Panels & Furniture Asia Jul/Aug 2020

July / August 2020, Issue 4 | Panels & Furniture Asia 62 | SHOW PREVIEW A prelude to industry recovery: Triple-packed CIFM-interzum guangzhou 2020 returns this July The event will showcase industry verticals comprising finished furniture, production equipment and raw and auxiliary materials. T he China International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture RawMaterials Fair (CIFM)-Interzum guangzhou 2020 is set to take place from 27-30 Jul 2020 at Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China. As the trade exhibition for the woodworking and upholstery machinery, furniture materials and interior décor industry in Asia, this year’s Interzum guangzhou will coincide with the home installation of China Guangzhou International Furniture Fair (CIFF), which features household furniture. “IN” LIVE STREAMING Making its debut at Interzum guangzhou 2020 is the “in” Live Streaming online business matching platform, which is aimed at allowing buyers who are unable to visit the exhibition to connect with exhibitors. The scheduled one-on-one sessions will be held at the first three days of the show according to the four main product categories – hardware, machinery, decorative materials and upholstery accessories. All Interzumguangzhou 2020 exhibitors are expected to have the opportunity to participate in the event. Koelnmesse, organiser of Interzum guangzhou, is confident that this live streaming component serves to provide industry players with a more diversified procurement experience to meet the various business needs and situations of buyers. INDUSTRY RALLIES BEHIND INTERZUM gUANGZHOU With China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the rapid development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Interzum guangzhou has continued to garner support from exhibitors, while also ushering in several new names. Area C of the event venue will also be optimised and integrated to present a more refined and centralised layout to facilitate procurement. Some exhibitors slated to appear in Interzum guangzhou 2020 include Paolino Bacci, Linak, Latexco, Ferramenta, Henkel, and Schattdecor. Based on estimation from the International Monetary Fund, China is expected to contribute 28% of global economic growth from 2019- 2024. In addition, the country has the advantages of a huge market and the presence of entire industry value chain, which provide an internal driving force for the overall economic recovery in the post-pandemic era. Woodworking machinery and furniture production will be showcased at Interzum guangzhou 2020, which will be taking place from 27-30 Jul 2020 at Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China