THE organisers of Materials & Finishes Show (formerly W Exhibition) have announced that visitor registration for the re-launched UK trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries is now live!

The event, which has over 50 years of heritage, returns to the NEC in its new and re-invigorated format from May 19-22, 2024.

Materials & Finishes Show, which is part of Montgomery Group’s global event portfolio, will bring the UK’s furniture manufacturing and joinery industries together for the first time since 2018 when it returns next May, having undergone an extensive period of research and development.

The trade show is the primary platform for carpenters, joiners, machinists and installers to see running woodworking machinery and machinery for working with stone, together with the latest materials, components, software, tools and innovations for the woodworking sector.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see running machinery, together with components, materials, technology and services for the manufacturing and processing phases of materials, alongside the latest products and developments for finishes at the event.

The stellar line-up for the event includes the likes of RJ Woodworking Machinery, Vertongen, AMS/ Wadkin Bursgreen, Hanex, Hraniprex, Rubio Monocoat and Mundy Veneer, with new brands joining the line-up weekly.

Alongside networking with the entire industry under one roof, visitors to Materials & Finishes Show will be able to see thousands of the latest products on the UK market and speak directly to leading manufacturers and suppliers for the woodworking sector. A new live demonstration zone will allow visitors to see many of these products in action.

‘The countdown to Materials & Finishes Show is officially on and we are delighted to announce the visitor registration is now live,’ says event director, David Todd.

‘This is the first time that the UK furniture manufacturing and joinery industry will have had the opportunity to come together since 2018, which presents a huge opportunity to see all of the latest developments in products and processes that have progressed in this time,’ he adds.

‘Alongside this, we have been working hard behind the scenes to develop new and exciting features that will add real value to visitors who make a trip to Materials & Finishes Show, from the new CPD certified learning programme through to our live demonstration area.

‘We’re excited to make further announcements about the new features and partnerships over the coming weeks,’ he concludes.

Visitors will be able to benefit from over 40 hours of CPD certified learning content, which will be delivered on the new seminar theatre.

Visitors can expect to attend sessions covering the latest industry topics, delivered from industry, experts from dust extraction and sustainability, through to content designed to help the drive more leads and operate more efficiently.

Materials & Finishes Show hopes to attract buyers from every corner of the industry, from furniture and joinery manufacturers and designers right through to retailers, the KBB market, carpenters, joiners and worktop fabricators.

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