IFFS 2019: a new successful transformation begins


A positive result for the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS)
2019, in terms of eminent quality buyers and new furniture collective, is testament to its power of attraction and its capacity for involvement and excitement, palpable in the exhibition during its debut at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 9 to 12 March 2019.

Widely recognised as Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure, lifestyle, and entertainment, the new picturesque fair venue received rave reviews from both exhibitors and trade visitors alike, and will be the anchor venue for the next four editions of IFFS.

15,126 attendees, 95 overseas buying delegations, in 4 days, from 87 different countries, with 204 exhibitors who displayed signature showcases to the fair’s new theme of ‘UrbanAsia – the Future of Urban Living’ in the 2019 edition, along with the co-locating 36th ASEAN Furniture Show and NOOK Asia 2019, representing the furniture, furnishing and interior design industries.

“As the show continues to evolve amidst a challenging trade landscape, we progressively and sustainably reinvent the show to spot key trends, identify major challenges and propose alternative solutions to best cater to the ever-changing needs of tomorrow’s urban living. The change in venue has been a positive step for us, as with the introduction of a new, exciting and relevant theme, as we welcome a myriad audience that will elevate IFFS to the next level”, Mr. Ernie Koh, Chairman of IFFS Pte Ltd who remarked on a successful note.

A Truly International Platform to Connect, Converse and Collaborate

Along with a total of 95 overseas buying delegations visiting the fair, including notable retail groups and buying houses such as Globewest, Coco Republic (Australia), BUT (France), Ludwig Guttman GmbH (Germany), Indigo Living (Hong Kong), Island & Republik (Malaysia), Republic Home (New Zealand), SeCan Impex (Romania), Sys Co. Ltd (South Korea), El Corte Ingles (Spain), Home Centre, Lals Group (United Arab Emirates) Urban Outfitters, Mountain Region, and HD Buttercup (USA), IFFS
remains the preferred choice as an all-in-one stop for their sourcing needs across the entire furniture and furnishing ecosystem, with follow-on orders expected for the year ahead as a result of the plentiful business opportunities and bountiful business deals presented at the fair.

Displaying their latest urban living collections and solutions to address the aspirations and lifestyle needs of an ever-growing urban population, the 2019 edition has over 100,000 exquisite pieces from around the world, including well-known brands such as Anno 13 (Belgium), Asiades (Hong Kong), Deesawat (Thailand), District Eight (Vietnam), HALO (Hong Kong), KODA (Singapore), Life Outdoor Living (Belgium), Lumas Gallery (Germany), Manutti (Belgium), PR Interiors (Belgium), Reeves Design (Vietnam), Talenti (Italy), Tetrad (United Kingdom) and Woven+ (The Netherlands), strategically positioning IFFS as the launch-pad to penetrate the international markets.

Already looking ahead to the next edition, which will take place at the same venue from 9 – 12 March 2020, Ms Benta Wiley, buyer from Benta Wiley Studio (Italy) cited in anticipation, “I feel very welcomed by the excellent co-ordination of the fair, and the availability of the new and relevant collections. I will certainly encourage other buyers to visit the fair next year, as a one-stop platform to fulfill their sourcing requirements”

The International Furniture Fair Singapore 2020 will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 9 – 12 March. For more information, please visit: www.IFFS.com.sg