Guangzhou, China / 05 September 2017
Asia’s largest and most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture materials and interior decor trade fair will be staged again from March 28-31 at the China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou Complex) in Guangzhou with an additional feature zone in response to shifting trends from mass produced standard furniture.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018 has recently announced the debut of a Customization zone as younger homeowners - led by the post-80s and 90s groups – are increasingly seeking unique designs and favor custom furniture in a bid to increase utilization rate of their homes amid rocketing property prices in first and second-tier Chinese cities.
This industry segment is expected to continue to grow at an annual rate of 18 percent or more. By 2020, the market value is estimated to reach 160.6 billion yuan.
The flexible production cycle of customized furniture also means manufacturing in small batches, a shorter delivery cycle, reduced costs and improved productivity.
Recognizing its growth potential, the feature zone aims to serve as a comprehensive reflection of the challenges and opportunities brought about by customization trends in the furniture industry, and provide a one-stop shop for buyers by bringing together high-quality hardware components, wood panels, counter tops and machinery suppliers for furniture production.
In addition, a list of “Top 50 Quality Custom Furniture Suppliers" will be selected and announced during the event.
International zone booth spaces selling out
Nearly 90 percent of the booth spaces at the International zone have been booked. Some 100 exhibitors from abroad will participate under the 9 national pavilions from Germany, USA / Canada, Turkey, Italy, Chile, French Timber, Canada Wood, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – both from the United States.
Other leading brands slated to make a comeback in 2018 include:
Woodworking Machinery & Tools& Tools
IMA, Leitz, Vollmer, GreCon, Leuco, AKE, Hans Weber, Festool, PYTHA (Germany); SCM, Paolino Bacci, Ferwood, Freud (Italy); Woodtron (Australia)
Upholstery & Machinery for Upholstery & Pneumatic Components
Duerkopp, PFAFF, Adler, Mammut, OKIN, Limoss (Germany); Elektroteks (Turkey); Leggett & Platt (US); LINAK (Denmark); TiMOTION (Taiwan); Lion Rock (UK); ALFA (Switzerland)
Upholstery & Bedding Accessories
Aydin, Boyteks Tekstil, Comfytex (Turkey); Bekaert Deslee, Artilat/Global Textile Alliance/Monks (Belgium); Xinyada (China); Ateja (Indonesia); Jacquard (Thailand);
Hardware, Components & Fittings
Italiana Ferramenta, Sige, FGV, SERVETTO, CINETTO (Italy); Nan Juen/Repon, King Slide (Taiwan); Titus (UK); Cyber Lock (Thailand); Sugatsune (Japan); harn (Malaysia); Lehmann (Germany);
Wood Products & Adhesives
Urufor (Uruguay); Pollmeier, Kleiberit (Germany); American Softwoods, H. B. Fuller, ProChile (Chile); Lignadecor (Turkey); Bostik, French Timber (France);
Materials and Accessories for Interior Decor
Alvic, Lamigraf (Spain); Rehau, Schattdecor, Covestro, RENOLIT (Germany); ICA, Ebanisteria Marelli (Italy); ECOID (Korea); Tece Dekor, Kastamonu (Turkey).
The last edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou took up a total area of 150,000 square meters and spanned 17 exhibition halls, attracting 1,396 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, and 83,356 visitors from 114 countries and regions.
Online pre-registration for visitors is now open. To learn more about CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018, 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.