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Woodworking Machinery Fair continues providing one-stop sourcing platform for woodworking industry

WMF 2019 drawn over 1,50,000 local and overseas visitors, setting an all-time attendance record.

The Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) has achieved unprecedented success in 2019. The four-day fair has drawn over 1,50,000 local and overseas visitors, setting an all-time attendance record for the event. To continue showcasing a wide array of stage-of-the-art equipment and technologies and facilitating the sustainable development of the woodworking and furniture industry, WMF will be grandly held again on 7-10 September 2020 in collaboration with CIFF (Shanghai).

Overwhelming responses from visitors
WMF 2019 brought together exhibitors from 13 countries and regions including Austria, Belgium, France, Gabon, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, China, Romania, Singapore, U.S.A and Taiwan Region. Exhibitors like Homag, Weinig, Biesse, Excitech have participated in the exhibition. The international exhibition attracted a large number of overseas visitors. In order to allow buyers and exhibitors to have more in-depth exchanges, ‘Business Matching Service’ was arranged to connect the buyers and exhibitors more efficiently.

Large-scale exhibition opens up business opportunities
In order to create a more international platform, WMF 2019 welcomed 42 delegations organized by various associations, including 23 overseas associations from Vietnam, Russia, Myanmar, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Peru and other countries. 19 delegations were formed by woodworking associations in different regions in China, including the Hubei Furniture Association, the Wuhan Furniture Industry Association, and the Jiangsu Wooden Door Committee.

Mr. Nguyen Mai Tong, Education and Technology Representative of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), said that China’s furniture industry is diverse and focused on its function, unlike Vietnam’s young and vibrant wood industry. The show provides a convenient platform for information exchange.
The Myanmar Furniture Industry Association (MFIA) President Mr. Kyaw Kyaw Win and the Wood Based Furniture Association (WBFA), Mr. Aung Kyaw Moe expressed satisfaction with the organizer’s arrangement. “The fair provided a one-stop platform where our members could communicate with other associations and exhibitors.”
Nantong City Household Industry Chamber of Commerce Secretary Chen Hui said the companies’ representatives are satisfied to the arrangement, especially the visiting route which they met lots of renowned exhibitors. Some of them have spent over RMB 600 thousand for the machines.

Wuxi Furniture Industry Association Secretary Chen Yao-kang said the exhibition showcased a series of machinery in the entire industry chain. Some of their delegates have purchased onsite as well.

WMF is committed to integrating industry resources from upstream and downstream of the whole woodworking supply chain. Apart from showcasing a wide array of machineries, several forums were held to share industry information such as China National Forestry Machinery Association 6th Session of Second Council Meeting, 1st Session of Second Board of Supervisors Meeting, TECH TALK (I): Surface Treatment Technology, China National Forestry Machinery Association Woodworking Machinery Committee Annual Conference and Group Standard Project Review Meeting, TECH TALK (II): Upholstery Machinery and CAD/CAM, The Conference of Development for China Wood Industry Park and Port Industry.

WMF 2019 has successfully helped exhibitors and buyers forge closed relationships and tap into business opportunities. Some exhibitors and buyers signed cooperation agreements on the spot with the view of benefiting the woodworking and furniture manufacturing industry at large, WMF will upgrade its services and take a step forward to Industry 4.0 in the next edition to be organized on 7-10 September 2020.

Mr. Mauro Rios Torresm
Consultor Forestal, Manejo de Bosques Comercio de Maderas, Peru
“This is my first time to visit WMF, I am very satisfied with the show, it was a huge success. We found the machinery and technologies we require, we will definitely come again in future”.

Mr. Ji
Shandong Linyi Decorative
Panel Chamber of Commerce, China
“I must appreciate the forums at WMF for providing fruitful industry information. The exhibits were high-tech and covered the whole production chain, showing the era of Industry 4.0”.

Mr. Wang Shi Wei
Deputy General Manager, Shenglin Timber Slab Co., Ltd., China
“The exhibition provided the knowledge for the latest facilities and technology. It will help us to establish a list of potential suppliers.”

Ms. Maria Prokopenko
Head of Purchasing,
Mashimport LLC, Russia
“The level of exhibition is getting higher and the booth design is getting better over the years, we are very satisfied with your arrangement and services provided. We are planning to place orders with amount US $120 million dollars.”