“Highest” visitor turnout for CIFF Guangzhou 2024

Visitor turnout for CIFF Guangzhou 2024 was the highest since 2019 edition

CIFF Guangzhou concluded back in late March with what is reported to be the “highest number of exhibitors and visitors ever”, with 4,700 exhibitors and 363,449 trade visitors, 11.8% and 22.06% respectively more than the 2019 edition.

Among the visitors, there are 51,205 international ones, hailing from 178 countries, a 43.11% increase compared to 2019.

This, according to the organisers, solidifies “CIFF’s position as the world’s largest furniture fair and the most important and comprehensive business and product research platform in Asia”.

The 53rd CIFF Guangzhou 2024 showed four improvements in terms of scale, product range, offering quality, and business opportunities, providing an opportunity to learn about the latest trends in design, discover aspects of furniture made in China and its business potential, and create business relationships between professionals from all over the world and increasingly qualified exhibitors.

Divided into two phases for an exhibition event lasting a total of eight days, the 53rd edition represented the entire supply chain of the furniture industry.

The exhibition comprised even better-designed booths offering products of growing sophistication in terms of materials and details, responding to recent market demands. An event tailored to the needs of influential buyers from all the world’s major markets, CIFF also attracted countless interior designers interested in discovering new trends and the highest quality standards for both the home and the workplace.

Visitors were met with an a range of exhibitions, lectures, and forums involving designers, journalists, and curators. This not only created a communication platform positioned to lead the development of new trends, but also provided networking opportunities, facilitating fruitful exchanges and forging collaborations.

The first phase, dedicated to Home Furniture, took place from 18-21 Mar, showcasing home furnishings, decorations and textiles for the home, and outdoor and leisure furniture systems.

The second phase, from 28-31 Mar, focused on office furniture and commercial spaces as well as machinery, materials, and components for the furniture industry.

Alongside CIFF was CIFM/interzum guangzhou, which presented solutions in the production of machinery, materials, and components indispensable for the increasingly smart evolution of the furniture industry.

The Materials section placed special emphasis on original surface design, proposing new trends in furniture and interior design. The Hardware section set new standards in the production of high-end furniture for ever smarter homes. With a focus on the use of artificial intelligence and integrated solutions, the Machinery section became the benchmark for innovation and digital transformation in the furniture industry.

The next edition of CIFF Guangzhou and CIFM/interzum guangzhou is planned for 18-21 Mar 2025 for the first phase, and 28-31 Mar 2025 for the second phase.