CIFF Guangzhou 2019 recently concluded an extraordinary 43rd edition recording many of its best results such as the largest number of exhibitors, visitors, events, improvement in product offering and the greatest amount of agreements concluded. This is a reflection of the ongoing and rapid evolution of China as a mega sourcing destination cum market.
The show showcased 4,344 exhibitors covering 760,000 square metres of exhibition space and welcomed 297,759 trade visitors both from within China and from all over the world. These numbers prove the indisputable success of the 43rd CIFF Guangzhou.
Yet this is not all! Dozens of design events and seminars covering various aspects of the market have outlined new trends and have also been a source of inspiration for designers and industry players; the presence of over 60 well-known designers has allowed an effective interaction with the audience and provided new stimuli on how the design of products and environments may improve the quality of life; the combination of a high professionalism of the players attending the exhibition, the excellent level of the many new products showcased and the sectoral specialization in which the exhibition layout was organized, have led to extremely profitable and satisfactory trade negotiations; the constant improvement of the range of services provided by CIFF to visitors and exhibitors has made this year’s exhibition experience even easier and more enjoyable.
And therefore, we have witnessed an event consisting of more and more beautifully designed booths and increasingly sought-after materials and details which meet perfectly domestic and international markets’ demands. An event involving buyers from all over the world who are increasingly conscious, concrete and influential, but also of countless interior designers who are interested in finding new and higher quality standards for both home and work environment. An increasingly international event both in terms of growing number of visitors and exhibitors, as well as trends and quality standards.
The best edition ever, where aisles and stands were so crowded that sometimes it was almost impossible to move. Some exhibitors stated that they had received onsite orders of up to 60% of their annual turnover and some others had received orders for 500 containers of goods in just 2 days.
This edition had confirmed how CIFF is the ultimate business platform in Asia and the preferred exhibition for the launch of latest products: over 90% of the exhibitors showcased brand-new design collections and over fifty companies organized on-site launch events.
The 2 phases of the 43rd edition of CIFF represented the entire supply chain of furniture. The first phase, from 18 to 21 March, was dedicated to home furniture, homedecor & hometextile as well as outdoor & leisure furniture. The second phase, from March 28th to 31st, focused on office furniture and furniture for public spaces as well as machinery, materials and components for the furniture industry.
Design, customization, minimalism, “mild-luxury” represented the main trends of CIFF Home Furniture which hosted a great number of creative brands and important international companies. Besides the Design Dream Show, the Ten Parallel Spaces and the proposals from well-known designers including Wen Hao, Zhu Xiaojie, Hou Zhengguang, Chen Xiangjing and Chai Xiaodong who have showed the world, the trends of the new Chinese design.
CIFF Homedecor & Hometextile has showcased the best solutions for interior decoration, furnishings fabrics, decorative lighting, focusing also on the importance of art objects in the domestic sphere.
CIFF Outdoor & Leisure’s attractive proposals have made us dream of moments spent in the open air by offering solutions for gardens and combining Western and Eastern leisure philosophy.
In addition to office seating and systems, the Office Show presented the most innovative trends in contemporary work environments, more and more informal and suitable for domestic environments; besides dedicating great space to furnishings for hotels, healthcare institutions and for the elderly. For the first time, the nearby Nan Feng International Convention & Exhibition Center has been used to host and present smart office solutions.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou focused on intelligent technology new development in the field of furniture manufacturing. It has hosted world-renowned brands that have presented cutting-edge technological solutions by providing a complete view of global manufacturing trends.
Do stay tuned for the 44th CIFF Shanghai which will be held on Sep 8-11, 2019.