Glasgow is soon to be brimming with buyers from all over the UK as Scotland’s Trade Fair opens its doors on 19 Jan and showcases the 575 exhibitors with their stands bursting with new lines, exciting products and launches galore.

Beyond the exhibitors themselves, the new Talking Shop area will host a busy programme of retail experts who will share their tips and knowledge for all aspects of retailing from cybercrime to social media and tourism to trends.

Nessie’s Den returns for the second year when industry insiders – the Nessies – will give their advice and feedback to selected exhibitors, based loosely on the format of Dragon’s Den.  The Nessies are Gemma McCue, Buyer from The National Trust for Scotland, Soni Ahmed from Maia Gifts and Karen Shand of Proposals, Callander and this will take place in the Talking Shop at 1pm on Monday 20th January.

The Show is honoured to welcome a delegation of buyers from NACTA (North American Celtic Trade Association) on Sun 19th who for the first time will come as a group to source Scottish products.

The best products in the Show will be judged and awarded on Sun 19 Jan by industry experts Denise Laird from Spirito in Glasgow, Aila Atherton gift buyer at Sterling Furniture and Jilly Wilson from The Square Peg in Lochgilphead, who together will choose Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. They have a huge wealth of buying and gift experience between them and the winning products will be on display on the centre of the Show shortly after midday.

Mark Saunders, Show Director says: “Scotland’s Trade Show is far more than just a simple trade show. Here many companies are launching themselves or new ranges or products, visitors and exhibitors are able to network and glean valuable information to grow their businesses, shops can get ahead of their competitors to source new goods AND in the quiet month of January can enjoy some downtime in Glasgow with its many cultural and culinary offerings. See you on 19th Jan!”

Hurry – register now for free entry:


Note to Editors:

Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring – 19-21 January 2020, SEC, Glasgow

Organised by Springboard Events    –         Tel: 01877 385772

For further press information, please contact:

Fenella Taylor at Fenella Taylor PR

Tel: 01389 830390/ 07721 324696      


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