Play and tech will be the topic of focus for the toy industry at this year’s Autumn Fair, as the show prepares to recalibrate and launch its new direction for 2019 and beyond.
The NEC show will be unveiling a raft of new initiatives and changes this year, kicking off with a move to the exhibition centre’s Atrium, as part of a ‘re-edited offering’ designed to make connecting suppliers and retailers a smoother process, and showcase products better.
11 curated show sectors will enable visitors to explore the products driving sales throughout the busy Christmas period and on into key selling periods for 2020. All gifting categories have been brought together into one Gift sector, in turn creating the UK’s largest gathering of gift inspiration under one roof.
Likewise, the 2019 move will bring together the show’s home and interiors sectors, creating a new sourcing and exhibiting destination for UK and international buyers and suppliers.
More than 22,000 visitors, and 1,300 exhibitors are expected to descend on the NEC for the show. New show sectors include: Beauty & Wellbeing, Living, Gift, Greetings & Stationary, Accents and Decor, Everyday, Retail Solution, Fashion, and Play & Tech.
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