Registration opens for the Manchester Furniture Show

The furniture industry’s favourite summer show is back by popular demand! Registration has now opened for the Manchester Furniture Show (MFS), which is making its grand return this July after a five year hiatus.

Having run for 28 years previously, MFS will be relaunching at Manchester Central from the 10-11 July, making the North the furniture industry’s summer meeting place once again. This year’s show relaunch will offer a unique blend of networking, inspiration, and summer sourcing – which MFS is well known for.

Retailers and exhibitors alike have been asking for MFS’ return, Jeff Hughes, Director of Housing Unit said that attending ‘the Manchester Furniture Show is a no brainer for and we’re glad it’s back as buying for us is a 365 day affair and we tend to work 6 months in advance.’ Perfectly timed at the beginning of the second buying season, MFS provides an essential opportunity for mid-year buying which is crucial for pre-Christmas sales. With over 40% of visitors doing the bulk of their orders in the latter half of the year, MFS is an industry-leading event that brands and retailers can’t afford to miss.

With over 100 brands to explore, retailers, designers, manufacturers and distributors from across the UK will unite for 2 days of sourcing, inspiration and socialising. Prepare to see new designs and find a wealth of creative inspiration from top brands including Buoyant Upholstery, BlueBone Imports, Creation Italia/Incanto, Dappr, Final Touches Trading Ltd, Harmony Furnishings, Kennett & Lindsell Ltd, Kettle Home, La-Z-Boy, Lebus Upholstery, Taylors of Scotland, Heritage and many more!

Networking is as much a part of MFS as the sourcing and this year won’t disappoint. With the Summer Solstice Show Party on the 10th July, visitors and exhibitors can celebrate MFS’ return in a relaxed setting, perfect for casual networking. Then on the 11th July the Women in Furniture Network will be hosting a Leadership Brunch with a talk from Melinda Whittington, CEO at La-Z-Boy, speaking on her career journey and advice for women in the industry. Both are invaluable opportunities to meet and mingle with the furniture community in an easy, laid back atmosphere.

Portfolio Director Zoe Bonser can’t wait for MFS to return saying, “We are delighted to finally bring back the Manchester Furniture Show following a five year break, now is the right time to provide sourcing and networking opportunities for the industry in the historic city of Manchester. Running the second biggest show for the industry is a privilege and we look forward to celebrating with the furniture community this summer.”

The Furniture Show’s team are looking forward to welcoming you to the Manchester Furniture Show 2024, where tradition meets innovation in the heart of the North of England.

Find out more and register by clicking here.

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