China’s ability to control the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent emergence as an even stronger economy has attracted global attention, including major furniture companies. As Asia’s flagship furniture manufacturing exhibition, CIFM / interzum guangzhou, to take place in conjunction with the China International Furniture Fair from 28 - 31 March 2022, is in a favourable position to leverage the growth. According to statistics, China's furniture manufacturing output reached 520 million units in the first half of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 30.1 per cent. In terms of exports, the cumulative value of the country's furniture and parts exports as of July hit US$40.926 billion, a year-on-year increase of 47.20 per cent. Among them, furniture exports to Germany in the first half of the year increased by 45 per cent, replacing Poland as Germany's most important furniture supplying country. International platform for global trade China is experiencing a good momentum as a continuously growing economy. Under the country’s dual circulation economic policy powered by domestic consumption, the Pearl River Delta region’s concentration of custom furniture makers and reputation for producing ‘everything under the sun’ makes it particularly appealing for global players to mine the China market. As an affluent society, the expansion of domestic demand further drives lucrative industry opportunities, digitalization and new materials to emerge at scale. CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2022 will take up 340,000 square meters in floor space, and is expected to feature over 2,000 well-known companies from around the world. Some 200,000 visitors are also slated to source at the event. Backed by a wealth of global resources, the exhibition covers the entire industry vertical. Exhibit categories include: hardware accessories and components; interior decoration materials and accessories; machinery, auxiliary materials and accessories for upholstered furniture; wood products and panels; adhesives, coatings and other chemical raw materials; and machinery, accessories and equipment for woodworking furniture production. International companies have been showing active interest in CIFM / interzum guangzhou to open up the business opportunities and gain a foothold in the immense China as well as Asian market. At present, a number of international giants have confirmed their participation, including: Homag, IMA, Nanxing, KDT, Paolino Bacci, Freud, SANDAR, HOLD, Leitz, Lianrou, Yuantian, Hengchang, Hengye, Kehua, Schattdecor, REHAU, LG, Hyundai, Kronospan, Henkel, LINAK, Dilong, Taiqiang, Yaodonghua, Jiashijia, SINODECOR, Yongwei, Huamei, Zhuokai, KINNAY, Liwang, Zhaogang, DREAM LEADER, Tianye, Anran, DTC, SH-ABC, ADAMS, UNIHOPPER, Jusen, UNION STAR, OPK, TUTTI, MEIKI,KEA, King Slide, REPON, TITUS, ITALIANA FERRAMENTA, LS Lighting, Sugatsune, SUSPA In addition to regular product displays, the exhibition will continue to feature diversified content and business opportunities through a variety of formats, such as the Business Package Plus (BPP) area, in-person business matching, offline-2- online live business matching, industry forum sessions, as well as conceptual spaces to promote the industry’s cutting-edge technology, and help companies respond to the shifting consumer demands. Return of “20 PLUS 20” Awards With the mission to uncover the most innovative furniture accessories and give recognition to the companies behind them, the "20 PLUS 20” Annual List will return once again to CIFM / interzum guangzhou in 2022. Details impart vitality to a piece of furniture, while design is the soul and materials form the backbone. A piece of furniture that pays attention to details can have long-lasting longevity in the continuously changing market. The 20 PLUS 20 Annual List – with origins from the influential “interzum Award” in Cologne, Germany – will feature the theme "In Pursuit of Furniture Accessories with Vitality" for 2021-2022. Compared with 70 per cent penetration rate abroad, China’s custom furniture market is still in its infancy. Through the contest, organizer Koelnmesse aims to encourage accessory makers to create functional yet novel and aesthetically pleasing products. Calls for 2021-2022 nominations are currently underway. Winning products will be showcased at the 20 PLUS 20 feature display to serve as inspirations for the industry. Industry engagement - Innovation forum Traditional manufacturing model and product functions have gradually been unable to meet the needs of the times. Product features are becoming increasingly diverse, and the introduction of smart products has become an inevitable trend. The further integration of technology and practical functions of furniture products is poised to become a new area of growth for the industry. Innovation drives development. Revolving around the topic "Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life", the interzum guangzhou 2022 forum will see the gathering of business representatives, renowned designers and trend experts to examine ways to inject life into furniture through design and technological innovation. Learn more about CIFM / interzum guangzhou at www.interzum-guangzhou.com. Source : interzum guangzhou
Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounded by Covid-19, we regret to announce that the postponement of the VietnamWood show will be move to further year. We understand your inconvenience, however, such difficult decision was not taken without serious concern. The event will be taking place in the coming year on 18 - 21 October 2022 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). The decision is made in view of the new COVID-19 clusters in Vietnam and with the deep concern for the health of the exhibitors and stakeholders. According to the latest statistics (August 2021), local vaccination in Vietnam has yet to reach 10 % of the total population. Key points which led to the decision:
- The current state of mass gatherings is still on banned with no indication of it nor when this restriction will be lifted.
- The current level of restrictions and quarantining for individual visiting Vietnam would severely affect international exhibitors.
- Concerns raised by exhibitors about attending and whether it would be viable for them to do so with possible enforced restrictions on attendance affecting visitor numbers.
A new, big exhibition concept dedicated to manufacturing technology will be launched at FieraMilano-Rho from 12 to 15 October 2022, resulting from a partnership between BI-MU and Xylexpo, respectively organized by Ucimu-Sistemi per produrre - the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation - and Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers. In times of unprecedented challenges, also for exhibitions, the two events will offer a new scenario where operators will have the opportunity to find expertise, solutions and ideas for a common goal: producing with more and more sustainable and efficient methods, according to Industry 4.0 principles. As reference events in their respective industries, 33.BI-MU (biennial exhibition of machine tools, robotics and automation, additive manufacturing, digital and auxiliary technologies) and Xylexpo (biennial exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry components) will be presented as distinct but complementary events, highlighting their respective peculiarities while leveraging every possible synergy. This decision will expand the audience of potential visitors for exhibitors on one side (unified access to the fairgrounds will allow to visit both exhibitions), and on the other it will help the visitors from the sectors of furniture, design, industrial plants, machinery for aluminum, composites and next-generation materials, interested in both events, to make the most of their trip to Milan. Besides a wider technology lineup, visitors will have access to a rich agenda of additional events, in-depth debates on technical, technological and economic topics relevant for both sectors, through presentations, seminars and conferences. Special attention will be dedicated to the big topics of digital and sustainability, two key concepts for the future development of the industry and the global economy. In this scenario, the two worlds that will meet in Milan in October 2022 have been experiencing a momentous evolution that will be visible during the joint event. “This project – said Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu-Sistemi per produrre – is much more than the sum of two historical and popular exhibitions. We believe that the merger of BI-MU and Xylexpo will help the industry represented in both exhibitions to show the best of its contents and potential. Under these premises, we believe that the event will be a point of attraction for the global manufacturing industry, with strong visibility in Italy and abroad, to the benefit of all the companies that will choose to participate”. According to Luigi De Vito, president of Acimall, “…a more and more crowded exhibition calendar, now complicated by the rescheduling of many events due to the pandemic, the new technologies and the stronger and stronger international competition require a deep and accurate revision of the exhibition concept, which cannot be "only" a place where demand and supply meet. The collaboration between Xylexpo and BI-MU will develop into an innovative platform that will be focused on "high-end technology" and the many, profitable interactions that such technology can generate, offering an involving and successful experiential event to operators, exhibitors, institutions and all stakeholders”. Luca Palermo, managing director of Fiera Milano, commented the concept of the new event: “We are proud that BI-MU and Xylexpo – both reference events in Italy and all over the world in their respective industries – have been featured in our calendar for over fifty years, as evidence of the appreciation of our premises and the services offered by Fiera Milano. I believe that the decision to put together these events will bring further benefits to the organizers and exhibitors of both exhibitions; on our part, we are ready to check all the details of the new project together”. ACIMALL – the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machine tools, with over 150 member companies – represents an industry that generates 2.5 billion euro revenues, with a 75 percent export share. UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation, represents over 70 percent of the industry's made-in-Italy production, accounting for approximately 9 billion euro revenues. The export share is 56 percent of production. Source: XYLEXPO
Asia’s largest and most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture production and interiors trade fair drew to a successful close on Mar 31 in Guangzhou, China.
With the partnership of two major exhibition forces – Koelnmesse and the China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) – CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2021 boasted a scale of 340,000 square meters with 2,100 exhibiting companies covering six key product categories.
Internationally renowned brands at the event included: HOMAG, Biesse, Cefla, IMA, SCM, WEINIG, Heveaboard, Impress, Kronospan, Lamigraf, PFLEIDERER, REHAU, Schattdecor, LG, Hyundai, LINAK, LIMOSS, OKIN, Henkel, SABA, Arpico, Italiana Ferramenata, King Slide, Repon and Sugatsune.
Nearly 200,000 visitors were drawn to the southern Chinese city to participate in the event – an increase of over 20 percent compared with the last edition.
“Visiting interzum guangzhou 2021 was to me an eye-opener towards how closely our economies are intertwined – not just in the field of automotive or high-tech: China is a major market for German hardwoods, which have been grown in ecologically sustainable forestry, and of indispensable components such as glues, coatings and hinges which are indispensable for producing furniture in the legendary German quality, highly appreciated by Chinese customers,” complimented the German Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr. Martin Fleischer, who was invited to visit the show.
Mr. Matthias Haasler, CEO of Rehau in Greater China and North East Asia said: “This is a good place to show new developments and really to go into good discussions with the customers here.
The industry has also seen and experienced interzum guangzhou over the past years. It is a very important place to meet and to see new products coming up. Being here is important – to simply show your strengths and to show the power.”
Ms. Vika Pesenti from Italiana Ferramenta was equally pleased: “I think it was very great to see so many people this year, so for us it was a very big advantage. We got a lot of visitors coming, and especially the first day we have registered about one thousand people coming to our stand. It was a great success!”
CIFM / interzum guangzhou is not only an important platform for visitors to discover and understand new products, but also allow exhibitors to gain insight into new market needs and lead the development of the industry.
Mr. Liu Chenglong, Project Manager of woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM, said: "We’ve made good gains at the exhibition. Visitor flow is relatively heavy. We’ve also met a number of new customers and got to know some new needs."
As the industry's flagship exhibition, CIFM / interzum guangzhou has always been a stage for the furniture industry to showcase new technologies, new products and new trends, and create business opportunities.
The 20 PLUS 20 Annual List for outstanding furniture accessories is a tribute to enterprises that are actively exploring creative solutions and keen to innovate. The 2019-2020 awards ceremony was held on the first day of the exhibition with 15 exhibitors receiving the accolade.
A dedicated showcase featuring 2018-2020 awarded products were also on display, allowing show participants to review the innovative development of the industry
in recent years. In addition, nominations for the 2021-2022 list is also officially open for exhibitors in 2022. With the debut of the Business Package Plus (BPP) to assist affected overseas brands maintain their presence at the show, buyers were still able to continue to source innovative products and solutions from all over the world. Also held at the BPP zone by the Agricultural Trade Office of the US Consulate General in Guangzhou, a seminar themed "Back to Nature - Modern Wood Structure" was streamed live on the online conference platform and received encouraging response. Over at the PIAZZA lounge, a series of forums surrounding topics such as smart home systems, home lighting, furniture lifting technology, and new materials and technologies saw experts of the respective industry verticals sharing application cases and imparting valuable knowledge to attendees to quickly understand the high-quality products and innovative technologies of the industry, and promote the development of smart furniture. A total of 124 online and offline business matching meetings were successfully conducted over the four-day period. Impressed by the results, Mr. Li Lin, Strategic Purchasing Manager of Oppein – Asia’s leading cabinetry manufacturer based in China - said: "The business matching event is able to efficiently match our needs to the right suppliers. We have met some excellent companies, and will continue to follow up with these new contacts. The event format is brilliant." "interzum guangzhou is one of the most important exhibitions of the year for us. It is a platform to find new suppliers and interact with the industry. We participate in the business matching activities every year, and this year is no exception. Everything took place very smoothly, from the pre-show selection of suppliers to the on-site coordination arrangements, greatly improving communication efficiency. We’ve also received some good results. Thanks to the organizers for their professionalism and meticulous efforts," commented Mr. Li Peng, R&D Director of well-known custom furniture maker Vifa. After enjoying similar good outcome, Mr. Engarafat Alharahsheh, General Manager of SAS-TECH INDUSTRIAL GROUP LTD was quite satisfied: “The event was good and well organized with professional service. For sure I will join next year.” Affected by the pandemic, Mr. Nilesh Kumar, owner of Mayur from India, was unable to visit the exhibition in person. Making use of the online business matching for the first time, he expressed his delight at the unexpected results: "Before trying this out, I was unsure if I could seriously meet any of the manufacturers...(but) I really enjoyed the session and have gotten new manufacturers and suppliers who could help me out. Thanks to the team for their awesome work, and I would recommend for others to try this out." The next edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou slated to take place from March 28 – 31, 2022. Learn more about interzum guangzhou 2022 at www.interzum-guangzhou.com. Source:CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2021
WOOD TAIWAN Digital Days, from April 22nd to 25th, 2021, will keep you updated on the latest development about Taiwan woodworking machinery. With major economies implementing loose monetary policies and the support of their housing market boom, demand for this industry still exists, and purchase orders from the ASEAN market have also surged. Tailored to customer’s needs, Taiwan’s machines enjoy a good reputation of high quality, reliability, and quick response to users’ business demands after their sales. Taiwan is your best partner for woodworking manufacture.
VietnamWood 2021 will now take place from 20th – 23rd October 2021 with a host of new business model “Live, in-person + Online”
“Hybrid Trade Shows” will be much needed to kick-start the post-pandemic economy and play a vital role in boosting trade and innovations during the economic recovery process. The 14th Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair (VietnamWood), a representative woodworking and wood processing machinery industry exhibition in Vietnam, the event was originally scheduled to run in September 2021. However, the 3rd week of October, 20th to 23rd 2021 allow more time for the world’s vaccination to take effect, leading to a safer in-person event environment and significantly higher face-to-face participation. VietnamWood is jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry & Trade - Vinexad National Trade Fair & Advertising J.S.C (VINEXAD) and Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co., Ltd. (YORKERS) and co-organized by the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA). It is the only exhibition endorsed by the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS) from the past 2 decades in Vietnam. VietnamWood aims to trigger intelligent, automation and upgrade the Vietnamese furniture and wooden manufactures with smart supply chain solutions. 500 + leading companies Line-up to Present Comprehensive Supply Chain Solutions VietnamWood 2019 featured attracted 573 exhibitors from the US, Europe and Asia and attracted 11,650 visitors from leading woodworking firms and plywood manufacturers such as Kaiser, Rochdale Spears, Wanek, TEKCOM Corporation and VinaWood. VietnamWood 2021 expect to gather over 500 exhibitors in presenting cutting-edge technologies, products, and services divided into primary processing (machines for veneer and plywood processing), secondary processing (sawing, planing, forming, CNC, edge banding, finger jointing, drilling, doweling and polishing), tools, related equipment for surface finishing, auxiliaries, dusting collecting, and furniture hardware or accessories. Notable exhibitors include Thuan Hien, Thuong Nguyen, Quoc Duy, Van Su Loi, Nanxing, RIKEN, Dai Phuc Vinh, Long Phat CNC, Sam Bac and many more will be showcasing at VietnamWood 2021. Wood Industry Associations Lend Strong Support to Facilitate Industrial Upgrade Both domestic and overseas wood industry associations strongly support VietnamWood, include the Binh Duong Furniture Association (BIFA), the Forest Products Association of Binh Dinh (FPA Binhdinh), the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIETFOREST), and the Vietnam Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI); the overseas associations as the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturer’s Association (VDMA), the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), French Timber, the Qingdao Woodworking Machinery Association, the Lunjiao Woodworking Machinery Chamber of Commerce, and the Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA). Taking advantage of the expertise from local industry associations, conferences and seminars will be held on the sidelines of the expo, focus on woodworking and wood processing technology, automation and digitalization. Vietnam Wood According to recent data, the total export value of timber, wooden products and forest products in 2020 estimated by VIFORES would reach $12.5 billion, showing a 10% growth compared to the previous year. The extraordinary result was partially credited to Vietnam's effective control of pandemic while countries like the US, the EU, and SEA countries had to temporarily suspended production from the pandemic lockdowns. With the implementation of two main free trade agreements–the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Vietnam's wood processing and furniture manufacturing industry takes advantage of CPTPP, EVFTA for global market expansion. The EVFTA is hoped to contribute sustainable growth of Vietnam’s wood export and expect to open up new sales channels and raise product value. To pinpoint these prospects, VietnamWood as the leading regional biennial trade fair for woodworking industry held in Ho Chi Minh City is placing collaboration at the forefront of the fair’s evolving approach to sustainable local woodworking industry development. VietnamWood 2021 will be held from 20th to 23rd October at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). For more information, please visit www.chanchao.com.tw/vietnamwood or contact show management Chan Chao International Co., Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org Background information on YORKERS TRADE & MARKETING SERVICE CO., LTD. Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co. Ltd., based in Hong Kong, has been a leader in organizing Exhibitions & Trade Fairs in ASEAN and South Asia for over three decades. Yorkers has held numerous machinery-related events in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam. Having amassed abundant experiences in the field, Yorkers Trade Fairs will serve as the best platforms for exploring trade opportunities in the emerging markets.