Expo Centre Sharjah to host 2nd edition of ‘HIVE Furniture’ Show in June

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony.

UAE’s premier exhibition facility Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) will host the second edition of the ‘HIVE Furniture’ Show, the region’s first dedicated event focusing on big box retailers and wholesale traders, from June 13 to 16, 2022.

According to the statement, the new exhibition is part of the Expo Centre’s strategic plans to support the furniture industry, create new investment opportunities in the emirate, and meet market demands.

Further, it provides a platform for leading international and local furniture companies to forge business relationships and penetrate new markets.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of a signing ceremony between Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, and Mr. Gautam Mulani and Mr. Manish Bhatia, Co-Founders of HIVE Furniture Show, as well as officials from both sides.

As per the agreement, both parties will collaborate to implement best practices in order to ensure the success of the “Hive Furniture” show.

Saif Mohammed Al Midfa
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa
CEO – Expo Centre Sharjah

“The furniture industry is one of the major sectors in the UAE, with capital investment totaling $272 million (AED1 billion), representing 1.20 percent of total manufacturing investment in the country. According to Goldstein Market Intelligence, the furniture industry accounts for 3.6 percent of the local manufacturing sector. These figures motivate us to support this industry by hosting the ‘Hive Furniture’ show, which will be a valuable addition to the Centre’s annual ‘Furniture 360’ exhibition. Such events would help to revitalize the furniture and furnishings market by providing a platform for international and local businesses to showcase their products, interact with visitors, exchange experiences, and thus advance this industry.”

Mr. Mulani said that, “We were pleased with the great response we received during last year’s event, and we can see the huge potential that the furniture sector has in the region in the coming years. The UAE has demonstrated its resilience and recovery from the pandemic’s ramifications, and exhibitors are looking forward to launching new collections to big box retailers through this year’s event.”

“We are delighted to host this year’s event at Expo Centre Sharjah, who are assisting us with all logistics and operational requirements, and we are confident that this event will grow further in the years ahead as demand for quality furniture across the region increases,” noted Mr. Bhatia.

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