16 July 2024, 21:37
By Furniture News Sept 30, 2021

Brussels Furniture Fair returns

After a forced hiatus, Brussels Furniture Fair will return to Brussels Expo from 7-10th November 2021.

"We’re finally looking forward to throwing open our doors again to exhibitors and visitors from our neighbouring countries and the rest of Europe," says the show's GM, Lieven Van den Heede.

"Over the past two years, it’s become clear that the digital realm can replace many things, but that physical trade fairs are still a core part of trade – especially for furniture. Looking, touching and testing out are all so much easier in real life. A trade fair brings together all the collections for the coming furniture year in one place, which makes it easy for buyers to make their selection. From the enthusiasm shown by manufacturers and the furniture trade, it’s already clear how much the Brussels Furniture Fair is appreciated and how sorely the fair was missed."

Lieven says that, despite being a little smaller than usual, the fair will offer a wide selection of exhibitors, including a good number of newcomers – all grouped into clear segments – alongside free refreshments, trend showcases, and more.

"You’ll find a clear list of all exhibitors on our website," says Lieven. "You can sort them by nationality, by hall or by segment. Contract specialists, for example, are visiting the fair in ever greater numbers, so it’s handy for them to only see those manufacturers that specialise in the contract market. Shortly prior to the fair, a clickable floorplan will be made available online.

"Because we haven’t yet shaken off coronavirus entirely, there will still be a few measures in place during the fair to ensure that everything can take place safely. You definitely need to print out your entrance ticket in advance this year. This will prevent too many people crowding together in the entrance halls. What’s more, the QR code of your Covid Safe Ticket will be scanned. This works with all European formats, just like when you travel. Whilst face masks are no longer obligatory, they are still recommended."

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