The new strapline for Autumn Fair International, the largest retail buying event taking place in the second half of the year, is ‘Right time, on trend, in stock’.

This message highlights the relevance of Autumn Fair to UK retailers who are increasingly buying little and often over different seasons, rather than bulk-buying once at the start of the year. The show is ideally positioned for later Christmas buying, showcasing up to 60,000 new lines from over 1500 exhibitors across 11 sectors.

The show is also great for forward buying, offering an ideal preview of springs seasonal ranges, including Valentine’s, Mother’s Day and Easter.

The number of sectors at Autumn Fair - ranging from home interiors, contemporary gifts and lighting to greeting cards, toys and fashion accessories - is testament to the countless cross-over buying opportunities on offer to visitors. There is no bigger showcase of home and gift ranges in the UK during the autumn buying period.

Autumn Fair International 2013 will take place from September 1-4 at The NEC, Birmingham – easily accessible by road, rail or air, with free car parks available for all visitors.