18 July 2024, 08:32
By Furniture News Feb 22, 2023

VIFA promises wooden product wonderland

Building on the success of its previous edition, the 14th edition of the Vietnam International Home Furniture & Accessories Fair (VIFA Expo) is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in March, with the theme ‘Bigger, Better, Bolder’.

Given historical demand for wooden furniture, VIFA Expo has become a familiar destination for many industry stakeholders. As a result of these partnerships, VIFA Expo has become a leading event that is highly appreciated for its professionalism and reach – providing a bridge between manufacturers, suppliers and potential customers looking for high-quality wooden furniture for distribution.

Each year, VIFA’s exhibitors are given the opportunity to meet directly with customers from around the world, creating the potential for co-operation with partners not only in Vietnam, but in major markets including the EU, the US, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada, Mexico and Germany. “Therefore, for buyers, Vietnam is the best choice when it comes to Asia’s furniture resources,” says the show’s organiser.

This year’s exhibition promises to deliver “a grandiose space”, with professional displays and thousands of impressive designs covering  wooden furniture, indoor and outdoor furniture (sofas, tables, chairs, beds, cabinets, shelves and kitchen furniture), home decor products, handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs, hardware and fittings, timber, and woodworking machinery. 

Visitors will also be able to participate in seminars and professional conferences related to the wood industry, as well as workshops. “Buyers can meet in person, discussing and beginning business partnerships with leading Vietnamese and international furniture manufacturers,” says the show’s organiser. “The exhibitors will also offer tours to buyers for factories in Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An Provinces (which take 1-3 hours to reach).” 

Alongside the physical exhibition, the organiser also plans to set up business-matching sessions to help international buyers who are unable to attend in person.

VIFA Expo 2023 runs from 8-11th March at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). Offering more than 44,000m2 of floorspace and in excess of 600 Vietnamese and international exhibitors (in some 2500 booths), VIFA is set to prove that the demand for Vietnam’s furniture and associated wooden product is recovering well in the wake of the pandemic.

Vietnam has now fully reopened its borders, and VISA exemption has been resumed for citizens of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Belarus, plus 10 ASEAN countries. 

Register to visit the show here.

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