CIFF Shanghai, which traditionally runs each September but was due to take place from 11-14th December this year, will no longer be a physical event but will be conducted online, due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic.

"Due to the recurrent Covid-19 epidemic, to actively respond to the government's prevention and control requirements, reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 and ensure the safety of all participants, it has been prudently decided to
hold the 48th CIFF online from December 11-14th, 2021, states the organiser. "CIFF sincerely thanks all exhibitors, visitors and colleagues in the furniture industry for their understanding and support. We will continue to provide high-quality services and exert every effort to successfully held the online event. See you in December!"

The organiser still plans to run the 49th CIFF (Guangzhou) is a physical format, in two phases: 18th-21st March; and from 28th-31st March, 2022.