Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018
From April 24 to 28, more than 10,500 visitors attended the exhibition halls of Inter Expo Center. Technomebel and World of Furniture provided visitors with everything about furniture and furniture manufacturing, the current trends in interior design and furnishings, demonstrated during these five days. Organized by Inter Expo Center and the Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry (BDDM), they brought together under one roof more than 190 exhibitors.
Over an exhibition area of 14,500 sq.m., companies from 11 countries: Bulgaria, Belarus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine located their stands. A large number of the exhibitors distribute on the Bulgarian market products by leading world producers. More than 350 companies from over 30 countries were represented at the exhibitions. World of Furniture again was an inspiration for new ideas bringing its wide range of cabinet and upholstered furniture, mattresses and mattress frames, lighting fixtures, tables and chairs, office furniture, garden furniture, accessories, interior textiles and much more. Thanks to Technomebel, over 10,500 visitors reviewed the latest developments in furniture industry, worktops and plate decorations, furniture doors, designer fittings and mechanisms, adhesives, varnishes, mordants and built-in kitchen appliances.
“We appreciate the fact that among the exhibitors there are companies that have participated in each of the editions of the two exhibitions,” commented at the opening ceremony Mr. Ivailo Ivanov, Manager of Inter Expo Center. Galin Gospodinov, chairman of the Board of the Branch Chamber of Wood and Furniture Industry in Bulgaria,and reminded that Technomebel and World of Furniture are among the largest exhibitions in Bulgaria and are of major importance for the sector.
Within the framework of Technomebel and World of Furniture, a discussion forum “Design meets Interior” was organized. The prospects and challenges for the wood and furniture industry were discussed at a round table called Industry 4. Students from vocational high schools and students from the University of Sofia were targeted by the “Competitions for Knowledge” initiative. The future experts enjoyed the opportunity to learn through the best-proven method – the practical approach. Once again for the youngest visitors there was a drawing competition – this year it was devoted to “My favorite furniture” and there were over 720 participants.
The last exhibition day was a happy day for five of the visitors who voted for “Bulgarian Furniture of the Year” and for one of the participants in the Facebook game with the art installation at the Serdika metro station. Each of them received a voucher to buy products from Technomebel exhibitors and World of Furniture.
For a yet another successive year the Hosted buyers program demonstrated its effectiveness. Technomebel and World of Furniture once again proved their efficiency by giving businesses and end-users the opportunity to see everything about the furniture industry organized in one place – from machinery and equipment, materials and accessories, up to the finished products. This will be organized again from March 26 to 30, 2019.