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materials & finishes show 2026

17 - 19 May 2026
NEC, Birmingham



Al Parra

Al Parra

Co founder, Bloqs

Al is the chief orator of the bold story of BLOQS. Driven largely by his desire for social justice and the environmental imperative, it’s his belief that the world needs reimagining, and it is his fervent hope that BLOQS is his means of managing it.

Al leads on communications and stakeholder engagement, developing and maintaining the strategic public and private sector relationships that bring new collaborations, opportunities, and drive the BLOQS mission forward ,to sustainably power innovation and generate economic  and social capital. He sits on the MakeUK All-Party Advisory Board for the Southeast that lobbies for manufacturing interests and speaks on many platforms on the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of open access resource distribution


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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!