19 May 2024, 03:50
By Furniture News Apr 05, 2023

AIS outlines next year's INDX show timeline

Buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) has revealed the calendar for next year's INDX Furniture and Home trade shows.

Following a successful Q1 this year, AIS has made the decision to retain the same running order for the Q1 2024 shows, with the year set to open with INDX Furniture on 19th-22nd January at AIS’ dedicated exhibition venue, Cranmore Park, in Solihull.

From then, the 2024 line-up will be: INDX Homewares, 20th-21st February; Toys Autumn/Winter 2024 Imports, 12-13th March; INDX Bed & Bedroom, 23rd-24th April; INDX Furniture, 18-20th June; INDX Bed & Bedroom, 28-29th August; INDX Homewares, 10-11th September; and Toys Spring/Summer 2025 Imports, 11th September.

Emma Rackley, director of home and furniture at AIS, says: “We have taken exhibitor, visitor and member feedback into account in the curation of our 2024 show calendar. In 2023, we made the decision to schedule our shows in relation to industry buying cycles so that they are best placed to serve the needs of both ends of the buying relationship. Overall, the response to this has been extremely positive, so we have made the decision to carry this running order over into 2024. We look forward to welcoming our varied customer base back to Cranmore Park for another successful year of trading.”

AIS has already hosted seven exhibitions so far in 2023, with several exhibitors voicing positive feedback.

Greg Bachelor, sales director at TCH, says: “We’ve been attending INDX Furniture since the very first show 10 years ago, and it’s amazing to see how it has adapted over this time to keep in line with industry demand. Throughout this time though, the low-pressure environment has been a constant mainstay, meaning we can focus on letting our products do the talking.”

Graham Carberry, national contracts sales manager at Sealy UK, notes: “I think the planning and organisation before and during the AIS show is second to none, and the facilities provided are the best in the industry. Sealy UK is proud to attend these events and to be part of the AIS family, thank you for making us so welcome. All of the customers that came really wanted to do business, and the new restaurant really deserves a mention.”

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