Thursday, April 17, 2014

UBM’s MIFF attracts nearly 20,000 visitors, 500 exhibitors

News this week: UBM Asia’s Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) recently concluded its 20th edition and reported attendance of 19,472 visitors from 141 countries and regions – a 6% increase from last year’s 18,397 visitors. The show featured over 500 exhibitors this year from 13 countries and regions.

The five-day show was held from 4th to 8th March at two venues - Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC). According to UBM, 6,171 international buyers were drawn to this year’s show which covered a gross area of 80,000 m2. Buyers included a first-time delegation from the Belgium Furniture Manufacturers Association and trade groups from Japan and South Korea.

Datuk Dr Tan Chin Huat, chairman of MIFF, commented, “Within the global furniture trade network, MIFF is commonly known for our type of ‘home-style service and atmosphere meets serious furniture buyers.’  The entire team is pleased that our 20th anniversary event continued to embody our philosophy of serving our customers and industry well and with style.”

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