Following the cancellation of the event reported by Gifts today yesterday (Wednesday), event director Jessica Dawnay has just announced a virtual forum and confirmation that Spring Fair 2021 will run
‘We have been listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, and the feedback from the market has been incredibly supportive of Autumn Fair,’ says event director Spring & Autumn Fair, Jessica Dawnay. ‘We’re excited to have the opportunity to take a fresh approach and launch a virtual forum this September.
‘We are also looking forward to when the industry can meet again in person and will focus all efforts and resources on helping the industry bounce back in 2021, both at Spring Fair in February 2021, and Autumn Fair taking place 5–8 September 2021.’
Hyve and the team behind Autumn Fair and JWF are now working closely with their partners and clients to deliver the virtual forum this September with exclusive seminar content and practical advice designed to educate and inform participants. More information on the virtual forum will be available on the show’s website in due course.
Peter Lockey, The Puppet Company Ltd, is one of the companies taking part and says: Autumn Fair is consistently one of our favourite and important exhibitions of the year. That said, the idea of a virtual show is inspired, and I look forward to getting fully involved in showcasing our latest puppet and soft toy collections online.’