The 42nd CIFF Shanghai, to be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) in Hongqiao from 10 to 13 September 2018, will truly be a unique edition in all ways, with very many innovations, brilliant and meaningful events and particularly loads of design …definitely not to be missed!
2018 has definitely been an important year for CIFF; a fundamental stage of its growth, because of the strategic alliance established between two furniture sector giants, CFTE* and Red Star Macalline**, to jointly operate CIFF-Shanghai, bringing new perspectives and opportunities to the furniture industry.
To meet the needs of people for a better life, CIFF Shanghai 2018 will tackle the topic of “an Example of Global Home Life” and will be a real leap forward in terms of quality, services and events, integrating the global quality resources, enriching the products and forms of the exhibition, creating a new lifestyle, setting the trend of home furnishings and boosting the upgrading of the global home furnishing consumption market and the vitality of the future industry.
The 42nd edition of CIFF Shanghai will host more than 1,200 exhibitors and cover a total exhibition area of 400,000 square metres whose layout is definitely optimized.
It offers the Imported Furniture at Hall 3 and High-end Customized Furniture at North Hall to promote the consumption upgrade of the home furnishing industry.
It keeps up with the trends of design, mild luxury and neo-Chinese style to create the Trendy Furniture at Hall 4 and the Quality Furniture at Hall 5; it takes advantage of Shanghai’s leading position in design in China to create the Design Innovation Zone and highlight its leading functions, providing solutions for the global home lifestyles.
CIFF Shanghai gives full play to the advantages of the themes in the entire industry chain and further optimizes the Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery, Homedecor & Hometextile, Outdoor & Leisure and Office Show. The Outdoor & Leisure and Homedecor & Hometextile are organized in Halls 1.1 & 2.1 meet the one-stop sourcing needs for home furnishings with more varied products.
The Office Show in hall 8.2 includes commercial office and hotel furniture; while the Woodworking Machinery sector, renamed “China International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (Shanghai)” after the joint venture with Adsale Exhibition Services Co. in Halls 7.1 and 8.1, having doubled the scale of the exhibition area from last year.
*CFTE (China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation) boasts two home furnishing exhibitions: CIFF and CBD, ranking first in terms of the global similar exhibitions. Its parent company also owns or controls two major exhibition centers in Guangzhou and Shanghai, with absolute geographical advantages.
**Red Star Macalline is the undisputed leader in the Chinese furniture distribution sector, managing 260 furniture malls scattered all over China, providing a total display surface area of more than 15 million square metres, and annual sales of more than 78 billion RMB.