Accessories Show Blog
INDX Accessories moves to earlier show dates
Great news, there is not as long to wait until the next INDX Accessories Show!
As a direct response to Buyer feedback we are delighted to announce that INDX Accessories will be moving to earlier dates in the show calendar for 2019 with the AW19 edition set to take place in March and the SS20 event coming forward to September.
The show will still call on the unrivalled facilities offered by Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre in Solihull and will very much maintain its inimitable Buyer focused approach and, as show organiser Amanda Partridge explains, it is listening to buyers that has led to the revision in dates:
“To constantly improve our service as a leading tradeshow, we have always made a particular point of contacting Buyers after visiting the show to obtain feedback. Listening to and addressing our Buyers’ comments has been invaluable to ensuring the continued success of INDX Accessories and from recent feedback it became apparent that their buying patterns were changing and that they needed earlier show dates.”
The March line-up will showcase a strong selection of handbags, luggage, jewellery, gift and accessories ranges and the revised dates have already led to an increase in supplier enquiries with the current list of confirmed exhibitors promising the latest collections from over 100 brands.
Fulfilling the diverse requirements of today's retailers
As a Buyer herself, Amanda is well placed to recognise the challenges of an ever changing retail climate and she is keen that INDX continues to fulfil the diverse requirements of today’s retailers:
“It is important that the show evolves each season and that we remain focused on presenting the best selection of brands in the best buying environment possible. Our Buyers represent all types of retailers from boutiques, to department stores and specialist outlets so it’s imperative that we source a strong and varied product mix”.
Long standing show supporters including Kipling, Envy Bags, David Jones, Gionni, Jewn, Just Sheepskin, Gianni Conti and Bessie London have already confirmed their attendance and are set to be joined by an influx of additional brands such as V Fraas, Sabbot, Kapre and Soruka with more being added every day. Pooja Visawadia, Key Account Manager at GBG Europe explains why they were among the first exhibitors keen to secure their space:
“INDX Accessories has always been a great show for Fiorelli and most recently has proven a successful launch pad for our newer brands Jennifer Lopez, Juicy and Kenneth Cole. A lot of our key customers visit the show every season and they are dedicated in visiting our stands and placing orders. INDX also provides a great arena for meeting potential new customers, offering relaxed informal and professional surroundings which are conducive to developing good business relationships”.
A glowing reputation
As the show's glowing reputation for offering a friendly, professional and business orientated environment spreads throughout the sector more and more Buyers are discovering the show and Amanda is quick to point out that once they’ve visited for the first time Buyers always come back:
“We have developed a very loyal Buyer footfall with many retailers visiting us season after season. We actually know many of our regular Buyers by name which reflects the intimate and friendly environment the show is famed for. As INDX Accessories offers a unique, stress free tradeshow experience, Buyers are often converted after just one visit, returning time and again as the show is so easy to visit and productive.”
Wendy Salmon, Accessories Buyer from Creasey’s Department store in Guernsey cites the show’s product and brand diversity as the main reasons that she and her team make the journey to INDX each season:
“We attend INDX Accessories every season because it continues to provide an exciting selection of brands, covering an inspiring mix of product categories. The show has a relaxed and informal atmosphere which means we are able to focus on planning our forward strategy and placing orders. The show is also an excellent opportunity to meet up with other like-minded Buyers to share and discuss ideas”.
INDX Accessories AW19
Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre, Solihull B90 4LF
Tuesday 26 March 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 27 March 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 28 March 8:30am – 4:00pm
T: 0121 713 4453
Buyers are required to pre-register by following the simple online process: https://www.indxshow.co.uk/accessories/accessories-registration