Guangzhou, China 28.-31. 03. 2025

Navigating the Future: CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2024 Explores Sustainable Solutions and Cutting-edge Trends

CIFM / interzum guangzhou opened to the furniture production industry today at the Canton Fair Complex with much fanfare. The 2024 edition surpassed expectations with an expansive area of 180,000 square meters, hosting over 1,300 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. Across the exhibition halls, visitors encountered a diverse array of cutting-edge products, technologies, and applications spanning furniture woodworking machinery, hardware, interiors, and more. With over 230 renowned international brands in attendance, CIFM / interzum guangzhou reinforced its status as a beacon of innovation and a catalyst for industry advancement.

New Chapter

Amidst this vibrant atmosphere, industry luminaries convened on the first day to engage in forward-thinking discussions about development and future trends, underscoring the dynamic energy and vitality of the sector. The kick-off ceremony of the interzum guangzhou Award and VSIL Forum, followed by the prestigious award ceremony, celebrated the achievements of 20 outstanding enterprises. Among the esteemed winners were Aydın Tekstil, CHENYU TEXTILE, DewertOkin, DIC, eMoMo, HD Hardware, Henkel, INTERPRINT, Lien A, LINAK, Lion Rock, PRINTECH KR, PT ATEJA TRITUNGGAL, REHAU, Remacro, Renolit, Schattdecor, SIGE SPA, SIMALFA® and Tianan New Material.

The four-day event's significance was underscored by Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse GmbH, who remarked, "Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024, Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of Living, Contract and Public Spaces, with a presence in key markets worldwide. In collaboration with the China Foreign Trade Centre Group, Ltd., CIFM / interzum guangzhou has evolved into the flagship exhibition for woodworking machinery, furniture manufacturing, and interiors in Asia.”

Michiel Kruse, Managing Director of Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co., Ltd., kicked off the interzum guangzhou Award @VSIL Forum, “With the keyword 'Surpass' for the 2024 edition, we aim to leverage this diverse platform to drive product and technological innovation through events like the interzum guangzhou Award and the 'Vitality of Sustainable Innovation to Life' (VSIL) Forum, empowering sustainable development in the furniture industry and guiding global stakeholders to new heights!"

The 2024 exhibition, supported by international industry associations, further solidified its prominence as a focal point for woodworking industry attention and market dynamics. Luigi De Vito, President of EUMABOIS, affirmed, "interzum guangzhou is certainly the spot of great interest for the woodworking business. It acts as an excellent indicator on market dynamics and it is a real springboard for innovation in a wide range of product categories."

Gathering of Innovations

Beyond the discussions and accolades, the exhibition halls brimmed with innovation from leading global brands, each showcasing their latest breakthroughs and achievements. Visitors were treated to a diverse array of products, from advanced woodworking machinery to innovative hardware solutions and sustainable materials.

In Hall 11.1, SCM Group dazzled with its high-precision CNC machining centers, while HSD from Italy showcased cutting-edge five-axis heads and electric spindles.

Meanwhile, in Hall 14.1, SIGE SPA presented its modular Hardware Home series, and Italiana Ferramenta unveiled its next-generation accessories solutions. Aydın Tekstil from Turkey showcased environmentally friendly textiles.

In Hall 15.1, Schattdecor unveiled its Fineflex series, merging modern design and eco-friendly materials. REHAU showcased its sleek RAUKANTEX Pigmento edgeband, offering seamless aesthetics for panel furniture. AICA debuted its customizable, eco-friendly home adhesives and films. DIC presented its famed HARTMANN ink and new moisture-resistant PUR products. DewertOkin exhibited an intelligent snoring control system with innovative sensor technology.

A Feast of Ideas

The exhibition will not only be a showcase of products but also a hub of ideas and discussions. The VSIL Forum, themed " Design Utopia - Global Furniture "Design and Supply Chain" Innovation," will bring together international designers and industry leaders from Schattdecor, Hettich and Domus Line to explore collaborative innovation between design and the supply chain.

Meanwhile, discussions on environmental sustainability and edge banding technology will highlight the industry's commitment to innovation and responsible practices. Awaiting participants from day two of the exhibition, the VSIL Forum will explore environmental protection and sustainability with experts from Europe, LINAK, SIMALFA®, and China’s Home Color Research Institute. They will discuss practical applications of sustainable development concepts in the home industry. The Boundless Design Forum, titled " Crafting the Perfect Edge - 2024 Panel Furniture Forum on Advanced Edgebanding Techniques" is poised to feature industry experts from IMA Schelling, Henkel, REHAU, and Renolit to examine international cutting-edge edge banding technology and solutions.

In parallel, partnering with the Asia Color Trend Book, the VSIL Gallery 2024 is set to captivate visitors with its visual delights, inviting them to immerse themselves in the themes of "Re-route" and "Coexistence." Through personalized color and material displays, the exhibition aims to inspire creativity and foresight, setting the stage for future aesthetic trends in the furniture industry.

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