2018 has definitely been an important year for CIFF; a fundamental stage of its growth, and also perhaps of the growth of China in general, because of the strategic alliance established between two furniture sector giants.
The 42nd edition of CIFF Shanghai, which will be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai), the “NECC” Hongqiao, from 10 to 13 September 2018, is now just around the corner and will be conducted jointly by CFTE (China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation) and Red Star Macalline.
Red Star Macalline is the undisputed leader in the Chinese furniture distribution sector. The Red Star Macalline statistics are impressive: bolstered by a domestic home furnishing market worth 4 trillion RMB, it manages 260 shopping centres scattered all over China, providing a total display surface area of more than 15 million square metres, and annual sales of more than 78 billion RMB.
The records and figures of CIFF, the world’s largest furniture exhibition, and in any case the most influential in Asia, covering a total annual surface area of 1.15 million square metres, speak for themselves. The collaboration between these two sector leaders also does not require any further description and will definitely generate results that have never before been recorded and that are in any case difficult to predict.
This year’s edition will tackle the topic of “an Example of Global Home Life” and will be a real leap forward in terms of quality, services and events; all the NECC spaces will be utilised, covering a total surface area of 400,000 square metres. The attendance of new high-end exhibitors, designers and major retailers from 29 provinces and 182 cities from all over China will help identify the real design trends in relation to consumer requests.
At the same time as the next edition of CIFF Shanghai, the first edition of the China International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (Shanghai) will be held. This fair is the outcome of the new partnership between CIFF and WMF, and will therefore cover the entire production chain of the sector, including all the main manufacturing technologies and processing machine types, including wood-base panels and first-stage wood-processing equipment
Numerous exhibitors will attend, the most significant of whom include: Homag, SCM Group, Weinig, Biesse, Jinan Restar, Nanxing, Foma Group, SWPM, Yalian, Siempelkamp, Wemhoener, LMT, Ruiwudi, Leke, Huajian, Yuantian, Lianrou, Hengkang, Fuyi and Xinqunli.