A buyer-centric show with extensive overseas exhibitor representation, new feature zones and industry-focused supporting events
The seventh edition of interzum guangzhou / CIFM, opens today at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. Despite an increase of two halls to make up a total of ten halls, this year’s trade fair was again sold out weeks before the show opened its doors, with a substantial number of companies on wait list. 887 exhibiting companies showcasing an international mix of the latest technology in furniture production and woodworking take up 100,000 sqm, representing a 17 percent increase in exhibitor numbers and 25 percent increase in gross exhibition space compared with 2009.
This year, exhibitors come from 24 countries and regions including Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, the USA and Vietnam.
Returning country pavilions this year include the Germany, Italy and the USA. In addition, the USA pavilion, headed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will continue to bring with them company representatives from Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi to showcase North America’s latest furniture production materials and technology.
“In challenging times, it is essential to keep on top of the latest developments and to maintain a strong relationship with the industry. It being another sellout show in 2010 indicates that, interzum guangzhou, has once again proven itself to be Asia’s most comprehensive woodworking machinery and furniture production trade fair, and the definitive one-stop platform for participants to meet buyers, manufacturers and suppliers from all vertical sectors of the furniture manufacturing, production and design industries”, said Michael Dreyer, Vice President Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse on the expansion and new features of interzum Guangzhou / CIFM.
The first day of interzum guangzhou / CIFM sees the debut of three newly added feature zones in the International Hall (Hall 11.2):
• the Materials and Components for Upholstery & Bedding zone with displays including surface materials, textile materials, filling materials and components, PVC, mattresses and linens, electric equipment and various other bedding manufacturing machinery and accessories;
• the Materials and Components for Interior Works zone with displays including wood and wood products, parquets, laminates, veneers, corks, floor coverings, surface treatments and adhesives; and
• the Furniture Hardware and Components zone featuring a full spectrum of hardware and components for furniture production.
These three feature zones aim to further enrich the product categories and to provide an even more effective sourcing platform for all participants.
Another not-to-be-missed highlight is a series of specially tailored seminars which is currently conducted alongside the trade exhibition under the joint efforts of the Organizers. The seminar is divided into three forums:
The Technology forum today aims to introduce new technology such as wood cutting, abrasive and polishing and its application in the furniture industry.
The Market and Interior Design forum to be held tomorrow (28th March, Sunday) will focus on environmental protection, energy saving and emission reductio.n, It provides a discussion platform among senior personnel from industrial bodies such as the China Furniture Association, the Guangdong Furniture Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and leading enterprises. The General Manager of the National Confederation of German Woodworking and Furniture Industries (HDH), Ms. Ursula Geismann, will for the first time attend the interzum guangzhou / CIFM seminar as a special guest. The Innovative Development forum to be held on the same day is to discuss the role of raw materials and accessories in the advancement of the furniture industry.
On 29th March there will be an exhibitor technology exchange on edge-banding technology, and a Q&A interaction session will await the participation of seminar delegates.
Organized by Koelnmesse and the China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), interzum guangzhou / CIFM will continue to run for the next three days until 30th March.
For more information, please visit www.interzum-guangzhou.com
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished interzum, imm and Orgatec in Cologne, Germany and interzum Moscow/Interkomplekt in Russia. With over 80 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop interzum Guangzhou / CIFM into one of the premier international furniture production trade show in Asia.
About China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is a highly qualified and experienced exhibition company. For more than 50 years, it has organized the China Import and Export Fair, the largest trade fair in China. China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou)), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair.