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FAQs

SHOW OPENING TIMES

Sunday 21 January        9.30am - 6pm
Monday 22 January    9am - 6pm
Tuesday 23 January   9am - 6pm
Weds 24 January   9am - 4pm





 

WHO CAN VISIT?

January Furniture Show is strictly for trade visitors only, which means it is not open to the general public. You need to be able to prove you are a relevant industry professional (eg: retail buyer, interior designer, specifier, manufacturer, agent etc) with a proof of trading such as a business card, letterhead, invoice, company registration etc. If you are setting up a new business in the next 12 months, or visiting with a colleague, you are welcome to attend but please ensure you have registered in advance for your personalised entry badge. 
Our exhibitors have a minimum order policy and will not sell to members of the public. No products are available to buy or remove from the show. If you are found buying for personal use, you will be asked to leave the exhibition. 

HOW TO GET MY VISITOR TICKET?

It's so easy to register for your free trade visitor ticket which is valid for all 4 days of the show. Just click on GET MY TICKET at the top of the page and complete the short registration form. A confirmation of your registration will be sent via email, with a badge voucher so you can print your badge before the show. The e-badges will be available to print shortly before the show. And you can also print out the badge on arrival if you forget your badge (there may be queues). 
You can also register on arrival at the show - but remember there may be queues! 

HOW DO I REGISTER A COLLEAGUE? 

You can complete the information for them and send the information to their email, or if you are registering yourself there will be an option to 'Register a colleauge' when you submit your form. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

Entry to the show is free for all trade visitors. 

CAN STUDENTS ATTEND? 

Students aged 16+ studying a relevant course of study are welcome to attend the Show by prior arrangement on Wednesday 24th January 2018, when the exhibitors will have more time to talk to you. Please ask your tutor or lecturer to arrange this by completing the form here. Student badges will be made available 2 weeks prior to the Show. Please note that the dress code for the show is smart/casual. 

For any further information please phone +44 (0)20 8387 1270.

WHERE IS THE SHOW? 

The show is held in Halls 1-5 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. This part of the venue is sometimes referred to as 'The Piazza' due its horseshoe shape and central courtyard. The NEC has over 16,000 parking spaces and is connected to Birmingham International airport and train station. 
For more information about travel and accommodation click here

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

January Furniture Show is a trade show and is not designed for young children. Under 15's are permitted in the halls, but pushchairs, buggies and prams must be left at the Cloakroom. If you choose to bring your young child with you, you must be responsible for the child at all times. Please be aware that there are no crèche facilities at the show or at the venue. Any visitor aged 16+ needs to register for a badge. 
For any further information please phone +44 (0)20 8387 1270.

ARE THERE CLOAKROOM FACILITIES?

Cloakrooms are available in the main Piazza close to the show entrances, and are operated by the venue. Prices start at £1.00 per item. Items are left at your own risk. 

IS THERE FREE WIFI? 

Free venue WIFI is available throughout the NEC Birmingham. To connect, select ‘NEC Free Wifi’, and complete the access form on your browser page.

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR TRAVEL TO THE SHOW?

The organisers of January Furniture Show regret that they are not able to send out letters of invitation for visitors from overseas in order to help secure visas. If your business is relevant to the show, you will have to provide evidence to the British Embassy in your country by submiting proof of your employment and the nature of your employer's business. Please DO NOT contact the organisers with regards to this, as all requests for letters of invitation will be denied.

ARE THERE DISABLED FACILITIES AT THE SHOW? 

The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors, and all our exhibitors stands have to comply with regulations for access. 
Assistance dogs are welcome. For full information on disabled parking bays, wheelchair and mobility scooter hire as well as hearing induction loops, please visit the NEC's page
here.