UP TO DATE AND INNOVATIVE
showUP has quickly become known as the most inspiring Dutch trade show for home & gift. showUP focuses on buyers from home & gift stores, concept stores, webshops, department stores and museum stores. Stylists, press and bloggers also come along to get inspired.
Almost 350 international exhibitors from are present at showUP. Varying from small starting labels and young designers to well-known brands such as Vitra, Ferm Living, &Klevering and Serax. And that is what makes showUP so charming: big international brands stand side to side with upcoming labels and young designers.
The next edition will take place on 4 + 5 February 2018 at the Expo Haarlemmermeer, near Amsterdam.
MORE THAN BUYING
showUP is more than a regular trade show. It is also a great place to get inspired and do some networking. There are coffee corners, foodtrucks and nice terraces. In a pleasant environment you can meetup with colleagues, suppliers and other relationships.
The setup of showUP is remarkably open and inviting. The atmosphere and styling of is pleasant and oozes creativity. The booths of exhibitors are spacious and uniform, all the attention goes to the products. In a comfortable and clear way, you can spot new products for your store and meet your existing suppliers.
In addition to participating brands, there is room for young design talent and you will see surprising presentations. listenUP is an exciting lecture program, one of the highlights is Jan Trendman's trend presentation. At 4 trend setUP’s the trends are visualized and combined with products of participating brands.
Now, that's how professional buying and getting inspired come together.
HOW IT STARTED
The first edition of showUP took place in February 2013. Together with just 20 brands, we wanted to show that a trade show could be fun, inspiring and different. The existing exhibitions did not respond to changing market conditions and we saw opportunities for a new event. We picked an industrial venue Amsterdam North as the location to present our concept.
The reactions were overwhelming. Visitors were excited about the new layout combined with the striking location. Participants were and are still positive about the turn-key concept. The three editions that followed were getting bigger and better, showUP attracted more public and big brands joined us.
In 2015, showUP moved to the Expo Haarlemmermeer, simply because the locations in Amsterdam were too small. The new venue offered us space to grow, has excellent parking facilities and has a great look and feel.
By now, showUP has grown to be the leading Dutch trade show with almost 350 participants and over 5,000 visitors.