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London, UK, 2nd July 2020 – Hyve, the organiser of Autumn Fair, the season’s most important marketplace for the home and gift retail industry, and the co-located Jewellery & Watch and Fashion (JWF) announce today changes to the scheduled event in 2020.

As a reflection on conversations between the organisers and exhibitors and visitors, Hyve have made the decision that Autumn Fair and JWF 2020 will not take place this year. Spring Fair will continue to take place on the 7th-11th February 2021 and Autumn Fair will return to the NEC on the 5th-8th September 2021.

Hyve and the team behind Autumn Fair and JWF are now working closely with their partners and clients to deliver a 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 website in due course.

“We have been listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, and the feedback from the market has been incredibly supportive of Autumn Fair. We’re excited to have the opportunity to take a fresh approach and launch a virtual forum this September.” says Jessica Dawnay, Event Director – Spring & Autumn Fair. “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 5th-8th September 2021.”

"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.” says Peter Lockey, The Puppet Company Ltd

Autumn Fair and JWF continue 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.

About Autumn Fair

Diverse, relevant and exciting, Autumn Fair is the marketplace of the season for the home and gift retail industry. Perfectly timed at the beginning of September, the event is a crucial shopping destination for buyers to prepare for the Golden Quarter, retail’s busiest and most profitable time of year in the lead up to Christmas and New Year. Co-located with Design & Source and Jewellery & Watch and Fashion (JWF), Autumn Fair is an all-encompassing show for retailers, designers, contractors, architects and interior decorators to come and find their next best-seller and insights into the newest product trends. Autumn Fair is a brand of Hyve Group plc.

About Jewellery & Watch and Fashion (JWF)

Running twice a year alongside Spring Fair in February and Autumn Fair in September, this brand-new offering is where the most coveted contemporary jewellery and watches meet the newest, must-have fashion pieces including footwear, handbags, wallets, scarves and luggage. As a response to growing retail demands and consumer trends, JWF offers buyers a chance to diversify their offering and grow their business across two editions. JWF is a brand of Hyve Group plc.

About Hyve Group plc

Hyve Group plc is a next generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation. Hyve Group plc was announced as the new brand name of ITE Group plc in September 2019, following its significant transformation under the Transformation and Growth (TAG) programme. Our vision is to create the world’s leading portfolio of content-driven, must-attend events delivering an outstanding experience and ROI for our customers. Where business is personal, where meetings move markets and where today’s leaders inspire tomorrow’s.

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