‘Milan May’ XYLEXPO 2018

Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies will be held at FieraMilano-Rho from Tuesday, May 8, to Saturday, May 12, 2018.

All big brands (Homag, Weinig-Holz Her, Cefla, Ima Schelling, Scm and Biesse, in this sequence) have submitted their registrations, some of them with a significant expansion of their booth area. As a result, organizers have decided to add one hall, hall 4.

“In 2016 we preferred to have a “high-density” layout to offer an agile, lean, easy-to-visit exhibition, in line with the situation of the market”, said Dario Corbetta, exhibition director. “That decision was taken for the benefit of visitors and we fully “exploited” the three halls available. Now the Italian market is much more attractive, the overall economic situation has improved and many exhibitors have requested to expand their booths, so we have decided to add a fourth hall and to adapt the layout accordingly”.

Halls 1 and 3 will host companies specializing in the production of panel processing machinery and tools, surface finishing and the related products, hardware, semifinished materials and supplies; halls 2 and 4 will be dedicated to panel and solid wood processing machinery and tools, primary operation equipment and tools, semifinished materials and complementary accessories.

Again this year – in line with an approach that Xylexpo adopted several years ago before all major international exhibitions – each hall will have a “focal point” represented by one or more industry “giants”. In hall 1 this role will be played by Biesse and Barberan, in hall 2 it will be Scm Group. Homag and Cefla will be the focus in hall 3, Ima and Weinig in hall 4.

They will be surrounded by many protagonists of this industry review. “So far,” Corbetta added, “230 companies have registered, taking up approximately 28 thousand square meters, a bit less than the total area of Xylexpo 2016. With these figures we can already say that the fiftieth edition will reaffirm the role of our exhibition as a global reference event for secondary processing and leading-edge technology for industrial and advanced handicraft businesses. Merit for this goes to the many exhibitors who attend the event, leaders in business and technological innovation. Besides the big groups mentioned above, Milan will host Alberti, Albricci, Bacci, Bi-Matic, Buerkle, Costa Levigatrici, Comec Group, Cvm, Felder, Fimal, Friulmac, Giardina Group, Hundegger, Masterwood, Metalstar 2000, Pade, Top, Vitap – only to mention those who requested the largest booths – representing the core of Xylexpo and international technology”.

Dates: May 8-12, 2018
Venue: FieraMilano-Rho, Milan, Italy
Official website: http://www.xylexpo.com/index.php/en/

CIFM/interzum Guangzhou

After 14 years of development, interzum Guangzhou has grown to be the most comprehensive trade fair in woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design industry in Asia and the definitive one-stop platform for participants to meet buyers, manufacturers and suppliers from all vertical sectors of the furniture manufacturing, production and design industries. It is the preferred professional trade show for industrial decision makers from domestic and international markets.

Whether the business focuses on design, raw materials & components, upholstery & woodworking process, or manufacturing and finishing technology, interzum Guangzhou, being held concurrently with the China International Furniture Fair CIFF, provides an international avenue of business opportunities for buyers and manufacturers.

Spanning 17 halls to cover an area of 150,000 square meters, 1,396 exhibiting companies gathered at this flagship event of the industry; attracted 83,356 visitors from 114 countries and regions at the event, an increase of 13.7% from last year.

Product segment:
– Materials and Components for Furniture Production
– Machines, Materials and Components for Upholstery and Bedding
– Machines, Materials and Components for Interior Works
– Machines and Auxiliary Machines for Woodworking and Furniture Production
– Others (Media, Association)

CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018
Date of the event: 28-31 March 2018
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex), Guangzhou, China
Official website: http://www.interzum-guangzhou.com/


A Feast of Funiture Machinery Industry in South China

From November 8 to 11, 2017 China (Guangdong) International Furniture Machinery & Material Fair will be held in Dongguan, the world-renowned manufacturing city with a strong furniture industry. The fair is organized by Famous Furniture Fair (3F) and has gained notable recognition in the region as well as the whole country.

With over 1,500 standard booths spreading around 30,000 sq. meter of space, the fair invites active market players all over China to showcase their latest products and technologies in automation, smart manufacturing, customized furniture, environmental supply chain and more.

The exhibition scope includes four major areas:

Machinery & equipment: Furniture machinery, intelligence manufacturing & numerical control machines, wood-working machinery, green environmental-friendly equipment, panel machines, carving machines, testing instrument, cutting tools, accessories, wood transportation, uploading and downloading equipment.

Materials: New materials, logs, panels, decorative materials, wooden half-finished products, hardware accessaries, fabrics and leather, coating materials and binding agents.

Computer systems & softwear: CAD drawing technology, ERP system and 3D printing.

Other equipment: dust sucking, ventilation and packaging.

We went to this fair last year and it’s a fairly informative event to help you understand the Chinese and Asian furniture machinery market. If you are interested in doing business with China in this area, it’s a good start to gather information and create connections.

Stone, Marble & Ceramics: Marmomac Verona 2017

As the leading global event for the natural stone industry, Marmomac Verona represents the entire supply chain, from raw material to semi-finished and finished products, from processing machinery and technologies to applications of stone in architecture and design.

Every year, it attracts operators, architects, designers and engineers in the stone industry to meet professional updates and the most advanced know-how in the natural stone processing operations.

In this influential platform, you will find innovative marble, granite and natural stone designs, a complete selection of abrasives, diamond tools and chemical products, a grand exhibition of unprocessed stones like marble and granite blocks and an exciting display of machinery and equipment including workshop machinery and equipment, transport and hoisting systems, machines and systems for disposal, ecology and treatment, numerical control machines.

Time: September 27 – 30, 2017
Location: Veronafiere, Verona, Italy
Website: http://www.marmomac.com/en/

Do you need a representative, a translator or a guide? We will be at the expo, contact us to talk more.

Canton Fair Invitation 2017

Nice to have you here, the 122nd Canton Fair!

China Import and Export Fair, better known as Canton Fair, is the largest trade fair in China. It’s a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history (from 1957), the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China.

Canton Fair
Internal view of Canton Fair in Guangzhou China

Twice in a year, it welcomes about 200,000 buyers from more than 210 countries and regions all over the world. Over 24,000 exhibitors from home and abroad take part in the event including private enterprises, factories, scientific research institutions, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and foreign trade companies.

From baby diapers and car seat cover to Bluetooth speakers and sports camera, Canton Fair provides you the most desirable suppliers in almost every variety you can think of. It is the first and easy step to start doing business with China and study the Chinese market.

Exhibit categories:

Phase 1 (October 15-19, 2017): Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products, Energy Resources, International Pavilion

Phase 2 (October 23-27, 2017): Consumer Goods, Gifts, Home Decorations

Phase 3 (October 31-November 4, 2017): Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products, Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food, International Pavilion

Location: China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair Complex), Guangzhou, China

Website: http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

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