Exhibition Organiser EMAP’s recent press release announces that exhibitors and buyers are gearing up for a recession-busting Autumn Fair International at Birmingham’s NEC (September 6-9).  The show will see the launch of thousands of new products that have been designed to kick-start the home and gift industry in the run-up to the vital Christmas trading period and spring 2010.

Feedback from suppliers  participating at the fair indicates that many are cautiously optimistic about the future and are tailoring their ranges to counter the impact of the economic downturn and help retailers boost profits.  Says Louise Young, managing director of Emap Connect Home & Gift: “Autumn Fair is an essential trading platform for buyers and exhibitors. It remains, by far, the season’s largest buying event for home and gift. With retailers generally ordering more frequently, we anticipate an increase in the number of buyers looking for Christmas products and new lines for next year. They will not be disappointed. Suppliers at the fair have met the credit crunch head-on and will be introducing exciting, innovative products with keen price points to tempt buyers.”

ACID Member ‘Adornment by Gilli Reeves’ will debut at Autumn Fair.  Gilli Reeves comments: “I specialise in the design of hand painted commemorative pillows, which are ideal for any occasion. They make wonderful gifts to celebrate any event, such as a wedding, anniversary, christening or birthday.” Her chosen fabric is Ivory Shantung polysilk. Script is added using an acrylic paint, which is pink or blue in the baby line, but gold throughout the rest of the ranges.

Other longstanding ACID members attending Autumn Fair will include The Little Dog Laughed, Lanka Kade, Wellywarmas, John Crane Ltd, Claire Louise. R.V. Astley, CIMC, Culinary Concepts and India Jane – to name just a few.  ACID will have a stand in the entrance to Hall 3 Stand L02 and will be on hand for help and advice during the whole show.

For further information about Autumn Fair open the document below or click on the link.


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