GUANGZHOU, China – The 39th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), which ran from March 18-21 and March 28-31, saw 191,950 professional visitors from over 200 countries – a 13.7 percent increase over last year.

CIFF showcased a comprehensive lineup of home furniture, home decor and houseware, and home textiles, as well as outdoor and leisure products. Under the theme of "Better Life, Better Work," the show featured over 200 new product launch events.

"CIFF is the grandest gathering in the furniture industry; it brings lucrative profits to our companies,” said a representative from Guangzhou Victory Group, an office furniture maker.

"CIFF not only leads the trends in furniture industry, but also places an emphasis on the pioneering of concepts and products. Every year we strive to break new ground in both trade volume and design while making the overall trade show experience better for everybody," said the CIFF committee.

CIFF will hold its 40th exhibition in Shanghai from September 11-14 at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, offering a multifunctional and interactive platform for trading, fashion display, channel maintenance, industry gathering and design inspiration.

The first and largest furniture fair in China, CIFF (Guangzhou) is organized by the China National Furniture Association, China Foreign Trade Center (Group), the Guangdong Furniture Association, and the Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association; it is hosted by China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp.