Cardiff OPEN Launch: A Dynamic Pop-Up Exhibition for Commercial Interior Designers

Commercial Interiors UK (CIUK) is celebrated for its annual events program that unites the commercial interiors community. Events including the renowned Annual Luncheon highlight CIUK’s dedication to creating events that foster meaningful connections, allowing suppliers and designers to engage and flourish together.

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Cardiff OPEN – 19th June 2024 at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa

CIUK’s event calendar caters to the entire sector, encompassing workplace, hospitality, care, cruise, and education, showcasing a variety of product types from furniture and fabrics to lighting, flooring, and bathroom fittings.

The CIUK OPEN series builds on this tradition, presenting industry-leading pop-up exhibitions that bring together interior designers, buyers, and specifiers with top commercial furnishing suppliers. The introduction of Cardiff OPEN into this series marks a significant expansion, aligning with a city recognized for its dynamic creative community, especially noted for its contributions to the audio-visual sector.

Launch! Cardiff OPEN:

With the introduction of Cardiff OPEN, this series extends its reach, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with accredited suppliers from amidst a backdrop enriched with knowledge-sharing sessions.

Cardiff’s selection as the new venue for the OPEN series is no coincidence. The city’s vibrant creative community aligns with CIUK’s mission to nurture creativity and commerce. Cardiff’s status as a creative hub, extends far beyond the county boundaries, bolstered by its significant contribution to the UK’s media production, offers an ideal setting for an event that aims to inspire and connect the industry’s best.

Set for 19th June 2024 at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, Cardiff OPEN aims to be a notable event, offering a venue for professionals to explore a spectrum of high-quality products and services. This event is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of interior designers, buyers, hoteliers, and specifiers, enabling direct interactions with leading suppliers and revealing the newest trends and innovations in commercial interiors.

Cardiff OPEN Event Schedule:

  • The exhibition will span from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.
  • Design Insider Talks will start at 12 noon, providing sessions on AI in design, B-Corp business practices, and the latest industry trends.
  • A buffet lunch will be served from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, facilitating casual networking and engagement.
  • The event will conclude with a networking drinks reception from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, offering canapés and opportunities for relaxed discussions.

Design Insider Talks Programme:

Design Insider leads the conversation through the Design Insider Talks series, encouraging deep and focused dialogues on essential issues in the Commercial Interiors industry. These talks are an invitation to industry leaders to share their insights, addressing relevant questions and offering practical, valuable knowledge.

A cornerstone of the Cardiff OPEN event is the Design Insider Talks, a thought-provoking program designed to delve into critical industry issues.

The talks will kick off with a keynote address exploring the impact and future implications of AI in design. Following this, a session with Istoria Group’s CEO, Sam Rowe, will explore the nuances of B-Corp leadership, highlighting the intersection of sustainability, creativity, and business excellence. The program will conclude with a panel discussion with speakers Emma Carter, Creative Director at   Phoenix Wharf, Alex Carron-Brown, Interior Senior Designer & Associate at AWW, and Angela Gidden, Creative Director at ATTIC 2, will tackle the role furnishings play in successful commercial interiors.

Exhibiting Commercial Interior Furnishing Suppliers:

CIUK’s mission is straightforward: to connect you with the finest commercial furnishing suppliers for your projects. Each supplier undergoes a rigorous accreditation process, ensuring you have access to the industry’s best.

Exhibitors including Bourne Furniture, Camira Fabrics, Essex Flameproofing, and Vescom will showcase their innovations, offering a comprehensive look at the latest in commercial interior solutions.

Supported by the UK Department for Business and Trade and partnered with Design Insider, this event is a testament to collaborative success in the commercial interiors sector.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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