IFFS 2016: Pre-registered visitors spike 46%, new show highlights to enhance visitor experience

The number of pre-registered visitors for the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016 / 33rd ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS) has increased 46% from 2015 to 6,263 to date. The event, to be held from 10 to 13 March at the Singapore EXPO, will be co-located with furniPRO Asia and The Décor Show.

To enhance visitors’ experience, IFFS 2016 will present an all-new Outdoor Boulevard that clusters exhibitors with garden or outdoor offerings together in a dedicated area. Gamification, an interactive ‘play area’, will also highlight the multi-functional nature of modern furniture to inspire buyers and furniture designers.

“IFFS is more than just a trade event for business exchange”, said Mr Ernie Koh, Chairman of IFFS Pte Ltd. “We envision our show as a holistic platform that serves to create conversations, stimulate new ideas, and foster business partnerships. Through a series of unique and inspirational feature areas, IFFS 2016 will present a whole new experience for our visitors that is in line with our recent rebrand.”

At IFFS 2016, over 350 furniture manufacturers, furnishing suppliers, exporters and designers will showcase their latest and most impressive collections. This year, IFFS will welcome exhibitors from more than 27 countries, including new players from Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, and Russia. Visitors can look forward to meeting established market players, including the likes of Asiades, d-Bodhi, Far East Furniture, HALO Creative & Design, Hugo Sofa by Yew Hoong, Koda, Kuka Home, Ligne Roset, Maiori, Manutti, Pure Home Collections, Resource Decor, The Rug Republic by Sharda Exports, and Woven+.

IFFS will also collaborate with HipVan, a Singapore-based online store for designer furniture, home furnishings, and lifestyle products. Visitors will be able to take a first look and purchase exhibitors’ products before the show opens. The preview period runs from 1 – 9 March.

 

Image: Visitor registration at IFFS 2015/ Credit: IFFS 

Source: IFFS 2016/ Edited by Panels & Furniture Asia