Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2018
Annual Momentum to Introduce The Excellence of Indonesian Furniture and Craft Manufacturers
Jakarta, 23 October 2017 – Located in Garuda Room, Ministry of Industry of Republic Indonesia, today is the launching of Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2018. IFEX 2018 will be held on 9 – 12 March 2018 at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO), Kemayoran – Jakarta. This biggest business-to-business (B2B) furniture and craft exhibition in Indonesia and in the region, will be hosted by the Indonesia Furniture Industry and Craft Association (HIMKI) in collaboration with Dyandra Promosindo.
HIMKI Chairman, Ir. Soenoto, said that IFEX is the proper exhibition for the local manufactures to show off and has managed to establish itself as the much awaited exhibition for global and local furniture and craft industry players. “There is many efforts to introduce IFEX to global audience, and beginning to gain promising results. Each and every year we receive positive feedbacks from both local and international buyers and industry players,” said Ir. Soenoto on his speech.
Furthermore, HIMKI with Dyandra Promosindo will continue to evaluate the exhibition system to be better. This is necessary to provide pleasure for exhibitor, buyers, and visitors during their visit to the exhibition. “We realize there is so much to fix and becoming our attention regarding the importance of this exhibition to show the improvement of our local furniture and craft industry to international market,” said Soenoto.
Meanwhile the President Director of PT. Dyandra Promosindo, Daswar Marpaung, said that Dyandra will continue to support IFEX 2018 “Dyandra have commitment to support HIMKI to organize this international-scale-based furniture exhibition. We also did the evaluation on the previous exhibition and attempted to improve the quality on IFEX 2018”
IFEX 2017 recorded 11.225 buyers visited the exhibition, with the most number of buyers and visitors came from China, Australia, United States of America, India, and Netherlands. As for on the spot transactions last year the event recorded US$300 millions, and follow-up transaction recorded US$ 700 millions, with result of total transaction value was US$ 1 billions.
On IFEX 2018, the target for the number of buyers dan visitors increase to 12.500, while the target for on-the-spot transaction and follow-up transactions equated with last year transaction that is US$300 millions and US$ 700 millions.
With the theme “The Essence of Infinite Innovation”, IFEX 2018 present to boost the local furniture and craft industry players to innovate and increase the export commodity of Indonesian furniture and craft to global industry. Moreover, the government targeted the export value of furniture industry rise to US$ 2 billions. Therefore IFEX is the right event to introduce the excellence of Indonesian products.
IFEX serves as the perfect momentum for local manufacturers to display their finest products to global buyers. Indonesian furniture is known for its unique characteristics, high craftsmanship, cultural richness, a mixture of environmentally-friendly materials, and unique design innovations that meet international taste and standards. Our country's furniture product are well known of their iconic and luxurious product, particularly for European, American, Asian and African markets, has furnished homes of high societies in these countries as they highly value Indonesian rattan-based and wood-based furniture.