The W Exhibition, the only UK trade show for the joinery and furniture industries, and its components-arm, Elements, are on course to deliver a record-breaking showcase when doors open at the NEC, Birmingham next September (27th-29th, 2020).
Organisers have announced that over 80% of space has already been sold for 2020, with a number of exciting updates planned for the biennial exhibition, which brings together some of the world’s leading suppliers of woodworking machinery, materials and tooling.
Over 9000 visitors are expected to attend the September 2020 showcase, with Elements once again showcasing the very latest in finishing products for the KBB, furniture production and interior design markets.
Free to attend, The W Exhibition and Elements 2020 is the only place for carpenters, joiners, machinists and much more to see running woodwork machinery, the latest materials, components, software, tools and innovations for the woodworking sector.
Visitors can expect to see industry leading brands such as Biesse, Advanced Machinery Systems, Felder, Crofts & Assinder, Ostermann and Teknos. The W Exhibition and Elements 2020 will include the launch of a new Tooling Village with the latest handheld tools on display.
Also new for 2020 is the launch of a dedicated seminar and learning programme designed to deliver best practice tips and tackle the very latest industry themes and trends, all delivered by experts from across the field.
Nickie West, managing director of Montgomery Design and Build said: “We’ve listened to our audience and have developed the Show content to meet their evolving needs. There really isn’t any other event in the UK that you can see this much live woodworking machinery up close - many of our exhibitors do a year’s worth of business in just four days.
“We’re delighted to announce that the Show is already over 80 percent sold with a full year to go until we open our doors to visitors. Our exhibitors have thrown their weight behind both The W Exhibition and Elements to help us put on a record-breaking showcase.”
Speaking about their decision to exhibit in 2020, Biesse marketing manager, Andrew Baker says: “It was a simple decision following the success that we had at The W Exhibition 2018, which was our best ever UK show. It provides a great platform to meet new customers and also further engage with existing customers to demonstrate how our solutions can help them.”
Alessandra Leardini, press officer for SCM Group says: “The W Exhibition represents one of the key international events for SCM to showcase technological innovation at the highest level. Scm has always been a solid and reliable partner for the whole woodworking sector: with this clear mission we will present the worldwide widest range of high-tech applications and services and our “Industry 4.0” latest applicable solutions that are going to have a strong impact on the development of the entire sector.”
Advanced Machinery Systems Director, Stephen Mcgloin says: “AMS recognise The W Exhibition as the largest shop window in the UK and have decided not only to exhibit again, but to double our stand space to a 31 metres x 10.5m. We will be launching a complete new range of saws including a number of single saw straight line edgers to our newly developed heavy duty multi-rip.”
Kathryn Hall, marketing executive for Elements exhibitor, Crofts & Assinder says: “Historically this has been an extremely successful show for us, in terms of meeting both small businesses working on bespoke projects and larger companies working on more sizeable contracts. It’s also great for meeting current clients and reconnecting with historic ones. We have been able to obtain a large amount of new revenue as a result of the Elements exhibition.”
Teknos marketing manager, Susie Upson adds: “It’s the premier trade show in the industry and lots of our customers and contacts visit.”
The W Exhibition & Elements will continue to support its official charity partner; Help For Heroes with money raised at the event going towards funding workshops and recovery centres across the UK for ex-servicemen and women. The Exhibitor Innovation Award will also return for 2020 with the aim of highlighting some of the most exciting and innovative products being launched in the market in 2020/2021.