Asia’s most influential furniture production, woodworking machinery and interior decor trade fair closed on a high note March 31. According to the data released, the event covered an area of 150,000 square meters, with a total of 1,459 exhibitors, including 340 companies from abroad. The four-day event attracted participation from a total of 107 countries and regions, and a record 89,858 visitors showed up to sniff out the latest and best products – an increase of about 7.8 per cent over the previous year. The number of buyers from mature markets such as Malaysia and South Korea as well as emerging markets including India and Pakistan also recorded significant growth.
An independent survey was commissioned by the organizers on exhibitors and visitors during the exhibition period to understand the latest status of the furniture production market. Results show optimism on the industry’s prospects this year.