26% Visitor Increase of 2017 Furniture China and Maison Shanghai

The 23rd China International Furniture Expo (better known as Furniture China 2017) and its current event the 2nd Maison Shanghai successfully concluded on 15 September in Pudong, Shanghai. The four-day exhibition presented thousands of excellent furniture products and home decorations from around 3,500 exhibitors, receiving a series of positive results in terms of visitor engagement, exhibitor satisfaction and customer experience.


According to the post-show statistics, visitor entry counting from all gates break 151,588 in total during the whole exhibition period, the two fairs together hosting buyers and visitors from 155 countries and regions, who are mainly from South Korea, Australia, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and etc. General engagement of visitor on-site attendance is very much satisfactory with 26.3% increase versus last year.


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Such wonderful visitor performance has considerably reflected an extraordinary good year for Furniture China and Maison Shanghai. The platforms greatly facilitated furniture trade and business for the industry. It provided an efficiently interactive business hub for global buyers to contact, communicate and contract order with reliable suppliers.


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Among all the product categories, the contemporary furniture was much favored by the visitors. With expansion of 20,000 square meters this year, various new furniture products in the contemporary style had chance to showcase in front of target customers from home and abroad. Design Halls, especially hall E6 & E7 became one of the hottest places in the Furniture China. Many professional trade buyers from overseas flied a long way here looking and sourcing for good furniture designs as well as original design brands. Moreover, International Brand Hall also took the spotlight with endless visitor traffic almost all day. French, Belgian, Italian, Malaysian and Korean pavilions all brought to Furniture China their amazing furniture with exotic and comfortable designs, which caught the eyes of visitor stream.


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As the major highlight of this year, FMC China put its focus on the high-end furniture manufacturing. Via exhibition platform, the organizers adventured into the pain points of Chinese furniture industry, trying to explore new ways for effective solutions, and thus to further enhance the industry developing path toward high-end manufacturing.


The new launched project “Color of Furniture” was warmly welcomed by industry professionals and designers who were interested in color matching and application to furniture materials. Keynote speakers had invited Professor Mr. Jean-Philippe Lenclos, Professor Mr. Song Jianming and other experts renowned in this field.


“The 4th Design Sofa, Fabric and Material Competition” generated 11 winners that trumped each individual award category. In addition, there’re 15 amazing furniture products winning the Gold Idea Design Awards. Ten-loyalty Exhibitor Award was granted to 40 frequent participating exhibitors who were new to this honor list. All over the years, there’re 24 exhibitors had already been with Furniture China for 15 years since their first participation.