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Anticipation Runs High for Upcoming CIFF Shanghai 2019

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Anticipation is running high for the  44th edition of the China International Furniture after the previous exhibition reported an increase in attendance by 37% from the last. The international fair represents the entire furniture supply chain, offering a full-scale event capable of attracting produces, buyers, retailers, designers, and the media. Over 1500 exhibitors have been selected to represent the theme this year, “A Paradigm for Global Living”, which will offer visitors new concepts for living and working.

The fair is organized by China Trade Macalline Exhibition co. Ltd., a company which was jointly founded China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation (the main Asian trade fair organization that organizes the fair) and Red Star Macalline Group, a leader for the distribution of furniture in China. These two companies have created a new organization model called ‘Exhibition and Store Alliance’ which is capable of offering advantages both for exhibitions and for commerce. Attracting thousands of foreign visitors every year, CIFF Shanghai provides a golden opportunity for Chinese export companies to showcase their products.

The objective of CIFF is to make foreign markets more aware of the quality and variety of Chinese design. This is the concept behind the four main exhibition areas where the fair is organized.

Hall 4.1, ‘Contemporary Design Hall’, will incorporate modern design brands for home furnishings. It will also present a range of design events offering an in-depth insight into contemporary Chinese design trends,  including:

  • The fifth edition of the EAST Design Show will be hosted here. This marvelous exhibition is promoting high-end Asian design while combining creative and business perspectives.

  • The second edition of the Design Dream Show (DDS) is a much- anticipated event that offers the most innovative trends and highlights the credibility of Chinese design while promoting the international competitiveness of Chinese industry.

  • During this event held at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Forum, the renowned Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza will hold a discussion about his incredible career and will provide an insight into contemporary design as an acclaimed architect.


Hall 3 ‘International & Lifestyle’ will focus on international design. Numerous world-renowned brands will present new innovations and trends and introduce collections to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunity offered by CIFF to enter the prosperous Chinese market. Individual brands and groups of companies from Germany, Turkey and other countries will guarantee a very cosmopolitan display of products.

In addition to the presence of lifestyle brands, the M + China Top Interior Design Award is a journey through high-end interior design projects for the Chinese lifestyle and the ATG-Macalline Life Space.

The North Hall will be dedicated to lighting. ‘International Lighting’ will bring together international lighting brands which makes it the first truly international professional lighting show in China.

Hall 6.1, will be divided between outdoor furniture, fabrics and home accessories, giving life to ‘Outdoor & Leisure, Homedecor & Hometextile’.

On the second floor of the exhibition center, hall 5.2 ‘Sleep Center & Dining Room / Living Room’, hall 6.2 ‘Sofa’ and hall 8.2 ‘Fashion Office’ will offer complete solutions for export to international markets ranging from home to work environments.

In conjunction with CIFF Shanghai 2019, the second edition of the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair will take place in halls 7.1 and 8.1. This fair was created by a partnership between CIFF and WMF; all the main production technologies and all types of process machinery will accentuate the appeal of this fair.

The 44th edition of CIFF Shanghai in Hongqiao will take place from September 8 to 11th, 2019.

About CIFF: Founded in 1998, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) has been successfully held for 40 sessions. CIFF is one of the most influential furniture exhibitions in the world. It runs twice a year in both Shanghai and Guangzhou. Every year the spring edition in Guangzhou connects over 3900 world leading brands with more than 170,000 professional attendees from 200 countries and regions, creating immense value for the international furniture industry. It is expected that CIFF will be a great platform for American design to enter the Asia Pacific market. For more information, visit http://www.ciff.furniture/

44th CIFF Shanghai 2019
National Exhibition
& Convention Center (Shanghai)
Shanghai Hongqiao, China
September 8-11, 2019


45th CIFF Guangzhou 2020
China Import and Export Fair Complex & PWTC EXPO Guangzhou, China
March 18-21, 2020
March 28-31,2020

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