Published on : Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Exhibitor space in most of the 18 halls is nearly fully booked. Major suppliers have taken up bigger booths to upgrade their displays with more variety and new products at Putra World Trade Centre and new co-venue, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).
Covering an extensive range of home and office solutions and as well as Malaysia’s renowned wood furniture, MIFF 2018 has already signed up 550 Malaysian and foreign exhibitors including a third new companies and Malaysian industry big names such as Poh Huat Furniture, Lii Hen, Merryfair, Eurochairs and Wegmans.
With the show expanding by 25% to 100,000 square metres from last year, the overall number is set to surpass 600 exhibitors. Almost 20,000 visitors from 132 countries attended the 2017 edition. More are expected to pack this year’s show sporting the lively tagline “Design Connects People”.
The focus on design to drive business growth sees new features such as designRena with a dedicated 15,000 sqm show floor for 50 top Malaysian manufacturers, the return of MIFF Office following its successful run as the largest office solutions in Southeast Asia last year and the new to launch MIFF Timber Mart to connect manufacturers with global timber suppliers.
The Sofa Hall, a popular attraction in the show, will be enlarged at its new home in MITEC to accommodate more exhibitors. Companies confirmed so far include SWS, Isella and Fella Design.
To facilitate and further enhance visitor experience, show organiser UBM Malaysia is paying extra attention to ensure a seamless flow through the rearranged exhibition halls in the two venues to make it a breeze for buyers to source and find the right suppliers.
Ms Karen Goi, MIFF General Manager, said, “We will create greater interactive experiences for visitors as the show is significantly bigger. MIFF 2018 promises buyers greater opportunities for them to source all the furniture they want under one roof. We already have a big list of exhibitors lined up – the best of Malaysian manufacturers and suppliers – bringing their latest new products and innovative designs and more are expected.”