The countdown to the UK’s only dedicated furniture components exhibition, Elements, has begun and with only six months until the NEC opens its doors to the four-day event, a growing number of leading industry names from the UK and Europe have confirmed their attendance at the show.
Taking place alongside the UK’s woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, the W Exhibition, from the 30th September to 3rd October 2018, Elements will be presenting new and unique décors and edgings, surface trends, KBB components, hardware and materials to the KBB, furniture production and interior design markets.
Visitors will be given an exclusive opportunity to see brand new products, technology and prototypes before anyone else, whilst also being offered an unmissable opportunity to talk to industry experts, product designers and trend influencers first hand. Live demonstrations and interactive tours will also be available throughout the day.
The impressive line-up features returning companies alongside many first-time exhibitors. Leading components manufacturer Blum, décor specialists Alpi SpA, edging experts Karebant, Tece and Kalp as well as finishing professionals Remmers UK will all make their debut at the bi-annual event, whilst further brands – including Crofts & Assinder, Mundy Veneer, BA Components, Hranipex, Ostermann and Merenda – return to Elements after a successful 2016.
Exhibiting at Elements for the first time this September, Dave Christie from Remmers UK says: “We have chosen Elements to promote our name to a wider range of potential customers and allow those who are unfamiliar with our company to learn more about us. Elements offers the ideal platform to achieve this and we’re excited to be taking part in the show.”
Returning to the Elements exhibition after a successful show in 2016, Simon Mitchell, managing director of Hranipex UK says, “The UK is one of the leading countries in furniture manufacturing. This makes attending the Elements Exhibition important to us. There is nothing else like it in the UK so it gives us a great opportunity to present our full range of products including our brand new photo luminescent and perfumed edging.”
Lisa Campagnola, event director adds, “After a successful launch in 2016, Elements has proven to be a worthy addition to the industry’s exhibition calendar and a missing link in the British furniture manufacturing sector. 80% of exhibitors rebooked their stand at the show and positive industry feedback has seen us confirm new names for 2018.
“This year, we’ve also experienced an increased number of international exhibitors taking part. We believe this continual support from Europe proves the demand for a dedicated components exhibition in the UK, whilst highlighting the ongoing commitment it has to the UK’s manufacturing sector.
“As a result of this, visitors can expect a greater number of brands and a wider range of products at this year’s event. We are excited to welcome so many new faces to Elements 2018 and we’re confident visitors will reap the rewards.”
Elements and the W Exhibition will be taking place from the 30th September – 3rd October 2018 at the NEC Birmingham. For more information and to register for free, visit www.wexhibition.co.uk or follow @W_Exhibition and @Elements_Expo on Twitter and like The W Exhibition on Facebook.