Guangzhou, China / 15 December 2015
Asia’s largest and most influential furniture production and woodworking trade fair - CIFM / interzum guangzhou - has once again proven its appeal to international industry manufacturers and suppliers with a sold out event in 2016.
Slated to take place from March 28-31 in its namesake city alongside the China International Furniture Fair (Office Show), the combined event will span 16 halls to cover an area of 140,000 square meters. Over 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will gather at this flagship event of the industry.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou attracts visitors from over 120 countries and regions to visit and procure at the event annually, with representatives from furniture manufacturing enterprises accounting for the majority. China, as the world's largest furniture producer as well as furniture consumer market, has been ranked first place for global furniture production for many years.
In 2014, China's furniture export was valued at US$53.1 billion, accounting for 37 percent of the world's total furniture exports. In the past, domestic consumers could only purchase standard furniture, but increasing affluence has raised consumers’ demands for quality and customization. The custom furniture market has maintained a strong growth momentum, occupying more than 40 percent market share.
Conventional furniture purchase focuses on brand and design, but with the development of custom-made furniture, consumers are now also concerned about the raw materials used, such as the kind of wood, surfaces, handles and even hinges and rails. The trend is expected to shift towards the finer details, and high quality, imported furniture materials are poised to be a big hit in the domestic market.
Some of the local and international industry heavyweights to be featured at the 2016 edition include: Wellex, Dongtai, Nanxing, Nantong, Lianrou, Yuantian (China); American Softwoods, Leggett & Platt, HB Fuller (US); French Timber (France); Titus (UK); Repon (Taiwan); Boyteks Tekstil, Comfytex (Turkey); Bekaert, Artilat, Latexco (Belgium); SCM, Italiana Ferramenta, Sige, Ferwood, ICA, Servetto (Italy); Homag, IMA, Leitz, Beckhoff, GreCon, Leuco, Duerkopp, Rehau, Schattdecor, Kleiberit, Lehmann, Vauth-Sagel, Pytha, Renolit, Pollmeier, Okin Refined (Germany); Urufor (Uruguay); Cyber Lock (Thailand); Ecoid (Korea); and Alvic (Spain).
A series of engaging activities aim to enhance the participation experience of exhibitors and visitors alike. On March 29, a forum titled “The History & Trends of Furniture Surface Materials” at the PIAZZA lounge of International Hall 14.1 will seek to impart knowledge on the latest consumer likings and products. Attendees of the forum will stand to win attractive prizes.
In addition, the PIAZZA will now offer complimentary freshly brewed coffee to visitors besides the regular choice of fruit juice and red wine. They will also be pleased to know that they can still stay connected to the Internet with free Wi-Fi in Hall 14.1.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 online visitor pre-registration is currently in full swing. Exclusive benefits await pre-registered visitors. To learn more about the event, 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 and furniPRO ASIA in Singapore. With 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 the premier international furniture production trade show 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 been organizing the China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton 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.