Guangzhou, China / 28 March 2019
Grey or white, hard or soft, sliding or pulling, bamboo or cotton, smooth or textured? These are the questions that furniture makers and interior designers ask themselves everyday.
It’s Visitors to this year’s CIFM / interzum guangzhou may have to plan for a longer stay as the event – touted as Asia’s largest and most comprehensive trade fair for the woodworking machinery, furniture production and interiors industry - throws open its doors today in southern China with a boosted list of featured brands and exhibitors.
Happening concurrently with the internationally renowned China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), both events cover the entire value chain of the furniture industry.
Occupying 150,000 square meters and spanning 17 halls across Area B and C of the venue, CIFM / interzum guangzhou boasts 1,509 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions. Among them, 1,162 are domestic enterprises while 347 come from abroad. The total number of exhibitors grew by over 3 percent from the previous year. The event proves to be an ideal place to size up the competition for both exhibitors and some 90,000 visitors who are expected to procure at the event.
A major drawcard at CIFM / interzum guangzhou every year, 2019 will showcase eight national pavilions from Germany, Turkey, South Korea, US / Canada and trade associations American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood, French Timber and Malaysian Timber Council together with their respective member companies and their products and solutions.
As a flagship industry exhibition, attendees would expect nothing less of an equally impressive fringe program to complete the experience, and CIFM / interzum guangzhou does not disappoint.
A series of engaging forums and seminars, which serve to sharpen knowledge, offer insight and provide updated industry trends await the seeker.
● Decor Trends 2019 – Schattdecor
● The Application of Smart Household Integrated Solutions on Recliner Chairs – Remacro
● Get MOVING Now！Build Your Desk With a Full Frame Solution – Linak
● Colour Road 19/20 – The Taste of Colours – Renolit
● Innovation in Mattress Ticking - Boyteks Tekstil
● The Application of Pytha-3D-CAD in the Fields of Solid Wood, Shopfitting and Office Furniture - PYTHA Lab GmbH
In addition, representatives from renowned bedding and cabinetry brands in China such as Oppein, Vifa, Boloni and DeRucci will be filling their orders at the business matching sessions and meet with exhibitors one-on-one at the event.
Debuted in 2018, the "20 PLUS 20 Annual List" is an initiative by show organizers to give recognition to exhibitors with outstanding furniture accessories covering categories including upholstery accessories, hardware components, pneumatic components and decorative materials.
Once again, internationally renowned designer and member of the interzum Award jury, Mr. Dick Spierenburg will select this year’s 20 finalists together with an expert judging committee. A dedicated display area showcasing the winning products is open to all visitors.
"20 PLUS 20 Annual List" 2018/2019:
● SIMALFA® 360
ALFA Klebstoffe AG
● LUXE – ZENIT - SYNCRON
Aydin Tekstil Ticaret ve Pazarlama A.S.
● GRAPHENE MATTRESS TICKING
Boyteks Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.S.
● KNITTED MATTRESS TICKING
Freitas Irmaos, LDA.
● EGGER edging products
Fritz Egger Business Consulting (Shanghai) CO., Ltd
● PW866-The High Performance Allrounder for Profile Wrapping
Henkel (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
● Latex Mattress – L'A Dome – L'A Dome 系列
Lien A Co., Ltd
● DPG Desk Panel
LINAK (Shenzhen) Actuator Systems Ltd.
● Cosy Motion Mechanism
Lion Rock Group Holdings Limited
● Solaris UC
LS Lighting Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
● Vita Talalay
Radium Foam B.V.
Samet Kalip ve Madeu Esya Saniyi VE Ticaret A.S.
● Lumber core plywood panel
Saveplac Plywood Srl
● Digital printing paper
Schattdecor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
● LIN-X hinge of planar door-shifting system
Sugatsune Shanghai Co., Ltd.
● Gas Spring Lift-O-Mat & Block- O- Lift
● Flat forming
Strategic implications of the Greater Bay Area
Riding on the wave of the recently opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and China’s latest strategic region of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, mature global furniture trade fairs like CIFM / interzum guangzhou are poised to provide fresh impetus for trade and economic growth.
“China is one of the largest furniture production bases in the world, and the potential for economic growth is unprecedented especially with the establishment of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area. This is expected to further propel interzum guangzhou to an unparalleled position to become an important bridge between China and the world’s furniture industry.
“China is one of the largest furniture production bases in the world, and the potential for economic growth is unprecedented especially with the establishment of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area. This is the reason for the unparalleled position of interzum Guangzhou in being an important bridge between China and the world’s furniture industry. I believe exhibitors and visitors alike greatly benefit from this exhibition." said Mr. Denis Steker, Vice President International / Outbound Fairs of Koelnmesse GmbH.
Exhibitors at CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2019 hail from these 35 countries and regions:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Gabon, the Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vietnam.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2019 will be held until March 31 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex). 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. 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.