CIFM / interzum guangzhou will be held from March 28-31, at the Pazhou Complex in the southern Chinese city.
Global furniture trade for 2016 and 2017 is expected to expand by one and five percent respectively, with value for this year reaching US$149 billion and Asia registering particularly strong growth, based on data from the Milan-based Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL).
Spanning 16 halls in an area of 140,000m2, over 1,200 exhibiting companies will gather at this flagship event of the industry. Among them, 26% are from 37 countries and regions. Some 67,000 visitors from more than 100 countries and regions are expected to attend this event.
There will be nine national pavilions from Germany, US/Canada, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, the American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood, the Export Promotion Bureau of Chile (ProChile) and French Timber.
This year, a number of exhibitors from Latvia, Romania, Estonia and Ukraine have chosen CIFM / interzum guangzhou as their first point of entry into the China market, bringing with them new products.
Some of the renowned brands include: Wellex, Dongtai, Nanxing, Nantong, Lianrou, Yuantian (China); American Softwoods, Leggett & Platt, HB Fuller (US); French Timber (France); Titus (UK); Repon (Taiwan); Boyteks Tekstil, Comfytex (Turkey); Bekaert, Artilat, Latexco (Belgium); SCM, Italiana Ferramenta, Sige, Ferwood, ICA, Servetto (Italy); Homag, IMA, Leitz, Beckhoff, GreCon, Leuco, Duerkopp, Rehau, Schattdecor, Kleiberit, Lehmann, Vauth-Sagel, Pytha, Renolit, Pollmeier, Okin Refined (Germany); Urufor (Uruguay); Cyber Lock (Thailand); Ecoid (Korea); and Alvic (Spain); Matilda (Australia); Strongwood (Latvia); Meklar (Estonia) and Ecowood (Romania).
A series of engaging seminars and forums will take place over the first two days of the exhibition. Hadi Yaman, marketing manager of Deco Decorative, deliver a keynote speech on Aeroplanes to Homes: How Laminates change our lives. Gökmen Kara of Turkey-based Boyteks Tekstil will speak about the technological innovation of mattress ticking, while Grupo Alvic from Spain will share its unique UV matte and high gloss surfaces.
The Renolit Group will hold its 2016/2017 annual Global Color Trends Conference themed “Wind Poems”. The company’s Color Road team monitors global developments and defines the most important future colour codes for all sorts of application areas. Every year, Trend Service predicts the latest colour trends for different markets, including Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America, based on international research and dialogue with the experts from various fields.
The Group’s chief designer and director of the US Color Marketing Group, Monika Fecht, will shed light on the up-and-coming colours of the year. These trends will be important design elements for new product development.