Training & Events


FIRA International delivers a wide range of conferences and training courses designed to keep its members, along with the whole furniture supply chain abreast of industry developments and business opportunities.

Our training days and events provide businesses with an ideal networking opportunity and strive to inspire and educate the industry on a breadth of issues.

Whether technical, such as flammability of furniture, process-related, such as lean manufacturing or pertaining to business support such as consumer law, FIRA puts its 65 years worth of industry experience into delivering informative, smart training courses to cater for the whole furniture supply-chain.

Upcoming Events:

The January Furniture Show
Exhibition Sunday 22 Jan, 2017 - 9:00

The January Furniture Show at the NEC is the most important and comprehensive event in the furniture industry calendar. With a Sunday opening and 4 day duration, the show fills the NEC’s 5 major halls. Discover all the UK’s major upholstery, cabinet and bed suppliers, plus leading brands in accessories, flooring, fabric and lighting. International exhibitors include major brands from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, France and the Far East.

FIRA Open Day
Event Thursday 23 Feb, 2017 - 10:00

Find out how we can help you meet your business needs by attending one of our Open Days.

EU Timber Regulation Awareness Training
Training Monday 13 Mar, 2017 - 10:00

FIRA's EUTR Awareness Training course is designed to enable organisations to understand their legal obligations when importing, selling and trading timber and timber products in the EU.

Flammability Course - Upholstered Furniture for Domestic and Contract Use
Training Thursday 16 Mar, 2017 - 10:00

Understanding the requirements of the UK flammability regulations can be difficult. This course is designed to give an overview of the regulations and requirements for different types of upholstered furniture items and assistance in understanding what is needed to ensure your products are compliant.

FIRA Open Day
Event Thursday 18 May, 2017 - 10:00

Find out how we can help you meet your business needs by attending one of our Open Days.

EU Timber Regulation Awareness Training
Training Monday 12 Jun, 2017 - 10:00

FIRA's EUTR Awareness Training course is designed to enable organisations to understand their legal obligations when importing, selling and trading timber and timber products in the EU.

Flammability Course - Upholstered Furniture for Domestic and Contract Use
Training Wednesday 12 Jul, 2017 - 10:00

Understanding the requirements of the UK flammability regulations can be difficult. This course is designed to give an overview of the regulations and requirements for different types of upholstered furniture items and assistance in understanding what is needed to ensure your products are compliant.

FIRA Open Day
Event Thursday 19 Oct, 2017 - 10:00

Find out how we can help you meet your business needs by attending one of our Open Days.

Flammability Course - Upholstered Furniture for Domestic and Contract Use
Training Wednesday 15 Nov, 2017 - 10:00

Understanding the requirements of the UK flammability regulations can be difficult. This course is designed to give an overview of the regulations and requirements for different types of upholstered furniture items and assistance in understanding what is needed to ensure your products are compliant.