CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 opens today

CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 opened its doors today to welcome an anticipated 67,000 visitors from around the world. The industry event for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design will gather at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou) in Guangzhou, and run through Thursday. 

AHEC pavilion at Hall 15.1


The four-day event occupies 140,000 square meters and hosts 1,243 companies from 38 countries.

This year, 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 are present to offer an array of products.

Some of the other 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). 

“This is the 13th edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou. As the show continues to evolve and expand, I am very pleased to see CIFM / interzum guangzhou serve as platform for high quality brands from abroad to enter the China market and gain market awareness and recognition,” said Michael Dreyer, vice president Asia-Pacific, Koelnmesse GmbH.

“This year, we noticed a number of newcomers whose products will soon appear on the domestic market.”

Seminars at the fair

A series of seminars and forums will take place over the first two days of the exhibition. The Renolit Group will hold its 2016/2017 annual Global Color Trends Conference themed ‘Wind Poems’, offering insights into future trends

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, based on research with experts from various fields.

Chief designer and director of the United State’s Color Marketing Group, Monika Fecht, will shed light on the up-and-coming colours of the year.

A forum on March 29 themed “The History & Trends of Furniture Surface Materials” will see marketing manager of Deco Deco Decorative Architectural Co., Ltd., Hadi Yaman, deliver a keynote speech on how laminates transform the lives of people from aerospace to home improvement. Group Alvic from Spain will share with attendees its unique lacquered matte and high gloss paint, while Dr Gökmen Kara of Turkey-based Boyteks Tekstil will speak about the technological innovation of mattress fabric.