Buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS) has revealed the calendar for its industry-favourite INDX Furniture and Home trade shows.
Following a successful Q1 in 2023, AIS has made the decision to retain the same running order for the Q1 2024 shows, with the year set to open with INDX Furniture on 19-22 January at AIS’ dedicated exhibition venue, Cranmore Park, in Solihull.
INDX Homewares will follow on 20-21 February, while the specialist INDX Bed & Bedroom will take place on 23-24 April.
INDX 2024 calendar
January – INDX Furniture, 19-22 January
February – INDX Homewares, 20-21 February
April – INDX Bed & Bedroom, 23-24 April
June – INDX Furniture, 18-20 June
August – INDX Bed & Bedroom, 28-29 August
September – INDX Homewares, 10-11 September
Emma Rackley, Director of Home and Furniture at AIS, said: “We have taken exhibitor, visitor and member feedback into account in the curation of our 2024 show calendar. In 2023, we made the decision to schedule our shows in relation to industry buying cycles so that they are best placed to serve the needs of both ends of the buying relationship. Overall, the response to this has been extremely positive, so we have made the decision to carry this running order over into 2024. We look forward to welcoming our varied customer base back to Cranmore Park for another successful year of trading.”
AIS has already hosted seven exhibitions so far in 2023, with a number of exhibitors weighing in with positive feedback. Greg Bachelor, Sales Director at TCH, said: “We’ve been attending INDX Furniture since the very first show 10 years ago, and it’s amazing to see how it has adapted over this time to keep in line with industry demand. Throughout this time though, the low-pressure environment has been a constant mainstay, meaning we can focus on letting our products do the talking.”
George Mann, National Sales Manager at Le Creuset, added: “It’s no exaggeration when I say that this (INDX Homewares) has been a fantastic show for our business. We had our first customers on the stand for 8:30am on the Tuesday morning and by 8:50am the first orders were secured. I believe, more so than ever, that it’s incredibly important to connect face to face with business owners and buyers during this challenging climate. The lovely personal environment INDX offers allows us to spend time with our customers to learn about their challenges and ensure we are tailoring our support to their individual needs, and of course sharing our newness of the season to secure deals with both existing and new customers.”
Graham Carberry, National Contracts Sales Manager at Sealy UK, concluded: “I think the planning and organisation before and during the AIS show is second to none and the facilities provided are the best in the industry. Sealy UK is proud to attend these events and to be part of the AIS family, thank you for making us so welcome. All of the customers that came really wanted to do business, and the new restaurant really deserves a mention.”