Hyve Group, the organiser of Spring Fair, has announced changes to its scheduled events in 2021.
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 at the NEC Birmingham on 5-8 September 2021, while Spring Fair will return as an in-person event from 6-10 February 2022.
Hyve and the team behind Spring Fair, Jewellery & Watch and Fashion, Glee at Spring Fair and Moda are 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 be available on the Spring Fair website in due course.
“While it is regrettable that we won’t be able to meet in person at Spring Fair and Moda in February due to the new UK government rules, we are incredibly excited to host Spring Fair @ Home and Fashion Together” said Julie Driscoll, Managing Director – UK Retail at Hyve. “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.”
Managing Director of the NEC Group Conventions & Exhibitions, Ian Taylor, commented “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 continues to provide exclusive webinars, industry news and product updates that keeps the home and gift retail community informed, connected and inspired on The Community Hub.