This year's International Alliance of Furnishing Publications (IAFP) AGM took place on 7th of September at Shanghai's Equatorial Hotel.

The meeting, which gave the global furniture trade magazine's members an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities in their respective markets, was hosted by CIFF this year.

The achievements and work conducted during 2017-19 were discussed, as well as the alliance's goals for 2019–21.

The current board members – president – Artem Vasiliev (Russia); vice-president – Casey Loo (Singapore); secretary general – Paul Farley (UK); and treasurer – Takayoshi Nagashima (Japan) – were re-elected to their positions for a further term, while Pedro Romero (Mexico) joined the executive as digital director.

The alliance also welcomed Polish magazine Biznes to the group.