Known for its insightful content, Autumn Fair has announced that this year’s focus will be on home and gifting trends and sustainability, with dedicated days for each.
Visitors to the show – taking place from 3rd-6th September at NEC Birmingham – are invited to attend trend workshops with global futures agency TrendBible, sustainability sessions with Products of Change, as well as presentations offering trade show advice for new businesses, how to navigate challenging economic times, and motivational masterclasses – all taking place on the Inspiring Retail Stage & Moda Catwalk in Hall 8, which will also host the trend-led catwalk shows.
Monday 4th will see Autumn Fair put the spotlight on trends. Kicking off the morning session, Naomi Pollard, head of publications at TrendBible (pictured), will deliver a talk on '2024 Home & Interior Lifestyle Trends', uncovering how householder behaviours and lifestyle choices are set to underpin product and design trends for the home over the next 12 months and beyond.
On Monday afternoon, Naomi will then present '2024 Gifting and Celebration Trends', offering visitors insight into the key trends impacting consumers, and the opportunities for celebration.
Autumn Fair continues its collaboration with Products of Change on Tuesday 5th, which will be coined 'A Day of Purpose'. Helena Mansell-Stopher from Products of Change will take to the Inspiring Retail Stage and Moda Catwalk for two sessions focused on sustainability.
Products of Change aims to bring actionable change to the show's ongoing Power of One Campaign, educating visitors by highlighting small daily actions and opening the conversation on systemic business transformation.
The Inspiring Retail Stage and Moda Catwalk will also welcome the return of Therese Oertenblad from Small Business Collaborative, who will present a practical workshop on ‘How to Approach your First Trade Show’, while Ami Rabheru from The Retail Business Hub will look into ‘Maximising Revenue During Tough Economic Times’.
View the full schedule here.