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Canadian Home Furnishings Market Announces January Show Events

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The Canadian Home Furnishings Market The Canadian Home Furnishings Market, the highly anticipated annual get-together for industry professionals, is all set for January 12 to 15, 2008, at the International Centre in Mississauga, near Toronto. Some 400 Canadian and international manufacturers, distributors and exhibitors featured in more than 70 permanent and outside showrooms, will launch their new products for 2008. As a show that’s all about new and exclusive furniture, The Canadian Home Furnishings Market represents the most complete residential furniture offering in Canada, covering all product categories. It’s also the only furniture exhibit in Canada that brings together the highest concentration of local and international exhibitors under one roof. The thousands of retailers who attend the show each year understand the importance of attending in order to track down exclusive high-quality collections from Canadian manufacturers that make all the difference to their customers, while discovering a wide range of products from further-flung horizons. Retailers who buy from Canadian manufacturers not only have access to quality and exclusivity, but also to environmentally friendly products. Furthermore, Canadian furniture is manufactured in accordance with the organization and management methods of “Just in Time”, and can be delivered very quickly in small quantities to avoid cumbersome inventory. Finally, by choosing Canadian manufacturers, retailers enjoy fast and flexible after sales service. Friendly and professional: Each year, the Canadian Home Furnishings Market takes place in a friendly and professional ambience. The show features furniture collections for every room of the house, furniture and accessories for the juvenile market, bedding, lighting, and decorative accessories—all of which are on display throughout 700,000 square feet of exhibition space. To facilitate travel for attendees, a free shuttle service between the International Centre and nearby hotels is provided. And to set just the right mood for meetings and discussions, the show organizes two very popular cocktail parties that are a hit, year after year. As such, exhibitors and retailers are hereby invited to a “5-to-7 happy hour” in the main entrance of Hall 1 on Friday, January 11, to kick-off the show’s opening. On the program: music, drinks and appetizers. The Kick-off Cocktail Party is sponsored by Furniture/Today, the industry’s weekly magazine. The 2008 Tends Display Launch Party, sponsored by Furniure Style magazine, will take place on Saturday, January 12, at 6 p.m. in Hall 5. Created by the show’s highly coveted presentation design specialists, André Caron and Pierre D’Anjou, fourteen new displays will feature unique design concepts that shine the spotlight on products from many of our Canadian exhibitors. The TrendsDisplay, which is now in its ninth edition, entices retailers to fill up on exciting new ideas for in-store furniture displays and presentations. For further information on the Canadian Home Furnishings Market, visit www.tchfm.com Show schedule: Friday, January 11 “5-to-7 happy hour”: Kick-o Cocktail Party (Hall 1, Main entrance) ff Saturday, January 12 (6 p.m.: 2008 Trends Display Launch Party, Hall 5) Sunday, January 13, and Monday, January 14: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 15: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m The Canadian Home Furnishings Market is produced by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. The show is reserved for industry professionals and is not open to anyone under the age of 16.

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