21 | DEZ | 2018

FIMMA Brasil 2019 announces new features

Three months to go before the 14th show, the board of directors announces ArqDay, Factory in Action and the visit of 200 entrepreneurs from around Brazil.

From March 26 to 29, Bento Gonçalves will host the 14th International Fair of Machines, Raw Materials and Accessories for the Furniture Industry (FIMMA Brasil) 2019. The fifth largest fair in the world for the furniture industry achieves its purpose of organizing a great show, driven by reliability, tradition and organized by the sector focusing the sector itself.

In 2019, FIMMA Brazil's board of directors, led by entrepreneur Henrique Tecchio, will strengthen its mission to enhance differentiation and innovation. In over 58,000 square meter air-conditioned area, approximately 360 exhibitors representing 500 brands will be presenting innovations, ensuring networking, commercial prospecting and businesses estimated at US$ 290 million.

Besides FIMMA Mobstone - Stone Furniture project aimed to promote greater integration between Brazilian furniture, design and stone and the forestry industry exhibiting in an exclusive area totaling 1,500 m², the fair is preparing other new features for this year’s event.

ArqDay, part of the FIMMA Workshop, will be a day dedicated to specifiers focusing on architects and designers. The program will include talks, lectures and visits to the booths. The purpose of the event is to strengthen the relationship between the professionals and the exhibitors.

The Factory in Action project, an initiative recently developed by the Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (Affemaq), will also be present at the event featuring a fully operational furniture factory. Visitors will be able to see the processes and monitor the production of furniture in real time.

Another unprecedented initiative developed by FIMMA Brasil 2019 is the meetings between exhibitors and approximately 200 entrepreneurs from all over Brazil. Participants were chosen by the fair management together with Brazilian representative bodies of the segment, in order to enhance one of its main competitive edges, which is to be a fair organized by the sector focusing the sector itself. During the four-day event, business managers of the woodworking industry will be visiting the show, promoting information exchange, strengthening partnerships and conducting business.

Solutions that transform the furniture industry

FIMMA Brasil 2019 will feature the most varied solutions for the woodworking industry, including products and services that transform the world business and are a benchmark for the launching of market trends in different areas, showing alternatives for the companies’ success.

Three months to go before the show, major brands that have traditionally participated in the event have already confirmed their presence, including Duratex, Berneck, Greenplac, Tintas Farben, Sayerlack, Killing, Akeo, Bigfer, Blum do Brasil, Promob, TopSolid, B.Krick, Maquinapack, Vantec, Lufati and Leitz.

Some good news that FIMMA Brasil 2019 celebrates is a significant percentage of newcomers: 25% of the confirmed exhibitors will participate for the first time in the fair, including Unylaser Indústria Metalúrgica, Himev Indústria e Máquinas e Veículos, Rosso Industrial, Metalplan Equipamentos, Jaraguá Automação e Suporte, Brittany Associates Corp, Tesla Máquinas e Equipamentos Industriais and Metalúrgica Açopema.

At the 14th FIMMA Brasil, visitors will find a variety of machines, panels, finishes, accessories, software and, moreover, they will be surprised by its new features such as the exclusive spaces for the Forestry and Stone industries displayed in pavilions A, B, C, D, E and G.

Tecchio points out that the exhibition of new brands at FIMMA Brasil 2019 is proof of our improved economic environment and the excellence and tradition of the fair. "We are committed to making the biggest and best FIMMA Brasil ever, planning our actions so that both exhibitors and visitors are pleased with what they see," he says

Registration open for FIMMA Brasil 2019. After completing the information on the site through the link http://www.fimma.com.br/credenciamento, visitors will receive an email confirming their registration.

Visitors can pick up their badges when they attend FIMMA Brasil 2019 by entering their e-mail address at one of the printing terminals located in the entrance of pavilions A and E. For security reasons, no one under 16 years of age will be admitted, even if accompanied by a legal guardian.

Other FIMMA Brasil 2019 projects
The Buyer’s Project completes 10 editions, that is, two decades of services bringing together Brazilian businessmen and foreign buyers in business meetings, in addition to technical visits. It is an initiative carried out within the framework of the Orchestra Brasil Project to promote exports – organized by Sindmóveis Bento Gonçalves with the support of Apex-Brasil.

FIMMA Joiner seeks to encourage the development of small companies in the segment, facilitating their access to information. The show management believes that bringing professionals closer to sources of knowledge is key to improve business.

FIMMA Workshop provides a series of lectures that help show the paths to the competitive management of products, processes and innovation. The challenge of this project is to expand knowledge, creating connections and complementing the exchange of information on scenarios, challenges, design, trends and the market that involve the furniture industry.

Estimated numbers for FIMMA BRASIL 2019
Area: Over 58,000 sq. m. air-conditioned exhibition area
Number of exhibitors: 360 and 500 exhibiting brands
Countries: more than 30
Visitors: Approximately 25,000 attendees
Generation of business: US$ 290 million

Distribution of sectors by pavilions
Pavilion A, B and D - Raw Materials, Accessories, Paints
Pavilion A - Buyer’s Project
Pavilion C – food court, Convenience Store
Pavilion B and G – FIMMA Joiner, Factory in Action and Forest Base
Pavilion D – Stone and Mobstone Fimma
Pavilion E – Machines and equipment

President - Henrique Tecchio
Administrative and Financial Director - Cleiton Paludo
Industrial Director - Artur Bertolini
Services Director - Douglas Giordani
Commercial Director - Vinicíus Geremia
Communications Director - Sílvia Koff Barbosa Spiller
International Director - Marcelo Haefliger

FIMMA Brasil history

In 1993, Bento Gonçalves, a Brazilian furniture manufacturer center, hosted the first International Fair of Machines, Raw Materials and Accessories for the Furniture Industry (FIMMA Brasil), chaired by Jorge Mattiello and devised by the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul State (Movergs), presided by Nelto Scarton. Undoubtedly, an initiative with a successful debut that brought together 236 exhibitors, 17,000 visitors and generated US$ 110 million in business.

Thanks to FIMMA Brasil, the distances between worldwide innovations and technologies in terms of machinery and raw materials and Brazilian entrepreneurs were drastically reduced. Since then, every two years, the Brazilian Capital of Wine also hosts one of the main fairs in the world for the furniture industry, becoming relevant and consolidated due to its reliability and tradition.

FIMMA Brasil 2019
When: March 26 to 29, 2019
Where: Parque de Eventos in Bento Gonçalves (RS)
Opening hours: 1 pm – 8 pm
Admission: free by registering
Interested in exhibiting: http://www.fimma.com.br/como-expor
For more information: www.fimma.com.br / +55 54 2102-2450