The 46th CIFF Shanghai, which took place from 7-10th September (just six weeks after this year's CIFF Guangzhou, which was moved from March to July due to the pandemic) saw around 1000 exhibitors occupy 250,000 sqm of the Shanghai Hongqiao National Exhibition & Convention Centre.

The event's organiser says the show attracted 118,409 industry professionals (down from 150,766 last year), delivering sourcing opportunities across the furniture industry chain – home, outdoor and leisure furniture, home decor and textiles, office, hotel, and commercial furniture and, thanks to the overlap with the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (CIFF/WMF) 2020, machinery. It is not yet known how many of those visitors attended from overseas.

Safety was maintained through a commitment to strict pandemic prevention protocols, guest services, and the digitisation of some exhibitions, integrating offline and online activities alongside a busy schedule of conferences, forums and themed exhibitions.

Next year's CIFF Shanghai will take place from 3rd-6th September.