CIFF, the Flagship Furniture Trade Fair of Exceptional Quality for Exhibitors and Visitors


Founded in 1998, CIFF, the bi-annual furniture and furnishings event, has been held for 40 editions and is well received by the industry as a tangible business platform where you can check out the potential offered by the world’s largest furniture market.

In previous CIFF Guangzhou concluded in March 2017, 3,992 exhibitors attracted 191,950 visitors from all over the world, 13.7% more than the 2016 edition; The September edition in Shanghai, marking the 20th anniversary, hosted 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world and received 91,623 professional visitors, hitting a record high.

Quite apart from the numbers, the truly pleasant aspect was the new collaboration initiatives that demonstrated the desire to provide much more than a simple exhibition. Today, more than ever, CIFF sees itself as a constantly developing reality, committed to looking for new business opportunities for its exhibitors.

CIFF 2017 witnessed the great success of “Pinnacle Awards Asia-Pacific”, thanks to the collaboration between CIFF and American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD); 30 exquisitely-designed works stood out from over one thousand pieces, successfully obtaining the “golden key” to exploit new opportunities to gain world recognition.

Apart from the successful cooperation with ASFD, great events like The CIFF & Tmall Deco Fashion, Office Life Theme Pavilion, Global Garden Lifestyle Festival, China Decoration Design Conference, Trade Matching, also perfectly interpreted the trends in the sector and brought great benefits to visitors and exhibitors.

The focus now moves on to the 41th edition of CIFF, from 18 to 21 and from 28 to 31, March 2018. Themed with Better Life, Better Work, CIFF Guangzhou 2018 covers 750,000 sqm with 4000 quality exhibitors on stage to present a fantastic feast for over 190,000 visitors from all over the world.

Bringing the incredible quantity of commodity sectors (furniture for modern and classic home, furnishing accessories, furnishing fabric, furniture for outdoors and leisure, office furniture, hotel furniture, metal furniture, furniture for public spaces, materials and machinery for the furniture industry) , CIFF provides a full view of the furniture sector and of the industry as a whole. Smart technology, customized furniture, original design and casual luxury will be the key words, making the 41st edition a must-visit event for the furniture and furnishing industry in 2018.

As a leading role in China’s furniture exhibition industry, CIFF is a favourite and essential trading platform for the global furniture industry, a flagship trade fair of exceptional quality for exhibitors and visitors.

See you in Guangzhou on March 18-21 & 28-31!