The much-anticipated event kicks off with a Reception at The Apartment at Resorts World Birmingham from 4-7pm on the 26th October, and the Furniture & Joinery Conference & Awards takes place the following morning from 8.30am onwards at the VOX, also within the impressive Resorts World Birmingham complex.

The Conference features six panel discussions with expert panellists with a range of backgrounds and specialisms – the day also includes six industry exciting awards being presented for the first time.

This event is the first-of-its-kind gathering of senior owners, directors and managing operational staff from UK furniture and joinery manufacturing businesses comes after several years' hiatus without a major industry event since The W Exhibition in 2018. The Conference is a free-to-attend event created to add substance to ongoing debates surrounding key industry issues and is focused on awards for up-and-coming desinger-makers at one end of the spectrum and the opportunity to give due recognition to our industry's best busineses and also to celebate a legend of our industry. 

The VOX is on the top floor, and on the floor below is The Apartment, where the Reception is being held

Primarily though it's about the unique insight and multi-way conversations form the the panel discussion which will open up to the floor and the close of each session. Delegates will undoubtedly gain insight into today’s issues which directly affect the smooth running and profitability of furniture and joinery businesses.

In terms of format, registration and a light breakfast opens at 8.30am and the Conference itself begins promptly at 9.30am. The event concludes at 4.15pm but delegates are welcome to continue their discussions until The Vox closes at 6pm. For those attending the Reception at The Apartment on the 26th from 4-7pm, overnight accommodation can be provided if required.


Senior personnel from furniture and joinery manufacturing business are duly invited to attend – simply email your business name, your name, your telephone number and email address to: