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Furniture China 2012 Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Pressures

As one of the biggest international furniture exhibitions in the world, Furniture China has already become the must-attend exhibition for the world furniture industry. Despite the weak economy around the world, Furniture China 2012 was successfully concluded in Shanghai on 15 September, 2012. Besides the key Chinese furniture enterprises, there were around 190 overseas companies participating as exhibitors, including nine pavilions: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgian, Indonesian, the Philippines, Malaysian and Singaporean. The exhibition lasted 5 days and attracted 71,980 visitors, including 52,287 local visitors and 19,693 from overseas. In addition, these international visitors were from 140 countries & regions, consisting of 44.29% Asian (including the Middle East), 26.41% European, 10.59% North American, 9.36% Oceanic, 5.81% Latin American, 3.54% African. The Top 30 best represented countries/regions for international visitors and their no. of visitors were: Australia (1,534), USA (1,501), Hong Kong (1,225), Korea (1,119), Japan (1,039), India (898), Malaysia (850), Taiwan (816), Russia (693), UK (628), France (618), Canada (585), Thailand (466), Italy (442), Singapore (412), Germany (406), Indonesia (318), Brazil (289), South Africa (283), New Zealand (279), Philippines (263), Spain (255), Turkey (251), Mexico (250), Belgium (239), Netherlands (211), Saudi Arabia (192), Denmark (183), UAE (175) and Vietnam (163). Design is always a popular topic. For the furniture industry, how to make the furniture products more attractive and special but still comfortable and humanistic is the eternal pursuit of designers and manufacturers. During this year’s exhibition, two locations were arranged mainly about design: Hall W5 (Design Hall) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and DoD (Design of Designers) at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). As the other highlights during Furniture China 2012, two pre-eminently important conferences: World Furniture Summit 2012 and World Healthy Sleep Industry Conference 2012 also received much recognition and favourable comments. Source: Furniture China Read more news related Furniture China published at Infurma Visit the Furniture China website
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