Industry Events

Registration open for January Furniture Show in Birmingham

This year's January Furniture Show will bring together 450 leading companies, representing every section of the furniture and furnishings industry, at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham.

The four day industry showcase (January 24-27) will attract over 16,000 buyers that include retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, architects, developers and more.

"The show is bigger for 2016, around 25%, and it has been carefully managed to keep it concise and compact with a proper visitor flow around the halls," said Laraine Janes, co-director of the January Furniture Show.  "We have seen many new quality names joining us but our significant growth has come from existing exhibitors requesting more stand space to accommodate their products and designs.

"Our aim from the beginning has always been to keep the show focused and relevant so even though the 2016 will be bigger we are controlling the growth so that it's to the benefit of both visitors and exhibitors."

Find out more information and the online registration form at

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Solid Wood Solutions event on 16 September

It's still possible to book tickets for the Solid Wood Solutions event.

The one-day conference, taking place on Wednesday 16 September at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, aims to showcase the very best in engineered timber and creating a platform for the industry's innovators.

The event will include  a small exhibition of circa 25-30 companies from within the CLT and glulam technology sector plus complementary solutions such as SIPS and cladding/fenestration solutions with a conference of approximately 200 delegates.

For more information click here.

100% Design event at London Olympia

Timber brands are expected to be front and centre at the "100% Design" event.

The exposition, hosted at London Olympia from 23 to 26 September 2015, will also offer the shortlist for this year’s Wood Awards.

Staged over 20,000 mq and across 2 floors of the venue, 100% Design, organised in partnership with Trada, is run by leading independent publishing and events company Media 10 and is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. This year the event will explore 'design in colour' with WGSN. 

For more information click here.

A New House For London - living in shipping container houses

Arup engineers, Carl Turner Architects, CBMM and The Building Centre have teamed up to push the design boundaries of shipping container housing. "A New House For London" explores the possibilities of living in shipping container houses that are built for modern, urban lifestyles with seamlessly adaptable spaces and innovative technology throughout.

The building will be located outside The Building Centre in Store Street, Central London. Free to visit, it will be open 10-5pm, from 19 September until 17 October. 

For more information click here.

Network forum on Energy Efficiency for Manufacturers

On 30 July 2015, the Construction Product Association (CPA) will be holding a network forum on Energy Efficiency for Manufacturers at the Building Centre, in Central London. 

Topics for discussion will include leadership, commonly agreed framework and standards, transparent and logical financial processes, verification, certification and stakeholder communication.

To register click here.