manchesterFurnitureShowORGANISERS say over half of the exhibition space for the 2017 edition of the Manchester Furniture Show has already been secured.

manchesterFurnitureShowTHE Manchester Furniture Show opens its doors later this morning (Sunday) for its 2016 edition with approaching 150 exhibitors spanning international and UK suppliers.

CASE goods distributor Willis & Gambier is among the final four companies to take exhibition space at next month’s Manchester Furniture Show, which is now fully booked.

THE LONG term future of Britain’s most important furniture trade event, January Furniture Show, is secure after organisers penned a new seven-year agreement.

Hall 5 rebook rates are running close to 100 per cent for January Furniture Show 2017, organisers say, with stand space within the hall to growth by a fifth on last year.

Ekornes is to take its Stressless brand to the NEC for the first time since 2009 after signing to exhibit at the January Furniture Show 2017.

SHOW organisers have revealed the latest companies to sign to exhibit at this summer’s Manchester Furniture Show including big-name suppliers from home and abroad.

Exhibition space at the Manchester Furniture Show is selling out faster than in previous years organisers say, with the Main Hall already fully occupied.

Organisers have confirmed the dates and venue for the London Fabric 2017 edition and outlined plans to expand the event.

Participation in The London Fabric Show ramped up this year underscoring positive sentiment in Britain’s upholstery industry.

Foreign buyers attended in greater numbers at the Stockholm Furniture & Light exhibition, which took place in the Swedish capital earlier this month (9–13 Feb.2016).

The dates for the spring edition of the China International Furniture Fair have been fixed for 18th–21st March in Guangzhou.

Organisers of the IMM Cologne event held in Germany last week have reported rising attendance with early data from this week’s January Furniture Show also positive.

Furniture brands Ercol, Tetrad and Somnus will be among those representing British industry at IMM Cologne, which opens in the German city this morning (18th Jan, 2016).

The 2016 edition of London Fabric will feature an expanded offer for contract and hospitality buyers with a broader range of fabric suppliers participating.

Confidence in the market will see many important industry suppliers step up their presence at the January Furniture Show next year.

Luxury furniture manufacturers spanning the mattress and upholstery sectors are targeting independent hoteliers at a key trade event this week.

Mattress and bed base brands Bodyease, Sareer Furniture and Highgate Beds have all signed to exhibit at next year’s January Furniture Show.

The seventh South West Furniture Show will take place from 13th–15th September 2016, organisers have confirmed.

Britain’s bed trade will descend on the Telford International Centre this morning as the National Bed Federation’s Bed Show throws open its doors.

A major Malaysian furniture delegation has joined a raft of new and returning exhibitors to sign to the January Furniture Show, scheduled for 24th–27th January 2016.

The next edition of the IMM furniture fair in Cologne looks set to sell out with under a fifth of stand space remaining, according to organiser Koelnmesse.

Exhibition space has sold out for next month’s South West Furniture Show, with approaching 50 leading furniture brands to be represented.

Last month’s Manchester Furniture Show featured more visitors and bigger orders, according to event organisers and exhibitors.

The number of buyers pre-registering to attend the Manchester Furniture Show is up on last year, with greater interest from visitors in the South of England.

The organisers of the January Furniture Show are to expand the available space to exhibitors in Hall 5 of the NEC following demand and market confidence.

excelExhibitions company UBM EMEA Built Environment says it plans to focus on niche events and has closed its May Design Series show.