AFIC Announces Unified Virtual Furniture & Furnishing Show in March 2021

The ASEAN Furniture Industries Council (AFIC) recently announced that it will be organizing the first ASEAN International Furniture & Furnishings Show 2021 VX (AIFFS 2021 VX) to be held from March 9 to 18, 2021 (Live with exhibitors from March 9 to 12) – accessible everywhere, any time.

“This virtual event is a major milestone for the industry as all eight associations have agreed to support this endeavor. We are making history here,” said Mr. Emmanuel Padiernos, Chairman of AFIC. The countries supporting and participating at AIFFS 2021 VX include Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam.


AIFFS 2021 VX is hosted by the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) and the virtual platform and event management services is provided by VX Events by Global-Link from the Philippines. For more information, please contact Ms. Raileen Yamco, Sr. Project Manager of Global-Link at [email protected]

“The main objective of organizing this mega virtual event is to bring together the entire AFIC council members through an alternative solution and common platform to present their products and services to potential buyers and clients from all over the world. This is aimed to contribute in accelerating the growth of the ASEAN furniture industry globally,” added Mr. Nicolaas de Lange, Secretary General of AFIC

AIFFS 2021 VX will have its own customized main lobby designed specifically for the event and a specially designed countdown page. The event can accept even 1 million virtual visitor registrations and has the capability to send out RSVP invitations to VIPs and media with customizable electronic direct mail (EDM). It also provides secured data analytics for exhibitors (i.e., no. of visitors who attended, demographics, etc.) and will also have a conference hall alongside the exhibition hall that can handle all the coinciding conferences, webinars, and presentations.

“We have found an ideal event partner in VX Events because everything is made easy for both exhibitors and buyers to the event. It is also equipped with a Content Management System (CMS) to allow exhibitors to upload information directly into the platform, as well as data analytics after the event. An end-to-end solutions provider,” added Eduardo Zuluaga, Chairman of AIFFS 2021 VX.

The eight (8) supporting organizations for AIFFS 2021 VX are: Indonesia Furniture Industry & Handicraft Association (ASMINDO), Lao Furniture Association (LFA), Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC), Myanmar Forest Products & Timber Merchants Association (MFPTMA), Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), Thai Furniture Industry Club (TFIC) and the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA).

Exhibitors can also opt for upgrades such as 3D or virtual showroom development, special virtual booth designs, promotional campaign, design of collaterals and marketing materials, and many more. “This is a unique opportunity to reconnect with old clients and meet new ones – the perfect business to business platform,” added Zuluaga.