Hyve Group, the organiser of Spring Fair (plus the co-located JWF and Glee at Spring Fair shows) has announced that the event will no longer take place in February 2021, due to new UK Government restrictions on the reopening of business conferences and exhibition halls.
The next planned home, gift and fashion retail event will be Autumn Fair, at the Birmingham NEC from 5-8th September 2021, while Spring Fair will return as an in-person event on 6-10th February 2022.
Hyve is now working to deliver an "enhanced virtual forum" with product features and exclusive seminar content designed to educate and inform participants. More information on Spring Fair @Home will soon be available on the Spring Fair website.
Julie Driscoll, Hyve's MD – UK retail, says: “While it is regrettable that we won’t be able to meet in person at Spring Fair and [footwear show] Moda in February due to the new UK Government rules, we are incredibly excited to host Spring Fair @Home and Fashion Together. Following the success of this year’s virtual forums, we’re looking forward to providing our clients and customers another touchpoint to be inspired and stay connected with the retail industry.”
Ian Taylor, MD – NEC Group conventions & exhibitions, says: “We’re saddened to not be welcoming the retail community to the NEC for Spring Fair in February 2021, but are pleased to hear that retail professionals and suppliers will still have an opportunity to connect with each other in early 2021, albeit in a virtual environment with Spring Fair @Home. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the NEC in person for Autumn Fair and Moda in September 2021, with Spring Fair itself returning in February 2022.”
Spring Fair will continue to provide exclusive webinars, industry news and product updates on its website's 'The Community' hub.