17 April 2024, 04:16
By Furniture News Apr 03, 2024

Polish event grows global presence

Meble Polska – the largest furniture furniture fair in Central and Eastern Europe – cemented its global position at this year’s edition, which took place in Poznan from 20th-23rd February, and was attended by furniture buyers from nearly 70 countries.

“Although data from the pre-registration system suggested great interest among furniture buyers in coming to Poznań, only positive data after the first day of the event confirmed that the number of visitors would be at a high level,” says show director Józef Szyszka.

Ultimately, however, the total number of fair attendees amounted to 14,325 people, an increase of +4% YoY – and the proportion of that attendance from abroad also increased noticeably, accounting for 54%, breaking the records set by previous editions.

Visitors from Poland’s biggest export partner, Germany, accounted for 18.2% of the foreign buyers, followed by those from the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and Latvia. There were also representatives from key markets for the development of Polish furniture exports, such as the US, Canada, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

This year’s event covered an area of almost 60,000 sqm, with products at every price level. As well as offering the most comprehensive offer of Polish furniture available, suppliers from China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine presented their latest lines in Poznań.

“‘It is clear that the importance of the Poznań furniture fair in our region is growing,” says Józef. “This is in line with our event development strategy. We would like Meble Polska to become a trade fair hub, presenting the offer of furniture manufacturers from Central and Eastern Europe in the coming years.”

As always, the fair was accompanied by the Home Decor interior design exhibition, showcasing new decor, lighting, textiles, ceramics and more.

In all, 335 companies from 15 countries presented their latest products and services at this year’s show.

Next year’s Meble Polska will take place from 25-28th February 2025.


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