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interzum guangzhou 2008: Exhibition space of 60,000sqm fully snapped up by more than 650 exhibitors

With all exhibition booths sold, interzum guangzhou 2008 is assured of an even bigger success than before

Guangzhou, China, 7 December 2007 - interzum guangzhou 2008, the fifth edition of Asia’s most comprehensive woodworking machinery and furniture production trade fair, will be held at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou from 27 to 30 March 2008.

All the available exhibition booths occupying a total exhibition space of 60,000 sqm have already been sold to more than 700 exhibitors. Despite this, over 60 organisations are still on the waiting list for exhibition space currently. With a significant 100% increase in exhibition space from 30,000 sqm in 2007, interzum guangzhou 2008 will be one of Asia’s largest trading platforms for the woodworking industry.

With such a sell-out response to exhibitors from all over the world, participants can anticipate an even more exciting agenda from the organizers in the coming show. “We are expecting to see a high quality of exhibitors and visitors to interzum guangzhou 2008. This will be an event with very strong brands coming together to share their latest innovation. Other than having many of our exhibitors returning next year, the support and enthusiasm from new exhibitors will spur us to organize a better show in 2008,” said Michael Dreyer, Vice President Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse.

Returning exhibitors are positive about the opportunities that the event would bring. “interzum guangzhou is an ideal event to build our brand awareness among international buyers. We have been participating for the past three years and every year, we have managed to establish new business partners, while rekindling old ones at the same time,” remarked Franky Fan of Bekaert Textiles.

First-time exhibitors are also looking forward to interzum guangzhou 2008. “interzum guangzhou is improving each year, and it is a significant platform for foreign players to leverage in order to enter the Chinese market. China is a key market for our company, and we are confident that we can reach out to our target market through this event,” said Waiman Suen, Director, Wright of Hong Kong.

With an extensive but highly targeted worldwide marketing and promotional campaign, interzum guangzhou 2008 is expected to attract over 50,000 local and international trade visitors and buyers from the following sectors:

- DIY (Do-it-yourself) and BIY (Build-it-yourself)

- Furniture manufacturing

- Furniture wholesale and retail

- Interior design

- Institutions

- Wood and plastic processing

- Wood and plastic trading

In addition to returning international pavilions from Germany, Italy, Taiwan and the USA, there will also be supporting seminar programs, where the newest trends and technologies in the furniture industry, such as the voice recognition system, honeycomb technology and kitchen intelligence, will be showcased. English-Chinese translation services will be provided.

interzum guangzhou 2008 will ride on the success of interzum guangzhou 2007, which boasts a total participation of 45,371 visitors, 514 exhibitors from 25 countries as well as overwhelming audience response for some of its side events. interzum guangzhou 2008 is an integral part of a series of interzum events for the global woodworking, machinery, raw materials and furniture production industries.

Organized by Koelnmesse GmbH and China Foreign Trade Center, this trade event is a one-stop forum for participants, providing an international avenue of business opportunities for buyers and manufacturers. interzum guangzhou 2008 will be held in conjunction with the renowned China International Furniture Fair and Hometextile China.

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About Koelnmesse GmbH

As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse GmbH 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, interzum Moscow/Interkomplekt and Orgatec. With over 80 years experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, koelnmesse brings forth an unrivalled skill-set and expertise needed to develop interzum guangzhou into one of the premier international furniture production trade show in Asia.

About China Foreign Trade Center (Group)

China Foreign Trade Center (Group) is a highly qualified and experienced exhibition company. For more than 40 years, it has organized the Chinese Commodities Fair, the largest trade fair in China. China Foreign Trade Center (Group) is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair. Affiliated to China Foreign Trade Center (Group), China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition Corporation (CFTGE) is one of the most reputable exhibition companies with the longest history in China. Its main business scope consists of undertaking, organizing, co-organizing large-scale international exhibitions and facilitating Chinese participation in leading exhibition overseas.