, where buyers will be perfectly poised to discover thousands of innovative new kitchen and tabletop ideas from a stylish and inspirational product range. This will include kitchen gadgets, small domestic appliances, cleaning and storage materials, cookware, bakeware, glass, barware, tableware, cutlery and other housewares. Along with a fabulous offering of home and tableware, Spring Fair is renowned for having the biggest and best selection of Gifts you can find anywhere in the UK, bringing together some fantastic suppliers from around the world.
The Contemporary Gift will be located across Halls 6 and 7, which at the time of going to press had confirmed 7 per cent more suppliers compared with 2014 and many that are new to the show next year. More great Gift ideas can be found in Hall 5, the biggest Hall of Spring Fair, due to be packed to the hilt with some of the biggest and most renowned suppliers of gifts in this market. This part of Spring Fair has also experienced significant growth compared with the 2014 event, with stand sales currently running 17 per cent ahead of this time last year – an encouraging indicator of relatively buoyant trading times ahead.
Christmas Gifts, Floral & Seasonal Decorations will be presented in Hall 2, an essential destination if you’re on the search for decorative items, whatever the weather. Every occasion is catered for in this vibrant show sector, from Valentine’s Day and Easter right through to Halloween and Christmas, with some great outdoor living options and stunning displays of artificial trees and flowers. A fantastic selection of Greetings Cards, giftwrap and stationery products – a mainstay for many shops and market stalls around the country – can be found in Hall 4. This is the largest presentation of greetings to be found anywhere in the world, and is well worth a visit if you stock cards. Along with this unrivalled choice of new product Spring Fair also offers great educational seminars and workshops, covering everything from fashion shows and trend information, to ecommerce and Balloon demonstrations, across a number of different content theatres.
For a fun break between product sourcing you can also pop along to The Party Show Stage in Hall 3, where market leading costume suppliers will put on three fashion shows a day featuring the best new fancy dress costumes around. For up to date schedules and to register for free visit the website: www.springfair.com/markettrade