Clarion Events have announced the “postponement” of next summer’s Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow.
The company say the decision has been made after research at the 2005 fair revealed that many of the 90 or so exhibitors felt it took place too near Clarion’s other events at Olympia and the NEC.
Clarion own and organise the three Olympia fairs and are now taking a more hands-on approach to the NEC Birmingham fairs, which they also own. They have just completed the Winter NEC fair and four are scheduled for next year.
The Glasgow fairs were founded six years ago by Fran Foster and were very much her personal achievement. Now, with Clarion’s Freya Simms very much at the helm, the Glasgow event seems not to be a priority and there are doubts whether it is profitable enough to fit in with Clarion’s new portfolio.
However, Clarion say they wish to make clear their “intention to reschedule Antiques For Everyone – Glasgow when circumstances are more favourable”.
In the fairs world it is accepted that “postponed” fairs are rarely, if ever, revived, and last week at the NEC, fair exhibitors we spoke to had already accepted that the Scottish fixture was finished.
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