14 April 2024, 05:30
By Furniture News Mar 14, 2023

Polish fair back to pre-pandemic scale

Meble Polska, the largest furniture show in Central and Eastern Europe, reportedly recovered to its pre-pandemic scale at this year's edition, which took place in Poznan from 21st-24th February.

The event was similar in size to that held in 2020, and the number of participants increased by +19.6% compared to the edition which took place last May.

The fair was attended by visitors from 71 countries, and, according to registration data, 51% of all visitors came from abroad. The largest group was from Germany (15.9% of the international buyers), while other significant groups of guests came from Lithuania, the UK (8%), the Czech Republic, France, Ukraine and the Netherlands.

The total number of fair participants amounted to 13,744 people, says show director Józef Szyszka, who adds: "The Meble Polska fair has clearly become a global brand in the furniture industry. More than 10 years of an intensive promotional campaign abroad have made the Poznan furniture fair known practically all over the world, and foreign furniture buyers know that it is the best place to see the offer of the Polish furniture industry."

A total of 263 companies from 14 countries presented their offers during the fair. The exhibition covered a total area of 55,000 sqm of the MTP venue, with exhibitors presenting products from all price segments across upholstered furniture, cabinet furniture made of board and solid wood, chairs, tables and mattresses.

This year, the exhibition was attended by suppliers from China, Cyprus, Denmark, Lithuania, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Italy. Like last May, a large national presentation was organised by the Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers.

"The next edition of the Meble Polska fair will take place as usual in the last week of February – from 20th-23rd February, 2024," concludes Józef, "and it promises to be very positive." 

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