Cebu, Pampanga, and Manila – united at the Philippines International Furniture Show

The Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS) 2014 will take place on March 14 – 17 at SMX Convention Center, Manila. This is without question the most important event for the industry in the country. It is where established and internationally recognized Filipino designers and manufacturers, team with exciting new talent that is coming through the ranks, to show what the Filipino design community is all about.

Taking place in the middle of the Asian spring season of furniture shows, PIFS 2014 will feature local and international exhibitors showing their newest collections of furniture, lighting, architectural components, interior accessories and accent pieces. The creativity and flair of the Filipino designers guarantees that this will be an important stop for local and international interior designers, specifiers and buying professionals, who are already in the region for the Asia Pacific shows.

“We have long been recognized for creativity and the ingenious use of locally available materials, with the key centres of excellence being Cebu, Pampanga and Manila. Historically, each of these regions were backed by their own associations and supported by their own shows,” said Christina Gaston, overall PIFS event chairwoman. “The Philippine International Furniture Show has united the regions and associations. It is now the central showcase for the national industry. It represents the entire country, promoting Filipino craftsmanship to the global market and we are excited to be organizing such a focused show that is supported by the national furniture industry, for the national furniture industry” she added.

“The Philippines is no longer the sourcing destination of the special few. The secret’s out! The show in March 2013 saw buyers coming from as far afield as North and South America, Europe, Russia, India, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. They were interior designers, architects and specifiers, hotel and restaurant operators, owners and managers, property developers and construction professionals, as well as professional buyers for specialty stores.” remarked Duke Zuluaga, CFIP-National Event Chairman. “We have top notch designers, working with proven manufacturers, producing quality product, at the right price. This is a serious proposition to buying professionals.”

“It is important to mention as well, that the Philippines currently has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia,” said Reggie Lastimoso, CFIP – Pampanga Event Chairman. “We have recently seen upwardly revised GDP forecasts for 2013, to 7%, and for 2014 to 6.1%. Buoyant investment, particularly in the construction and tourism sectors, has propelled domestic growth and augurs well for our industry as suppliers to the sector. At PIFS in March next year, we are expecting higher than ever attendance from our own designers and hospitality specifiers.” he added.

See why Filipino designs are considered the best in the world, only at the Philippine International Furniture Show (PIFS) 2014. Log on to www.nextonenow.com/pifs to get your complimentary pass.

Contact the event manager, Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist at (632) 750-8588 or e-mail info@nextonenow.com for more information.

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