Exhibition organiser i2i Events Group has teamed up with the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) which will see the launch of The Light Show at Autumn Fair International 2015.
The Light Show will take place on 6-9 September 2015 in Hall 2 of The NEC.
LIA chief operating officer Peter Hunt said: “After consultation with its members and detailed consideration of a number of options, the LIA has reached agreement to hold a new dedicated lighting show for the decorative sector at Autumn Fair International in September 2015.”
Autumn Fair attracts around 30,000 retailers every year.
Hunt added: “The LIA is convinced that the opportunity provided by the organisers of the Autumn Fair, i2i Events Group will offer new benefits which will drive business in the sector.
“The Autumn Fair is closely linked with new exporting activities by UKTI which brings another dimension to a UK show. LIA memberswill enjoy significant benefits and we look forward to the return of a strong and vibrant show delivering key buyers at a key time of year for the lighting industry.”
Autumn Fair will bring together around 1,400 exhibitors from 13 different market sectors.
Autumn Fair portfolio director Nick Davison said: “I am delighted to announce that the LIA has chosen to run The Light Show in partnership with Autumn Fair International. This new show within a show will make its debut during our September 2015 event.
“Autumn Fair takes place at the ideal time of year for buyers in this sector and the central location of The NEC makes it the perfect venue. We have already seen a major upswing in our Home Interiors & Furniture and Lighting sectors at the 2014 exhibition and this major development will ensure Autumn Fair is an even more essential fixture for the market.
“The Light Show exhibitors and visiting retailers will also benefit from our existing partnership with UKTI, which does great work promoting the export of British products and services to overseas markets.”
I2i has partnered with social media firm InGo to support seven of its 2014 shows including Autumn Fair and Pure London.
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