During Sept. 8-11, 2016, the 4-day event of the 22nd Furniture Manufacturing & Supply CHINA (FMC China 2016) sponsored by Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd drew to a perfect close in Shanghai New International Expo Center. FMC China, in the 22 years of history, has tasted glories, witnessed ups and downs, and kept growing with the industry together.
FMC CHINA 2016 was held in the New International Expo Center, together with the 22nd Furniture China after years of separation, in which woodworking machinery, upholstery machinery, cutter, hardware, office parts segments together with 3,500 furniture manufacturers, realizing seamless connection of upstream and downstream industrial chain, and meeting demands at different levels of domestic and foreign audience of 119,975 person-times from 158 countries. With industrial advantages for layout in furniture industry, gathering one-stop furniture upstream and downstream resources, FMC presented an industrial feast to exhibitors and audience.
FMC Premium · The Trend of the Times
FMC Premium 2016 located in Hall E7 with a position of a high-end collection in FMC, providing quality raw materials for global intelligent furniture manufacturer.
FMP provided furniture manufacture with superior materials and parts, gathered leading brands and high-end exhibits, attracted graces of many domestic and foreign topnotch exhibitors, and boosted by multiple national groups from USA, Canada, Finland, ROK, France and Sweden, etc. Moreover, 28 USA local timber companies organized groups to participate in the show, with the booth area expanded by 15% compared with last year.
Specialized Conferences · Arena of Views
Chinese Furniture Standardization International Forum
The Forum, centering on the theme of “Furniture Standard – Quality, Safety and Supervision Mechanism” is held as a platform for all-round, multi-angle communications and explorations.
Many domestic and foreign experts, engineers, and leaders interpreted furniture product quality and safety test and relevant policies, including Stephan Pesch, expert from German LGA Lab, Sun Lihua, senior engineer from Beijing Product Quality Supervision & Inspection Center, Johan Sandén, case manager of IKEA Sweden AB, Product Safety and Compliance team, Li Longping, professor-level senior engineer of the China National Quality Supervision and Testing Center for Furniture (Chengdu), and Luo Jufen, Professor Level Senior Engineerof Shanghai Institute of Quality Inspection and Technical Research.
China Water-borne Furniture Paint & Coating Seminar
Designed to help and guide furniture enterprises to identify suitable environment-friendly coating solutions high efficiently, FMC together with WBCP (Waterborne Coating Platform) for the third time, successfully held this seminar in the New International Expo Center on the afternoon of Sept. 9.
Shen Zhongmin, chairman of Kunshan Baiyulan Furniture Co., Ltd., Yang Xiupeng, wood product manager of Sherwin-Williams, Zhou Qionghui, general manager assistant of Zhanchen Group, Ye Junming, general manager of Langtech Limited, Pei Qiuya, national distribution manager of EXEL Industrial and other industrial experts shared their application experiences with the participants, presenting the insights into waterborne coating technology and furniture factory case of using waterborne coating, to boost industrial transformation and upgrade from the angle of technology and resources.
Fabric of China, Sofa of China · Who is the Winner
The 3rd Fabric of China, Sofa of China was launched in May 2016, and finally collected nearly 100 sets of sofa during about 4 months. Not only sofa manufacturers but also fabric suppliers and upholstery machinery enterprises joined the competition. Several awards identified by professional juries were announced on Sept. 8.
The Top 10 Sofa Award was granted to enterprises including Kuka, ACF, Royal Furniture, Expocasa and Landbond Group, etc.
The Top 10 Fabrics Award was granted to Aike Textile, NOVATEX, Green Textile, Niteer Textile, Guoda Silk, J&C Textile, Hightex, Fange Decoration, Kelida Textile and Yashiju Fabrics. In addition, the Best Producer Award selected completely by audience’s votes eventually went to Well-link.
（▲ Some sofas from Award Winners）
Brand-new FMC CHINA 2017 Underway
With the development of the times, change of people’s lifestyle and progress of their awareness, higher and higher requirements for furniture quality were claimed. Complying with this trend, lead improvement of furniture production and manufacturing in China, provide global furniture manufacture with finer raw materials and parts so as to control furniture quality from the source. FMC CHINA will be completely upgraded! The theme color will be changed to blue from current orange, and the exhibits will cover upholstery machinery, furniture hardware, fabric and leather, timber and panel, surface décor, coating/adhesive, upholstery material and components, furniture manufacturing test and design, etc.
During Sept. 12-15, 2017, FMC CHINA 2017 will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center, concurrently with the 23rd Furniture China and FMC Premium. A brand-new FMC is waiting for you!