Guangzhou, China / 17 January 2019
In its continuous efforts to stay ahead of market trends, Asia’s largest trade fair for furniture production, woodworking machinery and interiors is ready to cater to the tide of industry development come March 28.
With a strong lineup of activities covering key areas such as Industry 4.0, intelligent production and the huge demand for cross-platform cooperation, CIFM / interzum guangzhou will be the focal point of more than 1,500 exhibitors from home and abroad as well as the global furniture manufacturing industry.
A magnet for international organizations & brands
The German pavilion will feature a number of furniture production companies including Lehmann, Jowat and GreCon. Similarly, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) pavilion will bring together premium wood suppliers from the United States, including American Lumber, Baillie Lumber, Northwest Hardwoods and Blue Mountain Hardwood. Also jostling for presence is Canada Wood who will be exhibiting with several of their member companies. Not to be outdone, the Malaysian Timber Council and French Timber, together with pavilions from Turkey, US/Canada and South Korea will also bring with them the finest products from their respective countries to the four-day show.
Among them, the Turkish brands are a highlight of this year's edition. In recent years, the Turkish furniture industry has evolved into a driving force of the local economy. Thanks to global integration, various reforms and innovations, and marketing strategies, Turkish furniture products have successfully elevated their reputation in the international arena and opened up new markets. As another pillar industry of Turkey, the textile industry has promoted the development of the country’s raw materials industry for upholstered furniture. Globally renowned mattress fabric manufacturers including Aydin, Comfytex and Boyteks Tekstil will be present at the show.
The custom furniture trend continues
Aesthetics and quality is gradually taking over practicality in home decor and giving rise to the accelerating adoption of custom furniture and interiors that exude unique personality and living habits of homeowners.
Back by popular demand, the Custom Furniture Suppliers Zone will once again see the gathering of world-renowned suppliers of custom-made furniture and auxiliary materials at International Hall 14.1.
Targeted at custom furniture manufacturers, the feature zone also hopes to provide comprehensive solutions for traditional finished furniture makers looking to transform their product lines. The product categories include: furniture hardware, lamps, and panels.
Paying tribute to innovative furniture accessories
Entering its second year in 2019 the "20 PLUS 20 Annual List" -- interzum guangzhou Outstanding Accessories List will feature internationally renowned designer and member of the interzum Award jury, Mr. Dick Spierenburg, as chairman of the judging committee. Mr. Spierenburg is also the creative director and creative consultant of international furniture and interiors fair imm and renowned office furniture fair Orgatec, both based in Cologne, Germany.
On the opening day, the 20 finalists will be honored during an awards ceremony and the winning products will be prominently displayed at the entrance of International Hall 15.1.
Not “all work and no play”
The afternoon of the third day of the exhibition will be dedicated to connecting people while exploring opportunities in a relaxed setting over delectable snacks and wine for exhibitors and industry insiders. Expected attendees at the networking cocktail event include representatives of international pavilions, invited buyers of Custom Furniture Suppliers Zone, VIP buyer representatives and representatives of exhibitors.
The diversified concurrent activities aim to bring all kinds of products and technologies of the high-end furniture manufacturing industry chain to the production market.
On top of that, exhibitors will be delighted to know that sourcing delegations from Thailand, Malaysia and Peru will be turning up with lists of orders to be filled at interzum guangzhou.
To learn more about CIFM / interzum guangzhou, 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. 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 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.