FAQS
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 DO I GET MY TICKET?
Registration will open in the autumn. 
We strongly recommend that all visitors and exhibitors register online to avoid unnecessary queuing on arrival at the show.
 
HOW DO I REGISTER A COLLEAGUE? 
You can complete the registration form on their behalf, and send the information to their email address
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 
Entry to the show is free for all trade visitors. 
 
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 is connected to Birmingham International airport and train station.
 
IS THERE FREE PARKING? 
Yes, parking is free for January Furniture Show visitors and exhibitors. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. 
Free shuttle buses will drop you to the nearest entrance, or you can follow the signposted footpaths. 
 
CAN STUDENTS ATTEND? 
Students aged 16+ studying a relevant course of study are welcome to attend the Show by prior arrangement on Wednesday 27 January 2021, when the exhibitors will have more time to talk to you. Please ask your tutor or lecturer to arrange this by contacting enquiries@januaryfurnitureshow.com. Please note that the dress code for the show is smart casual. 
For any further information please phone +44 (0)20 7384 8211.
 
CAN I BRING MY CHILD?
January Furniture Show is a trade show and is not designed for 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 child with you, you must be responsible for them 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 7384 8211.
 
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 about a visa, 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 website.
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