Buyers attending INDX Furniture upbeat and ready to place orders
AIS Members, retailers, general trade, and industry suppliers turned out in force to support the recent INDX Furniture show, which took place at Cranmore Park exhibition venue in Solihull from 23-25 January 2022.
Despite the ongoing challenges of holding a live event, the show presented an exciting selection of market leading suppliers including GPlan, Himolla, Alstons, HTL, Corium, Ashwood, 3C Candy, Stella, Ideal, Julian Bowen, Artedi, Actona, TCH, Unique, Papaya, Hill & Hunter, Andrena, HND, Jual, Firmans and Sealy.
Formerly known as The AIS Furniture Show, this was the second edition of the much-loved industry tradeshow to take place under the INDX Home umbrella branding (the launch having taken place in September 2021), and the team responsible for organising the show have been delighted with the industry’s response. Emma Rackley, Director of Furniture & Home at AIS, is quick to recognise the teamwork involved in making the show a success:
“The AIS Team were delighted to be able to host a live format show, and once again, the show was well received by our industry colleagues. Visitor footfall has been excellent, and we would very much like to thank all those who attended for their continued support - it was great to see so many familiar faces and to be welcoming so many newcomers. We couldn’t have delivered the show without the continued support of our suppliers whose collaboration led to a very meaningful event in what continues to be a very challenging period. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!”.
Exhibitors have also been quick to herald the show a success, paying mention to the positivity and enthusiasm of the attending retailers:
“Rauch Furniture GmbH exhibited at the INDX Furniture show at very short notice, following the postponement of the January Furniture Show at the NEC. It was essential for us to re-connect with our customers and take the opportunity to have long awaited face-to-face meetings. In this respect the show was a great success, and we are delighted with our decision to attend. Both the visitor numbers and quality of customers were excellent, with a number of high-profile retailers in attendance. There was certainly an appetite to get back to normal and enjoy the live show experience”. - Darrell Cooper, exhibitor, Rauch Furniture.
“It was a pleasure for HTL & Corium Italia to exhibit at the January 2022 INDX Furniture Show. As usual, the Show was very well organised, and very well attended. It was great to see so many customers, there was a real buzz around the showroom and an enthusiasm for new products”. – Mark Flint, exhibitor, HTL & Corium
“We would like to thank the organisers for inviting Julian Bowen to showcase our products at the January INDX Furniture show, we would also like to thank AIS members and retailers who made us feel very welcome. The show was a great opportunity for Julian Bowen to present our extensive value for money ranges which were well received, helping us gain many new floor placements” - Chris Atkinson, exhibitor, Julian Bowen
Brought to market by leading UK Buying Group, Associated Independent Stores (AIS), INDX represents a group of trade shows which are curated by industry experts, delivering over 20 shows per year across 12 Home and Fashion sectors.
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