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13 Feb 2023

New Look W Exhibition Will Return in May 2024

Organisers of W Exhibition, the UK’s flagship trade show for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries, have announced that the event will return to the NEC from 19 - 22 May, 2024.

The announcement follows two key senior appointments to W Exhibition’s core event team within Montgomery Group. David Todd, formerly of Reed Exhibitions, joins as event director, alongside new commercial manager, Ranju Singh. The pair have a combined 25 years’ experience, delivering award-winning international trade shows across a range of industries. 

Alongside the team restructure, organisers have undertaken an extensive consultation period with stakeholders, including the associations, trade bodies, industry media and its visiting audience to redefine the show’s proposition. The reimagined format for the show will include a full repositioning of the brand.

With just over one year to go until the W Exhibition returns next May, event director David Todd said: “We’re excited to announce the new dateline for W Exhibition, which will commence with a full relaunch campaign this May as we count down to our return to the NEC from 19 - 22 May 2024. 

“Our new team structure, combined with the thorough research process we have conducted of both the show and the markets we serve, all make for a very exciting period ahead. We are on a very clear and defined path to ensure that W Exhibition makes a triumphant return next May.”

The W Exhibition brings together some of the world’s leading suppliers of woodworking machinery, materials, and tooling. The event, which has over 40 years of heritage, will return to the NEC in its new and reinvigorated format from May 19 - 22, 2024. 

For more information: please contact The W Exhibition PR & Comms Manager, Jess Hardisty ( or 07871544330.



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