The W Exhibition, the UK’s number one event for the joinery and furniture manufacturing industry, is set for a ‘tech takeover’ when it opens its doors to visitors at the NEC in September 27th-30th. 

Software companies have been signing up to exhibit at the show, with the W Exhibition organisers reporting a spike in ‘tech’ related brands that have identified the event as a key platform to help them reach prospective customers.

The lineup includes the likes of Staircon, SEMA GmbH and Compass Software who specialise in design and manufacturing software for staircases. Joinery design and manufacturing software providers such as Cinch Software, CNC Software Solutions and Planet Software are also set to exhibit. They join an extensive lineup, with over 85% of stands already booked for The W Exhibition 2020.

Speaking about the growing tech lineup, The W Exhibition and Elements MD, Nickie West says: “As in industry, robotics, software and wider technology are having a massive impact on the way that furniture is manufactured and it is important that the W Exhibition moves with the times and reflects the needs of the industry.

“We’re excited to see an uplift in the number of software and tech suppliers who have committed to exhibit at the W Exhibition this year and will be reflecting the appetite for this type of content through new show features and our brand new CPD Approved learning programme.” 

The W Exhibition has over 40 years of heritage, and continues to grow. It will return to the NEC for its bi-ennial four-day showcase from September 27th-30th. The show brings together some of the world’s leading suppliers of woodworking machinery, materials and tooling.