Autumn Fair gears up for 2008 show

A timetable of seminars and industry speakers has been announced as organisers finalise show plans.
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This year’s Autumn Fair runs from the 7th to the 10th September at the NEC, Birmingham. The show will boast 2.000 exhibitors over five halls.

Toy exhibitors at the show include Paul Lamond, Smiffys, Best Years, Brainstorm, Esdevium, Danbar, Great Gizmos, Lucy Locket, Thumbs Up, John Adams and many more.

The Talking Point seminar programme is a daily schedule and will take place in the theatre in hall five. Each seminar will last between 30-45 minutes and admittance is free.

Confirmed speakers include Thierry Bale from Management One with a speech on 'The Art of Science and Buying’; Jeremy Piercy from Shared Earth, the UK’s largest non-food fair trade company, will talk about ‘The benefits of fair trade and ethical trading'.

BT Tradespace’s Mark Riley’s seminar will cover 'How the internet is empowering small businesses'; Gill Morris of GMTTEC will present 'Marketing your business' and Annabel Gatward, Paraspar eCommerce Solutions will talk about ‘Building an ecommerce site that sells’.

Group Director, Autumn Fair, Louise Young,said: "As well as being the UK's best buying opportunity at that time of year, Autumn Fair gives value to those attending in other ways. The Talking Point seminar programme this year is the best I can remember, and every session is sure to be packed with invaluable tips and useful business advice."

For full details of the seminar timetable, visit


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