Visitors can discover the latest innovations, explore current trends and preview unseen products. The NEC show is also following suit from its London instalment by banning plastics bottles, straws and cutlery; replacing them with biodegradable alternatives, aiming to turn the tide on plastic pollution.
Once again hosted by Design Guru and TV personality Kevin McCloud, this unique event will showcase a series of educational, exciting and interactive features over each of its five days. Kevin will be joined by various industry authorities, such as Property Expert and TV Presenter Kunle Barker, along with some of the Grand Designers from the new series of Grand Designs. Together, these experts will provide a wide-reaching range of informative seminars at the Grand Theatre, sponsored by Airflow. Established favourite, the ‘Ask an Expert’ area will return, offering visitors the opportunity to consult with specialists across a range of home improvement areas, from finance to architecture, interiors and much more.
A new selection of Room Sets, sponsored by AXA Insurance, created by a selection of pioneering interior designers will showcase bespoke interiors for visitors to browse and pick up inspirations for their own grand designs. Returning due to popular demand, Kevin’s Green Heroes will showcase the most ground-breaking and eco-friendly products on the market; and this year, visitors can experience live demonstrations of current and past ‘heroes’ at the show.
With over 400 exhibitors making their way to the NEC, there will be something for everyone across the different sections of the show covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors, plus a ‘Technology Trail’.