Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017
Running from September 11 to 14, CIFF will host more than 2,000 exhibitors who will occupy 400,000 square metres of exhibition space at the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai Hongqiao. Around 100,000 professional visitors expected, already 121.3% more pre-registered than in the same period last year. There will also be a richly packed calendar of events to celebrate the 20 years of CIFF activity, with 40 editions, each one memorable for different reasons.
20 years together “Two Decades of Sharing, Two Cities of Excellence”
The 40th anniversary of CIFF celebrates the incredible variety offered, which has allowed the fair to experience 40 editions in an infinite number of different ways. In addition to being hosted in two strategically located Chinese cities, the incredible quantity of commodity sectors (furniture for modern and classic home, furnishing accessories, furnishing fabric, furniture for outdoors and leisure, office furniture, hotel furniture, metal furniture, furniture for public spaces, materials and machinery for the furniture industry) provides a full view of the furniture sector and of the industry as a whole.
With the “Fashion Home, Dream Life” theme, the Home Furniture section will accommodate high-quality and technologically advanced furniture that can improve the quality of domestic life; companies from all over the world will be divided between International Hall, Design Hall, Customized and Smart Home Hall, Modern Furniture Brands, European & American Lifestyles, Sofa Brands, Sofa Premium and Sleep Centre.
With the “Bring Nature Home” theme, in the 30,000 square metres dedicated to this sector, the Outdoor & Leisure section will host approximately 150 companies who can provide complete solutions for both residential and commercial spaces.
The pavilions dedicated to Homedecor & Hometextile will tackle the theme: “Decorate to make your dream come true”, hosting companies who can interpret the new trends in interior decoration.
“Create a Lively Workspace” is the name of the pavilions dedicated to Office Furniture, which is proving to be one of the largest and most important showcases in eastern China.
In the next edition, the Furniture & Raw Material section with the theme of “All you need to make great furniture” will be connected to the Home Furniture section, therefore creating continuity and setting up an integrated trading platform.
The 40th edition of CIFF will also host the awards ceremony for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific 2017, the prestigious design award promoted by CIFF, the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and the US High Point Market. Winners of 16 categories are selected by 19 renowned judges from the world’s furniture design sector, revealing the fascinating charm of oriental design to the world.