Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017
FIMMA Brasil, one of the world’s largest trade fair for the furniture sector, held its official opening on the afternoon of Tuesday, the 28th, in a ceremony that brought together various authorities of Brazil, in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul.
At this inagration, the President of the fair, Rogério Francio, spoke about the challenges of holding the event in one of the worst economic times experienced by Brazil and by the productive sector, with recession, the domestic market shrinking, political and institutional crisis, high tax burden, unemployment, lack of credit and investments. “Do not let us shoot and seek with a participative management, excellence from participating industries,” he said.
In his speech, the executive stressed the importance of FIMMA Brasil and the features that are defining the edition 2017: professionalism, resilience, management, innovation and opportunities.
Francio also stressed the importance of the seven actions strategically developed and directed to the industry, exhibitors, businessmen, architects, designers, specifiers, small entrepreneurs, academics and opinion makers: Buyer Project Image Project, FIMMA Joiner, Furniture Workshop, Seminar Industry 4.0, NR 12 Seminar and Innovation Lab.
According to the president of FIMMA Brasil 2017, the goal that permeated the entire organisation of work was an amazing event. “I feel honoured to be part of this big and bold design. The fair is ready! From now we will be supporting that industry and industry professionals make the most of every opportunity here assembled. ”
On the occasion, the president of MOVERGS – promoter of the fair, Volnei Benini, spoke about the special meeting that furniture sector will have these four days. “FIMMA Brazil puts manufacturers in touch with what is most current in the industry: product innovation in global technology and especially access to information, knowledge and sustainability.”
Benini stressed that the furniture industry has, at its core, a commitment to take a proactive stance in the face of obstacles. “We are a sector that invests, creates jobs, qualified manpower, enables its employees to meet the challenge of global competition. It could not be different because of this attitude depends on their survival. But that does not mean we do not need the support of governments to continue generating wealth and contributing to the growth of our country,” he said, noting that the private sector through business, and its entities, is doing its part to improve the national economy.
The president of MOVERGS, the holding of this 13th edition shows for the sector and public entities that there are alternatives for development. “The crisis and opportunities go together. We devoted ourselves and sweat a lot to make a trade with the size of FIMMA Brazil, the 5th largest industry in the world. We are working very hard and together to make it the 4th in the world ranking.”
The president of Abimóvel, Daniel Lutz, pointed out that the last three years have been crucial to the furniture industry in the country. “The industry is doing its part and this can be seen at the fair, which is a source of great pride. Are challenges and demands that have been overcome together,“ he said.