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CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024 begins with a vibrant vibe

 Friday, March 29, 2024

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CIFM/interzum guangzhou 2024

CIFM/interzum guangzhou has already started with a good note. According to the industry professionals, the show will be a major hit for the rest of the days! The show has returned to the Canton Fair Complex and to be continued as its long established role as a meeting place for the international furniture industry.

interzum guangzhou is recognised as one of the premier shows in Asia as it attracts more than 150,000 trade visitors and offer international exhibitors under a single umbrella. Also, exhibitors from worldwide get a chance to have a unique access to the Chinese market and beyond. This time, interzum guangzhou has witnessed an unique registration of 1,200 exhibitors from around the world occupying 160,000 square meters.

Seizing China’s “dual circulation” opportunities

According to statistics, the global furniture market passed the US$600 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5% over the next four years (2023-2026).

As the global furniture market continues to grow, CIFM/interzum guangzhou is seizing the opportunities presented by China’s “dual circulation” strategy to actively facilitate international brands’ entry into the vast Chinese market – which ranks first in the world in terms of furniture production, consumption and export – while promoting the globalisation of domestic brands.

Redefining global furniture trends

Ever since it was founded, CIFM / interzum guangzhou has been delving deep into the furniture industry’s value chain, driving high-quality development. In 2024, it will set a new record in terms of size and scale, held over 180,000 sqm and hosting more than 1,300 global furniture manufacturing brands. Among them will be over 230 international brands showcasing cutting-edge technologies, products, materials and applications, offering insights into future trends. Notable brands include AHEC, AMSO, Aydın, Biesse, Boyteks, Decospan, DewertOkin, DIC, GTA, Henkel, HOMAG, impress, Italiana Ferramenta, LamiGraf, limoss, LINAK, Munksjö, Paolino Bacci, Rehau, Renolit, Schattdecor, SCM, SIGE SPA and SIMALFA®.

CIFM/interzum guangzhou

Design and aesthetics take centre stage

In 2024, the “Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life” (VSIL) forum will focus on the theme of “Design Utopia.” By bringing the global home interior design sector face to face with its supply chain, the forum aims to foster professional dialogue between industry experts, designers and supply chain brands. Notable speakers include international designers Dick Spierenburg, CM Jao and Henny van Nistelrooy as well as representatives from leading companies in the supply chain, such as Schattdecor, Hettich and Domus Line. The discussions will showcase examples of collaborative innovation between the design scene and its supply chain. Additionally, European materials expert Sascha Peters and representatives from LINAK, SIMALFA® and Home Color Research Institute explore new, environmentally friendly and sustainable frontiers in the home furnishings industry.

Additionally, the 2024 Boundless Design Forum will discuss advanced edge banding technologies, led by representatives from Henkel, IMA Schelling, Rehau, Renolit and high-end furniture businesses with the aim of promoting the development of high-quality panel furniture.

The VSIL Gallery 2024, a highlight of CIFM / interzum guangzhou, will collaborate with the Asia Color Trend Book to explore Asian aesthetic trends in 2024. With “Re route” and “Coexistence” as its themes, it will showcase innovative trends that are breaking free from traditional design constraints and explore how harmony between technology and nature can guide the future of craftsmanship.

Inspiration showcase

The interzum guangzhou Award aims to shine a light on innovative products, recognise influential designs with a focus on Asia and provide furniture designers and customisers with invaluable inspiration. Selected by an international jury, this year’s winners were announced in February 2024, with Aydın Tekstil, DewertOkin, LINAK, REHAU and Renolit honoured with the interzum guangzhou Exclusive award. CHENYU TEXTILE, DIC, eMoMo, HD Hardware, Henkel, INTERPRINT, Lien A, Lion Rock, PRINTECH KR, PT ATEJA TRITUNGGAL, Remacro, Schattdecor, SIGE SPA, SIMALFA® and Tianan New Material were chosen to receive the Outstanding Furniture Accessories award.

Today is the second day of interzum guangzhou and the response is outstanding!

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