CIFF looks to infrastructure investments
Visitors to September’s China International Furniture Fair have been promised an improved visitor experience as infrastructure investments come to fruition.
Organisers say that food, accommodation and transportation during CIFF will be comprehensively upgraded for the 7-10 September event in Shanghai, with the Commercial Centre, the Intercontinental Hotel and the corridor that connects NECC with Hongqiao business district put into use.
The five-star Intercontinental NECC hotel will open later this month and the second-storey corridor that connects the east side of NECC and Hongqiao business district was completed last month, linking NECC to 14 starred hotels. The Commercial Centre that provides supporting services will contain more than 20 restaurants.
In addition, to provide exhibitors and visitors with convenient transport, CIFF will offer free shuttle buses to connect NECC with transportation junctions like Hongqiao Airport, Hongqiao High-speed Railway Station, Pudong Airport. CIFF will also arrange more shuttles that travel between car parks and exhibition halls.
National pavilions from countries including Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea will showcase their products at CIFF. Chinese furniture exhibitors taking part include Landbond, Qumei, Kuka, Zuoyou, Huari, Tiantan, Steel-Land, Kinwai, Welon, Right Home, Violino, Fuli, Scihome, Furton, Aris, City W, Yihua Lifestyle and Zhongyuan.
Non-Chinese exhibitors include Ashley, Lifestyle, Global Views, Uttermost, Chateau D’Ax, Biesse, SCM, Cefla, Homag, Beard, Boori, Lounge Innovation and HTL.