53rd CIFF Guangzhou returns

CIFF 2023, which was held at the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou Pazhou, the same location as CIFF 2024

The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou is set to return next year in two phases, as per previous editions: First phase from 18-21 Mar 2024, and the second phase from 28-31 Mar.

The two phases will be organised by product sector, proposing a new exhibition layout to optimise the space, which has been further expanded to 830,000m2 to better meet the needs of the anticipated 380,000 visitors, according to the organisers.

The first phase is dedicated to home furnishings. In the Home Furniture sector, no fewer than five pavilions in Area A of the Canton Fair Complex will showcase the latest trends in home furnishing, attracting interior designers, distributors, and purchasing managers from both Chinese and international large-scale projects.

Eight pavilions in Area B will feature the Sofa & Bed theme with important brands whose production, OEM/ODM services, and ‘one-stop’ solutions are particularly in demand among international buyers.

The Dining & Living world will feature 600 exhibitors occupying 150,000m2 and 17 pavilions in Areas C and E (of the Poly World Trade Centre (PWTC) Expo), and will be dedicated to meeting the demands of international buyers.

The Homedecor & Hometextile sector, with its 700 exhibitors and 85,000m2 of exhibition space, will be relocated to the eight new pavilions in Area D ready to receive international traders, retailers, designers, and interior decorators looking for home accessories, decorative lighting, ceramics, glassware, paintings and illustrations, furnishing fabrics, curtains, carpets, bed linens and cushions, and more.

The Outdoor Furniture, Sunshade and Leisure sector will be attended by 300 exhibitors occupying five pavilions in Area B, featuring garden tables, chairs, and awnings as well as leisure equipment and decorations mainly dedicated to exports.

The second phase will present Office and Commercial Space, dedicated to office furniture and commercial design with over 1,000 exhibitors and 240,000m2 of exhibition space.

Workplace systems and seating, trends and solutions for the smart office as well as for public, commercial, and school spaces, and furniture for medical care and for the needs of the older people will be on display in the eight new Area D pavilions, in all 13 Area A pavilions, and in three Area B pavilions, meeting the interests and needs of designers, international trade professionals, and contractors.

At the same time, CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2024 will host more than 1,400 Chinese and international brands. In 24 pavilions across Areas B and C, it will showcase technologies, machinery, materials, surfaces, and components for the development of the furniture industry, dedicated to international manufacturers and traders.

CIFF will also host thematic events; design exhibitions, seminars, and conferences in line with megatrends.

The CMF Trend Lab has more than 100 institutions, designers, and design brands who will exhibit over 500 objects with the aim of demonstrating how sustainable and high-quality development is determined by the use of materials

The D2M Lab will present 100 chairs designed by 100 Chinese designers.

The Firefly Museum Children’s Space integrates architecture, education, interior design, art, and design with childhood imagination to improve the environments in which children grow up.

China Smart Sleep Exhibition brings together different expertise to promote smart sleep.

The Global Garden Life Festival, hosting Denmark as this year’s guest-of-honour, aims to encourage people to use outdoor spaces and reconnect with nature.

And the Office Environment Theme Pavilion will present five independent spaces — Greenery Garden, Back in Time, Matrix World, Colourful, and Think Zone — offering visitors a new point of view determined by the combination of spaces, furniture, colours, and art objects.

The organisers highlight the InterBiz Club project, which is aimed at making visits to the trade fair even easier and offering even more services to international buyers, both for the eight days of the fair, and online for the entire year.

Visitors and buyers can reportedly access the trade fair complex, main events, VIP lounges easily, where they can meet clients, rest, and eat, adequate hotel solutions, and free transport services, as well as participation in dedicated business events and B2B meetings.

Furthermore, to facilitate and strengthen the relationship between exhibitors and visitors, CIFF will organise factory visits for selected companies based on buyer requests.

This service, which also includes arrangements for transport, accommodation, meals, and interpreters, will be available both in March during CIFF and throughout the year on request through the contact details available on the website.