EFE CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE
Mr. Chua Chun Chai
Chairman of Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE)
Warmest Greetings from Export Furniture Exhibition and Malaysia!
It is a great honour to welcome you once again to the Export Furniture Exhibitions (EFE), one of the most anticipated international furniture shows in its seventeenth year. It too serves as a strong testament to the Malaysian Furniture Council, EFE Expo Sdn Bhd & the industry members commitment and collective effort in bringing the furniture market to the fore.
Present furniture exhibition trends have taken on a new outlook with a comprehensive coverage of a large variety of various types of products from workplace furniture, semi-finished goods, wood-working machinery, furniture accessories, hospitality furniture, raw materials, project and contract furniture besides home and office furniture. Global international buyers and professionals, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, dealers, designers, architects, contract consultants including local project planners are cordially invited to EFE 2024.
EFE is deeply appreciative of all the support from the furniture industry including various government agencies, trade associations and media. Without your unwavering support, participation and strong friendships, we would not be where we are today. On behalf of EFE Expo Sdn Bhd, I thank you for being part of our journey.
Here’s wishing all of you a fulfilling experience and fruitful event that’s both inspiring and enjoyable. To all our oversea guests, please enjoy our wonderful country, Malaysia.
MFC PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Mr. Desmond Tan
President of Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC)
Greetings from Malaysian Furniture Council
On behalf of the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC), I would like to thank all our valued exhibitors for your participation and extend a warm welcome to all international buyers and visitors to Malaysia and the Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) 2024. This year marks the 17th anniversary of our event.
Furniture manufacturing has long been a prominent sub-sector of the timber industry. Our position as the largest employer in the wood-based industry is reflected in our massive export volume. As of 2022, our export value stood at RM 13.863 billion where other than the traditional export destinations like the United States, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom, we also export to other places encompassing up to 152 countries.
This all- time high export value is complemented by the various types of furniture products produced by us. From bedroom to dining to kitchen sets, Malaysian- made furniture are now adorning numerous renown buildings around the world. Now as the economy is slowly recovering, our players are committed in producing and promoting new products to fulfill the requests from their clients.
I believe, with its vast armory of furniture products on display, EFE is able to satisfy the taste of visitors from all over the world. This too serves as a testament of the manufacturing capability and technique of our Malaysian furniture manufacturers. With such strength, Malaysia serves to become a furniture exhibition hub in our region in the foreseeable future.
Once again, I’d like to thank all exhibitors, and visitors at EFE 2024 for your contribution and support to the Malaysian furniture industry, and I wish you all a prosperous and enjoyable time. To all our international visitors, please take some time to enjoy our beautiful multi-cultural country, Malaysia.