Featured as the world’s biggest exhibition on home furniture for the square meter area as well as the number of exhibitors and visitors, CNR IMOB – International Istanbul Furniture Fair opens its doors to visitors in a period when normalization has become widespread worldwide. Turkey’s unique international furniture exhibition, CNR IMOB, aims to unite more than 750 companies with over 150 thousand buyers from 158 countries and break a new record.
The world’s biggest and Turkey’s unique international furniture exhibition, CNR IMOB – International Istanbul Furniture Fair, gears up to get underway with a set of measures under the new “return to normal” criteria. The exhibition, organized by CNR Holding subsidiary, Istanbul Trade Fairs, with the support of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey and KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey), welcomes visitors in its 17th edition this year. Taking place at CNR Expo Istanbul Expo Center between August 3-8, 2021, the exhibition expects the presence of industry professionals from all over the world.
Precise time, right exhibition!
Anticipated with interest throughout the world, one of the biggest gatherings for the furniture industry, CNR IMOB, will be held in August when the new normalization period will become widespread. The exhibition hit the total visitor number of 148.718 from 135 countries including Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North Africa, Africa, America, Russia, and Russian-speaking countries and drew the interest of the global industry in the previous edition. CNR IMOB will break a new record with the participation of more than 750 companies and over 150 thousand buyers from 158 countries in this year’s edition.
Trade volume of over 2 billion dollars
Buyers, including wholesalers and agencies, furniture store owners, chain stores, hotels, restaurants, cafes, and schools, architects, and project companies, will get together with the industry’s top brands for trading on the 160 thousand square meter area. Featured as the world’s biggest exhibition on home furniture, CNR IMOB will attract attention with bilateral B2B meetings once again this year. The exhibition, binding hundreds of companies with the world’s leading buyers, expects a trade volume of over 2 billion dollars. The Turkish furniture industry, with its 40 thousand manufacturers, employment of 210 thousand people, and export transactions to 180 countries, will open doors for new markets through the exhibition.
Special sections become the center of attention
Gathering industry giants with buyers from all over the world on the same platform, the exhibition will capture full attention with the first editions of special sections this year. Industry-oriented innovative solutions will be presented to domestic and international industry professionals via Medical Furniture Special Section, Lighting Special Section, Carpet Special Section, and Upholstery Special Section, all taking place at CNR IMOB.
Future of the furniture industry to be discussed at the summit
The exhibition also hosts “International Furniture Industry Summit”. Industry-related important topics including the future of the Turkish furniture industry in the post-pandemic era, furniture export in the light of 2023 targets, differentiation in changing consumers and product designs, and innovative designs in the 21st century will be discussed at the summit, which welcomes NGO presidents of the international furniture industry, world-renowned designers, representatives of public and non-governmental organizations, architects and interior decorators, a great number of domestic and international industry professionals. New perspectives on the industry and contents to shed light on the future of the furniture industry will be shared in the sessions throughout the summit.
HES code requirement for participation in exhibitions
Aiming to secure the healthcare of its exhibitors and visitors at exhibitions and remove potential risks under the new “return to normal” criteria determined by the Turkish government and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), a set of measures such as rearranging the entrance and exit points of exhibitions, checking body temperatures at exhibition entrances, keeping the air inside clean permanently by using external air in ventilation systems, restricting the number of people present at the exhibition venue in the same period of time, requesting exhibitors, visitors, and staff members to share their HES codes at exhibition areas are taken.