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Connect @ Autumn Fair

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Introducing a revolutionary new meetings programme

Launching at Source Home & Gift in September 2023, in co-location with Autumn Fair, a revolutionary new meetings programme called Connect @ Autumn Fair will transform the way visitors and exhibitors meet.

Connect @ Autumn Fair is designed to help buyers easily find responsible manufacturers and suppliers to create their unique product lines. It also allows exhibitors to meet with the right visitors in the most efficient way possible, to maximise time and create leads, orders, and opportunities.

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You're in control with Connect @ Autumn Fair

The Connect @ Autumn Fair booking platform has buyers and exhibitors choose which days and times they are available for meetings, and how many meetings they would like. Buyers can locate the exact exhibitors they want to speak with, and exhibitors can connect with the right brands who are interested in doing business.

Meetings are held on exhibitor stands

Meetings are scheduled where both the visitor and exhibitor share availability and if both parties have opted-in (meaning both individuals have confirmed they want to meet each other). The meeting will be held on the exhibitor’s stand so that visitors can scope everything the exhibitor has to offer!

I’m a buyer

As a buyer, you’ll want to register for Connect @ Autumn Fair to easily source new products and materials and meet with manufacturers from around the world.

  • Be efficient with your time at Source Home & Gift and find the right manufacturers and suppliers to help bring your ideas to life.
  • Find specific textiles, homewares, and gifting suppliers that meet your business needs.
  • The best part? Visitors can get involved and be a part of Connect @ Autumn Fair for FREE!

I’m an exhibitor

Be a part of the game-changing launch of Connect @ Autumn Fair, a platform that will revolutionise the way you do business at trade shows.

  • Allow over 3,000 visitors to preview your products and capabilities ahead of the show.
  • Every lead will be pre-approved by you so that you are only spending time talking with high-quality prospects that are interested in doing business.
  • Meet and engage with previous contacts to identify new opportunities to do business.


I’m an exhibitor, how do I take part in Connect @ Autumn Fair?

As a Source Home & Gift Exhibitor, you will automatically be enrolled in Connect @ Autumn Fair. There will be an easy process to follow in the 4 weeks approaching Source Home & Gift to request meetings with visitors you want to speak with, as well as confirm meetings with brands who are interested in speaking with you. At the show, you will host your meetings at your stand.

Are there sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors?

There is a limited amount of Connect @ Autumn Fair sponsorship opportunities available, please contact for more information.

I’m a buyer, how do I take part in Connect @ Autumn Fair?

Firstly, you need to register for your FREE Source Home & Gift ticket. Make sure to register ASAP to avoid missing the deadline, whereafter there may be a charge. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated on when that deadline is approaching!

During the 4 weeks countdown to Source Home & Gift, we will email you how to plan your visit. You will need to create your profile on the Connect @ Autumn Fair platform and browse through the manufacturers and suppliers that you want to meet with. You can also opt-in to any meeting enquiries from exhibitors too. Finally, you will provide your availability for meetings and Connect @ Autumn Fair will schedule the rest!

How long is each meeting?

Every meeting will be 15 minutes long and is scheduled on a double opt-in basis, meaning both parties have agreed to meet. Visitors can take part in up to 48 meetings if they’d like– limited only by availability and mutual interest. If you require more than 15 minutes you are encouraged to arrange a post-show follow-up meeting.

I have more questions!

For more information on Connect @ Autumn Fair contact and a member of the team will be in touch shortly!