UK trade show Autumn Fair 2020 – which was due to take place from 6 – 9 September at the NEC in Birmingham – has been cancelled for this year by show organiser, Hyve Group.
Following the announcement, it was revealed that Hyve Group is focusing on hosting a virtual forum in the show’s place, which will offer exclusive seminar content, headline presenters, sector-specific elements and practical advice designed to educate and inform participants.
“We have been listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, and the feedback from the market has been incredibly supportive of Autumn Fair,” said event director Jessica Dawnay, explaining that she and her colleagues had been speaking to a range of prior to the announcement. “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.”
Next year’s Spring Fair will continue to take place on the 7 – 11 February 2021, with Autumn Fair making a welcome return to the NEC on the 5 – 8 September 2021.