All of China’s entry restrictions have been lifted and all services have been safely resumed. This means that CIFF is finally able to warmly welcome back its large community of international partners.
As of 8th January 2023, anyone arriving in China from abroad will be permitted entry without undergoing quarantine, following the recent updates to the country’s COVID-19 policy.
Inbound passengers need only show a negative result from a molecular test carried out within 48 hours of departure and fill out customs health declaration forms, rather than applying for health codes at Chinese embassies or consulates abroad.
The molecular swab requirement upon arrival has also been lifted and international passengers will not be subject to any restrictions during their stay in China, provided that their health declarations are normal and they show no symptoms of the disease during the routine health check at the airport. All control measures regarding the number of international flights and incoming passenger limits have also been lifted. Airlines will still continue their efforts to prevent infection and passengers will be required to wear masks on board.
Thanks to these favorable circumstances and driven by a great desire to properly relaunch business relations with visitors, exhibitors, and media from all over the world, CIFF is preparing to welcome its international friends and partners in person once again.
All the necessary support will be offered to facilitate travel to and attendance at CIFF: from issuing invitation letters for business visa applications to assistance with finding the best hotel in Guangzhou and obtaining hospitality perks such as hotel and restaurant vouchers, from offering dedicated VIP services to ensure the smoothest and safest possible fair experience to organising B2B meetings with exhibitors both at the fair and at their factories in order to make visiting the 51st CIFF Guangzhou 2023 more effective and profitable.
The 51st CIFF Guangzhou 2023 will take place in two phases, reorganized by product sector in the new exhibition concept and layout.
The first phase, between 18–21 March, is dedicated to the living space. The Home Furniture sector will showcase the latest home furnishing products from leading Chinese and international companies. The Area B of Canton fair Complex will be dedicated to companies offering OEM/ODM services and one-stop solutions required by international buyers, once again underlining CIFF’s role as a link between furniture manufacturing and global markets. Homedecor & Hometextile will focus on new trends in interior decoration: furniture accessories, lighting, paintings, decorative elements, and artificial flowers. Outdoor Furniture, Sunshade and Leisure will focus on the presentation of outdoor furniture such as tables, chairs, and awnings for the garden, as well as leisure equipment and decor.
Office and Commercial Space, from 28 to 31 March, is the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to the office, workplace systems and seating, trends and solutions in the smart office, as well as public, school, and commercial environments, and furniture for healthcare and for meeting the needs of older people. It will start using also Area D of the Canton Fair Complex which was newly built last year exhibiting. At the same time, CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2023 will host leading Chinese and international brands presenting the most innovative technologies, machinery, materials, surfaces, and components essential for the increasingly innovative and intelligent development of the furniture industry.
Under the heading ‘Design trend, global trade, entire supply chain‘, CIFF will promote top-class companies and products of interest to both the fast-developing domestic market and ever-increasing export demands, organising a large number of design exhibitions, seminars, and conferences that will enrich the fair with high cultural content, as well as B2B meetings and matchmaking activities both at the fair and online.