Now in its 49th edition, FM Industry partner event and the world’s biggest furniture exhibition, CIFF Guangzhou, will take place from March 18 to 20 (home furniture/decor and garden furniture) and from 28 to 31 March (office and commercial furniture, furnishing solutions for the hotel sector, tooling, machinery and materials).
In 2021, China’s GDP grew by 8.1 per cent to exceed 110 trillion CNY (€15 trillion) as the country continued its economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. This unique global economic growth demonstrates the enormous potential of the Chinese economy and its strong resilience in a world turned upside down by the pandemic, with the domestic market for furniture and soft furnishings growing by an estimated 15 per cent and export volumes increasing significantly compared to the previous year.
To reflect the new optimism, CIFF Guangzhou will adopt the mantra, “Design Trend, Global Trade, Full Supply Chain, All in CIFF”, positioning the event as a major platform for suppliers to the Chinese national market, as well as overseas.
Many exhibitors will present new design concepts and trends at the event, in line with new market demands and the increasingly sophisticated requirements of the domestic market – with the event welcoming 166 Chinese exhibitors who have not participated at CIFF in the last five years.
CIFF Guangzhou 2022 will focus on original design concepts, bringing vitality to the entire sector and present an unprecedented number of design brands that even surpasses the pre-pandemic peak for the event.
The CIFF Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design Fair, “Design Spring”, will alone bring together more than 80 emerging manufacturers of products characterised by aesthetics, culture, design and art, as well as hundreds of designers, artists and curators.
CIFF Guangzhou introduces a new development model for trade fairs by actively contributing to the development of “smart consumption” by hosting a series of events organised around the themes of, the “smart home”, “smart sleep” and the “smart office”, with exhibitors selected on the contribution their solutions can make to improving the quality of life across general and specialist markets (including hospitals, care homes and schools).c
Another theme of this year’s event will be how the furniture sector can actively contribute to reducing carbon emissions by recycling raw materials and safeguarding resources.
With continuing restrictions on travel to China, this year’s event will also introduce even better support for offline (as well as face-to-face) B2B meetings, also providing e-commerce support via a dedicated platform.
Organiser, the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition Company has been collaborating with Red Star Macalline, the leading furniture distributor in China since 2018 to promote the development of companies across the furniture sector.