Founded in 1998, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) has been held for 39th editions, with the spring show in Guangzhou in March and the autumn show in Hongqiao, Shanghai, in September. CIFF is well received by the world’s furniture industry as a tangible business platform to discover the potential of the the world’s largest furniture market.
The last edition of CIFF Guangzhou hosted 3992 exhibitors, attracting 191,950 visitors from all over the world, 13.7% more than the 2016 edition. The new collaboration initiatives that are started up at every edition of the fair demonstrate the desire to provide much more than a simple exhibition.
CIFF is constantly developing, committed to looking for new business opportunities for its exhibitors. As such, significant 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 at the same time.
The fair also witnessed 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 by means of which Chinese design will be able to exploit new opportunities to gain recognition.
The first edition of the China Interiors & Decorations Conference, and events like the Global Garden Lifestyle Festival, Design in China (Guangzhou), the Office Environment Pavilion and the 8th Global Office Furniture Outlook interpreted the trends in the sector.
CIFF connects the upstream and downstream industry, covering home furniture, home decor, home textiles, outdoor furniture, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture, furniture machinery and raw materials.
The focus now moves on to the 40th edition of CIFF, which will give new energy to the furniture sector, in an international setting. 2000 quality exhibitors will be on stage to present a variety of product for over 90,000 visitors from all over the world. Impressive events such as the East Design Show, Pinnacle Awards Asia-pacific Awarding Ceremony, China Interiors & Decorations Conference and Office Life Pavilion are to make for a rewarding visitor experience.