MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The 43rd edition of the Canadian Furniture Show, the only national furniture show in the country and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, opens tomorrow for four days, welcoming the Canadian furniture industry, as well as exhibitors and visitors from the United States and worldwide. The 2015 edition will introduce several new features including the addition of a Consumer Day on Sunday, June 7. The public will have the opportunity to see 425,000 square feet of furniture showrooms created by some 250 exhibitors.
Consumer Day is a significant change to the event which has essentially been a trade show for over 40 years. Previously known as The Canadian Home Furnishings Market or TCHFM, the 2015 Show has a new name and logo and was moved from January to June. These and numerous other changes were requested by the industry and steered by a National Advisory Committee which included 15 professionals from different industry sectors and from various regions of the country. The Committee prioritized solutions to attract new exhibitors and visitors and ensure the event's sustainability and growth.
"As industry professionals have done for several decades, the public will be able to see thousands of furniture pieces, appliances, mattresses, rugs, lighting, and accessories before they are available in the stores!" stated Pierre Richard, the President and CEO of the Show. "Having a Consumer Day provides exhibitors with a unique opportunity to communicate directly with consumers, get a first-hand view of their reaction to their products, and gain some exposure for their brand. As for the Show, holding a Consumer Day became a must to attract new exhibitors, enhance the visibility of the event and the entire Canadian industry, and ensure the revival of the Show." The 2015 Canadian Furniture Show will feature 95 new exhibitors, which is more than double the average of recent years.
Moreover, to enhance the visitor's experience, the Show features two design presentations on Sunday, June 7. At 10:30 a.m., Canadian designer Karen Sealy, a popular TV host, multiple award-winning designer, and official spokesperson for the 2015 Canadian Furniture Show, will share her passion for design. And at 1:00 p.m., visitors will be treated to a rare presentation by highly acclaimed design experts, Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, well-known for their daily television show Steven and Chris.
There will be an exclusive pre-Consumer day media tour on Thursday and Friday mornings, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Media representatives can come directly to the Press Room (Aquarius room, in the Conference Centre).
The Canadian Furniture Show has been held since 1972 and is produced by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers' Association. The only national furniture show in the country and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, it brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, and others, from Canada, the United States, and worldwide, to display their latest collections and trends. The 2015 Show will be held from June 4 to June 7, at The International Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario; it will be open to consumers on Sunday, June 7.
SOURCE Association des fabricants de meubles du Québec
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