Buying & Trade Shows
One of the major benefits of being an AIS member are the regular trade shows where member buyers can preview and purchase product, often with exclusive show deals, several months in advance of the selling season.
Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre
All the shows are held at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, our impressive, state-of-the-art 40,000sq ft exhibition centre with its flexible showroom space, purpose built restaurants and ample on-site free car parking. Bringing suppliers and buyers together in one place helps to make buying decisions more efficient and a good use of buyer's time.
Shows are held for all of our product categories with at least two of each during the year and they are also great networking opportunities for members and suppliers alike.
Members find the sample shows – each one dedicated to a specific merchandise sector – a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people. Whether a retailer or a supplier, the sample shows are an opportunity to profit in more ways than one.
Cranmore Park Website: www.cranmorepark.co.uk
The INDX brand was created to help us promote our in house shows which attract both Member and Non-Member attendance. INDX is shorthand for Independent Exhibitions.
The creation of a brand provided not only a unified approach for show marketing but also a platform which brings together all of the Fashion departments within AIS enabling us to target potential exhibitors effectively and attract a growing non-member audience.
In total the Fashion division hosts ten INDX shows each year, bi-annually for each department. Using our extensive exhibition space to the full we exhibit hundreds of fashion brands each year individually selecting brands appropriate for the Independent sector making a bespoke and focused offering.
Our objective for all of our INDX shows for Members is to provide the following:-
- Exclusive and innovative Own Label ranges for Men and Women.
- To offer a product selection which offers contemporary styling and a variety of price points for all customer types.
- Exclusive brand launches.
- Improve margins and increase profitability.
- To obtain newest or most popular brands together with exclusive show discounts.
INDX Website: www.indxshow.co.uk