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Tuesday July 9th 2024

Venue: Situ at The Alan, Manchester, M1 4LG

Manchester’s most exciting 1 Day showcase
of NEW design-led products for the A&D Community.

The North’s most exciting showcase of NEW design-led products for the A&D Community

WHEN: Tuesday 9th July 2024

WHERE: Situ at The Alan, Back George Street. M1 4LG

WHAT TIME: Midday > 6PM


It's FREE to visit - Register NOW

Meeting and engaging with suppliers, old and new, has never been easier than at Design Festival North. Experience their product showcases up close – they’re coming to your doorstep!

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

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

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It’s now July – with the vibrant colours of summer in full swing, longer daylight hours, and warmer days ahead, we’re in the heart of the season. This time of year is bustling with excitement as creative supply chains flourish with fresh and innovative products.

We’re gathering the most exceptional Creative Brands and Suppliers and connecting them with Designers, Architects, Movers and Shakers, and Decision Makers. Our goal is to create vibrant communities, foster collaboration, and nurture enduring relationships in this sun-soaked season of possibilities.

If you want to touch, feel & experience the latest products, trends & innovations then Design Festival North in Manchester is the event for you.

Who’s at Design Festival North in Manchester 2024

Situ at The Alan

The Alan was born from a vision of wanting to do things differently. Something experimental, fresh and with an emphasis on partnerships between artists, chefs, designers and forward-thinkers.

It is a unique 6 storey setting with a pop up/mixed use space, ground floor restaurant/coffee/bar and 137 rooms. All accompanied by inspiring events and truly Mancunian collaborations.

SITU is situated on the lower ground of the Alan hotel. This industrial environment is the perfect setting for Design Festival North in Manchester.

About Design Festival North…

In the ever-evolving world of interior design and architecture, staying ahead of the curve is not just an aspiration but a necessity. Design Festival North is the ultimate haven for design enthusiasts, architects, specifiers, and all those passionate about creating spaces that inspire and resonate. This exclusive event offers a more targeted, intimate and personal experience than more traditional trade shows, allowing you to touch, feel, sit on and experience products first hand – suppliers are bringing their showroom to your doorstep.

One of the most significant advantages of Design Festival North is the opportunity to network with peers, industry leaders, and potential collaborators. Architects, interior designers, and specifiers will find themselves in the company of like-minded professionals, each with a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to share. It’s where lasting relationships are forged, and collaborations are born.

This festival isn’t just about the indoors; it’s about exploring the urban landscape as well. The venues in Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Manchester serve as the backdrop to this design spectacle. These cities boast a rich architectural heritage, making them the perfect canvas for a celebration of design and innovation.

Whether you’re an architect aiming to transform urban landscapes or an interior designer dedicated to creating spaces that captivate, Design Festival North provides the tools, connections, and inspiration you need to thrive in a competitive industry. It’s where you can sharpen your skills, expand your horizons, and find fresh perspectives to fuel your next masterpiece.

Design Festival North is not just an event; it’s a movement. The spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines this festival is something every architect and interior designer should experience. So, mark your calendars for July and prepare to embark on a design journey like no other.

It's FREE to visit - Register NOW

Want to exhibit?

Launch New Products and Services

Product demonstrations, free trials and samples are some of the best ways to lure in potential customers and gain a consensus about your brand and its offerings.

Helps to Create Lasting Impressions

Capture and increase potential client engagement so that they can become actual clients.

Direct and Personal Sales Opportunities

It’s proven that personal or face-to-face interaction can influence the other party very quickly. Meeting ‘in person’ is the best way to create opportunities for direct sales.

Cost-effective Networking

The business you receive after the event is generally far bigger than your investment and this fact is the reason why companies love exhibiting. Cost-effective networking can lure in potential customers and make them your loyal ones.

Create Brand Visibility

With a broad visitor audience of varied interest you have a chance to promote to a more extensive and diversified group who may not be aware or knowledgeable about your products and services, bringing loyalty, and credibility in the market.

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