Furniture & Housewares Trade Shows in Asia 2018

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Are you looking for qualified furniture and housewares manufacturers in Asia? Then you should attend at least one of the many upcoming furniture and home product trade shows in 2018.

In this article, we give you a complete overview of furniture exhibitions in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India and Thailand.

You will also learn if you need a visa, product overviews and much more.

Hong Kong

HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair

HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair is among the most well-recognized and well-recieved furniture fairs in Hong Kong. In 2017, the fair was attended by more than 29,000 visitors, and around 2,200 brands and businesses displayed their products.

In 2018, the exhibition will take place in the third week of April in Hong Kong. The admission to the fair is allowed for only 18 years old and above. You also have to pay HK$ 100 which is equivalent to USD 15 to attend the show.

Visiting Hong Kong for short-term business visits does not require a visa so you can attend this event without applying for a visa. Hong Kong allows visa-free entry to 170 countries, which also include North America, Europe, and Australia.

You can explore a wide range of houseware categories in this event that include:

  • Art & craft items
  • Hardware & DIY projects
  • Bathroom products
  • Home appliances
  • Eco-Friendly products
  • Furniture
  • Outdoor & gardening accessories
  • Storage solutions
  • Kitchenware
  • Interior decor & handicrafts

You can also find hundreds of exhibitors from Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries in the region. The event is organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and other partners.

The event takes place once a year, mostly in April.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


International Design and Furniture Fair Hong Kong, also known as IDFFHK, takes place in Hong Kong after every two years. It is expected to take place in August 2019.

The fair focuses more on interior design and hosts many top interior designers, in addition to exhibiting their designed products. The event is mostly attended by architects, property developers, interior designers, hoteliers and other professionals working in the design industry.

In 2017, more than 10,000 professionals visited the fair.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

furniture home trade show

Global Sources Gifts & Home

The Gifts & Home Exhibition is another major fair in Hong Kong that will take place in April 2018 in Hong Kong.

In 2017, more than 18,000 buyers visited the event from 121 countries. The event also organized more than 1,000 booths for different product categories and exhibitors.

The exhibition also focuses on small order sourcing, as you can find more than 300 exhibitors who accept small orders, making the event a good option for small-scale online retailers and Amazon sellers.

The exhibition also has a separate Online and Amazon Sellers center with hundreds of booths. Most of the exhibitors are from Hong Kong and Mainland China, but some are also from other countries.

As there are many different product categories and exhibitors, the event targets both, large and small-scale buyers.

You can also explore different product categories that include:

  • Home Living & Decor
  • Kitchen & Dining
  • Home Improvement
  • Design Corner
  • Creative Design
  • Gifts

The exhibition takes place twice every year, mostly in April and October.

The event also takes place in partnership with the Global Sources Mobile Electronics exhibition at the same place and at the same time. So you have an option to visit both at the same time.

Venue: Asia World-Expo, next to Hong Kong International Airport

China (Mainland)

Furniture China 2018 (Shanghai)

The annual China International Furniture Expo will take place in Shanghai in September 2018. The exhibition takes place once every year, mostly in the month of September.

It is also one of the largest furniture expos in the world. More than 150,000 people attended the event in 2017 from 155 different countries.

The event is organized by the China National Furniture Association and attended by hundreds of brands and furniture exporters from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and other countries. In total, more than 3,500 exhibitors are expected to participate in the event in 2018.

As there are thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of product booths, you can explore many different product categories that include:

  • Contemporary furniture
  • Furniture from international brands
  • Office furniture
  • Outdoor & garden furniture and accessories
  • Table & chair
  • Children’s furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Chinese classical furniture
  • European classical furniture
  • Upholstery furniture

Unlike Hong Kong (which is a special administrative region in China), you need a visa to visit Mainland China to attend business events in the country. Even though China allows visa-free entry to the citizens of 13 countries, including Singapore and Japan, but for Europe, North America, and Australia, there are visa requirements.

Admission is limited to 18 years old or older only.

The event takes place at the same time and the same location with FMC (Furniture Manufacturing & Supply) China 2018 exhibition. You can attend both events at the same time as both events are co-located.

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), No. 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou)

In terms of visitors and exhibitor numbers, China International Furniture Fair is among the largest furniture fairs in the world. More than 170,000 visitors from all around the world visit the event every year, while more than 3,900 exhibitors take part in the exhibition.

The event will take place in Guangzhou in March 2018. It takes place twice a year, every March and October.

The event also takes place in two phases at two different venues within the same city, each phase displays different product categories.

The presence of a large number of furniture manufacturers, exporters, and international brands allows you to explore an unattached range of products at this event. Some of the popular categories at the event include:

  • Modern furniture
  • Classical furniture
  • Home Decor & textile
  • Outdoor & Leisure
  • Office furniture
  • Hotel furniture
  • Upholstery & bedding

The exhibition is organized by the China National Furniture Association and China Foreign Trade Center.

Most of the exhibitors are from China and Hong Kong, but you can also find furniture brands from other Asian countries along with North American, European, and Australian companies.


  1. First Phase: China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Xin Guangdong Road No.980, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
  2. Second Phase: Poly World Trade Center Expo, Xin Guangdong Road No.1000, Haizhu District, Guangzhou

Canton Fair Phase 2 (Guangzhou)

Canton Fair is also called China Import and Export Fair. It is a regular event that takes place twice a year in three phases. The second phase in 2018 is scheduled to take place in April 2018 in Guangzhou.

Each phase consists of several major industries. The second phase also exhibits many different industries that also include furniture.

It is also one the largest furniture trade exhibitions in the world based on the number of attendees every year. Around 7,000 exhibitors are expected to join the event along with more than 180,000 visitors from all over the world.

The exhibition will take place in China Import and Export Complex, also known as the largest modernized exhibition center in Asia. It is located on Pazhou Island, Guangzhou, China.

You can also explore a wide range of product categories here that include:

  • Kitchenware & tableware
  • Household items
  • General ceramics
  • Home decorations
  • Home, Office, School, Indoor & Outdoor, Hospital and other types of furniture

You can find exhibitors in the fair from all over the world, but most are Mainland China and Hong Kong based furniture manufacturers.

Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex, No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China


VIFA Expo (Vietnam)

Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Expo, also known as VIFA Expo, will take place in March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City.

It is not as large as some other furniture exhibitions in Mainland China and Hong Kong, but it attracts around 10,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors, mostly from Vietnam. In total, exhibitors from 14 countries are expected to attend the fair in 2018.

Vietnam also offers visa-free entry to almost all European countries, including the UK, but you need a visa if you’re traveling from North America or Australia. In total, Vietnam offers visa-free entry to the citizens of 24 countries.

You can also explore a lot of furniture categories in this event that include:

  • Furniture & wood materials
  • Handicrafts
  • Home decor

The event takes place once a year.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh St., Tan Phu W., Dist. 7, HCMC


VietnamWood exhibition will take place in September 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event takes place once every two year.

In 2017, around 380 exhibitors attended the event, 79% of whom were from other countries. The event was also attended by more than 11,000 visitors.

You can mostly explore woodworking equipment in this exhibition that includes furniture manufacturing equipment, woodworking materials & consumables, tools, and other similar products.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF)

The Thailand International Furniture Fair, also known as TIFF, will take place in March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The exhibition takes place twice a year in March and October.

Anyone aged 15 or more can visit the exhibition. If you’re visiting from North America, Australia, or Europe, you don’t need a visa to travel to Thailand. In total, Thailand offers visa-free entry to the citizens of 56 countries.

The most popular product categories at the event are:

  • Fashion products
  • Household Goods
  • Home decorations
  • Handicrafts
  • Interior design decoration items
  • Furniture
  • Furniture parts

It is expected that around 1,000 exhibitors will join the event in 2018 mainly from Thailand, but also from ASEAN countries, North America, Australia, and other countries.

Venue: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), 8 Bangna-Trad Road (Km.1), Bangna, Bangkok 10260


International Furniture Fair Singapore

International Furniture Fair Singapore, also known as IIFS, will take place in March 2018 in Singapore.

You can visit Singapore without any visa requirement as Singapore offers visa-free entry to almost all countries other than few exceptions.

You can visit the fair if you’re 16 years old or older.

The event is also a major furniture exhibition in Asia, which attracts more than 22,000 professionals and more than 400 exhibitors every year.

You can also explore a wide range of categories at this event that includes:

  • Bedroom furniture
  • Dining room furniture
  • Outdoor & garden furniture
  • Living room furniture
  • Other furniture products and accessories

The event mostly exhibits high-end furniture products and attracts some of the top brands from all over the world. In total, you can find furniture manufacturers, brands, and exporters from over 50 countries.

It takes place once a year.

Venue: 62 Sungei Kadut Loop Unit #04-19, Singapore 729507


India International Furniture Fair (IIFF)

India International Furniture Fair or IIFF in an annual event and India’s largest furniture fair exhibition that takes place in November in Mumbai every year.

Visiting India is not as easy as some other countries on our list. You need a visa to visit the business events in the country. India only allows visa-free entry to three neighboring countries, Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan.

The event is relatively small if compared to other exhibitions on our list, but you can still explore many product categories like:

  • Living room furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Sofa sets and sofa beds
  • Children furniture
  • Tables
  • Office furniture
  • Garden & outdoor furniture

Venue: NSE Nesco Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063

India Furniture Expo (IFEX)

Indian Furniture Expo, also known as IFEX, is another major furniture exhibition in India that will take place in September. It is an annual event that takes place every year in August or September.

It is also not a big event compared to the Mainland China and Hong Kong based exhibitions, but it still attracts around 25,000 visitors, mostly local, every year. Most of the exhibitors are also from India.

You can also find a wide range of products that include:

  • Bedroom furniture
  • Custom-made furniture
  • Living room furniture
  • Furnishings and decor
  • Kitchen furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • School furniture
  • Art & artifacts
  • Hospital furniture

The event is organized by Introductions Trade Shows Pvt, Ltd.

Venue: Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai

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