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UK Trade Show Directory 2016

Discussion in 'Trade Shows, Fairs & Exhibitions' started by ladyvgw, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. ladyvgw


    Aug 14, 2010
    Hi all,

    Thought this might be handy for anyone thinking of attending an exhibition next year. I have just put it together and have included shows for - toys, gifts, nursery, christmas, electronics, clothes, business and more. If you think there are others that should be added please let me know.

    I would be interested to know how many of the ones listed people already know about and if there are any that are new to you that you would think of attending.

    Vicky :)

    Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair

    When – 10th to the 13th January 2016
    Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
    About - Harrogate Christmas & Gift has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is the now considered the most important trade show for buyers from numerous sectors including garden centres, tourist attractions, heritage centres, gift shops, High Street retailers and many more.
    Link - http://www.harrogatefair.com/

    Home & Gift Harrogate

    When – TBC (normally in July)
    Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
    About - Whether you’re looking for design-led or general gifts, Home & Gift will help you stock your store with thousands of products you won’t find anywhere else this summer. With over 400 dedicated gift exhibitors showcasing their new launches, you can buy your gift stock earlier and prepare for your most profitable season yet.
    Link - http://www.homeandgift.co.uk/

    Harrogate Nursery Fair

    When – 20th to the 22nd March 2016
    Where – Harrogate, Yorkshire
    About - Harrogate Nursery Fair is the UK’s premier nursery trade event attracting almost every manufacturer and supplier of baby goods in the UK and has the deserved reputation as the first port of call for retailers and buyers looking for new and innovative baby products from pregnancy, baby goods and accessories to wheeled goods, infant car seats and nursery furniture with a diverse array of products with almost everything you could possibly require for children from birth to four years, including pre-school toys and gift ranges.
    Link - http://www.nurseryfair.com/

    NEC Spring Fair

    When – 7th to the 11th February 2016
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About - Spring Fair International is your key buying opportunity to source the hottest new products, discover the latest trends and meet over 3,000 suppliers at Europe's most comprehensive gift show.
    Link - http://www.springfair.com/

    NEC Autumn Fair

    When – TBC (Normally September)
    Where – NEC Birmngham
    About - With an astounding 29,000 visitors from the UK and overseas and an incredible 1,400+ exhibitors, Autumn Fair introduces some of the world’s best brands to some of the industry’s best retailers - a high quality audience of switched on buyers from key multiples, independents, online retailers and department stores.
    Link - http://www.autumnfair.com/

    Top Drawer

    When – 17th to the 19th January 2016
    Where – Olympia London
    About - At Top Drawer, you will find the products that will make your store stand out from the rest. Bringing together an inspirational showcase of thousands of carefully selected British and international suppliers and designer-makers, Top Drawer is London’s largest design-led gift trade event.
    Link - http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/

    Leisure Industries Week

    When – TBC (normally September)
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About - LIW is the UK’s number one leisure industry exhibition. It represents all sectors of the leisure industry from wet leisure, fitness, nutrition, soft play, active recreation, group training and much more. LIW is a dedicated trade show, attracting a diverse cross section of leading industry figures and key decision makers. Split into distinct zones to cater for all operators, visitors can enjoy varied and engaging streams.
    Link - http://www.liw.co.uk/

    Glee – The Garden Retail Show

    When – TBC (normally September
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About - The Garden Retail Show is an exhibition dedicated to ideas, new products, seminars, opportunities and attractions for the pet and garden sectors including garden care materials and tools, garden machinery, garden plants, garden design products, pet food, pet housing and pet accessories.
    Link - http://www.gleebirmingham.com/

    London Toy Fair

    When – 24th to the 26th January 2016
    Where – Olympia, London
    About - Toy Fair is the UK’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade show taking place annually at the end of January at Olympia Grand and West Halls, London. The toy industry’s showcase welcomes more than 240 companies exhibiting thousands of products to visitors including retailers, buyers, media and the wider industry.
    Link - http://www.btha.co.uk/toy-fair/

    Toymaster Show

    When – 17th to the 19th May 2016
    Where – Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire
    About – A toy trade fair mainly intended for Toymaster retail shops but open to all.
    Link - http://www.toymaster.co.uk/may-show-registration/

    Living & Giving

    When – 17th to the 20th January 2016
    Where – Westpoint Exhibition Centre Exeter
    About - Giving & Living is the biggest Home & Gift trade show in the South West. A vibrant trade show, with a strong focus on the tourism sector and an unrivalled selection of products for those targeting the holidaymaker market. If you’re looking to get your products to market – this is your open door to South West buyers. If you’re looking for the best products for your retail business, this is your chance to meet a great range of exhibitors at a relaxed, timely & effective show.
    Link - http://www.givingliving.co.uk/

    Scotlands Trade Fair

    When – 24th to the 26th January 2016
    Where – SEC Glasgow
    About - A date for every northern retailer’s diary is Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring which takes place in Glasgow from 24-26th January 2016. With almost 500 exhibitors from Scotland and beyond this large trade Show is the principal gift buying arena for the north of the UK. New for 2016 is The Craft Gallery where about 30 specially selected quality craft producers will exhibit in their own designated gallery organised by Craft Scotland and Springboard Events.
    Link - http://www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk/spring/

    Manchester Furniture Show

    When – 17th to the 19th July 2016
    Where – Manchester Central Convention Centre
    About - With a proven track record over a period of more than 50 years, the Manchester Furniture Show is designed with the needs of the furniture industry at its heart. This important trade show brings key retail buyers and suppliers together, at the time and place that they want to do business for the autumn season, and in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
    Link - http://www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com/


    When – 21st to the 23rd February 2016
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About - As the UK’s leading fashion trade event Moda is the essential destination for buyers looking to explore new brands. Moda's B2B fashion exhibition incorporates five shows in specialist sectors including womenswear, menswear, footwear, lingerie & swimwear and accessories, meaning there's something to suit everybody’s buying needs.
    Link - http://www.moda-uk.co.uk/Content/Explore-your-industry

    British Craft Trade Fair

    When – 10th to the 12th April 2016
    Where – Great Yorkshire showground, Harrogate
    About – If you want to buy unique, handmade work from the British Isles, the British Craft Trade Fair will offer you all the choice you need. With hundreds of makers, a vast range of products, and prices starting at just a few pounds, they're well worth a visit.
    Link - http://www.bctf.co.uk/

    Off Price Show London

    When – TBC (normally September)
    Where – Olympia, London
    About – At Off-Price Show buyers can find all types of apparel, discount clothing from current and past collections: Ladieswear - Menswear – Childrenswear - Footwear - Sportswear – Accessories. At the show you can find up to 70% off wholesale prices, no orders limits minimum or maximum, immediate delivery available, plus many exclusive offers.
    Link - http://www.offpriceshow.co.uk/

    National Electronics Week 2015

    When – 12th to the 14th April 2016
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About – From 12th-14th April 2016 National Electronics Week will run in Hall 2 alongside MACH and Drives & Controls, contributing to the biggest UK visitor attendance of an electronics and manufacturing event. Over 30,000 visitors from the industry will descend upon the NEC to see the latest designs and innovations from all over the world.
    Link - http://www.new-expo.co.uk/newuk/

    International Festival For Business

    When – 13th June to the 1st July 2016
    Where – Exhibition Centre Liverpool
    About – With business owners, investors and entrepreneurs from over 90 countries, the world is coming to IFB 2016. Are you? Take your seat for a series of events, workshops and panel debates with industry leaders, disrupters and deal makers.
    Link - http://www.ifb2016.com/
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  2. ladyvgw


    Aug 14, 2010
    Anyone like the sound of any of the above? How many have you been to?

    Personally I have done NEC Spring & Autumn, Toymaster, Glee, Top Draw, London Toy Fair, Living & Giving and LIW but would be tempted to check out the home and gift and Christmas shows in Harrogate.
  3. spuggie


    Sep 14, 2015
    Thanks Vicky, useful list, do you know how to create a post on this website? It's not very clear, all I can do is reply to other posts, but I would like to actually post my own.
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  4. Gary


    Aug 22, 2009
    Just go to the relevant section and click "post new discussion", you can post a new thread anywhere other than the marketplace section which is reserved for advertisers only as they are the only ones who can offer stock or services on the forums.
  5. spuggie


    Sep 14, 2015
    Sorry I don't see "post new discussion" anywhere. I did manage to make a post once but never been able to since. It's ok I'll just reply to posts.
  6. ladyvgw


    Aug 14, 2010
    Hi Spuggie,

    Click on 'Forums' at the top on the left then click on the category you want to post in you will see the green button for posting a new discussion. See image below.

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  7. Happer93


    Oct 29, 2015
    Great post ! In your time how many of your suppliers have you found at these shows ? Thanks
  8. District 31

    District 31

    Oct 19, 2016
    Has anyone been to London Toy Fair as a small exhibitor? I'm trying to work out whether it's worth spending the money having only 2 products...
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