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New furniture products from all over the world, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, latest materials, accessories, and original designs are being presented at the Mebel 2019 international exhibition, the biggest industry show in Russia and Eastern Europe that opened at Expocentre Fairgrounds today.
This year, the exhibition has 838 exhibitors from 28 countries. Furniture companies of Germany, Romania, South Korea, and Uzbekistan are demonstrating national exhibitions. The exhibition space of 75,000 square meters is divided into 11 thematic sections, which give a comprehensive idea of the present-day furniture industry and market trends. All types of products ranging from upholstered and office furniture and kitchen sets to individual decor items and accessories have been put on display.
Most participants, 584 companies, are domestic enterprises. The exhibition has a record number of group stands. They are organised by 14 Russian regions, including the Krasnodar Krai, the Republic of Udmurtia, the Republic of Agydeya, the Republic of Mary El, and the Ulyanovsk, Penza, Kirov, Kostroma, Tver, Vologda, Moscow, Omsk, Bryansk, and Yaroslavl oblasts.
Vera Khmyrova, Deputy Director of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of Textile and Timber Industry, read out greetings from State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov at the opening ceremony. In his words, the Mebel 2019 exhibition has paramount significance for the global promotion of Russian products, the access to new markets, and the establishment of business contacts.
The exhibition amalgamates interests of manufacturers, suppliers of furniture, accessories, and upholstery, retailers, architects, designers, and furniture buyers, the deputy minister said. The increased number of domestic and foreign exhibitors evidences the higher prestige of the exhibition. The involvement in the exhibition’s activity and business program will allow enterprises and organizations to boost their business, Yevtukhov said.
For his part, Expocentre First Deputy General Director Nikolay Gusev expressed gratitude to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade for giving tangible support to the Mebel exhibition. Expocentre organised the show with the assistance of Russian Export Center, and the Russian Union of Architects, under the aegis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and with the support of the Russian Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises and the Russian Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters.
Russian Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises President Alexander Shestakov noted the continuous dynamic development of the Mebel exhibition and underlined the importance of its new section, “Furnished Apartments,” which opened this year. The section presents samples of standard furnished apartments, which could be offered to developers and, via them, to buyers at huge wholesale discounts, he said,
Tatiana Gigel, member of the Russian Federal Assembly’s Federation Council Committee on the Agro-Industrial Policy and Natural Resources, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmitry Kurochkin, Russian Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters Vice-President Yevgeny Kesarev, and head of the Furniture Design Faculty of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts Kirill Cheburashkin cordially congratulated participants, guests and organisers of the Mebel 2019 exhibition on the show’s opening.
Exhibition website: https://www.meb-expo.ru/
Expocentre AO, Press Service