Singapore, March 2014 – The International Furniture Fair Singapore 2014/31st ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2014), The Décor Show 2014 and Hospitality 360° concluded recently with record high in a decade.
A total of 418 exhibitors from 33 countries participated in the trilogy of shows this year. Confirming its status as Asia’s premier sourcing platform and design-led exhibition, IFFS/AFS 2014, The Décor Show 2014 and Hospitality 360° welcomed a robust attendance of 22,496 trade visitors and 97 international buying delegations from 115 countries, an eight percent increase of visitors over the last edition. Spot orders with a value of S$ 483 million were transacted at the fair with additional follow-on sales are expected to exceed S$ 5.85 billion.
Mr Raymond Davids, CEO/Founder of d-Bodhi (Singapore), said “IFFS 2014 marks our 7th year of successful co-operation between d-Bodhi and the IFFS. Over the years, d-Bodhi has achieved international recognition and built an established network across the globe, as well as culminated in our best response yet in this edition. We have witnessed once more the dedication, professionalism and passion of the IFFS team, which we believe mirrors the drive and spirit of the d-Bodhi family.”
Mr Vincent Destailleur whose company Habitat (France) was participating
at IFFS for the first time agreed synonymously, “We wanted to expand our distribution in Asia, and IFFS proved to be the perfect platform. With the signature of a Master-Franchise contract for Asia Pacific with a well-known Singapore major furniture player, our first regional flagship store in Singapore will be open this November. We will definitely be back for IFFS/AFS 2015!”
Visitors to IFFS/AFS 2014, The Décor Show 2014 and Hospitality 360° were also treated to an equally appealing show, as exhibitors have demonstrated the extra effort to create unique and outstanding booths to engage and entice them. A strong turnout from the ASEAN and Asia, as well as the strong influx of globally renowned brands coupled with the enthusiastic participation and support from the various country pavilions, also resulted in visitors enjoying a rich mix of visual displays at the Singapore EXPO.
Mr Lee Young-Sik, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Livart (South Korea), said, “With Asia becoming the next largest market to tap on, we are seeking designs that are modern and yet, appealing to the Asian consumer. IFFS /AFS 2014 did not disappoint us at all and we were very impressed with the variety as well as the quality of designs that we have seen thus far.”
The next edition of IFFS/AFS, The Décor Show and Hospitality 360° will be held from 13 – 16 March 2015 at Singapore EXPO.
For more information, please visit:www.IFFS.com.sg | www.TheDecorShow.com.sg | www.Hospitality360.com.sg
About International Furniture Fair Singapore Pte Ltd (IFFS Pte Ltd)
International Furniture Fair Singapore Pte Ltd (IFFS Pte Ltd) is partly owned by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) and MP International Pte Ltd. IFFS Pte Ltd’s primary objectives are to organise and manage furniture and furniture-related fairs, exhibitions, shows, conferences and other events worldwide. This includes the annual International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), The Décor Show and Hospitality360°, a keynote event on the furniture trade exhibition calendar.
About International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), The Décor Show and Hospitality 360°
The International Furniture Fair Singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), The Décor Show and Hospitality 360°, is regarded by industry experts as Asia’s premier sourcing platform and design-led exhibition. With three decades of experience since its inaugural event in 1981, IFFS/AFS remains the most distinctive channel for regional and international companies to penetrate the global market.
The IFFS/AFS, The Décor Show and Hospitality 360°, the series of shows feature a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishing, decorative accessories, interiors & design, and fittings by a diverse portfolio of quality exhibitors, and attracts a healthy and well-represented attendance of trade buyers and visitors. To make it a holistic trade event, the various design initiatives (SingaPlural, Furniture Design Platform and Furniture Design Award) offer added depth and dimension to this Singapore-anchored trade event, raising its profile as a show not-to-be-missed in the industry calendar.