U.K. trade association launches bed show

The National Bed Federation, a U.K. trade association, will hold its first industry–specific trade exhibition Sept. 28–29.

Exhibitors include the Airsprung Group, Harrison Spinks Group, Hilding Anders UK, Hypnos, Millbrook, Relyon, Simmons Group and ViSpring. Participation is restricted to NBF members. Seven months before the show, about 40 companies already had signed on, according to the association.

“We really felt the time was right for a low–cost exhibition, which brings the leading brands together under one roof at a time of year when retailers are planning for the busiest sales period after Christmas,” said Simon Spinks, association vice president.

Suppliers of bedding equipment and components—including foam, innersprings, ticking, fillings, machinery and label printers—also will exhibit.

“The Bed Show is not just another show. It’s a unique event for everyone with an interest or involvement in the U.K. bed industry, bringing retailers, manufacturers and suppliers together as never before,” Spinks said.

The Bed Show will be held at the Telford International Centre in Telford, Shropshire, England. The event will include a gala dinner, where the first NBF Special Achievement Awards will be presented.

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