On 1st January 2024, Sebastian Rosito is returning to Koelnmesse to take over as Senior Vice President in Cologne with responsibility for the International Hardware Fair, Asia-Pacific Sourcing, spoga+gafa, spoga horse and h+h cologne. He will also manage the relevant outbound events in the division portfolio as part of his global portfolio responsibility. He is taking over from Markus Oster, who has been temporarily managing the business unitalongside his regular role. Currently Vice President Corporate & Business Development at Messe Berlin, Sebastian Rosito has an impressive international track record. He managed the German Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai for Koelnmesse with great success and has put a lot of work into developing the foreign trade fair participation business.
Posted: 17 October 2023
Over three quarters of all stands are already secured for Scotland's Trade Fair Spring which takes place from 21st-23rd January 2024 at the SEC, Glasgow. With a healthy re-booking, on top of what hopes to be one of the busiest tourist seasons ever, the Show is looking to be a smasher of a Show. The Show will feature the best of what Scotland has to offer in terms of gifts, homeware, fashion, textiles, jewellery and crafts. A clearer identification system for Scottish producers will also ensure easier navigation around the show.
Posted: 13 October 2023
Where The Trade Buys (WTTB) is getting into the seasonal spirit early, with a special deal on one of its most popular products. WTTB offers a huge range of festive items, all of which can be personalised to add an individual flavour – perfect for anyone wanting to reward customers or promote their brands. As a leading UK print provider, WTTB work with thousands of trade print professionals and creatives, providing tools and support to make their businesses thrive.
Posted: 10 October 2023
The Source is where the region's food and drink buyers come to shop. From delicious speciality foods and locally produced drinks to major, market-leading brands and artisan produce to suit every taste, The Source is here to inspire retail choices, great hospitality, and facilitate profitable catering. In partnership with regional food group Taste of the West, this trade show will delight your senses with the latest flavours and ideas. New to the show in 2024 are companies such as Kin Vodka, House of Sarunds and Sloe Motion, who will be exhibiting alongside more familiar names such as Forest Produce, Denhay Farms, Frobishers, The Real Olive Company, and Friary Liqueurs.
Posted: 6 October 2023
On the heels of latest ONS statistics showing a 0.5 percent rise in retail sales volumes in April, after a fall of 1.2 percent in March, FSB Policy & Advocacy Chair Tina McKenzie urged SMEs to have their say on FSB's Future of the High Street survey. She said: "These statistics prove the enduring potential of our high streets. A rise of 0.8% in sales in the three months to April 2023 tells us that our traditional high street still holds its own in the business arena. It's a feather in the cap of the nimble high street retailers that stay one step ahead of market shifts and trends.
Posted: 4 October 2023
The Giftware Association is thrilled to announce a new and mutually beneficial partnership with the prestigious Hilton Hotel Group. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the company's ongoing efforts to provide unparalleled benefits to its esteemed members. The Hilton is a globally recognized hospitality brand known for its exceptional service and luxurious accommodations. Through this exciting collaboration, valued members will now have access to exclusive discounts, complimentary access, and special offers at the following Hilton sites: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Hilton London Olympia and Hilton London Canary Wharf.
Posted: 2 October 2023
ACID's trailblazing work and ongoing campaigning has been a game changer in championing designers and the importance of their intellectual property rights' protection. This has influenced and brought about positive change in the legal and political landscape. The Design Economy is one of the success stories of the UK contributing nearly £100 billion to the UK's GVA and the protection of its intellectual capital is critical. In its 25th year, they want to shine a light on, and celebrate with everyone the huge success that has been achieved since the organisation was co-founded by Dids Macdonald (a designer maker) and Simon Clark (an IP lawyer and Partner of Bristows). From a round table action group it has grown to be a key influencer in design law reform over many years.
Posted: 2 October 2023
Visitor registration is now open for Toy Fair 2024, the UK's largest dedicated toy, game and hobby exhibition. Taking place between the 23rd-25th January 2024 at Olympia London, the show returns to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a sold-out floorplan and extended footprint. Toy Fair is an unrivalled opportunity to forge new business and build on existing relationships. This will be the first opportunity of the year in the UK for visitors to see thousands of exciting new product launches in person across a vast range of categories including licensed toys, construction toys, board games and puzzles, tech toys, plush, arts and crafts, plus many more.
Posted: 28 September 2023
Spring and Autumn Fair and Glee, owned by Hyve Group, has announced that its connections programme Connect will not be running in 2024, while the business collaborates with the industry and key partners to create better shows and experiences for the future. Exhibitors have been contacted with full details on the adjustments to fees and contract details relating to both Spring and Autumn Fair 2024.
Posted: 26 September 2023
TheMagicTouch introduce new HTV transfer products that offer great new decoration opportunities. Firstly, the arrival of a 3D 'Puff' flex transfer with a raised textured effect on the surface of garments and durability as never seen before. With Puff flex you can cut text, numbers and logos creating a spectacular effect. The rising temperature during pressing creates a beautiful curve in the flex and produces an embossed print. Perfect for creating eye-catching designs on T-shirts, hoodies, caps, bags, and lots more. Available in 500mm wide rolls in white, black, gold, silver and sold by the linear metre.
Posted: 21 September 2023