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The Furniture Show FAQs

January Furniture Show 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.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW

Furniture Collection FAQs

When is the next show?    

Furniture Collection will take place from Sunday 17th to Wednesday 20th July 2022 in Harrogate. 

Can anyone visit Home & Gift?

Furniture Collection is for trade only, which means that you need to be able to prove you are a part of the retail trade. Exhibitors have a 'minimum order' policy and will not sell to members of the public. If you are in the process of setting up your own retail business, or are a student within the retail industry then you are more than welcome to attend.

Do I need to provide proof of trade? 

Yes. Spot checks for proof of trade will be in operation. You should have proof of trade on you which can include a business card or a company cheque book. If you are found buying for personal use, you will be asked to leave the exhibition.

How do I register? 

Register your interest to attend online. If you qualify for Buyers' Club (Indigo) membership, you will be contacted and upgraded before the show. 

How/when do I get my badge? 

You will be emailed an entrance voucher automatically after you have registered online. Bring this with you to swap for an e-badge to gain access to the show.

Can I register more than one person? 

You will need to complete one registration form per person, using a unique email address each time. 

How much does it cost? 

Entry to Furniture Collection is free if you register in advance online. If you don’t register in advance, you will be charged £20 entrance fee on the door. 

Where is it? 

Furniture Collection takes place across the HCC and the Majestic Hotel grounds.

The address for the HCC is: 
Kings Road,
Harrogate,
North Yorkshire
HG1 5LA  

What are the opening times?

Sunday 17th July 09:30 – 18:00

Monday 18th July 09:30 - 18:00

Tuesday 19th July 09:30 - 18:00

Wednesday 20th July 09:30 - 16:00

How do I get there? 

Please see the information on the travel and accommodation page.

Can I attend on more than one day? 

Of course, you simply need to keep hold of your badge and you can come and go as you please over the course of the four days. 

Are children allowed in the show? 

If you choose to bring your young child with you to the show, you must be responsible for the child, and be aware that we have no creche facilities. We do not promote Furniture Collection as an environment for children. No children are allowed on-site outside of show opening times. 

Can I obtain a visa to travel to the show?

The organisers of Furniture Collection regret that they are not able to send out letters of invitation for visitors from overseas in order to help secure visa's.

If your business is relevant to Home & Gift, you will have to provide evidence to the British Embassy in your country by submitting proof of your employment and the nature of your employers business. Please DO NOT contact the organisers with regards to this, as all requests for letters of invitation will be denied.