• Presenting 1,095 exhibitors, 251 international companies from 28 countries and regions, 8 pavilions
• Engaging activities await at international halls (14.1 & 15.1)
Some 1,095 leading woodworking and furniture manufacturers from 28 countries and regions have gathered at Asia’s most attended trade fair for the industry – CIFM / interzum guangzhou. Imported from Germany, the 130,000-square meter show which throws open its doors today is celebrating its tenth anniversary in the China business with the highest numbers ever recorded for exhibitors and the area occupied.
Booth spaces at the international halls were reportedly booked out four months in the lead up to the show opening by 251 exhibitors hailing from 28 countries and regions: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, the United States and Vietnam.
In addition, this year’s show sees a stronger group participation with eight pavilions. Joining the ranks of group exhibitors from Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the U.S./Canada and the American Hardware Export Council is the Malaysian Timber Council which is making their first appearance at interzum guangzhou.
"In the past few years, the furniture market has been in the adjustment phase, yet, the overall growth in the scale of the show reflects the persistence of the exhibitors. Faced with a slow market, branding has become the most important task at hand for them. This year’s exhibitor number has increased by 38 companies, once again proving the high recognition for CIFM / interzum guangzhou. On visitor promotion, the international halls features a series of exciting activities which we are confident of active buyer participation," said Michael Dreyer, Vice President Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse GmbH – co-organizer of the show.
The industry’s flagship event is a major marketplace for the trade in both Asia and China featuring a comprehensive range of related goods. The international halls consist of three halls with Hall 11.1 at Area B of the Pazhou Complex dedicated to machinery products such as woodworking machinery, tools and other machinery. Area C showcases hardware, components and fitting at Hall 14.1 while Hall 15.1 is designated as the raw materials hall featuring materials and equipment for upholstery and bedding, wood products and adhesives, materials and equipment for interior design.
Value-added services at PIAZZA for better visiting experience
Besides refining product offerings, the lineup of supporting activities and enhanced services at the PIAZZA (Lounge for international halls) aims to wow visitors.
Armed with the PIAZZA voucher, which can be obtained upon registering at Hall 16.1, visitors will be able to redeem a souvenir from Hall 14.1 after collecting two stamps on the voucher at Hall 14.1 and Hall 15.1 respectively.
The voucher also entitles attendees to a complimentary beverage or a glass of wine at the PIAZZA’s mini wine bar stocked by Five Star (Hong Kong) Winery In't Ltd.
On top of that, the PIAZZA boasts a meeting area, equipped with free Internet service.
Seminars at PIAZZA to spotlight originality and innovation
Two key forums taking place on Mar 28 and Mar 29 will revolve around original technology and products, and the trending furniture raw materials and design respectively.
Some of the speakers poised to share their expertise include industry experts from trade associations as well as senior executives and experienced technicians from furniture production and raw material enterprises, such as Andrea Barban, Asia Area Manager of Alpi from Italy, Dale Robertson, Director of Integrated Furniture Technologies, Matthias Haasler, Business Director and Dr Uwe Kraemer, Technical Director, both from the Furniture Components Division of Germany’s Rehau, Ursula Geismann, General Manager of the Confederation of the German Woodworking and Furniture Industries and Nicolas Serrano, Director of ProChile.
A resource area packed with the latest publications on innovative designs and concepts located between Hall 14.1 and Hall 15.1 offers interested readers a quick update on key industry trends.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2013 runs through Saturday. The Visitor Registration Center can be located at Hall 16.1 of Area C.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2012
27-30 March 2012
China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou)
International Halls: Area B: Hall 11.1
Area C: Hall 14.1 & 15.1
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 International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany. 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 CIFM / interzum guangzhou into 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.