Western India on cusp of big business growth

Third edition of the international trade fair for furniture production technologies and woodworking machinery is scheduled for 12-14 October in Mumbai

Western India is expected to be the highest revenue contributor in the Indian furniture market due to the presence of a large number of industrial hubs and upcoming infrastructure developments in these regions.

Keeping this in mind, MumbaiWood 2017 is scheduled to be held from 12-14 October, 2017, at the Bombay International Convention & Exhibition Centre, in Goregaon, according to Mr. Sivakumar, General Manager and Exhibitions Director at PDA Trade Fairs.

The Mumbai-Thane and Pune-Nashik belt in Maharashtra, the Ahmedabad-Surat corridor in Gujarat and the Jodhpur-Jaipur cluster in Rajasthan are already poised for further growth in the furniture and panel manufacturing sectors.

Tier-II and Tier-III towns such as Satara-Kolhapur, Indore-Bhopal and Raipur-Bilaspur belts in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh respectively are also racing to set up furniture manufacturing, to meet the enormous demand for office and residential furniture and doors sets.

MumbaiWood aims to bring together all sectors of the industry precisely for the benefit of these expanding hubs in the hinterland. Moreover, Sivakumar says, nearly 50% of the total employment in furniture manufacturing is concentrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.

“Looking at the growth of IndiaWood-2016 and DelhiWood-2017 in terms of participation and the visitor turnout, we believe MumbaiWood will soon transform into a must-visit exhibition for the industry,” Sivakumar says.

MumbiaWood will bring in more than 250 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors. The event will be spread over 8,000 square metres .

Riding on the back of two very popular and successful regional events in 2013 and 2015, the organiser of MumbaiWood, is ramping up its efforts to attract visitors from  across Asia.

The event will be a unique platform for domestic and global brands to showcase furniture manufacturing and woodworking technologies, raw materials, fittings, accessories and products for wood-based industries and interior design.

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