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Materials & Finishes Show is back with a bang from 19 – 22 May 2024

Materials & Finishes Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in its new and reinvigorated format from 19 – 22 May 2024.

Materials & Finishes Show, part of Montgomery Group’s global event portfolio, will bring the UK’s furniture manufacturing and joinery industries together for the first time since 2018, having undergone an extensive period of research and development.

 

The trade show, which has over 50 years of heritage, is the primary platform for carpenters, joiners, machinists and installers to see running woodwork machinery, the latest materials, components, software, tools and innovations for the woodworking sector.

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham, 19 – 22 May 2024, some of the latest brands who have joined the lineup for the relaunch event in May include brands such as AES, Woodmizer, Leitz Tooling and the Wagner Group. The stellar lineup also includes the likes of RJ Woodworking Machinery, Vertongen, AMS/ Wadkin Bursgreen, Hanex, Hranipex, Rubio Monocoat and Mundy Veneer, with new brands joining the lineup weekly.

Alongside networking with the entire industry under one roof, visitors will be able to see  thousands of the latest products on the UK market and speak directly to leading manufacturers & suppliers for the woodworking sector. A new live demonstration zone will allow visitors to see many of these products in action for the first time.

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Materials & Finishes Show event director, David Todd comments: The floorplan has evolved significantly over recent weeks and we are on course to deliver a truly international showcase when we reopen the doors to the industry this May. Alongside UK brands, there’s a very strong cohort of overseas exhibitors, with 45% of the lineup made up of international brands with companies from Turkey, China, Italy, Poland, Belgium, USA, Ireland, Spain, Germany and Switzerland all represented at the show. It’s exciting to see such a diverse lineup, and a huge coup for the UK that so many overseas brands have recognised the huge potential that the UK market represents.

“Visitors are always excited to see running machinery at the show, which is why we’ve developed a new live demonstration feature. Visitors will be able to see brands such as Leitz Tooling and Advance Machinery Services working together to bring exciting demonstrations of unique tooling for bespoke timber windows and doors, with an end-to-end timber window construction on the show floor. They’ll also be able to see tooling, paint and finishing brands deliver hands-on, practical demonstrations, bringing new products, innovations and technology to life for joiners and carpenters.

“We’re also excited to announce that we are working with industry influencers to ensure that the show content is as up-to-date and relevant as possible for our audience. We know that influencers are ‘on the ground’ when it comes to the latest products, techniques and technology which is why we are working with the likes of Robin Clevett to bring a new, real-time dimension to the show that will make it more relevant than ever for anyone working within the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries.”

Robin Clevett, the self confessed carpentry, joinery and building fanatic, will act as an official ambassador for the trade show. As well as working closely with the event organising team in the run up to the event, Robin will also make a special appearance at the exhibition this May.

Robin, who boasts over 113,000 Youtube subscribers, more than 40,000 YouTube Followers and hosts The Carpentry Show in FIX Radio, will play a hands-on role as part of the brand new Materials & Finishes Show demonstration area, as well as compering a special panel on the main seminar stage.

Speaking about the collaboration, Robin said: “I was approached by the Materials & Finishes Show team last year and was instantly impressed with what the organisers have been doing to redevelop the show for the market. As a working chippy and active member of the wider carpentry and joinery community, I know that there’s a real appetite for this type of UK event for our community.

“I’m looking forward to meeting visitors at the show this May and, like them, being able to see all of the latest materials, tools, technology and equipment side-by-side at the NEC. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for a sneak peek of what we’ve got planned.”

AMA Research, part of the Barbour ABI Group, will produce a detailed KBB and worktops market intelligence report, of which Materials & Finishes Show visitors will be amongst the first to hear the key insights when it is delivered as part of the CPD certified learning programme at the show in May.

Visitors can register to attend HERE.

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