Autumn Fair, organised by i2i Events Group, has been shortlisted for Best Trade Show in this year’s Exhibition News (EN) awards.
Best Trade Show is the most hotly-contested of all EN Awards and this time around is open to any trade exhibition held in the UK during 2015.
Show organisers are assessed on their ability to meet show objectives, produce innovative content and marketing campaigns, record improvements in commercial performance, demonstrate visitor and exhibitor attendance growth and diversification, and the show's longevity. Finalists and winners are selected by industry peers.
A strongly transactional retail event, Autumn Fair brings together tens of thousands of retailers with a vast portfolio of brands and manufacturers. Some of the best home and gift brands in the world choose the show as their product launch platform, alongside hundreds of new exhibitors and overseas companies.
A highlight of the 2015 event was the launch of The Light Show at Autumn Fair, which also saw the introduction of several new international exhibitor pavilions within the growing Home sector.
The portfolio director for Autumn Fair, Naomi Barton, says: “I am very proud that Autumn Fair has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. The show has grown tremendously over the past few years as buying patterns have changed and retailers move increasingly towards seasonal buying at key times.
“Autumn Fair is one of the most important transactional events in the retail trade and we’ve been pulling out all the stops to make it an inspirational experience for our visitors and exhibitors. It is wonderful that our efforts have been recognised in this way, and I would also like to congratulate our fellow nominees. I look forward to raising a glass with you all at the awards in April!”
i2i Events Group exhibitions received a total of 15 nominations across several categories, recognising exhibitions, the teams and individuals working on them. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on April 28 at Park Plaza, Westminster, London.
The next edition of Autumn Fair will take place from September 4 – 7 at The NEC, Birmingham.