Founded in 1998, CIFF has been held for 39th editions, with the spring show in Guangzhou in March and the autumn show in Hongqiao in September, Shanghai. CIFF is recognised by the worldwide furniture industry as a tangible business platform where visitors can discover the offerings of one of the world’s largest furniture markets.
The most recent edition of CIFF hosted 3992 exhibitors and attracted 191,950 visitors from around the globe, 13.7% more than the 2016 edition.
CIFF is committed to looking for new business opportunities for its exhibitors. As such, new initiatives have been created, such as the new collaboration agreements with TMall, the B2B e-commerce platform of Alibaba.
The 39th edition of CIFF celebrated the debut of The CIFF & Tmall Deco Fashion and Internet +, used to launch hundreds of new products, online and offline concurrently.
The fair also saw the announcement of the inauguration of the Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific, thanks to the collaboration between CIFF and American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) – a fundamental driver for Chinese designs to exploit new opportunities to gain recognition.
The show also hosted the first edition of the China Interiors & Decorations Conference, and events such as the Global Garden Lifestyle Festival, Design in China (Guangzhou), the Office Environment Pavilion, and the 8th Global Office Furniture Outlook. These events have interpreted various trends in the sector.
CIFF connects the upstream and downstream industry, covering home furniture, homedecor, hometextile, outdoor furniture, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture, furniture machinery and raw materials. In order to respond to the needs of the entire furniture sector, the exhibition has taken on the theme of Better Life, Better Work.
The focus now moves on to the 40th edition of CIFF which, from 11-14th September 2017, will give new energy to the furniture sector, in the setting of Honqiao. 2000 quality exhibitors will present a broad offering for visitors from around the world. Impressive events such as the East Design Show, Pinnacle Awards Asia-pacific Awarding Ceremony, China Interiors & Decorations Conference and Office Life Pavilion will also make for am inspiring and rewarding visitor experience.