Spring Fair was presented with the Trade Show of the Century Award at The AEO (Association of Event Organisers) Centenary Party & Awards on 10th December in Birmingham.
Julie Driscoll, divisional MD for retail, engineering and manufacturing, Hyve Group, says: “Spring & Autumn Fair from Hyve Group plc is absolutely delighted to receive this industry recognition and I'd like to thank everyone who currently works on Spring Fair and everyone who has ever contributed to the show. This award goes to all employees and suppliers who have helped keep this brilliant exhibition delivering for its customers over the last 75 years.”
Since its launch in 1950, Spring Fair has helped define retail buying. It was the first show to take place in the NEC Birmingham, which was officially opened by HM The Queen in February 1976.
The next show takes place from 6-9th February 2022, and is set to welcome tens of thousands of UK and international retailers and buyers. The show is now designed around four key buying destinations – Home, Gift, Moda Fashion and Design & Source.
The AEO is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. The AEO Centenary Party & Awards saw attendees flock to the Vox in Birmingham on 10th December to celebrate and recognise some of the best in the industry.