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17 Apr 2024

Why Manchester Furniture Show is Perfectly Positioned for International Buyers (Scotland, Ireland & More)

Why Manchester Furniture Show is Perfectly Positioned for International Buyers (Scotland, Ireland & More)

The Manchester Furniture Show stands as one of the leading shows for the furniture industry, not just within the UK but as a prime destination for international buyers from Scotland, Ireland, and beyond. Celebrated for its unique approach, MFS is a business-to-business (B2B) show that delivers on three core fronts: accessibility, a global audience reach, and timely positioning within the industry calendar.

Furniture Show International Buyers: A Global Gathering

MFS has been meticulously designed to cater to furniture show international buyers, showcasing over 25,000 products from more than 100 exhibiting brands. Its strategic location, around a four hour drive from both Scotland and Ireland, complemented by the proximity to Manchester Airport offers an access point for all international buyers. Transport from Scotland or Ireland is made extremely affordable and accessible into Manchester Airport, however, transport via vehicle is equally as convenient depending on your preferred choice. This ease of access is crucial for fostering a global community of over 3,500 quality buyers, each looking to discover the latest trends and innovations in the furniture sector. The image shows the 216 mile drive from Glasgow. The journey can also be achieved by a 193 mile trip from Dublin. The address is: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX. See how far that is for you here.


The Optimal Timing for Retail Refreshment

The timing of MFS, scheduled for the 10-11th of July, is no coincidence. Positioned just past the year's midpoint, it offers retailers the perfect opportunity to revitalise their stock, responding to the rapidly evolving trends that demand constant innovation. In an era where consumer expectations are higher than ever, the show serves as a pivotal moment for stores to update their offerings, ensuring they remain at the forefront of the furniture retail landscape.

Exclusive Features What sets MFS apart are not just its scale and quality of buyers, but the tailored features it offers. From enhanced support for exhibitors to sustainable stand options and a VIP programme for key buyers, every detail is crafted to elevate the buying and selling experience. The inclusion of a networking party further underscores the show's commitment to facilitating meaningful connections within the industry.Industry Innovations and Trends

Beyond logistics and timing, MFS is celebrated for being at the forefront of the industry's evolution. 

For international furniture show buyers, the Manchester Furniture Show stands as a testament to the importance of connectivity, timing, and innovation, wrapped in a package that is as accessible as it is influential. Whether you're travelling from Scotland, Ireland, or further afield, MFS is perfectly positioned to meet your business needs, offering an unparalleled opportunity to refresh, reconnect, and reimagine the future of furniture retail.

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