24 July 2024, 17:23
By Furniture News Jun 21, 2024

Key brands to exhibit at Manchester Furniture Show

Manchester Furniture Show (MFS) is returning to Manchester Central from 10-11th July.

A popular summer touchpoint for the industry, MFS brings together brands and buyers for face-to-face opportunities to reconnect, refresh strategies, and secure sales for the upcoming season.

Taking place at iconic venue Manchester Central after a five-year hiatus, MFS is back due to high demand from the industry, says organiser Clarion Events, with 75% of buyers saying they would return.

With MFS already tracking +30% ahead on visitor registrations, the show is set to see buyers attending from the likes of B&Q, Bensons for Beds, DFS, Dreams, Housing Units, Leekes, Oak Furnitureland, ScS, Sofology, Stollers, The Very Group, and many more.

Some 20% of its visitors will only be visiting MFS, says Clarion, "so exhibitors are guaranteed new business as MFS reclaims its place as the essential mid-year touchpoint for the industry".

VIP visitors will enjoy access to the VIP area of the Spritz Bar, sponsored by Claimlane, where they can do business in a relaxed setting enjoying complimentary refreshments, cloakroom and happy hour.

Over the show’s two days, visitors will be able to forge valuable partnerships, source high-quality inventory, and discover the latest innovations from across all furniture categories, with a special focus on the in-demand upholstery and living furniture sectors.

For the first time, At the Helm will showcase two trend installations at the entrance of the show, and will also be the show’s competition partner – one lucky attendee will win a piece of furniture from At the Helm’s latest collection.

The newest designs will also be on show from the likes of Alpha Designs, Bluebone Furniture, Dappr, Decortie, Dutch Imports, Incanto, Lebus Upholstery, Kettle Home, Mini Divani, Heritage Furniture, RS Furniture, Sofaitalia, Slumbernights and Whitemeadow.

Living room furniture and upholstery will take centre stage. Buoyant Upholstery, La-Z-Boy and Baker Furniture will present their newest models, alongside Premier Housewares and Ashwood Designs.

In addition to mid-year product sourcing, MFS promises two days of unprecedented summer networking opportunities. Visitors can engage with more than 100 brands and mingle at the Summer Solstice Show Party held on Wednesday evening from 6pm at The Junction, which will open for the first time to host all attendees for an evening of drinks (sponsored by
Furniture News), plus food and music until late.

The Women in Furniture Network will return on the second day of the show to host a brunch event from 11.30am, at which Melinda Whittington, La-Z-Boy Incorporated’s president and CEO, will share her career highlights.

Register to visit here.

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