After being postponed for two years, the Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair (VIFA EXPO) made its successfully comeback in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 31st August to 3rd September.
Traditionally held each March, VIFA EXPO achieved "very impressive results" despite the temporary new timeline and the uncertain global trading backdrop, says the show's organiser.
The show comprised 175 exhibitors, with 975 booths, across a total area of 15,000 sqm. Among those, there were 34 foreign exhibitors from 12 countries – Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Holland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the US. The exhibitor breakdown was: furniture 61%; handicraft 10%; furnishings 8%; services 7%; and hardware, machines and wood materials 14%.
VIFA EXPO welcomed a total of 11,156 visitors. Among these were 4652 interantional visitors, from 89 countries and territories. The top 10 visitor countries were the US, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, India, the UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The visitors' origins were: Asia 59%; Europe 17%; America 15%; and Australia 9%.
The fair programme also featured two seminars: Canadian Wood: Exceptional Design Flexibility, held by Canadian Wood Vietnam and Lien Minh Company; and Digital Application for Export, held by Vayana, Lean Supply Chain, Datasean and Lien Minh Company. The seminars attracted some 100 and 30 professional attendees, respectively.
Read the full VIFA EXPO 2022 post-show report here.
March 2023 will see the 14th edition of VIFA EXPO staged by Alliance Handicraft Wooden Fine Art Corporation (Lien Minh Company) from 8–11th March at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). The event promises to be "bigger, better and bolder in scale, brand and service", and is set to welcome more than 600 exhibitors across a total area of more than 44,000 sqm.