Visitors queue up to register for MumbaiWood 2016. Photo credit: MumbaiWood 2016
Fresh off two incredibly prominent, profitable regional events held in 2013 and 2015, MumbaiWood 2017 has been slated to be convened from the 12th to 14th of October at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Goregaon, Mumbai.
Due to the many opinions from the wood-based furniture industry on both the demand and supply sides in India, the upcoming third edition for the convention will be extended by a day, bringing it up a three-day gathering of the woodworking guild from all corners of Asia.
Keeping in line with previous shows, the event will be a one-of-a-kind platform for both global and domestic brands to display their raw materials, woodworking technologies as well as furniture production, fittings, and products and accessories for both interior design and wood-based industries.
General Manager and Exhibitions Director at PDA Trade Fairs, Mr. Sivakumar said in an interview with Wood News that MumbaiWood had been initially conceptualised in 2013 as a regional event that could offer small- and medium-scale wood-based producers and manufacturers based in Western India’s backcountry a knowledge-bridging platform.
The raging success of the inaugural edition and the subsequent edition in 2015 transformed the market dynamics, developing a demand from the woodworking ecosystem for a show that was cosmopolitan in both its allure and composition.
With this request in mind, MumbaiWood 2017 will be presented for the first time ever as an international trade show. According to Sivakumar, coordinated efforts are afoot in attracting exhibitors from the United States (US), Turkey, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, and Europe, along with a host of other countries, and the feedback as been absolutely heartening.
As it has done in the past, MumbaiWood will be opening its doors to an extremely large collection of woodworkers, craftsmen, kitchen and furniture manufacturers and producers, and particle board and plywood traders and manufacturers from all corners of India, the nearby South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and Southeast Asian and Persian Gulf nations.
Complementing DelhiWood and IndiaWood, MumbaiWood will extend a dynamic international platform for the viewing and sourcing of raw materials, tools and components, interior solutions, and state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery and technologies.
According to a number of surveys, from 2014 to 2019, India’s furniture market is estimated to increase approximately 26 per cent. Western India is anticipated to be the highest revenue contributor to the furniture market, and this has been helped by the rising numbers of international enterprises entering the market, a direct consequence of the government’s approval for total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the nation’s booming furniture industry.
Source: Wood News