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Exhibitor Spotlight Events at Design Festival North

[FREE TO ATTEND – Scroll down to see all events]

Over the 3 days we have some exciting and informative ‘spotlight presentations’ from companies exhibiting – they are FREE to attend, you just need to register for the event using the links below. This will be your chance to find out about new trends, products and more from industry leaders and specialists, in a friendly and intimate setting.

Tues July 13th

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The Future of Vinyl Flooring – CPD

Modern methods of installation, recycling and circularity


This CPD from IVC Commercial explores the latest innovations and changes in the vinyl flooring industry, and discusses how vinyl flooring is adapting to higher demands on efficiency.

ctd architectural tiles

The Latest Tile Trends


• Eco-friendly Products
• Antibacterial Surface Tiles
• Tiles For Hospitality Projects
• Outdoor Tiles

Get the first look at their ‘hot off the press’ new product ranges.

EFG - European Furniture Group

Furniture Design for a Sustainable Future


The integration of sustainability & ergonomics is crucial for tomorrow’s work spaces. Join us in a discussion around sustainability & eco-design as we share how our partner brand, Savo works with recyclable materials.

Learn industry secrets as they share how their layer-by-layer product development style is allowing them to create high quality chairs for the workplace of the future.

Weds July 14th

OCEE Design

Hygge – Bringing Danish Happiness into the workplace


Happy people are more productive, more creative and more engaged.

Year after Year Danes are found to be the happiest people in the world. We look at why.

We discuss how, with small changes you can embrace the Hygge philosophy to create an experience rich workplace that supports social relationships, and feel-good moments that bring out the best in us.

DeltaLight UK

Designing future proof and human-centric environments.


UNStudio architects and Delta Light have joined forces to endeavour to improve the wellbeing of people in our rapidly changing work environments. The result of this collaboration is the new Soliscape- an extremely versatile and flexible system, specifically designed to create human-centric environments.

Thurs July 15th

Women in Office Design

Design Social North & the WOD


Information Coming Soon

Event sponsored by Telegraph Contract Furniture

Telegraph Contract Furniture Manchester
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Health & Wellbeing with Growth Company’s Maria Mander


Maria Mander is a Health & Wellbeing Specialist at The Growth Company. She will be talking about building a culture of wellness with engaged employees and how the working environment can have a huge impact on wellbeing. With the impact of covid, the landscape of office design will change as most organisations adopt hybrid working. Businesses will question what the purpose of an office is and what that will look like for the future of work.

Brought to you by Design Social North.

Johnson Tiles

Latest Tile Trends and inspiration


Following a turbulent 2020, this year brings even more change and adjustment.

Join Johnson Tiles’ Specifications Manager Rob Fisher as he shares the latest tile trends, colours, and inspiration to inform upcoming projects in 2021. From the bolstering shade of Dulux Colour’s Brave Ground, through to the importance of bringing natural elements indoors, Rob explores key trends you need to know about, and the tile selections that will bring them to life in your next design scheme

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