CIFM/interzum guangzhou to be rescheduled to July 27 – 30, 2020

14-04-2020
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Due to the on-going novel coronavirus pandemic, Koelnmesse has issued an announcement on Jan 31 postponing CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2020, which was originally scheduled to be held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex) from March 28-31.

At present, the virus is being effectively controlled in China with the gradual resumption of everyday life and production. After carefully analysing the situation and consulting the relevant stakeholders, the organiser has decided to reschedule this year’s edition of CIFM/interzum guangzhou to July 27-30. The exhibition will still be held alongside the China International Furniture Fair (Office Show), also known as CIFF (Office Show). Comprising two segments, the first installation of CIFF, featuring home furniture, will take place about a week earlier from July 18-21.

The decision is made with the consideration of the health and safety of all exhibitors and attendees in mind. With the significant improvement of the situation, the emergency response level of major public health emergencies in Guangdong province has been downgraded from first level to second level since Feb 26. Furthermore, on March 19, China reported zero new locally transmitted and suspected cases for the first time since the outbreak. As of April 2, there were less than 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in mainland China, and fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases outside Hubei province.

China's prevention and control measures have achieved positive results, and economic operations are returning to normal at an accelerated pace. The impact of the pandemic will not change the fundamentals of China's long-term positive economic growth. With consumption currently delayed or suppressed, there is expected to be compensatory growth after the episode. This trend is poised to drive the recovery of China's furniture manufacturing industry.

As Asia's largest and most comprehensive trade exhibition for woodworking machinery, furniture manufacturing and interior decor, CIFM/interzum guangzhou is confident to continue to play the role of an efficient trading platform to provide impetus for the industry.


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