24 May 2024, 17:55
By Furniture News Nov 09, 2023

New year, new January Furniture Show

Ring in the new year by discovering the latest in furniture and design products at the January Furniture Show (JFS), which promises to be better than ever in 2024 …

From the 21st-24th January, top brands in premium furniture design, homewares, dining, bedroom, upholstery and more will again come together across four spacious halls of the NEC Birmingham for the UK’s biggest furniture show.  

With the latest products from more than 400 brands on display, JFS expects to attract over 20,000 quality buyers. The event promises to offer “an atmosphere filled with a passion for innovative design and effortless style”, cementing its reputation as the furniture industry’s go-to destination, bolsterd by a host of new additions designed to enhance visitors’ experience … 

Upgraded VIP offering

By invitation only, VIP and VVIP buyers will be able to experience the show in style with access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, where they will enjoy perks including a complimentary lunch and daily refreshments, private car park, access via a dedicated entrance,  complimentary cloakroom and early show access. 

Champagne Bar and show party

The new Champagne Bar in Hall 1 will serve as a networking hub for visitors and exhibitors, offering a place to unwind after a day of sales and sourcing. On Sunday evening, visitors and exhibitors are invited to attend the show party, where the winners of The Furniture Awards, delivered in partnership with Furniture News, will be announced.

Festival Food Court

At the new Festival Food Court in Hall 2, visitors will be able to purchase lunch options from a variety of vendors. The court promises to provide visitors with a relaxed space away from the show floor. 

Workshop sessions

Engaging workshops and sessions hosted by industry leaders from organisations such as ACID and FIRA, led by key industry figures, will cover various topics and challenges facing the industry. States show organiser Clarion: “Attendees will leave with actionable tips and tricks to boost their business and ensure they are equipped with the latest insights to make 2024 their strongest year yet!”

Product showcase and experiential stations

Each entrance will feature an inspirational new product showcase from cutting-edge brands, while immersive experiential areas presented by the Young Furniture Makers, The Furniture Makers’ Company and the British Furniture Makers will offer engaging experiences in Hall 5.

Women in Furniture Network

The Women in Furniture Network (WIFN) is rapidly growing, its third event will take place on Monday 22nd January at the Crafting the Future networking hub in Hall 5. This meeting will be centred around an energetic Speed Networking session, where women from across the industry are invited to come together in a supportive space to connect, progress their professional development, and find collaboration opportunities with others from across the industry. 

International pavilions

The new pavilions in Hall 4 will bring an international flair to the show, with showcases from leading manufacturers representing countries including Romania, Poland, China, Vietnam and Portugal.

Crafting the Future networking hub

Here, The Furniture Makers’ Company will showcase the work of emerging designers through its Young Furniture Makers, with live craft workshops and demonstrations. The hub will play host to networking events and promises to be the perfect setting for business meetings. 

Reimagined look and show edit

The show floor has been reimagined for 2024 to optimise the visitor journey, making it easy for visitors to explore the four sectors: Premium Design; Home & Lifestyle; Living, Dining & Cabinet; and Upholstery & Beds. 

The new look and feel of the show, along with all these new additions, reinforces JFS’ position as a must-attend event for anyone in the furniture and design industry, says Clarion: “Register now, and unite with this ever-evolving creative community!”

Click here to register for a free visit, and to find out more.

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