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Gibsons hosts virtual trade show

Gibsons hosts virtual trade show

With the sad news that Toy Fair and Spring Fair 2021 are no longer taking place, Gibsons, the 101-year-old jigsaw puzzle and board game company, will be hosting its very own virtual trade show.From 1-5 February, 2021, you will be able to partake in a private showcase of the company's new products, have one-to-one meetings with the team to confirm listings for the year and take advantage of special show offers.Express your interest now by emailing show@gibsonsgames.co.uk to gain access to their virtual hub which is full of exclusive content.... read more

Posted: 20 November 2020

Asmodee to take Asmofair to the next level with January show

Asmodee to take Asmofair to the next level with January show

Asmodee, a UK board game supplier, has announced a new iteration of AsmoFair, the virtual trade-show substitute, to run from 17-23 January.With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a fresh wave of cancellations for major in-person trade events including Toy Fair and Spring Fair, the games specialists is continuing to find innovative ways to recreate these valuable experiences in a safe environment, keeping the industry connected during a challenging period.AsmoFair offers retailers the opportunity to book virtual meetings with Asmodee for a closer look at the company's products for 2021, including the latest from the UK's No.1 selling game, Dobble, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game ranges.... read more

Posted: 20 November 2020

New dates for the Source trade show

New dates for the Source trade show

Following the current lockdown measures and continuing COVID-19 uncertainty, the Source trade show has been postponed until June. The show will now take place from Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th June, at Westpoint Exeter. Mike Anderson, Managing Director of show organiser Hale Events, says "Based on current market conditions, in this extraordinary year, we do not believe that running the show in February will present the best opportunity for the food and drink sector in the SW. Although postponing Source was not an easy decision, we are delighted to have secured these new dates, which will allow visitors to trade though Easter and the Spring, before coming to find new products and suppliers for Summer and beyond."... read more

Posted: 16 November 2020

Hyve Group announce changes to the Pure London and Scoop calendars

Hyve Group announce changes to the Pure London and Scoop calendars

Due to ongoing government restrictions arising from the coronavirus pandemic regarding the hosting of exhibitions and events, Hyve Group has announced a change in the datelines of its London fashion shows, Pure London and Scoop. Pure London and Scoop will now take place as a virtual forum, Fashion Together.Due to the latest UK Government restrictions on the re-opening of business conferences and exhibition halls, Hyve Group has been forced to cancel events scheduled to take place in February 2021, including Pure London and Scoop. The next planned fashion events will take place on 12th- 14th September 2021 with very exciting plans to be announced soon.... read more

Posted: 13 November 2020

Giving & Living springs forward

Giving & Living springs forward

Following the new lockdown rules and continuing the Covid-19 uncertainty, Giving & Living, the South West's well known gift and home trade show, has been postponed to the spring of 2021. The show will now take place from Monday 10th May to Wednesday 12th May and will be held at Westpoint, Exeter. It will, as ever, be the place for buyers looking to stock up with the very latest trends in gifts and home accessories for the year ahead.... read more

Posted: 10 November 2020

New dates announced for London Stationery Show 2021

New dates announced for London Stationery Show 2021

Organisers have announced that the 2021 edition of London Stationery Show will take place from 18th to 19th May at the Business Design Centre. Exhibitions in the UK have been halted over the course of the pandemic and were originally due to resume in October. The government Department for Culture, Media and Sport has already approved the event industry's Covid-19 guidance, and was also satisfied with pilot events which took place in September. It is now expected that events will be allowed to restart from March 2021.... read more

Posted: 6 November 2020

Spring Fair cancels physical show; launches Spring Fair @Home virtual format

Spring Fair cancels physical show; launches Spring Fair @Home virtual format

Hyve Group, the organiser of Spring Fair, together with the co-located Jewellery & Watch and Fashion (JWF) and Glee at Spring Fair, have announced that the physical show has now been cancelled and will be replaced with its Spring Fair @Home virtual event. Moda, the national footwear show, also organised by Hyve and planned to co-locate at Spring Fair 2021, also announced changes to its scheduled 2021 event.Due to new UK government restrictions on the reopening of business conferences and exhibition halls, Spring Fair will no longer take place in February 2021. The next planned home, gift and fashion retail event will be Autumn Fair, together with Moda, at the NEC Birmingham on 5th-8th September 2021, while Spring Fair will return as an in-person event, 6th-10th February 2022.... read more

Posted: 5 November 2020

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring goes virtual

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring goes virtual

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring has announced that it will become a virtual event in 2021 due to ongoing implications of COVID-19. The virtual event will remain online throughout 2021 to provide a resource for buyers all year. It will be available for them to dip in and out of when they are sourcing new suppliers and new ideas. Buyers have become used to using show websites as a sourcing tool throughout the year so Scotland's Trade Fair online will continue to provide this service.... read more

Posted: 3 November 2020

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays launches first self-sanitising stretch textile display solution

Ultima Displays, one of Europe's leading one-stop visual communications providers, has launched a unique self-sanitising stretch fabric which will unlock the potential for tension textile displays and partitions, and provide a confidence boost to the events and exhibition industry... read more

Posted: 24 September 2020

Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fair to held as joint event in 2021, named International Consumer Goods Show

Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fair to held as joint event in 2021, named International Consumer Goods Show

Messe Frankfurt has announced that the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld trade fairs will be held as a joint event under the name International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition in Frankfurt am Main from 17th-20th April, 2021 as a one-off.... read more

Posted: 22 September 2020

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