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September 2023 | AIS Unveils INDX 2024 Show Schedule

AIS Unveils INDX 2024 Show Schedule

Organised by leading buying and services group Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the INDX 2024 Show schedule has now been confirmed.

Following a successful 2023 run, AIS has made the decision to retain the same running order for the 2024 INDX shows, with the year set to open with INDX Furniture on 19-22 January at AIS’ dedicated exhibition venue, Cranmore Park, in Solihull.

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The full calendar for INDX 2024 shows is below:

January

INDX Furniture 19*-22 January
(*AIS Member Only Day)

INDX Kids 28-29 January

INDX Woman 31 January-1 February

February

INDX Man 4-6 February

INDX Intimate Apparel 11-13 February

INDX Homewares 20-21 February

April

INDX Beds & Bedroom 23*-24 April
(*AIS Member Only Day)

INDX National Flooring Show 30 April - 1 May

May

INDX Gift Food 14 May 2023
(AIS Member Only show)

June

INDX Sports & Leisure 5-6 June

INDX Kids 30-31 June

July

INDX Man 14-16 July

INDX Woman 21-23 July

INDX Intimate Apparel 28-30 July

August

INDX Furniture 28*-29 August
(*AIS Member Only Day)
Including beds, sofa beds, and bedroom furniture.

September

INDX Toy & Gift 3-4 Septemebr

INDX Homewares 10-11 September

December

INDX Sports & Leisure 4-5 December

Jane Bartlett, Director of Events at AIS, said:

“We have taken exhibitor, visitor and AIS Member feedback into account in the curation of our 2024 show calendar. In 2023, we made the decision to schedule our shows in relation to industry buying cycles so that they are best placed to serve the needs of both ends of the buying relationship. Overall, the response to this has been extremely positive, so we have made the decision to carry this running order over into 2024. We look forward to welcoming our varied customer base back to Cranmore Park for another successful year of trading.”

AIS has already hosted 14 INDX shows so far in 2023, with a number of exhibitors weighing in with positive feedback.

Greg Bachelor, Sales Director at TCH, said:

We’ve been attending INDX Furniture since the very first show 10 years ago, and it’s amazing to see how it has adapted over this time to keep in line with industry demand. Throughout this time though, the low-pressure environment has been a constant mainstay, meaning we can focus on letting our products do the talking.”

George Mann, National Sales Manager at Le Creuset, added:

"It’s no exaggeration when I say that this (INDX Homewares) has been a fantastic show for our business. We had our first customers on the stand for 8:30am on the Tuesday morning and by 8:50am the first orders were secured.

“I believe, more so than ever, that it’s incredibly important to connect face to face with business owners and buyers during this challenging climate. The lovely personal environment INDX offers allows us to spend time with our customers to learn about their challenges and ensure we are tailoring our support to their individual needs, and of course sharing our newness of the season to secure deals with both existing and new customers.”

Andy Smith, Sales Agent at Jana Shoes, concluded: “We recently returned to (INDX Woman), with this being our second show since coming back, and it’s definitely been the right decision for us. The current climate is forcing people to place orders much earlier in the season and we chose INDX because it’s so well-timed as well as being a focused order-writing show.

“The trade show landscape has changed so much in the last 10 years and exhibitors need to be able to demonstrate ROI more clearly, which is why I think INDX is seeing a resurgence with a lot of key players in the market. We’ve certainly had to make some important decisions with regards to where we prioritise our exhibition budgets.

“The INDX shows seem to have a new lease of life in the past year or so, and the organisers are clearly responsive to what’s going on in the world around us to make sure it’s well-suited to both suppliers and visitors.”

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