01.14.2010 – Istanbul Trade Fairs are pleased to announce that the IMOB 2010 – Istanbul Furniture Fair and Office Expo 2010 – Office Furniture Fair will be held in conjunction with each other at the CNR EXPO between February 02-06, 2010. The latest trends and products in the household and office furniture sectors will be introduced.
As a commercial centre in the region Turkey bridges 36 countries with a total population of 830 million. According to the latest UFI- Global Association of Exhibition Industry- statistics, “Turkey plays a vital role as a host country for millions of businesses in the EurAsia region.”
Turkey’s furniture exports have had an upward trend in recent years. In the last ten years, exports of Turkish furniture increased from US $ 137,5 million in 1999 to roughly US $ 1,331 million in 2008. This is mainly due to improvements in capacity, quality and design.
The export figure for 2008 was US $ 1,331 million, representing an increase of 29 % with respect to the previous year. Main export products were: seats for motor vehicles, seats convertible into beds, wooden bedroom furniture and dining room and living room furniture.
In 2007, Turkey ranked third in the world exports of seats convertible into beds which also traditional items are showing the large family, hospitality and past nomadic characteristics of our nation.
In 2008, Turkey exported furniture to 160 countries throughout the world. The main markets for furniture exports were Germany, Iraq, France, Iran, Greece and the United Kingdom. In recent years, Turkish furniture companies have been establishing showrooms and depots in increasing numbers in most of these countries. The Turkish contracting sector is one of the major sectors exporting services. Turkish contractor companies who have undertaken construction work abroad have completed many housing complexes, tourism projects, hospitals and health centre projects, most of which were decorated with Turkish furniture.
Turkish furniture is designed and made from the highest quality materials to ensure comfort, performance and attractive appearance for a very long life. Different styles are produced such as classical, traditional and contemporary. With its designers and architects combined with its flexible production capacity, the Turkish furniture industry is able to satisfy the requirements of all individual markets all over the world.
Today, with all these aspects of the furniture industry, Turkey is among the most promising furniture suppliers in the world.
IMOB 2010- Istanbul Furniture Fair will be organised with the close cooperation of Turkish Furniture Manufacturers Association and the Office Expo 2010 with the cooperation of Office Furniture Industrialist’s and Business Association, to realise the expectations of the import and export targets of exhibitors and visitors. With more than 400 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors on 120,000 sqm exhibition ground, IMOB 2010 will feature the finest home furniture, interior design products and many others.
IMOB 2010 reaches the most influential companies and associations in the heart of the Eurasian furniture industry and offers a comprehensive overview of furniture and design products available in the region. Whether you attend this show as an exhibitor or visitor, you will have a chance to meet hundreds of top industry professionals.
Being the market leader in Turkey and having Eurasia’s largest Exhibition Center, where more than 60 international fairs are held, Istanbul Trade Fairs offers an enormous opportunity to do business in Turkey.
Istanbul Trade Fairs look forward to welcoming visitors to what is set to be an unmissable event for the furniture industry.