Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The 37th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), one of the world’s largest furniture exhibition, will be held in two phases: the first, from March 18 to 21, and the second, from March 28 to 31. All eyes of the industry will be on Guangzhou as CIFF will be underway that is regarded as a business platform and an essential meeting place for all those operating in the sector.
More than 4,000 exhibitors from 32 countries have registered for the fair. Visitors from over 190 countries are expected to come. The exhibition space has been increased from 680 thousand to 750 thousand square meters.
Phase one of CIFF 2016 in Guangzhou focuses on the topic of “Whole-Home-Decor”: a full range of solutions, from individual furniture items to complete furnishing solutions, from classic to modern styles, a showcase displaying the evolution and integration of furniture decoration.
The 370,000 square metres of the China Import & Export Fair complex are divided into topic-based pavilions: the International Brand Hall of Home Furniture, which will increase its displaying area to 30,000 sq. m. with hundreds of brands from US, Italy, France, UK, Singapore, Turkey, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.; the Design Hall, Soft Decoration Sector, Custom-made Furniture and Kids & Teenagers Furniture Sector. For the first time this year, the PWTC Expo complex is also being used. Standing next to the main exhibition halls, this complex houses the Outdoor & Leisure sector, in 6 pavilions, therefore extending the exhibition area by a further 70,000 square meters.
During the second phase of CIFF 2016 in Guangzhou, the focus will be on the office environment and public spaces, with a range of innovative products, and with the aim of facilitating interactions between manufacturers and buyers. An area of 350,000 sq. m. will showcase office furniture and chairs, furniture for hotels, metal furniture, furniture for public spaces and waiting areas, accessories, row materials and machinery for the furniture industry.
In view of the growing requirement for interaction between technology and furniture, either in the home, for the garden, office or hotel, the 37th edition of CIFF focuses on the concept of “smart furniture”. Topic-based events and forums provide inspiration for discussion and trace out future scenarios.