› There is an increasing demand for imports in Colombia, the Andean region and Central America.
› Due to an expanding middle class, the demand is rising steadily (7.8 % annual average imports for wood and wood products). Consequently, domestic production simply cannot keep up. The trade fair brings together regional demand and skills, plus a global range of products and international industry know-how.
› Make contact with a dedicated audience consisting uniquely of professionals and industry peers. Last time round saw the presence of important buyers and prominent decision-makers from the industry itself and just short of 89 % of buyers said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of visitors and attainment of their goals.
› interzum bogotá, formerly known as Feria Mueble & Madera, has been well established as a meeting point since 1991 and is the leading international trade fair for woodworking, wood processing and furniture manufacturing in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean. interzum bogotá undoubtedly holds the key to new business contacts across the region.
› Be among the first: target your future customers and enter one of the fastest growing markets among the major economies in Latin America.
› Compared to other Latin American countries, Colombia is and will continue to be the most stable. It is also the most receptive in terms of doing business.
› interzum bogotá is part of the interzum network and reaps the benefits of belonging to the world leading event: interzum in Cologne.
› In terms of organisation and internationality, the alliance between two powerful trade fair organisers, Corferias and Koelnmesse, has provided new quality standards in Latin America. International participation doubled in 2018!
› 192 exhibitors from 16 countries showcased their new products, industry trends and innovations to 13,437 visitors on an exhibition space covering 15,000m².
› With a direct international participation of 48 %, the fair impressively demonstrated the growing interest in the market.
› interzum bogotá hosts some of the most important manufacturers, leading technology and brands worldwide - International exhibitors from Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and USA.
For 2020 we expect a significant growth in the number of exhibiting companies.
Enjoy networking at its best. In 2018 we brought together the most important visitors of the Andean region:
› 13,437 visitors from 34 countries
› Top visiting countries: Ecuador, Venezuela, Spain, Dominican Republic and USA
› Target Group Visitors: manufacturers of furniture, forest engineers, reforestation companies, processors of solid wood, joiners, carpenters, upholsterers, painters, constructors, architects, industrial designers, decorators, companies and individuals that directly or indirectly participate in the wood and furniture industry.
› Target your future customers in Colombia, the Andean region and Central America.
For 2020 we expect a significant increase in national as well as international visitors.
Colombia is the most rapidly growing market among the major economies in Latin and Central America
› Colombia positioned itself as the fourth friendliest destination in Latin America to do business according to Doing Business 2018. A market worth exploring!
› More than 16 trade agreements, e.g. with the USA and European Union, make the Andean trade-hub an ideal export platform.
› The geographically privileged location is perfect for projects that seek access to a wider market in the Americas.
› As a member of the Pacific Alliance, Colombia facilitates market access to over 214 million consumers not only in Colombia but also in Mexico, Peru and Chile.
The most important decision makers of the region will be present in Bogotá – Get ready for some powerful partnerships!
The main driver of the Colombian economy is the construction industry
› Bogotá leads the industrial production and furniture manufacturing with more than 40 % of the furniture companies located in the capital of Colombia.
› The growth in the construction and infrastructure sectors will require a higher demand for building materials.
› Colombia needs machinery and equipment to modernise its industry.
› Building construction is expected to grow by 3.1 % and 4.1 % in 2019.
› 520,000 new social housing units are to be built.
› The Colombian trade balance in wood, charcoal and wood manufactures has a deficit and is mainly satisfied by imports.
› The main imported products are veneer sheets, wood chemical paste, chipboards like MDF, triplex etc. Hardware necessary for the construction and assembly of furniture is also being imported.
interzum bogotá offers you the best opportunities for entering this high potential market.
› Bogotá is a thriving cosmopolitan city
› International Center for Business and Exhibitions Corferias in Bogotá is a modern venue and meets international standards
Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fastexpanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
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The Bogota International Center for Business and Exhibitions Corferias promotes the industrial, social, cultural and commercial development in the Andes Region, Central America and the Caribbean. With over 60 years of experience, Corferias seeks to widen cooperation between Colombia and the world community through the organization of fairs, exhibitions, events and conventions, generating important contacts between visitors and exhibitors in facilities operated under international standards.
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