The second edition of Automnales promises to be excellent: by the mid September, over 350 exhibitors had already booked their stands in Halls 1,2 and now also in Hall 4. Many more requests have been pouring in since the return to work after the summer vacation.
The Portes du Soleil and its 12 resorts will be the guest of honour and will give a foretaste of the mountain destination just before the winter sports season opens.
Apart from the traditional sectors such as furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, household appliances, food and healthcare, to mention but these examples, some new entertainment areas have been created..
Mobility will be represented by a presentation of vehicles, including electric bicycles and the curious "Segways" that visitors will be able to try on a track, motorcycles, etc..
Circus will have pride of place and even its own spacious Place du Cirque, which will see a succession of shows, interactive entertainments and competitions.
Daily attractions are also planned specifically for children, with bouncy games, painting and craft workshops, contests and a giant snakes and ladders game, among others, as well as a day-care centre.
Five evenings of entertainment are on the programme: on the two Fridays, two Saturdays and the Thursday. The themes will be, in chronological order, humour, Dance Music, a star singer, a circus gala evening and finally an 80s & 90s evening with DJs and artists. Details will follow when all contracts have been signed.
The catering offering has been further increased and diversified, and there will be something for all tastes. The "Chefs’ Kitchen" will welcome a different leading light of Geneva’s gastronomy trade every day.
The autumn 2010 second-hand goods fair will be held in Hall 3 from November 18 to 21, that is, during the last four days of Automnales and with the same opening hours. The exhibitors, all of whom are professional second-hand dealers and licence holders, will offer the traditional range of goods: furniture, carpets, curios, chinaware, silverware, various arts, ceramics, paintings, prints, clocks and watches, books, coins, metals (bronze, copper, pewter), posters, postcards, stamps and jewellery.