According to The British Furniture Manufacturers Association – the organiser of the Furniture Component Expo – the new event has been ‘well-received by the industry, with manufacturing partners supporting the event and exhibitors expressing interest’.

The new event will provide a platform for suppliers to expand their business and will help visiting manufacturers to discover new and innovative ideas.

Taking place at the Telford International Centre, the date for the business-to-business event has been set for the 24-25th April 2024. The Expo will feature a seminar theatre where topical industry insights will be discussed and exhibitors will launch new products, enhancing the experience for visitors.

The seminar program is currently being curated and will feature topics such as regulations, regulatory frameworks and sustainability. An Innovation Trail and a wider industry discussion on import and export and the global economy are also being developed. Exhibitors are being invited to sponsor the event and/or seminar theatre, and can book space at the theatre as well.

News of the Furniture Component Expo has been well-received by Nick Harland-Smith, MD of Handy. He said: “We are delighted to learn of the BFM’s initiative to launch a UK-based furniture components suppliers’ exhibition.

“The presence of such a show is long overdue. April 2024 cannot come quickly enough, and the Handy sales team look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand at this inaugural event.”

The BFM events’ team is developing the Expo to ensure broad appeal, and offer an opportunity for wider discussion about the furniture industry and its future.

Paul Shepherd from BeA Group added: “We want to use the Furniture Component Expo 2024 as a platform to introduce automation. “We need to start the automation conversation now before UK manufacturing comes under pressure from overseas and the Expo provides the ideal opportunity.”

Companies that supply the furniture industry with components, software, machinery, timber and anything else should see this event as a significant option to promote their products, brands and services. Exhibiting will provide your organisation with the opportunity to meet the decision makers face to face in the manufacturing industry.

To make an enquiry, interested parties should complete an enquiry form via the event website.