The inaugural fair in Mumbai, India was an International sourcing ground for trade professionals. Seminars and special programmes also provided insight into the Indian market.
9 December, 2011
Held from 16 to 18 November in Mumbai, the first India International Furniture Fair (IIFF) gave local furniture trade professionals an international sourcing platform of around 100 well-known brands and companies from 17 countries, all there to show their latest residential, hospitality and office furniture and products.
China, Singapore and Spain also each marked their presence with a pavilion, while design and industry experts were in attendance to share their forecast of global and local trends with some 2,376 trade visitors.
Speakers at the 2-day design seminar held during IIFF presented insights on trends and developments from a global perspective and how these could be adapted for the Indian market. Topics ranged from emerging design trends in the residential sector to hospitality designs and sustainable architecture in India.
Other significant programmes included targeted project pitch sessions for trade buyers and a post-show retail business symposium to help international exhibitors gain first-hand knowledge on India’s market from local industry professionals.
With the success of the first, organiser MP International is already setting its sights on a second edition of the trade show.
India International Furniture Fair
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