Visitor numbers leap at CIFF

Visitor numbers leapt by more than a quarter compared with pre-pandemic levels at the 51st edition of CIFF Guangzhou.

Compared with CIFF Guangzhou 2019, the last edition held before the pandemic, the 18-21 and 28-31 March exhibition saw numbers rise by 27.88% to 380,763 visitors.

Visitors from 166 countries were able to see 4,000 exhibitors, covering 700,000sqm of exhibition space.

The 51st CIFF Guangzhou 2023 was held in two phases, effectively divided into three exhibitions: Home Furniture, Office and Commercial Space, and CIFM/Interzum Guangzhou.

During the first phase, from 18- 21 March, the spotlight was on the world of the home: from interior furniture and decor to outdoor living.

Home Furniture provided original solutions for the customisation of domestic spaces, increasingly understood as multifunctional and fluid environments, characterised by accessible design and quality as well as approaches to sustainability involving the use of natural materials for new furnishing solutions integrated with artificial intelligence and dedicated to improving people’s quality of life.

Homedecor & Hometextile presented the latest trends in interior design: furnishing accessories, lighting, decorative paintings, and artificial flowers to enhance any environment. Outdoor & Leisure offered interpretations of open-air lifestyles featuring increasingly sophisticated solutions to extend the quality and comfort of indoor environments beyond the home.

The second phase featured the world of work and commercial spaces with a new focus on the sphere of education and healthcare facilities, as well as technologies essential to the furniture industry.

During Office and Commercial Space, which also expanded to occupy six pavilions in the new Area D, the sector’s leading companies showed countless flexible and innovative solutions for workplaces capable of meeting the needs of ever-evolving companies, with the aims of improving performance and productivity and increasing people’s well-being and safety. Much room was also dedicated to public commercial spaces, healthcare, and facilities for older people, as well as schools.

The range of technology and semi-finished products for the furniture industry at CIFM/Interzum Guangzhou 2023 was comprehensive. The major Chinese and international brands for machinery, materials, surfaces, and hardware offered a convincing response to the needs of an industry that is constantly growing and attentive to the most innovative solutions for producing quality by optimising production.

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