Nominations open for world’s most prestigious furniture awards

The International Furniture Leadership Awards 2020/2021 (FLA International 2020/2021), the world’s most prestigious furniture awards, is now open for application.

FLA is organised by, Asia’s leading business-to-business furniture import-export media and endorsed by the International Alliance of Furnishing Publications, an association of 18 top furniture trade publications around the world. The program is supported by China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou, the world’s largest furniture and interiors trade fair.

Held annually to celebrate excellence in the global furniture and related trade, the awards honour companies – both large and small – that are well run, and individuals that display outstanding leadership. Past awardees include some of the best managed and fastest growing companies in different countries around the world.

The various categories of awards include:

  • Outstanding Enterprise Award
  • Brand Excellence Award
  • Product Excellence Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Outstanding Woman Leader Award
  • Outstanding Young Leader Award
  • Best Company Of The Year Award
  • Global CEO Of The Year Award

Since 2008, FLA has been recognising excellence in the furniture trade and promotes the importance of adequate planning, implementation of good management systems and practices. In addition to enhancing the brand value of awardees, the program galvanises furniture companies to move forward and achieve greater success.

This edition of FLA International will take into account the additional challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. While companies that continue to excel will stand out, the judging panel comprising industry authorities, management strategists and renowned academics, will also be looking out for companies that demonstrate resilience and sustainability, the fundamental tenets of FLA program, especially in view of the current difficult circumstances the world is now facing.

All outstanding companies in the furniture and related trade such as retailers, wholesalers, traders, manufacturers and suppliers that have been in operation for at least five years may apply.

Nomination for FLA International 2020/2021 is now open and will close 1 December 2020. The official application form and further details regarding the program is available at

Judging will take place concurrently and end in January 2021. The results will be announced early February 2021 with a grand award presentation ceremony scheduled for 19 March 2021 held in conjunction with CIFF Guangzhou 2021 at the Pazhou Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou, China.

In the event that international traveling remains not feasible by end January 2021, the award ceremony will be moved online and presented during a virtual event a week after the conclusion of CIFF Guangzhou.

FLA International 2020/2021 welcomes the participation of all outstanding furniture and related companies. For more information, please write to or visit