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CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 opens with unprecedented international participation

Guangzhou, China / March 28, 2016

The stage is set for Asia’s most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design trade event as the industry gathers at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou), in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which runs today through Thursday. As an integral part of the famed China International Furniture Fair (Office Show), over 67,000 visitors from around the world are anticipated to descend at CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016.

Billed as the “one-stop” sourcing platform for the trade in the region, the four-day event occupies 140,000 square meters and features 1,243 companies, of which 313 hail from 38 countries and regions, accounting for 26 percent of all exhibitors.

Nine national pavilions from Germany, US/Canada, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, the American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood, the Export Promotion Bureau of Chile (ProChile) and French Timber are out to attract eyeballs with their wide array of products in this edition.

"This is the 13th edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou, and since its inauguration in 2004, it remains the only satellite event of interzum in China. As the show continues to evolve and expand, I am very pleased to see CIFM / interzum guangzhou serve as platform for high quality brands from abroad to enter the China market and gain market awareness and recognition."

“This year, we have once again noticed a number of newcomers whose products will soon appear on the domestic market,” said Michael Dreyer, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Koelnmesse GmbH.

Some of the renowned brands at the event 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); Matilda (Australia); Strongwood (Latvia); Meklar (Estonia) and Ecowood (Romania).

A series of engaging seminars and forums will take place over the first two days of the exhibition to impart knowledge on the latest consumer likings and products. Offering more insights into future trends in the afternoon of the opening day is the German Renolit Group, which will hold its 2016/2017 annual Global Color Trends Conference, themed “Wind Poems”.

The company’s Color Road team monitors global developments and defines the most important future color codes for all sorts of application areas. Every year, Trend Service predicts the latest color trends for the different markets, including Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America, based on international research and in dialogue with the experts from various fields.

Chief designer and director of the United State’s Color Marketing Group, Monika Fecht, will shed light on the up-and-coming colors of the year.

As a reliable beacon, Color Road shows the way into the future and helps to stay on step ahead by accurately identifying trends. As the navigational instrument of the product development, the trends become important design elements for the new product development.

An official forum on March 29 themed “The History & Trends of Furniture Surface Materials” will see the, Marketing Manager of Deco Deco Decorative Architectural Co., Ltd. Mr. Hadi Yaman, deliver a keynote speech on the topic of how laminates transform the lives of people from the field of aerospace to home improvement, and Group Alvic from Spain share with attendees its unique lacquered matte and high gloss paint, while Dr Gökmen Kara of Turkey-based Boyteks Tekstil will speak about the technological innovation of mattress fabric.

Set to impress all, no expense is spared by the show organizers in delivering an unparalleled, all-round participation experience, including providing complimentary beverages at the PIAZZA Lounge as well as souvenir and gift redemption programs for international hall visitors (Hall 12.1, 14.1 and 15.1).

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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.