Singapore comes out with new elements in store

Posted in Singapore on Thursday, 21 February 2013. Print

Visitors to the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2013/30th ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2013), The Décor Show 2013 and The Hospitality Show 2013 can look forward to enjoying Asia’s premier design-led furniture and furnishings platform in new light. Held at Singapore Expo (9-12 March 2013) from Halls 3 to 8, the trilogy of shows will feature brand new elements, keeping things fresh and interesting for attendees.

Singapore comes out with new elements in store

New Country Pavilion

Country pavilions have always been a regular feature in IFFS. Each year, IFFS receives strong support from exhibitors hailing from China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, as well as the ASEAN countries. The upcoming edition of IFFS will see France added to the collection of Country Pavilions at the show. Mr Clement Ng, Chief Operating Officer for IFFS Pte Ltd said, “The new French pavilion indicates our growing sphere of influence, even in territories outside of our traditional reach. Increasingly, we’re seeing more exhibitors from outside the ASEAN region also paying attention to our show, which is a very positive indication.”


New Exhibition Category

The trilogy of shows also expands its scope by adding a new exhibition category. For the first time, The Hospitality Show will feature companies in a segment for ‘Architectural & Design Services’ that will take the design quotient of the show up a few notches.


New Collections & Exhibitors

Also noteworthy are key anchor tenants returning to IFFS 2013 to launch their new collections, with 14% of repeat exhibitors taking on larger stands this March. At the same time, regular visitors of IFFS will still be ensured an invigorating experience, as more than 80% of exhibitors will be presenting their designs for the first time. For key anchor tenant, Kenas Home (China), reputation and trust contributed to their decision to return to the fair again this year. Ms Lori Huneke, Senior Manager, shared, “IFFS has a long standing reputation as the leading furniture fair in Asia. We chose to debut our collections here because of the strong international visitor base it attracts, and also because IFFS has been an excellent fair space in which we can display our collection well.”


Buying Groups & Delegations

At time of press, a total of 740 buying groups and delegations from all over the world have registered their interest to visit the trilogy of shows. These include prominent names such as:


Nick Scali Limited (Australia)

Pomax (Belgium)

Saccaro (Brazil)

Structube (Canada)

Cencosud Retail S.A. (Chile)

Indoor Group Oy/Sotka (Finland)

Pentik Oy (Finland)

Alinea (France)

SIT Möbel (Germany)

LF Home (Hong Kong)

Nilkamal. Ltd. (India)

PT Homecenter (Indonesia)

Nitori Co., Ltd (Japan)

Mobica (Mexico)

Seats and Sofas (The Netherlands)

Harvey Norman (New Zealand)

Skeidar Living Group AS (Norway)

Blims Fine Furniture (The Philippines)

Vinotti Sp Zoo SKA (Poland)

Coricraft (South Africa)

@ home The Homeware Store (South Africa)

Casamia Co. Ltd (South Korea)

El Corte Ingles (Spain)

Multiyork Furniture (United Kingdom)

Restoration Hardware (USA)

Furniture Row (USA)




Hospitality.Design.Furniture Luxurious Projects Asia Summit & Awards 2013

Aside from all that is happening on the show floor, the second edition of the Hospitality.Design.Furniture Luxurious Projects Asia Summit & Awards 2013 is slated to take place on Day 3 of IFFS, 11 March 2013 at the Singapore Expo, MAX Atria. Targeting professionals from the hospitality, design and furniture industries, the conference will feature the world’s best luxury project designers and hoteliers, who will share their cutting edge ideas on design in the Asian luxurious project market.


To date, 15 renowned speakers and panelists have been confirmed for the event. This includes Milou Ket from Milou Ket Styling & Design, Frank Santagata from Marina Bay Sands, Luke Hughes from Luke Hughes & Company, Mike Tiedy from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Adrian Smith from Gordon Gill & Architecture, Voon Wong from VW+BS and many more. Over 150 buyers and visitors from the hospitality and design industries have already signed up for this event, attesting to the conference’s strong line-up of speakers and its relevance to businesses across the three industries.


Following a successful 2012 edition that welcomed 23,552 trade visitors comprising 118 overseas buying delegations, over 512 exhibiting companies from 26 countries, and more than 150 conference delegates, IFFS 2013 expects to usher significantly more quality industry professionals to the trilogy of shows.



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