Visitor registration now open for Materials & Finishes Show 2024 – the UK’s trade show for the furniture manufacturing & joinery industries

Following a recent announcement from organisers of relaunched UK trade event, Materials & Finishes Show (formerly W Exhibition), visitor registration is now live. The event, which boasts over 50 years of heritage, returns to the NEC, Birmingham in its new and reinvigorated format from 19-22 May 2024. Visitors can register to attend here.

Materials & Finishes Show – part of Montgomery Group’s global event portfolio – will bring the UK’s furniture manufacturing and joinery industries together for the first time since 2018 when it returns next May, having undergone an extensive period of research and development.

The trade show is the primary platform for carpenters, joiners, machinists and installers to see running woodwork and stone machinery, the latest materials, components, software, tools and innovations for the woodworking sector.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see running machinery together with components, materials, technology and services for the manufacturing and processing phases of materials, alongside the latest finishing products and developments.


Live demonstration zone
In terms of exhibitors, these include popular names such as RJ Woodworking MachineryVertogenAMS/ Wadkin Bursgreen; Hanex; HranpiexRubio Monocoat and Mundy Veneer, with new brands joining the line-up every week.

Alongside networking with the entire industry under one roof, visitors to Materials & Finishes Show will be able to see thousands of new products launched on the UK market and speak directly to leading manufacturers and suppliers for the woodworking sector. A new live demonstration zone will allow visitors to see many of these products in action for the first time.

Materials & Finishes Show Event Director, David Todd, said: “The countdown to Materials & Finishes Show is officially on and we're delighted to announce that visitor registration is now live. This is the first time that the UK furniture manufacturing and joinery industry will have had the opportunity to come together since 2018, which presents a huge opportunity to see all of the latest developments in products and processes that've progressed in this time.

“Alongside this, we've been working hard behind the scenes to develop new and exciting features that'll add real value for those attending Materials & Finishes Show, from the new CPD certified learning programme through to our live demonstration area. Further announcements regarding new features and partnerships will be made over the coming weeks.”


40 hours of CPD certified learning content
Visitors will be able to benefit from over 40 hours of CPD certified learning content, which will be delivered on the new seminar theatre. Sessions will cover the latest industry topics, all delivered by a number of industry experts – from dust extraction and sustainability, with content designed to help businesses drive more leads and operate more efficiently.

Materials & Finishes Show attracts buyers from every corner of the industry, from furniture and joinery manufacturers and designers right through to retailers, the KBB market, carpenters, joiners and worktop fabricators. For further information, see

Materials & Finishes Show 2024