One of Southeast Asia’s leading annual industry read shows, The Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) is set to return in March 2017. Held again at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), this year’s exhibition will mark the 13th year of EFE in business and continued growth as one of the region’s most prominent global furniture sourcing centre for buying professionals from over 135 countries and regions.
More than 300 exciting exhibitors from Malaysia, China and ASEAN countries will showcase top quality modern and contemporary furniture with their latest collections and designs for bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, children, office, dining, outdoor living, hotel furniture, occasional including furniture fittings and accessories. Moving into its 13th year, EFE 2017 with a gross exhibition space of 30,000sqm, will have 8 Halls to connect buyers with world market leaders.
For the first time, EFE will showcase an India Export Pavilion, providing networking opportunities to foster connections between the world’s largest democratic country and local manufacturers. India is one of the fastest growing major economies today, with a furniture market is estimated to be worth US$17,922 million. Opportunities for the export of furniture to India are more plentiful than ever with increasing demand, fuelled by a housing and commercial construction boom, increasing income levels and influence of global lifestyle trends.
EFE 2017 will also shift a focus into instilling the research and development element into furniture production where ideas, concepts and themes can be explored and developed into working Designs and Prototypes. Now in its second edition, the Professional Designers Programme (PDP) is set to appear once again, much to the delight of exhibitors and buyers. The programme has been engaged to increase awareness of the opportunities offered by Malaysian furniture export through designed-based products, highlighting their key points of differentiation between commonplace non-designed-based products.
Buoyed by the strong buying mood of more overseas and an influx of new buyers, EFE 2016 saw record sales of US$703 million. Now, the 2017 edition is witnessing again a high return rate of exhibitors from across the world. Importers, exporters and wholesalers will make up over half of trade visitors to EFE, reinforcing their reputation amongst international buyers for quality, value and wide selection of all types of furniture including the much sought Malaysian wood dining sets, bedroom and dressing furniture.
EFE – Malaysia’s premier destination for the furniture industry, is a key buying and networking event in the furniture industry. Presented by the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and organized by EFE Expo Sdn Bhd, EFE is a platform of opportunities for the industry by the industry.
The Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) will run from March 8-11 2017.