Serbia’s Belgrade Now exhibition, taking place this November, offers buyers a chance to source quality product from one of Europe’s most experienced furniture manufacturing regions.
According to the organiser of Belgrade Now, furniture companies everywhere are constantly searching for a competitive advantage, seeking better suppliers with great products, the best prices, consistent quality and service in the shortest time possible. This often means sourcing as close to home as possible.
Serbia has a long tradition of furniture production and export, and has been blessed with ample forests of precious hard and softwoods. The country boasts an experienced woodworking labour force and labour rates that are competitive with Asia. Belgrade is located within 2000km of most of Europe, and return flights from the UK are available for as little as £127.
This November, Belgrade Fair will host the 54th annual edition of Belgrade Now, the region’s largest and broadest trade event for furniture retailers and manufacturers. This year, visitors will find over 500 exhibitors, occupying more than 55,000m2 of high-class exhibition space at Belgrade’s downtown fairgrounds.
Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, is a metropolis known for its hospitality, nightlife and affordability. Good quality hotels can be found within walking distance of the fairgrounds, and not further than 10 minutes’ away by taxi.
The fair presents the best of Serbia as well as mature exporters from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and throughout the region.
Visitors will find upholstery, solid wood cabinets, tables and chairs, laminated furniture and kitchens and goods for residential, offices, commercial and hospitality use.
The fair also features a section dedicated to sophisticated design, and as well as halls dedicated to commodities – producers range from workshops employing a few expert craftspeople making bespoke products to enterprises with a workforce of more than a thousand. The fair also hosts manufacturers of furniture production machinery, components and supplies.
Belgrade Now promises some of the best that Eastern Europe has to offer, and an opportunity to uncover that all-important competitive advantage.