GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –The 40th China International Furniture Fair (Shanghai) (CIFF) has reported a record 91,623 visitors from 200 countries and regions who came to see the more than 2,000 exhibitors at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The attendance numbers mark a new high for CIFF (Shanghai) and represent an 8.18 percent year-on-year increase.
“This year’s CIFF connected members throughout the industrial chain to mark the event’s 20th anniversary,” the CIFF committee staff said, “Moving forward, CIFF will continue to improve our capabilities and work to create ever-more business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers by offering innovative functions, improving product quality and optimizing service.”
New Product Launches and Promising Trade Opportunities
The 400,000-square meter main exhibition hall created numerous business opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors. Daily traffic per booth reached 4,800 during the fair with an average of 9 visitors at each booth every second during the event’s peak.
More than 90 percent of exhibitors have come to the fair with their latest products, with some of them hosting new product release events on-site, covering home furniture, and home decor, as well as outdoor & leisure, office, commercial and hotel furniture, furniture machinery and raw materials.
Focus on Design: Promoting Creativity in the Furniture Industry
CIFF (Shanghai) 2017 hosted more than 30 speeches, forums and events in various fields including:
- A speech by Dr. Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum
- Award ceremony for the first Asia-Pacific Pinnacle Awards (the Pinnacles)
- “Witness the Pinnacle” Design Forum highlighting Jonathan Adler, top U.S designer, Masayuki Kurokawa, pioneer Japanese architect and industrial designer, and Alex Shuford III, president and CEO of Century Furniture Company
Launched in 1998, the China International Furniture Fair’s two annual fairs in Guangzhou and Shanghai have connected the Chinese furniture industry with buyers and sellers at home and abroad. The mega tradeshow has featured home decor, home textiles, furniture machinery, and raw materials, as well as outdoor, office, commercial and hotel furniture at every fair and became one of the four major furniture fairs globally.
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