PULSE / LONDON 2016
Posted: Jan 22, 2016
PULSE // LONDON
15 - 17 MAY 2015
// Pulse London 2016 - one of the largest trade shows in the world and the market leader for fashion and accessories - has invited us to be a curatorial partner for a second year running in this year's show in Olympia, London.
// Learning from what worked well last year, we are returning with a focus more towards jewellery and accessories which made up about 45% of last years SE curation.
Pulse is renowned for bringing together interesting and innovative designs and brands. It is the destination for buyers looking to place wholesale orders. It is the UK’s only trade event in the retail sector that offers the newest, most exclusive, directional and unique products, inspirational industry insight and cutting edge trend forecasts throughout the year.
// We will hand select and curate 20 designers into our exhibition space. These designers will be given the chance to exhibit their products in front of well known, leading retailers from UK and mainland Europe.
We will design and build a huge art installation - turning the identikit stall format on it’s head - to curate our large section of the trade show with Secret Emporium designers.
// Trade Shows are boring. It’s true. They are set out in identikit lines with identikit stalls and the products are often dull and uninspiring. But, these events are vital to increasing your business, stockists, reach, reputation and bank balance.
We have been really impressed with Pulse’s approach within the industry. They have a large ‘Launchpad’ programme and are committed to bringing new, fresh and creative products from independent designers to the mainstream market which buyers cannot find elsewhere.
// This year Pulse is committed to head hunting even more independent sector buyers to the show and to heavily promoting Secret Emporium’s presence at the show.
Pulse have offered us a hugely discounted price for SE designers as they fully understand the 'rock and a hard place’ mentality of small designers not being able to afford the one opportunity which will grow their business.
// Do you have what it takes to be one of the 20 jewellery and accessory designers that we will bring to the show?
For more information on the show and what you potentially could be part of, please see here: www.pulse-london.com/
// Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Each of our 20 designers will own their own space (approx. 2x3m) within the SE area and would be free to accept all wholesale offers (SE does not get involved with / or take a portion of this in any way).
KEY STATISTICS TO UNDERSTAND THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF THE SHOW
58% visited Pulse 2014 for the first time
£4829 average spend per buyer at Pulse
73% of visitors to Pulse are from London and the South East
74% of buyers place orders both during and after the show
33% of buyers place orders all year round as a result of contacts made at Pulse
90% of buyers would recommend Pulse to a colleague
PULSE 2015: More unique and curated products, suppliers and insight than ever before
Known for directional content, influential buyers and stand out design, Pulse is a show with a reputation for quality and style. For 2015 we are taking this reputation to the next level, to deliver an event that will get the industry talking.
Building on the show’s key strengths, Pulse 2015 will bring together hundreds of new and exclusive exhibitors and products, all curated by a panel of experts; and will highlight the very latest trends, emerging talent, directional brands, product features and business insight to inspire and engage buyers 365 days of the year.
With a unique summer dateline, and location at the magnificent venue of London’s Olympia, Pulse is the perfect platform for designers looking to boost mid-season sales and meet unique and influential buyers located in London and the South East.
1. Company: BlossomCo, Contact: Charlotte Blossom
Category: Gifts for pet owners
Quote: “We took our 1st order within 20 minutes of the show opening. We covered the cost of our stand in the 1st morning of the show and have added 10% to our customer base. It’s been a highly worthwhile event for a small born and bred British business”
2. Company: Sharyn Dunn (Design Factory), Contact: Sharyn Dunn
Category: Lighting/ Home accessories
Quote: “the show attracts discerning customers who are interested in the handy craft of the products. They take their time to browse the stands looking for individual items.
3. Company: Samantha Holmes, Contact: Samantha Holmes
Quote: “The show with buzzing with optimism. The mood of the visitors painted a buoyant picture of the current retail market. Our Autumn/Winter collection was snapped up by forward thinking buyers. Without hesitation, visitors were placing orders for the Autumn season to advance their competitive edge.
4. Company: PomPom Galore, Contact: Marisa Harrison
Quote: “If you’re looking for a spring board into European retail, Pulse is the show for you. Not only did we receive orders from leading UK retailers, we were overwhelmed by the response from European buyers at the show. Within 6 hours, we’d made sales to Belgium, Spain & France. Any retail newbie looking to launch unique products should exhibit at Pulse. The show attracts UK and European decision makers looking for something different”.
5. Company: Suzy Newton, Contact: Suzy Newton
Category: Home accessories
Quote: “Really impressed with variety of unique products and quality of exhibits. Great to see leading buyers including ACHICA and The Natural History Museum visit the stand and have discussions about future collaborations”.