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Tues 12th – Thurs 14th July 2022 | Manchester City Centre

“We are looking to emphasise the true collaborative nature of creative businesses in the North and help the creative sector to recover, flourish and grow once again. We want to show how versatile the sector is and ensure it can maintain its unique innovative, ground-breaking and globally renown position”.


Claire Gallagher, DSN Owner

Design Festival North in Manchester

The North of England is home to thousands of creative businesses, designers and architects.

Manchester has more creative businesses, designers and architects per square mile than any other northern city, truly making it the most important design hub in the north of England.

DesignFestivalNorth is a 3-day showcase of leading design brands and companies, presented in a series of events taking place in showrooms across Manchester and our special ‘design hub’ in the City Centre.

Design Festival Manchester March 2021

I’m a Design Company

Want to exhibit at the Manchester’s key design event, placing your brand in front of some of the North’s most important and influential industry leaders? Of course you do!

As an ‘exhibitor’ you’ll be able to showcase your products to a targeted audience of designers, architects, developers, operators and specifiers. You can host bespoke events and workshops to engage with visitors on an more personal basis.

For more information and an exhibitor pack please…

Design Festival Manchester March 2021

I’m a Visitor

Designer | Architect | Specifier | Operator | Developer | Student

As a visitor you’ll be able to find out more about the newest colours trends, sustainability, lighting, wood, tiles, paints, technology and much more.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak to suppliers one-to-one about integrating their products into your designs, take part in interactive events and find out about NEW products and technology. Plus you can chat with fellow professionals in a relaxed social environment.

It’s FREE to attend, yes free, so Register Now.

About DesignFestivalNorth

Throughout the 3 days there will be a plethora of curated events including; lunch and dinner socials; CPD Learning Seminars on a wide range of products and skills; Wellbeing; Product Showcase and Exclusives… and more!

Visitors can drop in and out of any showroom, and the design hub, to join a host of talks, presentations and networking events along the way, on any or all of the days.

When you visit DesignFestivalNorth you can pick up one of our handy, free event guides to navigate your way around Manchester City Centre, making sure you get to see and speak with everyone.

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

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