Show Press Release
WMF Returns to Shanghai in September
Boosting Global Opportunities for the Woodworking & Furniture Industry
Publish Date: 2023/03/30
Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) will collocate with CIFF (Shanghai) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai Hongqiao, China from 5-8 September 2023 and serve as a vital platform for the entire woodworking and furniture industry. As many countries are opening up doors to the world under relaxed pandemic measures, the global woodworking and furniture industries will usher in a golden recovery period. As a large-scale and influential exhibition in Asia, WMF will join hands with top machinery and raw materials exhibitors from all over the world to make a physical return, bringing a broader perspective to the industry.

China’s Reopening is Set to Boost International Opportunities
Combining with the current immigration policy and the urgent needs of local and overseas enterprises across the industries, WMF is an ideal international stage for upstream and downstream woodworking enterprises to participate. Not only online and offline value-added services will be provided to both exhibitors and buyers, an array of forward-looking concurrent activities, forums and thematic areas will also be held during the show.

With strong overseas database and close cooperation with multinational media, associations and partners, more than 300 exhibitors and 30,000 high caliber domestic and foreign buyers are gathering at WMF in Shanghai seeking collaboration and stay ahead of the curve in the post-pandemic era!

5 major themes and 3 new exhibition areas
As a must-visit place for woodworking machinery, furniture and wood industry players to exchange the latest information, WMF focuses on five major themes: “Furniture Manufacturing Equipment”, “Wood-based Panel Production Technology”, “Upholstered Furniture Production Technology”, “Surface Treatment Technology”, “Knives, Blades, Machinery Accessories and Hand Tools”. In addition, in line with the development of the industry, WMF also presents three thematic areas:

- Sustainability/Digital Printing Technology: Focusing on new furniture materials and environmentally friendly digital printing customization processes which brings a series of sustainable development zones with the theme of green, low carbon and health to consumers, leading the new trend of ecological home furnishing;
- Upholstered Furniture - smart manufacturing display area: Through flexible production, the smart cutting and systems which are driven by digital and intelligent production, not only can improve production efficiency and material utilization but also meet personalized needs, thereby optimizing production, letting customized and high-quality furniture bring a better life enjoyment;
- Surface Treatment Technology: Furniture products with rich surface textures are in growing market demand. Themed with "innovation", the zone showcases innovative surface treatment technologies, new materials, and new applications such as coatings, sanding and abrasive tools, veneer wrapping and pressing, adhesives, and chemicals.

Concurrent Events keep abreast of international market trends
An series of trend seminars and forums will be held during the show: "2023 Innovative Technologies and Materials driving Sustainability and Healthy Life in the Wood Working Industry ", "An Exploration on Recycled New Material Industry Chain" and" 2023 National Conference on Flexible and Smart Manufacturing of Upholstery Furniture ", etc., experts and industry representatives will gather together to explore market trends and address forward looking ideas for the industry through on-site interaction.

Registration for WMF 2023 is open now at All industry players are welcome to pre-register online to enjoy free admission to both WMF and CIFF (Shanghai).

More information is coming soon. Please follow the updates on our show website and social media platforms. See you on 5-8 September 2023!

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