MIFF sees sales climb to £558m
Kuala Lumpur furniture exhibition Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has seen sales at this year's event reach £558.86m.
This is a rise of 2.8% on 2012 for the 5-9 March event, which attracted 18.401 visitors, including 6,054 international buyers. MIFF 2013 was 25% bigger with 504 exhibitors from Malaysia, Australia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, India, Spain and Turkey. Last year sales at the show accounted for a third of Malaysian furniture exports.
'We are delighted at the sales record because MIFF has delivered yet again despite the global economic uncertainties. This underscores the continuing appeal of MIFF and how it remains relevant in the global furniture market. This is definitely a big boost for MIFF going into our 20th anniversary next year,' says Tan Chin Huat, MIFF chairman.