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materials & finishes show 2026

17 - 19 May 2026
NEC, Birmingham

Admissions Policy


Admissions Policy

  • All Montgomery Group events are strictly trade events. You may be required to show proof of your trade activities (e.g. a business card, invoices) at the entrance.
  • No one under the age of 16 will be able to attend any Montgomery Group B2B events. They are places of business and the presence of children is not allowed.
  • ll attendees, be they visitors, exhibitors, press, competitors, students or speakers, to Montgomery Group events must hold a valid badge and be registered for the current show either at the event or pre-show.
  • Visitors must have a business related interest in the carpentry, joinery, furniture manufacturing or related industry(s).
  • Badge holders must not allow their badges to be worn by anyone else. Any failure is likely to lead to the badge holder and the person wearing the badge being removed from the event and possibly being barred from attending future Montgomery Group Events.  
  • Anyone obtaining a show attendee badge by theft, deception or other illegal means may be asked to leave the event and may be barred from attending future Montgomery Group events.
  • Anyone attending Montgomery Group events should carry some form of photo-ID (passport, photo-ID driving licence, national identity card) or other identification acceptable to the Organisers which the Organisers may ask to see.
  • Anyone attending Montgomery Group events must not take part in any canvassing, leafleting, demonstrations, objectionable behaviour or any activity which may disrupt the business activities at the event.
  • Samples may only be taken with the express permission of the stand holder or supplier concerned and are for the use of professional buyers when making professional buying decisions.
  • The organisers reserve the right to confiscate any sample they deem to have been acquired inappropriately or not for professional buying purposes.   
  • The organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from the event and venue who do not comply with this policy or who they reasonably consider are likely to break these rules or who are prohibited from attending under any applicable laws or regulations.
  • Press badges are available and can be obtained at point of registration. They are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, photographers, broadcasters and web bloggers associated with the relevant industries. Press applications from advertising personnel and media sales representatives will not be accepted.  
  • Official photographers & videographers will be taking photographs and other images at the event. The Organisers shall be entitled to use such photographs, which may include photographs or video footage of visitors, for the purpose of marketing the event attended and other Montgomery Group events in the future. If you would prefer this not to be the case please email a photograph of yourself to The subject of the email should include the show name and DO NOT USE MY PHOTO
  • Pushchairs or buggies will not be allowed to enter the halls. The aisles are very busy and in the event of a fire pushchairs or other buggies may impede the swift exit of the building.
  • Groups of students will only be allowed to attend Montgomery Group events if they have booked through the relevant show scheme or have the express, written permission of either Event Director or Marketing Manager. Individual students are not allowed to enter the events. They may only enter via the specific event schemes – where appropriate.
  • Non-exhibiting companies attending Montgomery Group Events are requested not to solicit for business on the show floor or from exhibitors within the show environs.

Montgomery Group, 9 Manchester Square, London, W1U 3 PL Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 3000

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Materials & Finishes Show 2024 is now finished

After four busy days, the doors to Materials & Finishes Show 2024 are now closed. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2026!