From 13 to 16 March 2019
Avenida Alcalde Luis Uruñuela 1, 41020 SEVILLA

The Wood and furniture sector will close 2018 with its fifth consecutive annual growth

The wood and furniture sector closed last year with a growth rate of 3%. This means its fifth consecutive annual growth according to forecast published by Crédito y Caución (Credit and Secutiry). The wood and furniture sectors were severely affected by the economic crisis due to its close connection with the building and property business.

In addition, it is worth stressing that timber sale and auction entails an important element of the Spanish economy. As such, this second trimester of 2018, numbers come up to 900,000 cubic metres of timber auctioned in Spain, which accounts for estimated market value of almost 300 million euros.

The top provinces according to the value of bids would be Valladolid, followed by Cantabria and Navarra, totalling 11,4 million euros. This shows the relevance of the wood sector in the Spanish economy. Spain is the second country of the European Union as far as woodland is concerned, which allows these figures to grow and the sector to keep rising.

These facts are really promising, if we take into account that the wood and furniture sector hit rock bottom in 2013 with the economic crisis that devastated Spain. This entailed a fall in turnover of almost 60% as compared to records prior to that year.

In this way, the same as the wood and furniture sectors dropped together with the property sector, they come back now with the rise of the latter. Because of this, it benefits in the national market with an annual increase of 3%.

What is Surmueble?

Origins. Surmueble was created from Mobiliaria trade fair, which used to be the big event for manufacturers and buyers of the furniture sector in Andalusia for more than 20 years. So, after the great success of its first edition, Surmueble will come back in March 2019 as a meeting point and reference for this sector in Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES.

When. The big event for furniture in Spain will be back at Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES from 13th to 16th March 2019, where visitors will enjoy one of the greatest meeting points for manufacturers and buyers of the furniture and decoration sector with the latest, cutting-edge products of the market.

Partners. It is worth stressing the work of collaborating partners in this project, the Official College of Commercial Agents of Seville, in its Furniture Section. As well, EXTENDA’s cooperation (Andalusian Agency for Foreign Trade Promotion of Junta de Andalucía) is outstanding as it runs important international trade projects and missions.

Participating towns. It is also important to mention those towns present in Surmueble, actively supporting the furniture sector, such as Pilas, Lucena, Villa del Río or Écija, which already took part in the previous edition backing up the trade fair with several companies in the exhibition area.

Objectives. One of the main aspects to point out in this great event in Seville is how it boosts and encourages the furniture industry. Manufacturers present their latest products to both national and international outlets.

Surmueble wants to become one of the greatest meeting events for manufacturers, traders and buyers where the furniture sector’s innovation and excellence meet.

2017 Edition. In its past 2017 edition, more than 10,000 professionals of the sector were received during the four scheduled days with 100 exhibitors. In 2019, this furniture trade fair will be held in three spacious pavilions, which means more than 20,000 m² for the exhibition and all visitors’ enjoyment.

Summary notes SURMUEBLE 2017

FIBES RECEIVES MORE THAN 10,000 VISITORS IN THE Ist EDITION OF SURMUEBLE, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS’ PROFESSIONAL HALL OF THE SOUTH

Last Saturday 21st January 2017, Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES, closed the Ist Edition of Surmueble, Furniture Manufacturers’ Professional Hall of the South, which started on 18th January.

This Hall was born from MOBILIARIA, FIBES historic trade fair which was the great professional event and meeting point for manufacturers and buyers of the Furniture Sector of the Andalusian Community for more than 20 years.

SURMUEBLE has taken the helm with its amazing debut with more than 10,000 professional visitors of the Furniture sector in these four days.

This trade fair has been created to become the reference for the Andalusian industry of furniture, bedding, decoration and related sectors. To that aim, FIBES had high-level partners such as the Official College of Commercial Agents of Seville and province, EXTENDA (Andalusian Agency for Foreign Trade Promotion of Junta de Andalucía) and ANIEME (Spanish National Association of Furniture Manufacturers and Exporters). Besides, the towns of Pilas and Écija in the province of Seville and Villa del Río and Lucena in Cordova threw themselves into supporting the event with the presence of several companies in the exhibition area.

The exhibition, inaugurated by Gaspar Llanes, General Secretary of the Economy Department of Junta de Andalucía and President of Extenda (Andalusian Agency for Foreign Trade Promotion of Junta de Andalucía), along with Carmen Castreño, Delegate of Economy, Commerce and Institutional Relations of Seville City Council, has occupied more than 14,000 m² in FIBES pavilions 1 and 2 and has received more than 80 exhibitors representing different sectors such as general furniture, children’s furniture, kitchen and bathroom furniture, garden furniture, upholstery, textile, professional associations, lighting, decoration, bedding and specialised press. 70% of exhibitors came from the Andalusian Community and the rest from Valencia, Murcia, etc.

SURMUEBLE was rounded off with a Technical Conference organised by EXTENDA, added to an efficient successful Visiting Trade Mission with foreign buyers from Kazakhstan, Algeria, Morocco, Dubai, Belgium, The UK, French, Russia, Mexico, Chile and Panama who have generated extensive synergies and commercial relations with Andalusian manufacturers.

The organisers of this professional biennial trade fair are arranging the 2019 edition with enthusiasm, in view of its favourable reception and high acceptance of this year.

 

For further information:

FIBES Press Office. Raquel Martínez Arija. Tlph.: 954 47 87 48

 

Press Release and Photos on SURMUEBLE 2017 Inauguration Ceremony

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Press Release and Photos on SURMUEBLE 2017 Inauguration Ceremony

 

The inaugural ceremony was led by Gaspar Llanes, General Secretary of the Economy Department of Junta de Andalucía and President of Extenda (Andalusian Agency for Foreign Trade Promotion of Junta de Andalucía), along with Carmen Castreño, Delegate of Economy, Commerce and Institutional Relations of Seville City Council and María José del Pino, Fair and Exhibition Director of FIBES, among others.

FIBES HOLDS SURMUEBLE, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS’ PROFESSIONAL HALL OF THE SOUTH

Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES, is hosting SurMueble, Furniture Manufacturers’ Professional Hall of the South, from 18th to 21st January 2017. This Hall has been born from MOBILIARIA, FIBES historic trade fair which was the great professional event and meeting point for manufacturers and buyers of the Furniture Sector of the Andalusian Community for more than 20 years.

Now, SURMUEBLE has been created to become the professional reference for the Andalusian industry of furniture, bedding, decoration and related sectors. To that aim, FIBES has high-level partners such as the Official College of Commercial Agents of Seville and province, EXTENDA (Andalusian Agency for Foreign Trade Promotion of Junta de Andalucía) and ANIEME (Spanish National Association of Furniture Manufacturers and Exporters).

The exhibition, which will occupy more than 14,000 m² in FIBES pavilions 1 and 2, will receive more than 80 exhibitors representing different sectors such as general furniture, children’s furniture, kitchen and bathroom furniture, garden furniture, upholstery, textile, professional associations, lighting, decoration, bedding and specialised press.

SURMUEBLE will be rounded off with a Technical Conference organised by EXTENDA, added to an efficient successful Visiting Trade Mission with foreign buyers from Kazakhstan, Algeria, Morocco, Dubai, Belgium, The UK, French, Russia, Mexico, Chile and Panama to generate extensive synergies and commercial relations with Andalusian manufacturers.

The trade fair is addressed to professionals of the sector who can register for free on www.surmueble.es. The timetable will be from 10.00 to 19.00 h.

For further information:

FIBES Press Office. Raquel Martínez Arija. Tlph.: 954 47 87 48