One of the biggest furniture shows in the world

Posted in China on Monday, 06 August 2012. Print

Sourcing the best value from 3,000 exhibiting companies from all over the world, Furniture China 2012, as a grand furniture exhibition, will be held on 11 - 15 September in Shanghai, China. Starting this year, Furniture China becomes a five-day exhibition, which is one more day than before, in order to meet the buyers’ demands.

One of the biggest furniture shows in the world

All varieties of furniture products and supplies will be displayed by category at three venues with a total exhibition space of 750,000 sq m. This includes home furniture, office furniture, kitchen & cabinets and furnishings at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and JSWB global home furnishing centre; plus woodworking machinery and raw materials at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC).


In its important role promoting the domestic and overseas furniture industries, Furniture China improves its quality every year and presents more innovative ideas. Three major highlights this year are pavilions, design and conferences.


Besides the key Chinese furniture enterprises, there will be around 170 overseas companies participating as exhibitors, including nine country pavilions: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgian, Indonesian, the Philippines, Malaysian and Singaporean. It is obvious to see that more and more overseas companies choose Furniture China as their most important and valuable platform for exploring not only the Chinese and Asian markets, but also over 100 countries of other continents.


Design is always a popular topic. For the furniture industry, how to make the furniture products more attractive and special but still comfortable and humanistic is the eternal pursuit of designers and manufacturers. During this year’s exhibition, two locations are arranged mainly about design: Hall W5 (Design Hall) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and DoD (Design of Designers) at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). It is a great opportunity to discover many pieces of furniture created by talented designers and to join the forums and presentations on the relevant topics, especially at DoD (Design of Designers). It is the first time to have such platform that the exhibitors can only be the designers. At the space around 6,000 square meters, audience will be able to come in to contact with many design works that tagged with “HOME”.


The other highlight requires most concern is the onsite conferences: the World Furniture Summit 2012 and the World Healthy Sleep Industry Conference 2012.


The World Furniture Summit 2012, a pre-eminently important event held concurrently on 11 September at the Kerry Hotel Pudong. The summit is organised by the China National Furniture Association and the Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Int’l Exhibition Co. Ltd, and co-organised by International Alliance Furniture Publications (IAFP). The topic centres on “The Impact & Outlook of the World Furniture Industry after the Global Financial Crisis” with the goal of facilitating an actual exchange of information among world furniture markets while aiming at strengthening relationships in the furniture industry in countries all over the world.


And, as the important conference on 12 September, the World Healthy Sleep Industry Conference 2012 will be at Meeting Room 1 of Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). The sleep industry covers a wide range of products, including mattresses, sleep textiles, functional home textiles, and pillows and so on. Through years of development, the sleep industry has become an emerging universal one, and is now a new economic growth point for China's health consumption market. At this first World Health Sleep Industry Conference, the heated topics from three perspectives: macro-industry, medicine and the mattress manufacturing industry.


The International Alliance of Furnishing Publications (IAFP) is an association of the foremost trade publications from each country, based on quality editorial content and on circulation.