Barber Connect 2024

Register for your FREE Barber Connect ticket and attend the ultimate barbering experience on 23 - 24 June. We are bringing more education than ever before, the top barbering brands and the opportunity to take inspiration from industry icons.

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Telford International Centre

Find us at:

Telford International Centre, International Way, Telford TF3 4JH

2024 Opening Times

Sunday June 23: 10am - 5pm
Monday June 24:
10am - 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL INFORMATION

When and Where is Barber Connect

Sunday 23- Monday 24th June 2024

Telford International Centre, International Way, Telford TF3 4JH

What are the opening times?

Sunday 23 - Monday 24 of June. Both days are 10am - 5pm.

What is the event about?

Barber Connect is a professionals-only exhibition that enables hair barbers to network, learn and discover what is new on the market and the trends to look out for in the industry. The aim of the exhibition is to unite the international community of professional barbers with the brands that uphold and uplift the industry. It is the perfect place to discover the latest innovations in hair products and services, whilst being updated on forthcoming trends and education. Barber Connect welcomes all professionals from the barbering industry including senior buyers, barber shop owners, hair stylists, students, apprentices, colour technicians and more.

Who should visit the event?

Barber Connect welcomes all professionals from the barbering industry including senior buyers, barber shop owners, hair stylists, colour technicians, apprentices and more. Hairdressing students & lecturers are welcomed on Monday to make the most of the exclusive benefits and discounts offered by the leading brands.

Entrance Policy: Due to the professional nature of the event, nobody under 14 years of age is allowed entry into Barber Connect. This includes babies, and prams are also not permitted on the premises. As a busy event, we need to maintain a safe and professional environment for our trade visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Will there be any demonstrations?

Yes, there will be live demonstrations at the show. There will be four free live stages including our Busines Stage, Modern Barber Stage, Andis and WAHL Stages. This year we also have our all new Barber Sessions

Where is my ticket?

All tickets will be sent by email in your confirmation email. All tickets are digital this year, no need to print them off just show your QR code at the door.

Can I bring my Colleague and/or friend?

Barber Connect is open to professionals in the barbering industry only, so please only bring people who are also within the trade.

Entrance Policy: Due to the professional nature of the event, nobody under 14 years of age is allowed entry into Barber Connect. This includes babies, and prams are also not permitted on the premises. As a busy event, we need to maintain a safe and professional environment for our trade visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Can my children visit the event with me?

Barber Connect is a professional only event. Children under the age of 14 are not admitted with no exceptions.

What is the entrance policy

Due to the professional nature of the event, nobody under 14 years of age is allowed entry into Barber Connect. This includes babies. Prams are also not permitted on the premises. As a busy event, we need to maintain a safe and professional environment for our trade visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Where do I collect my tickets?

Tickets are electronic only this year and will be included in the confirmation email of the lead booker. Tickets will not be posted and there will be no ticket collection at the show.

ACCESS & FACILITIES

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

No. Barber Connect is a professional only event. Children under 14 are not admitted. All visitors are strongly recommended to find alternative childcare arrangements for their children - no children or prams are permitted and no exceptions will be made.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?

There are food facilities within the show and many food options to suit all tastes.

What disabled facilities are available?

You can view all disabled facilities here: https://www.tictelford.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Accessibility-2023-2-DA-approved.pdf

STUDENT POLICY

If I am a student can I attend?

Yes. As long as you are a student in the hair industry you are welcome to attend Barber Connect.

Entrance Policy: Due to the professional nature of the event, nobody under 14 years of age is allowed entry into Barber Connect. This includes babies, and prams are also not permitted on the premises. As a busy event, we need to maintain a safe and professional environment for our trade visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

What's on for colleges at the show?

There will be lots on for colleges at the show, including exclusive discounts! Look out for the College Barber Trail which will navigate you around the show for the best student experience.

Student entrance policy

All students attending the show must be above 14 years of age, exceptions will not be made. All students must also bring a form of student ID to be shown upon arrival.

Entrance Policy: Due to the professional nature of the event, nobody under 14 years of age is allowed entry into Barber Connect. This includes babies, and prams are also not permitted on the premises. As a busy event, we need to maintain a safe and professional environment for our trade visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED

What do I do if my tickets haven't arrived?

Tickets are electronic only this year and will be issued in your confirmation email before the show. Tickets will not be posted.

Log in to your ShowHub account to access and view all of your tickets here.

What happens if I forget/lose my ticket?

Your ticket will be issued via email and can be scanned from a phone or tablet for entry. Please bring your electronic ticket with you on a phone or tablet for entry.

Download the ShowHub app to have your tickets easily accessible for scanning on entrance.

APP STORE: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/showhub/id1611723694 

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.showhub

How to prepare for the show

Log back in to your ShowHub account on desktop or through the app to:
- Search the brands, products and offers coming to the show and add your favourites to your wishlist
- Discover live education on our 4 free stages
- Connect with brands and fellow barbers by sending them messages and organising meetings to start your networking before the event
- Download our ShowHub app so you have your tickets ready on your electronic device and you can scan brands and products at the show.

APP STORE: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/showhub/id1611723694 

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.showhub

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Is there a parking facility?

Parking is available at TIC, please follow this link to find out more: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/telford_international_centre

How do I get to the show?

Telford Central Station is located less than a mile from The Telford International Centre and is walkable in around 15 mins. There is also a regular bus service from the train station to The Telford International Centre.

Visa

As Barber Connect is a free show, we are unable to offer visa letters to support your travel. Please contact your embassy to obtain further information on how to organise a visa to attend the event. For more information on travel and accommodation please click here: https://www.eventexpressuk.com/e/barber-connect-2024/

Total visitors

5,000 +

Countries of Origin

58

Database

34,000 Barbers

Social Following

over 150k

Barber Connect is Europe's largest barbering event. It is the perfect place to meet barbers, barbershop owners and distributors as you launch new products and raise your brand profile.

From some of the world's largest to independent brands; Barber Connect brings together businesses and the most talented, creative professionals.

Using the form below, enquire about exhibiting at Barber Connect.

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