MEDEX in Iran will be cancelled this year. The international trade fair for woodworking and wood processing, materials, accessories, furniture and laminate flooring was scheduled to be held at the Permanent Fair Ground in Tehran, 10 to 13 July 2018. However, in the past couple of weeks, due to unexpected changes resulting from the current political conditions in Iran, the Iran Furniture Manufacturers & Exporters Association (IFA), Deutsche Messe AG and the exhibitors have jointly decided to cancel the fair in 2018.
In conversations between organisers and exhibitors, it was determined that the predictable conditions for the industry to advance do not exist at this time of political uncertainty. They decided to postpone the fair until conditions improve.
Organisers maintain that Iran continues to be an important market. The situation will be monitored and re-evaluated for 2019. With a population of approximately 80 million people, Iran is still an interesting market for the furniture industry.