The 2018 Bed Show, taking place at Telford International Centre from 18-19th September and organised by the National Bed Federation (NBF), is launching a the new Knowledge Hub and a topical presentation programme.

The new Knowledge Hub plays host to a timetable of industry presentations, each delivering dedicated insight and trend information to equip visitors with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to understand the market sector and make smart buying decisions.

The sessions include expert talks from organisations such as the The Furniture Ombudsman, ACID (Anti-copying in Design), Euromonitor, the Furniture Makers’ Company and the NBF team. Each session runs a number of times across the two days, and the presentation timetable can be found here, as featuring on the You Are Here boards at the show.

“We want retailers, buyers, specifiers and even the bed manufacturers to stop by the Knowledge Hub, grab a coffee and use the break to listen to one of our thought-provoking presentations from senior leaders. Topics include The New Consumer, Raising Industry Standards and Beds and Consumer Law, so there’s definitely something for everyone,” says Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF.

“The presentations are short (only 10-15 minutes long) and silent – you watch and listen through wireless headphones. Plus they are completely free and there’s no need to book in advance. Simply turn up on the day and take a pew!”

Also new to the show is the Services Hub. This year the Bed Show has invited a small number of guest exhibitors selling services to retailers and manufacturers such as aftersales support, logistics, software and IT, to help those involved in the bed industry to do business better.

And visitors who want to enjoy some quiet time away from the bustle of the show can visit the two Business Hubs.

In addition to the new feature areas, there will be more than 70 brands exhibiting their latest products and new collections.

To find out more, take a look at Bed Buyer, a Furniture News suppement dedicated to the NBF, its members and the Bed Show.