The organizers of the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) recently announced that the 46th edition of CIFF Shanghai will be taking place in Shanghai Hongqiao from 7th to 10th September.
The 45th edition of CIFF Guangzhou 2020 had a succesfful showing after being postpone by 4 months earlier this year due to COVID-19. The show saw 143,363 visitors, an important sign of the recovery of the Chinese furniture market and of the immediate return to normality of its leading trade fair.
The 46th CIFF Shanghai 2020, organized by China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), has a theme this year of “Connecting the World”. With the aim of creating a strong integration between the high-level Chinese domestic market and international markets, the organizers are collaborating with several partners in order to sufficiently support both the offline and online business of its exhibitors and buyers this year. The collaboration with the B2B Giga Cloud Logistics trading platform will offer new opportunities to export-oriented companies.
Held under the same roof of the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai), over 1,000 exhibitors will occupy over 4.3 million square feet of exhibition space and will represent the entire furniture supply chain: home, outdoor and leisure furniture, home décor and home textiles, office, hotel, and commercial furniture, furniture industry machinery and materials.
The Design Hall will be further extended this year: centred on Contemporary Design (Hall 4.1), it will develop into Modern Design (Hall 3) and Trendy Design (Hall 5.1). Mirroring the organizers’ desire to create culture of good design and good living, the 46th CIFF Shanghai 2020 will see the participation of the many brands and will be packed with events and exhibitions.
The EAST Design Show will be run under the theme “Return to Zero”, and will host over 50 Asian design brands, academies, design studios and media, shedding light on subjects such as: what is architecture; what is interior design; what really is furniture; what does the home look like today.
The Design Dream Show, organized by CIFF in collaboration with Red Star Macalline and Innovation Design Alliance, will work with Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Fashion to integrate lifestyle, fashion, food and travel elements into the home environment in a fun and captivating way.
A plethora of upholstery brands, divided between Sofa Flagship (Hall 1.1) and Sofa Premium (Hall 2.1), following recent market trends.
Producers of beds and mattresses will be located in the Sleep Lifestyle (Hall 3), designed to cater to the culture of sleep.
In light of the sudden surge in smart working and having to reconsider the concept of traditional offices during the Covid-19 pandemic, the 46th CIFF Shanghai will show practical proposals within the Office Environment Pavilion (Hall 6.1), which will host brands that offer solutions for living and working in complete safety, integrating work environments with living spaces. This theme will be explored particularly in the Office Life Theme Pavilion, an exhibition event that, with the theme “Home Office @Smart Office” will highlight how office furniture can effectively combine working features with living ones.
The pandemic also affects the organization of outdoor spaces. In the Outdoor Home Furnishings (North Hall), brands will focus on a lifestyle that will have to pay more and more attention to control and prevention, presenting products characterized by environmentally friendly materials, which generate a sense of well-being.
In conjunction with CIFF Shanghai 2020, the 3rd edition of the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Fair, a furniture industry trade fair organized by CIFF in collaboration with Hong Kong Adsale, will be held in Halls 7.1 and 8.1 and brought to life by leading Chinese and international manufacturers who will present production technologies and all types of process machinery.
CIFF has always taken the health and safety of its visitors, exhibitors and employees seriously. In consultation with government and local authorities in China, fair partners, venue and local team,CIFF has made the decision to ensure everybody’s Covid-19 prevention, with all the necessary security measures being taken.
About CIFF: CIFF Guangzhou and CIFF Shanghai complement each other in order to strengthen each other and to grow together.
The 46th CIFF Shanghai will be held in Shanghai Hongqiao from 7th – 10th September 2020 (home furniture, homedecor & hometextile, outdoor & leisure furniture, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture and furniture machinery)
The 47th CIFF Guangzhou will be held in Guangzhou Pazhou from 18th – 21st March 2021 (1st phase – home furniture, homedecor & hometextile, outdoor & leisure furniture) and from 28th – 31st March 2021 (2nd phase – office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture and furniture machinery & raw materials).
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