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INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE EXPO 2015
Jakarta International Expo Exhibition Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
11-14 March 2015

Trade Ministry Launches IFEX 2015

At a press conference and ceremony held at the Ministry of Trade in Jakarta on 15 July, the second edition of the Indonesian International Furniture Expo was officially launched. The annual IFEX furniture tradeshows is organized by the Indonesia Furniture and Craft Association (AMKRI) and PT Dyandra UBM International to be held on 12-15 March 2015 at the Jakarta International Expo exhibition center.

Speaking at the launch event, Mrs Nus Nuzulia Ishak, Director General for National Export Development of the Ministry of Trade, said, “I sincerely hope that IFEX 2015 will spur further growth of the Indonesian furniture and craft industries and will inspire innovation and creativity of domestic artisans.” Mr Soenoto, Chairman of AMKRI remarked, “Indonesia’s furniture exports last year totaled $1.7 billion, making us the 18thbiggest furniture exporter in the world. I am certain that this exhibition will play a significant role in helping Indonesia achieve its target of $5 billion in exports of furniture and craft products within the next four years.”

The first edition of IFEX, held in March this year, had over 400 exhibiting companies from 13 countries and attracted 6,113 buyers. More than 80% of the available exhibition space for the 2015 show has already been reserved, reflecting the strong success of the first show. The organisers are increasing the amount of exhibition space to accommodate the strong demand from exhibiting companies. In addition, the organisers announced that there will be a “Hall of Excellence” that will showcase the highest grade of furniture and furnishings produced in Indonesia.

Mr Ernst Remboen, President Director of PT Dyandra UBM said, “Right from the start, IFEX has established itself as one of the most important furniture exhibitions in Asia. Indonesia has abundant supplies of raw materials for furniture making, such as woods and rattan, a large and skilled labour force, and a rich tradition of craftsmanship and design. It is well positioned to supply the world market with high-quality furniture items to suit all tastes and budgets.” Reflecting these comments, the organisers have chosen “Merging local traditions with modern touch” as the slogan for IFEX 2015.