From 4-9th November, Turkey will host the 30th Modef Expo – Furniture and Decoration Fair, which will see over 150 furniture and furnishings manufacturers display new products and concepts to the professionals from all over the world.
Visitors will be able to discover a wide range of products and unique pieces which reflect both modern and classic design themes, and understand why the city of Inegol, Bursa is at the heart of the Turkish furniture sector.
Turkey’s dynamic furniture industry has ensured its manufacturers are increasingly competitive – particularly when it comes to quality, design and price.
At present, around 25% of the US$6b furniture production in Turkey is marketed across global markets, according to fair organiser IFOR Fairs. Inegol constitutes 35% of this, and the city aims to hit US$1b in exports ithis year.
With more than 260 large-scale factories, 1000 showrooms and 1500 production centres, Inegol has maintained its position as the largest furniture producer and exporter in Turkey. Current export statistics indicate that it comprises around 300 Inegol furniture companies exporting products to over 110 countries.
Modef Expo is primarily geared towards those companies looking to source from a wide range of high-quality of products at low prices. Many of the manufacturers utilise locally-sourced raw materials, helping keep the costs low.
The geographical position of Turkey itself makes international transportation convenient to European countries, the Turkic Republics and Middle Eastern countries. This also makes the fair a central platform from which all of these regions are able to come together to do business.
Last year, the fair reached out to more than 18,500 key buyers from targeted visitor markets, and attracted visitors from 48 countries.
IFOR Fairs offers a hosted buyer programme including free accommodation for furniture buyers for two nights and local transfers during the fair dates. During Modef Expo 2012, 602 buyers from 25 countries were hosted. Contact AntExpo, the internationall marketing and visitor promotion partner of the show, to apply. Guests are also invited to discover the historic city itself, including Oylat thermal springs, Ottoman houses, mosques and museums.
The show is held at Hikmet Sahin Cultural Park International Exhibition Center, Inegol, Bursa.