The 40th edition of China International Furniture Fair, CIFF (Shanghai) – one of the world’s largest and most influential furniture exhibition- was held in the month of September. The four day, 11-14 September, exhibition provided unmissiable business platform with more than 400,000 sqm of exhibition space, hosting over 2,000 companies from all over the world, and was visited by 91,623 professional visitors from 200 countries and regions. It recorded 8.18% more visitors than the previous edition.
The home furniture, home-decor & home-textile, outdoor & leisure, office show and furniture machinery & raw materials sectors attracted buyers from all over the world. Delegations from countries including Japan, Korea, Canada, Mexico, India and Indonesia were engaged in lucrative matchmaking activities, making satisfactory deals. 90.33% of the exhibitors presented innovative products, indicating the fact that the show was not only for trade, but also for trends. Exhibits featuring advanced functions and original design demonstrated enormous dynamism; with attention grabbing new ideas, new technologies and new patterns, the brands were ready to establish themselves in the world’s furnishing market.
CIFF Shanghai hosted over 30 key events, seminars, competitions and innovative initiatives. Cooperation, integration and innovation were the basis of the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific, organized by CIFF and High Point Market, which included a presentation of the work conducted by a prestigious jury: selecting the 30 best products from more than 1000 candidates.
Visitors were enchanted by the EAST Design Show, Sino-Swedish Design Exchange Exhibition, Tea Set Art Wall, EAST Salon and Youth Collection. Pinnacle-Hongqiao Design Forum featured world-famous designers Jonathan Adler and Masayuki Kurokawa. The Office Life Theme Pavilion tackled the theme of “joyful workplace” and the CIFF & Tmall Deco Carnival showcased ideal life scenarios via simultaneous on-line and off-line product launches.
The well-received CIFF Shanghai 2017 presented itself as a reinvented fair, not only in terms of its increasingly high-quality exhibits and excellent onsite events, but also in terms of its logistical arrangements, conceived in order to optimise the visits of professional operators and buyers.
In 2018, CIFF’s March edition will be held in Guangzhou-Pazhou and the September edition in Shanghai-Hongqiao.