Europe's largest trade show for the craft industry, Craft Hobby + Stitch International is fast approaching and will be held from 20 - 22 February 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham. Now in its 36th year, the show draws manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers from the creative art, craft, needle-craft and hobby sectors. A key event on the craft industry calendar, the show offers a world-class forum at which to promote, sell, buy and network with industry colleagues from around the globe.
Brand new for 2011, Craft Hobby + Stitch will launch dedicated Exhibitor Pavilions from France and the USA. These Pavilions will host a variety of exhibitors, some of which will not have showcased in the UK before. The ever-popular Bright Sparks Pavilion offers fledgling companies the chance to showcase their products and offers visitors the chance to spot the latest up-and-coming design talent. Exhibitors and visitors alike can take advantage of free workshops and business seminars, offering insights and inspiration as well as information on the very latest creative craft products on the market. The seminars require no pre-booking, although to participate in the workshops pre-booking is required. To find out more visit the website at http://www.chsi.co.uk.
In 2011, exhibitors from as far afield as Mexico and Australia will be descending on Birmingham for the show. Direct flights from around the world and connections from most major European cities are available into Birmingham International Airport which is adjacent to the exhibition centre, while a unique 'sky-rail' monorail links the NEC to the airport providing a stress-free transit from plane to exhibition. Birmingham NEC is also at the heart of the motorway and rail network.
This issue two lucky winners will each receive a one-night bed and breakfast stay for two people on Sunday 20th February, at the Manor Hotel in Meriden, in a double or twin room. In addition, the winners and their guests will be invited to attend a VIP lunch on Monday 21st February at Craft Hobby + Stitch International.
Dating back to 1745, the elegant 110 bedroom 4 Star Manor Hotel is perfectly located in the country Village of Meriden, the very Centre of England. Just 10 minutes from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport and train station and the Midland motorway network.
The Manor's two Restaurants, the AA Rosette Regency and the relaxing and comfortable Houstons Bar & Grill, make it your ideal base. To find out more visit http://www.manorhotelmeriden.co.uk
For your chance to win, simply answer the following question and complete the form below before 28 January 2011
Answer - Bright Sparks Pavilionhttp://www.craftfocus.com/competition.cfm