With the onslaught of the COVID-19, all major shows in the Asian region originally scheduled for the month of March have been either postponed or cancelled altogether. With various forms of controls and lockdown in the different countries throughout the region, it remains unknown if it will be feasible or practical to be visiting shows rescheduled for the third quarter of the year. With the prospects of foreign visitors unclear, CIFF Guangzhou, the world’s largest furniture fair traditionally held over two phases with 760,000 sqm has had to face reality and combine both phases into one. The show will focus instead on the domestic market.
The International Furniture Leadership Awards 2020 supported by CIFF Guangzhou and originally scheduled for the second day of phase 1 has its award ceremony postponed to 2021. The list of award winners will be published in December 2020. For more info, please visit www.FurnitureLeadership.com. Likewise, 3F Dongguan and Shenzhen fair, two other mega shows in China have been rescheduled a second time to the later half of August, a more realistic period. IHGF Delhi Spring Fair has been cancelled. Visitors can however look forward to its autumn edition in October.
For Southeast Asia, MIFF Malaysia which was postponed to June has finally announced cancellation of its 2020 show. EFE Malaysia is still going ahead in August while no update is available for VIFA Expo Vietnam, IFEX Indonesia and PIFS Philippines. It is unlikely VIFF Vietnam which was first launched in November 2019 will be held this year.
While the COVID-19 rages on, changes to fair dates are likely to happen. Anyone looking to visit fairs are advised to check for updates at www.FurnitureAndFurnishing.com or get in touch with the respective organisers directly.
International Famous Furniture Fair (3F)
International Dragon Furniture Fair
Shunde, Foshan, China
Shenzhen International Furniture Expo
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile
Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
31 August – 2 September 2020
Domotex Asia/China Floor
IHGF Delhi Fair
New Delhi, India
BIFA Wood Vietnam
Binh Duong, Vietnam
Shows in 2020 yet to confirm new dates include:
VIFA Expo Vietnam, IFEX Indonesia, PIFS Philippines
Shows in 2020 that have been cancelled include: MIFF Malaysia, IFFS Singapore, Milan Furniture Fair, IHGF Delhi Fair Spring Edition