Guangzhou, China / March 28, 2014
The most important event in Asia for the furniture production machinery and raw materials industry, CIFM / interzum guangzhou, throws open its doors today in southern China, bettering its last edition in exhibitor numbers, to feature 1,147 companies this year, and cementing its position as the largest event of its kind in the region. Over 60,000 trade buyers are expected to source at the 130,000-square meter event.
Booth spaces were snapped up as early as three months ago by exhibitors from 32 countries and regions, including Belgium, the UAE, Canada, China, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the US. Among the 280 exhibiting companies from abroad, key show stealers at the international halls are the nine country pavilions helmed by Germany, US / Canada, Italy, Turkey, Chile, Spain, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Canada Wood and the debuting Swedish Wood.
Aimed at enhancing the awareness of wood as a natural, environmental-friendly and renewable form of high quality building material and promoting creativity, a special display in Hall 14.1 featuring winning works of the “Design Innovation - Exploring the Possibilities of Swedish Wood” design contest co-hosted by Swedish Wood and the Department of Architecture of the Shanghai Jiaotong University is also making its first appearance at CIFM / interzum guangzhou.
“This year marks the beginning into a new decade for CIFM / interzum guangzhou. The growth in the number of exhibitors, especially those from overseas as well as the long-term support of regular exhibitors and new companies signifies a high recognition from the industry. We will continue to increase investment in media outreach, sharpen exhibitor and on-site supporting services, business matching activities and related software to provide a better trading platform for all,” said Michael Dreyer, Vice President Asia Pacific of Koelnmesse GmbH, one of the show organizers.
In addition to the various exhibit segments, the international halls visitor lounge, known as the “PIAZZA” and located in Hall 14.1, is where most fringe activities will be taking place.
On Day Two of the trade fair, the PIAZZA will be hosting a series of official forums themed “New Usage Trends of Natural Materials” and will see the Chief Inspector of National Hardwood Lumber Association, Dana Spessert delivering a keynote speech on the topic of “American Hardwoods in Sustainable Design” as well as Ursula Geismann, general manager of the Confederation of the German Woodworking and Furniture Industries offering a sneak peek into the future trends of home design. On top of that, Fan Wenbing, Vice-dean of Shanghai Jiaotong University’s department of architecture will share about the design contest organized jointly with Swedish Wood.
Day Three of the event will feature speakers Onder Honi, Vice General Manager of international leading textile brand, Boyteks Tekstil San. Tic. A. S. from Turkey, and Shu Chang, the sales manager of high-tech hardware components brand, Gentherm from the US, on topics revolving around raw materials for new upholstered furniture and innovative hardware technology respectively. German interior materials giant Rehau will also be hosting a forum for their “RAUKANTEX Laser Edge & RAUVISIO Brilliant” technology at the PIAZZA.
Show participants can get to enjoy other value-added services at the PIAZZA, including a complimentary glass of red wine sponsored by Five Star Winery.
Some of the brand names at CIFM / interzum guangzhou include:
International Machinery (Hall 11.1): Homag, IMA, Vollmer, Duerkopp Adler, Pfaff, SCM, Leitz, Fengchaou, Freud and Emma
Hardware (Hall 14.1): AGT, FGV, Repon, Lion Rock Group, Titus, King Slide, TAKACHIHO KOHEKI, Topslide, Hanstar, Litong, Cyber Lock, Reggar and Italiana Ferramenta
Materials & Textiles (Hall 15.1): Okin Refined, Boyteks Tekstil, Zahonero, Bodet & Horst, ICA, Pollmeier, Tuoch, Bekaert, Jacquard Textile, Latexco, Deslee Clama, AHEC, H.B. Fuller, Schattdecor, Rehau, Tece Dekor, Xinyada and Orchard
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2014 runs today through 1 April at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou).
To learn more about interzum guangzhou, please visit www.interzum-guangzhou.com.
About the Organizers
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 and imm in Cologne, Germany, Rooms Moscow / MIFS in Russia and furniPRO ASIA in Singapore. With over 90 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 one of the premier international furniture production trade shows in Asia.
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
The 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. It is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair.