News release written by Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co. Ltd. and published, unedited, by BedTimes
Guangzhou, China / 31 January 2020 — In view of the current outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus in various parts of China, the Guangdong Provincial Pneumonia Epidemic Leading Group Office for Prevention and Control of New Coronavirus Infection, the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, and the Guangzhou Municipal Commerce Bureau have issued notices to restrict mass activities, and suspend large-scale economic and trade activities province-wide, as well as halt all large-scale exhibition activities in the city of Guangzhou respectively during this period in order to safeguard the health and safety of all exhibition participants.
As a result, CIFM / interzum guangzhou, which was originally scheduled to be held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex) from March 28 to 31, will be postponed. The new event dates and further arrangements will be announced shortly.
CIFM / interzum guangzhou is recognized by the industry as Asia’s largest and most comprehensive trade exhibition for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interiors; we trust that through the concerted efforts of all organizing bodies and with the strong support of industry associations, exhibitors and visitors at home and abroad, we will continue to be the premier ‘one-stop’ procurement platform and bellwether event for manufacturers and suppliers in the region.
We are confident and capable of elevating CIFM / interzum guangzhou to new heights to create greater value for the positive development of the furniture manufacturing industry in Asia.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the postponement, and thank you for your kind understanding.
Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
January 31, 2020
About the Organizers
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished interzum and imm in Cologne, Germany. With over 90 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop CIFM / interzum guangzhou into the premier international furniture production trade show in Asia.
China Foreign Trade Centre (Group)
The China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) is a highly qualified and experienced exhibition company. For more than 50 years, it has been organizing the China Import and Export Fair (also known as the Canton Fair), the largest trade fair in China. It is also the organizer of CIFF (China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), Asia’s biggest furniture trade fair.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design:
Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
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