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14 | JAN | 2019

Specifiers will have a unique day at FIMMA Brasil 2019 during the ArqDay

Furniture quality and functionality do not depend only on good design since they are also the result of a good choice of raw materials, components, accessories. As consumers have become increasingly demanding, the furniture industry needs suppliers that guarantee a competitive edge and innovation to please their end customer. Nothing better than offering specifiers the opportunity to get to know the new products exhibited at the 14th International Fair of Machines, Raw Materials and Accessories for the Furniture Industry (FIMMA Brasil) 2019, from March 26 to 29 in Bento Gonçalves.

The fifth largest furniture fair in the world is preparing a special event for specifiers - architects and designers - scheduled for March 28. ArqDay, part of the FIMMA Workshop, will consist of talks, lectures and visits to booths aiming to bring together professionals and exhibitors strengthening their relationship.

Lecturers that have confirmed their participation include architect Paulo Mezzomo, from Arquiteto Expert, who will address the best management practices for architecture and design offices; and architect Andre Menin, from Refresher Trends, who will talk about architecture and interior design trends for 2019 and 2020.

This initiative will reinforce the mission of differentiation and innovation established by the board of FIMMA Brasil 2019, led by entrepreneur Henrique Tecchio. In over 58,000 square meter air-conditioned area, approximately 360 exhibitors representing around 500 brands will be presenting innovations, ensuring networking, commercial prospecting and businesses estimated at US$ 290 million.

Other news
- FIMMA Mobstone – Stone Furniture project aims to promote greater integration between Brazilian furniture, design and stones.

- The forestry industry, with an exclusive 1500 m2 area, will have new features at the 14th FIMMA Brasil

- 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.

- Meetings between exhibitors and approximately 200 entrepreneurs from all over Brazil. During the four-day event, business managers of the woodworking industry will be visiting the show, promoting information exchange, strengthening partnerships and conducting business.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE
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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIMMA BRASIL 2019
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

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