Friday, April 11, 2014

400 exhibitors join UBM’s inaugural IFEX

News this week: UBM Asia has recently concluded the inaugural edition of its Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) which hosted 400 exhibiting companies at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center (JIExpo). Running from 11th to 14th March, the event showcased various types of furniture, decorations and handicraft items covering all available space at JIExpo.

According to UBM, the three trade days attracted 6,113 buyers from 108 countries and regions, of which 2,021 originated from overseas. The top 10 visiting countries were Australia, China, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the U.K. IFEX also hosted several official buyer delegations including groups from Belgium and Turkey.

Christopher Eve, senior vice president of UBM Asia, commented, “We expect IFEX to increasingly become one of the leading furniture exhibitions in the region as more venue capacity becomes available for expansion of the exhibition… By coordinating the dates of IFEX with those of our Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF), we can offer international furniture buyers with convenient one-trip, two-stop access to two of Asia’s leading sources of furniture – Malaysia and Indonesia.”

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