More than 400 U.K. and international brands have signed to exhibit at the January Furniture Show, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham next month after the pandemic prevented the 2021 edition from taking place.

Montgomery Group, organiser of joinery and furniture manufacturing trade show W Exhibition, has cancelled the planned February 2022 edition, citing Covid, Government restrictions, and an ever-shifting calendar of European exhibitions.

The 48th edition of the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) is to take place online next month rather than as a live event in Shanghai, because of the pandemic.

The return of Domotex, the Hannover based trade show for carpets and other floorcoverings, will be further delayed after organisers cancelled the January 2022 edition.

The U.K. and Ireland were responsible for the largest decline in attendees at the Brussels Furniture Fair, held earlier this month at Brussels Expo in the Belgian capital.

Organisers of INDX Furniture, formerly the AIS Furniture Show, say they they are looking forward to resuming a more usual format as the exhibition returns in Solihull early next year.

The company behind The Online Furniture Show is launching a new digital event called Preview22, which it hopes will act as a bridge for retailers and suppliers going into the live trade show period.

Exhibition organiser Clarion Events has launched the pre-registration process ahead of the return of the January Furniture Show at the NEC, Birmingham next year.

Clerkenwell Open, a showroom trail event that featured 62 companies across the furniture and furnishings sector, is to take place again in 2022 after the success of the inaugural edition this year.

Vaccinated U.K. furniture buyers will now be able to visit next week's Milan furniture show after the Italian Government this weekend ended a longstanding requirement for arrivals from here to quarantine.

The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) in Shanghai has postponed its early autumn exhibition by several weeks to new dates in late September.

Exhibitors have already pledged their support to the Autumn Furniture Show after its sister Summer Furniture Show successfully heralded the return of trade events earlier this month.

The Manchester Furniture Show, this year to be held in Harrogate alongside the Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, has been selected to be part of a limited number of pilot events in the third phase of the Government's Events Research Programme (ERP).

Organisers of the Manchester Furniture have reaffirmed that the event, this year co-located with the Home & Gift Buyers' Festival in Harrogate, will be going ahead as planned.

The long-awaited return of trade events ends Monday with the spring edition of the Long Point exhibition seeing showrooms open their doors across the East Midlands.

Associated Independent Stores (AIS) is to extend its INDX trade show branding to include furniture, housewares, linens and gift food under the banner of INDX Home. The first dedicated furniture event is scheduled for early autumn.

Organisers of the Manchester Furniture Show have fixed the details for this year's edition. It will take place alongside the Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, in Harrogate, from July 18–21, 2021.

The BFM Fabric Show, which had been due to take place at Twickenham in June, has been postponed and will now take place in February/March of next year.

The South West Furniture and Bed Show has announced late May dates for its spring exhibition following the planned easing of restrictions surrounding indoor events.

The 15th Scottish Interiors Showcase will rebrand for its first-ever digital event, which has been designed to be the first of many that will run alongside future in-person editions of the exhibition.

The Proposte fabrics show will take place at the same time as Salone del Mobile (Milan furniture show) with organisers hoping visitors will be able to visit both fairs in a single trip to northern Italy.

More than 1,200 people from across the industry had visited the inaugural Online Furniture Show by the halfway stage, organisers said today (Wednesday).

The already-revised international home and contract textiles show Heimtextil has been cancelled until 2022, with organisers saying there is nothing to be gained by a further delay to later this year.

W Exhibition & Elements, the trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries, has been postponed until February 6–9, 2022, organisers have announced.

Furniture Show Birmingham at the NEC will return in a year's time after organisers rescheduled the April event to January 23–26, 2022 as a result of the current restrictions designed to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Organisers of the Online Furniture Show have issued another call to potential exhibitors ahead of the launch of the inaugural event.

There will be no physical Domotex exhibition in Germany this year after organisers postponed the rescheduled floorcoverings event.

Clarion Events has expanded and reorganised the management of its Retail portfolio, which includes its furniture shows at both the NEC, Birmingham and Manchester Central.

Organisers of the Online Furniture Show are to allow exhibitors to the inaugural event to display their products for free when it goes live for the first time next month.

Organisers of the Salone del Mobile furniture exhibition in Milan have fixed the dates for the 2021 edition, moving the event to an autumn dateline for the first time.

Organisers of the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) have penned in the dates for the spring 2021 editions, which take place in two tranches next March. In Europe, the timeline of another important event has been shifted.

Koelnmesse, organiser of the IMM Cologne international furniture fair, has cancelled the 2021 edition. The next iteration of the event will now take place in January 2022.

Organisers of the Online Furniture Show say they will postpone the inaugural event to early next year as a result of ongoing supply chain issues that mean many companies are focussed on existing orders.

The January Furniture Show has been rescheduled to spring 2021 as a result of extended travel restrictions and the re-imposition of lockdown in England. It will be renamed Furniture Show Birmingham.

The next edition of furniture exhibition Long Point will be brought forward by two months to a late winter dateline, trade journal Furniture News reported.

Kölnmesse, organiser of the IMM Cologne furniture exhibition held annually on the banks of the Rhine, say the upcoming edition will be a four-day event rather than seven.

Plans to reschedule The Flooring Show to early spring 2021 have been shelved with the event to return to its usual autumn timeline.

The next edition of the Scottish Interiors Showcase will take place early 2022 after this coming February's edition was postponed because of the pandemic.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has fixed the 2021 dates for its Bed Show. It will be held September 21–22 at the Telford International Centre.

Three well-known furniture professionals will this autumn launch the inaugural Online Furniture Show and are urging retailers and suppliers from across the U.K. and international trade to participate.



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