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Bulgarian Woodworking and Furniture Industry – A Snapshot

Exhibition “World of furniture”, Sofia,
B2B meetings between Bulgarian companies and potential Dutch partners - designers, contractors, agents, retailers and distributors

Bulgaria’s leading trading partners in the export of wood and its products, 2016
Bulgaria’s leading trading partners in the export of wood and its products, 2016

Annual Conference of branches Furniture Production and Woodworking. More than 250 managers of sectoral companies and partner organizations participated in the event.

Furniture sales on the local market by commodity groups, 2015
Bulgaria’s leading trading partners in the export of furniture, 2016

Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry / BBCWFI / is a voluntary non-profit association whose mission is to protect and represent the interests of its members and the industry. BCWFI is the only official representative of employers in the Furniture, Woodworking, Manufacturing and supply of equipment and materials for the woodworking and furniture sectors.

Bulgarian national stand at the international exhibition IMM Cologne, Cologne, Germany 2017. The Bulgarian national
stand was able to impress with innovative and functional products, set at 409 sq. m. area and 18 represented companies.

  • Provides information on modern materials, technologies, equipment and innovations in the industry;
  • Provides information on the state of the international markets and opportunities for realization of trade relations and co-operation;
  • Provides information on programs to support small and medium-sized businesses;
  • Provides information on changes in the regulatory framework of activities in the sector;
  • Provides access to services on the BBCWFI’s website - Export portal / contains information about foreign markets; inquiries from foreign partners and offers; statistics; how to start exporting; a contact database of distributors, wholesalers, architects and designers; calendar of activities; useful contacts /
  • Organizes specialized seminars, analyzes and expert assessments, round tables, workshops, training and retraining of staff, resource assurance, annual conference of the branch;
  • Organizes with financial support participations and visits at national and international exhibitions, participations in trade missions;
  • Organizes business meetings with Bulgarian and foreign partners, production visits;
  • Co-organizer of international exhibitions “World of Furniture” and “Technomebel”

WORLD OF FURNITURE is a specialized exhibition for all kinds of furniture and interior textile, a meeting forum to generate new ideas in interior design, interior architecture and furniture.

The exhibition aims to bring together different styles, classic and contemporary furniture. To create a variety of opportunities helping the customer find answers or make a choice among the selection of leading Bulgarian producers and representatives of foreign brands.

TECHNOMEBEL is a specialized exhibition, which brings together all professionals in the field of furniture production.

The exhibition is one of the major regional business events, that provides five days of B2B meetings with domestic and international experts, hours and hours of professional forums, demonstrations, discussions and a selection of visitors, knowing what they are looking for.

Since 2012 onwards, TECHNOMEBEL and WORLD OF FURNITURE are held together, thus enabling businesses and end-consumers to see everything for furniture industry in one place - from machinery and equipment for furniture production, plus material and accessories, up to finished products.

The latest edition of both exhibitions was visited by more than 11 000 people from Bulgaria and 30 other countries. The exhibitions were attended by 180 companies that presented their products and services over a total exhibition space of 14 500 square meters.