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Update for MODA UK 

MODA UK's 2023 edition will take place at NEC Birmingham as a live trade show. The event will be hosted between 05.02.2023 and 08.02.2023. Attendees should be aware that wearing surgical masks in enclosed spaces is strongly recommended.


MODA UK follows world fashion trends from the virtuosos working in fashion today and curates an unforgettable experience that encompasses the entire value chain of apparel. The international trade fair features women's wear, accessories, and footwear from the highest pedigree. MODA UK first took to the stage back in 2002 and in those two decades has positioned itself as the chief cross-border sales platform on a major level. It’s also earned itself the title of UK's National Footwear Show, with its claim to fame being the largest collection of footwear brands under one roof in the entire country. What can visitors expect when they walk into the exhibition space? There is something for everyone – ethical fashion, footwear sourcing, contemporary ready-to-wear collections, premium brands, occasion wear and diffusion lines. Fashion brands benefit greatly from exposure at MODA UK, because of its many opportunities to hold meetings with potential buyers. 


MODA UK enjoys a busy schedule as it arrives twice per year in Birmingham, UK. Editions run for a total of three days, once in early February and once in August. Hyve Group Plc Moda Ltd has a great program planned for professional visitors from 09:30 am until 18:00 pm except for the third day, which wraps up at 16:00 pm. The trade show is held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and is co-located with MODA Accessories, MODA Footwear, MODA Lingerie & Swimwear, and MODA Menswear. Like all major exhibition centres, The NEC provides visitors and exhibitors with enough public transport options. The Birmingham International Railway Station can be reached on foot. Several bus lines service the centre and there is also a free air-rail link from Birmingham Airport for an extra quick commute. 

What People Are Saying

  • “I do a lot of orders at speed networking, more than at my stand. Thank you for doing it. It is amazing,” – David Barber, Sales Director at Charles Birch Ltd, said;
  • “We have been coming to Moda for a very long time. I think the speed networking is very good. We actually joined the session last year as well. It got even better this year. I met a mix of people and products. We had a great time!” – Steven John Bruce at William Bruce Footwear;
  • “Moda is the key show for our fashion buy, we come every season. We’re part of The Club and really enjoyed the benefits including the convenience, and all the amenities the team offer. Added extras like the Speed Networking are fab, we met some great new brands, and we loved the Selfridges Retail Safari – it was a real eye opener to get insights into how it all works and the networking was really useful.” – Corinne Smith at Logues; 

Audience & Statistics 

MODA UK enjoys generous support from several major partners – The Industry Fashion, Fashion United, Footwear Today, The Society of Shoe Fitters, Attire Accessories, EventGuides, Fashion Jobs and Uzbekistan Textile Expo. It’s a very busy three days at the trade fair with 400 brands on a quest to drum up excitement. On average, well above 1200 collections make a showing and the more than 9000 fashion buyers have the opportunity to see clothes presented on 16 catwalk shows. This means there’s a great presence of major retailers with the majority of them coming from the UK and Ireland. The focus predominantly falls on mid-market brands and MODA UK establishes the current procurement environment. 


A central aspect of your visit to Birmingham is to book the right hotels for MODA UK and to help you make the right choice is Trade Fair Trips ltd. We’re experienced in the world of business travel and we have a rich assortment of hotels, guesthouses and apartments in Birmingham for you. Make your hotel reservation for MODA UK at every price point and in every location. Whether you want to stay in the city centre or search for hotel rooms close to the NEC, we jump at the opportunity to create a custom experience at a fair price. What’s more, Trade Fair Trips ltd assists you in other ways as well. One of our most popular bonus services is booking meeting facilities ahead of time. Many of our clients also rely on us to build their exhibition booths. Discover what makes for the best bespoke travel journey and submit your inquiry!  

Past Editions 


The 2021 edition of MODA UK took place between 05.09.2021 and 07.09.2021 at NEC Birmingham. The edition was hosted as a live exhibition and featured the latest COVID-19 prevention measures. This included attendants presenting health passes along with digital tickets. MODA UK 2021 featured over 600 exhibitors. 


The NEC Birmingham hosted the 2022 winter edition of MODA UK between the dates of 06.02.2022 and 09.02.2022. The face-to-face edition included 230 exhibitors and incorporated the newest Covid-19 safety precautions. Obligatory face masks were one of the safety measures put in place.

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How to get to MODA UK
On foot
On foot:

from Birmingham Airport is 22 min walk

By car
By car:

from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham is 22 min car drive 

from Birmingham Airport is 2 min drive

By public transport
By public transport:

from Grand Central Metro Station Birmingham take a train to the aiport and from there you have additional 22 min walk

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