The January Furniture Show has been launched by the organisers of Manchester Furniture Show and the Bed Show, Laraine Janes and Theresa Raymond of Furniture & Gift Fairs Ltd.
Taking place 13-15th January 2015 (Tuesday to Thursday) in halls 1,2,3 and 3A of the Birmingham NEC side-steps the very busy January international exhibition calendar.
Organisers Laraine Janes and Theresa Raymond say that in arranging the new-style, new-format show they have taken on board exhibitor concerns about avoiding the same dates as imm cologne, Domotex and Heimtextil next year.
Says Theresa: “The January Furniture Show will be a new-look, new-feel event that will provide a platform for the furnishings sector to showcase its products. While January clearly remains the preferred time, we’ve slightly altered the timings to reflect the changing needs of exhibitors – and that includes moving away from a traditional weekend start now that Sunday trading has become a critical fixture for retailers.
“We’ve also reduced the show’s duration from four days to three, again to reflect the evolving preferences of exhibitors. And to ensure the event is a tightly-focused, relevant show, we’ve adjusted the way in which the halls will be used.”
As co-directors of Furniture and Gift Fairs Ltd, Theresa and Laraine have collectively worked in the furniture industry for over 60 years delivering furniture shows in all major UK venues.