Uzbzkistan: MebelExpo 2015
Tuesday 24 February 2015
From 24-27 February, MebelExpo Uzbekistan, the only international furniture exhibition in Uzbekistan will take place at Uzexpocentre. For 4 days, pavilion 1 and the hall of the atrium will be transformed into a furniture workshop, presenting an extensive array of production technologies, components and finished products.
With the development of the building industry, customers are paying more and more attention to interior design. Public institutions, business centres, private homes and apartments, public spaces such as supermarkets, salons, restaurants, medical complexes and sports centres all require stylish designs for the customer to enjoy.
Over the past 12 years, MebelExpo Uzbekistan has become a unique event presenting a wide range of opportunities for manufacturers of furniture and components. Visitors can get industry expertise from specialists, gain an insight into the demands of the market, meet style experts, and present their products to a large target audience. The exhibition takes place annually alongside UzBuild, with the two events covering the whole building and interiors industries.
Particularly noteworthy is the fact that MebelExpo Uzbekistan 2014 was attended by 14 domestic manufacturers of furniture and components and interior design companies. This is a record number of local exhibitors over the past 5 years. They presented a wide range of furniture for the home and office both for the general public and government bodies: kitchen, living room and bedroom sets, children’s room furniture, office cabinets, tables, chairs and many more. Another interesting feature is the presentation of furniture produced using different materials, where the imagination of the consumer and producer stimulates the most interesting solutions.
MebelExpo Uzbekistan 2015 will present around 70 companies from 15 countries, including Austria, Belarus, Germany, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and Sweden. In 2014, 14 Uzbekistani companies exhibited, this year the figure has grown to 17.
Another feature of this year’s event will be the packed business programme. In honour of its 20th year on the Uzbek market, Eman will be presenting the programme, including the business forum The Development of Uzbekistan’s Furniture Industry. The business forum will feature key partner companies from Germany and Uzbekistan sharing their experience on the Uzbek market.
The Woodworking Machinery section will significantly increase this year, with participating companies from Italy, Germany, China, the Czech Republic and Turkey. Italian manufacturers will present a wide range of products such as furniture fittings, tools, filtration systems, veneers and much more.
The usual leaders in the Furniture Chemistry: Glues, Varnishes and Paints section, companies from Slovenia and Germany including Helios Group, Mitol, Klebchemie, and others, will once again be exhibiting.
The Raw Materials and Materials for Furniture Production section will present veneers, furniture, artificial leather, paper, and other production materials.
The Home Furniture section will present goods from Uzbekistan and Belarus. This will include suites for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and much more.
A third of companies exhibiting are newcomers and many new products will be presented by manufacturers of woodworking equipment.
Covering a large area of Central Asia, Uzbekistan has the region’s highest population – 30 mln people – and its largest consumer market.
Furniture and woodworking is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the country. As recently as five to seven years ago, up to 70% of products in Uzbekistan’s furniture market were of foreign origin. Today, however, around 90% of the market is accounted for by high-quality products made in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan boasts 1,100 furniture factories and workshops, and in Tashkent alone there are over 500 furniture production and assembling companies – 200 of which have been set up in the last five years.