KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Organizers of the Export Furniture Exhibition have rescheduled their next show to early next year in hopes that travel restrictions will be lifted, thus allowing buyers from around the world to attend.
The 16th edition of the show had originally been postponed from this past March to Aug. 27-29 due to COVID-19 related disruption to international travel. Due the ongoing travel restrictions, it has now been rescheduled for March 10-13, 2021, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
EFE will feature product from more than 400 manufacturers from Malaysia and other parts of the Southeast Asia region.
Together, they will occupy more than 45,000 square feet of space at the KLCC, showcasing a range of products and categories from bedroom, dining and occasional furniture to stationary and motion fabric and leather upholstery, youth furniture and outdoor furniture. In response to the demand for home office furniture, the show will add a new space called “Office Furniture Hall,” which will feature products geared towards professionals who continue to work at home, post pandemic.
In addition, buyers from the hospitality segment can see a mix of hotel and resort furnishings.
“EFE 2021 will be the most promising and well anticipated show by Malaysian furniture manufacturers and the overseas’ buyers,” show organizers said. “The show has taken a big step forward, which is almost 30% bigger as compared to 2019’s event.”
Organizers added, “EFE 2021 will not only be a productive experience for international buyers and visitors, but it will set the benchmark even higher as the must-visit furniture marketplace every year in Southeast Asia and one of the biggest export platforms for Malaysian furniture. It will be a robust B2B platform for buyers to interact with suppliers where great opportunities, partnerships and prosperity awaits.”
For more information on the event, visit www.efe.my
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.