China International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Raw Materials Fair (CIFM)/interzum guangzhou will return in 2023 from 28-31 Mar, expecting to attract over 1,100 exhibitors and more than 140,000 trade visitors.
Originating from interzum Cologne, interzum guangzhou entered the Chinese market in 2004 and has been joining forces with the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF).
Product exhibits of CIFM/interzum guangzhou cover hardware accessories and components, interior decoration materials and accessories, upholstered furniture production machinery and accessories, wood products and panels, adhesives, coatings and other chemical raw materials as well as woodworking furniture production machinery, equipment and accessories.
Exhibitors expected include: Freud, Hiteco, SCM, Wemhoener, and more to exhibit woodworking machinery; FGV, King Slide, Reggar, and more to exhibit hardware and components; Interprint, LamiGraf, LX Hausys, Rehau, Schattdecor, and more for decorative papers and surfaces; American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), American Softwood, Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), and more for wood materials; Henkel, Kleiberit, IWG, and more for adhesives and chemicals; among others.
Anticipating market demand
According to statistics from iResearch, the post-80s and 90s consumer segment have become the backbone of the market. Their demands for variety, customisation, and environmental sustainability of furniture are constantly emerging, presenting new business opportunities, pushing traditional furniture makers to think out of the box, integrating advanced technologies and applications from abroad to enhance competitiveness, and in turn driving the recovery of the entire industry.
Furthermore, according to the organisers, the industry expects positive developments following the recent release of an action plan by the Chinese government to promote high-quality development of the home furnishing market.
Participants can thus expect an expanded and upgraded upholstery accessories zone in Hall 14.2, Zone C for the new edition of CIFM/interzum guangzhou to accommodate more new technologies and products.
Awards and celebrations
The interzum guangzhou AWARD – 20 PLUS 20 Outstanding Furniture Accessories Annual List aims to attract the participation of furniture accessories enterprises at the exhibition. The winning list has served as a constructive source for guiding and shaping the development of the industry.
Now open for nomination, the award has a jury comprising designer and imm Cologne creative director Dick Spierenburg, as well as European material specialist and member of the Red Dot product design jury panel Dr Sascha Peters.
Selections will be made based on the innovativeness, sustainability, safety and functionality of the nominated products.
Online visitor pre-registration for the exhibition will be available at the end of November.