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UK Trade Show Directory 2018

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

  1. ladyvgw

    ladyvgw

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    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 :)

    [STAFF EDIT - 2017]

    Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair

    When – 14th-17th January 2018
    Where – Harrogate Convention Centre, 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/
    Register online to attend - http://harrogatefair.com

    Home & Gift Harrogate

    When – 15-18th July 2018
    Where – Harrogate Convention Centre, 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 – 25th-27th March 2018
    Where – Harrogate Convention Centre, 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 – 4th-8th February 2018
    Where – NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
    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 – 2nd-5th September 2018
    Where – NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
    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/

    The Cycle Show

    When - 28th-30th September 2018
    Where - NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
    About - The Cycle Show is the UK's biggest cycling event, showcasing over 300 exhibitors, 500+ brands, the very latest bikes and accessories, all under one roof for 3 days in September.
    Link - http://www.cycleshow.co.uk

    Top Drawer

    When – 14th-16th January 2018 & 9th-11th September 2018
    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/

    BodyPower - Fitness Trade Show

    When – 11th-13th May 2018
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About - BodyPower Trade is exclusive for B2B visitors looking for the latest products and services available within the fitness market.
    Link - https://www.bodypower.com/

    Glee – The Garden Retail Show

    When – 10th-12th September 2018
    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 – 23rd to the 25th January 2018
    Where – Olympia, London
    About - The Toy Fair is the UK’s largest 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 270 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 – No current dates or exhibitions
    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

    Living & Giving

    When – 14th-17th January 2018
    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 – 21st-23rd January 2018
    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 – 15th-17th July 2018
    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/

    International Jewellery London

    When - 2nd-4th September
    Where - Olympia London
    About - IJL is the UK's leading trade event for the international jewellery industry. The event showcases the latest product ranges from over 520 high end, finished jewellery manufacturers, designers, loose gemstone suppliers, and retail services suppliers.
    Link - http://www.jewellerylondon.com/

    MODA

    When – 18th-20th February 2018
    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/welcome

    British Craft Trade Fair

    When – 8th-10th April 2018
    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 – 11th-12th March 2018
    Where – ILEX Conference Centre, London, SW6 1UD
    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/

    What's New In Electronics Live Week

    When – 25th-26th September 2018
    Where – NEC Birmingham
    About – WNIE Live will return to The NEC from 25th – 26th September 2018 and will be co-located with a host of other industry events including: EMC UK | Embedded Live | Sensors & Instrumentation
    Micrco Nano Mems | PPMA | TCT Show Delivering a stronger exhibition with a mix of conferences, seminars, debates, live features & technical platforms.
    Link - http://wnie.co.uk/wnie-live/

    International Festival For Business

    When – 12th-28th June 2018
    Where – See website
    About – From 12 – 28 June 2018, the UK will host the world’s biggest business event –
    The International Business Festival. 50 major events. 9 high-growth industry themes.
    200 world-class speakers. Countless opportunities.
    Link - http://www.ifb2016.com/

    Global Sources Exhibitions

    When - 11th-14th April / 18th-21st April / 18th-21st April / 27th-30th April - 2018
    Where - AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong kong
    About - 9,000 booths of latest products, specialising in electronics, gifts & homeware and fashion.
    Link - Globalsources.com

    AQUA - Telford

    When - 2018 dates TBC
    Where - Telford International Centre
    About - The UK's water gardening and aquatics trade event. Organised by the trade – for the trade.
    Link - https://www.aquatelford.co.uk

    Outdoor Trade Show

    When - 3rd-5th July 2018
    Where - EventCity, Manchester, M41 7TB
    About - The OTS presents a fantastic opportunity for retail visitors to see a wide variety of outdoor leisure brands, presenting: clothing, footwear, backpacks, camping equipment, tents and awnings, and much more.
    Link - https://www.outdoortradeshow.com/

    PATS - Pet Trade Event

    When - 20th-21st March 2018 and 23rd-24th September 2018
    Where - Sandown & Telford
    About - The pet trade all under one roof, with hundreds of brands and thousands of products.
    Link - https://www.patshow.co.uk/

    Showcase Ireland

    When - 21st-24th January 2018
    Where - RDS, Dublin, Ireland
    About - Visit Showcase 2018 to discover the of 450 of Ireland's most talented makers and designers across homeware, giftware, fashion, jewellery and accessories.
    Link - http://www.showcaseireland.com/

    Plenty more to come for 2018. Stay tuned. And if you know of any we haven't included, please let us know.
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  2. ladyvgw

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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    NOTICE TO ALL

    This Trade Show Directory has now been updated for 2018. Let us know if there's any we've missed out.
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