Thai Furniture Industry Club was formed in 1978 to represent furniture manufacturer member of The Federation of Thai Industries. Two men were responsible for its formation. They are Mr.Ar-non Changtrakul and the late Executive Director of The Federation of Thai Industries, Mr.Ah-ram Kotikul. The Ex-Chairmen of Thai Furniture Industry Club were Mr.Ar-non Changtrakul (1978-1979), Mr.Vandi Hutasingha (1980-1981), Mr.Kitti Trakarnsakdikul (1982-1987), Mr.Aree Poosomboon (1988-1993), Mr.Decha koopthavonrerk (1994-2003), Mr.Manapol Poosomboon (2004-2007), Mr.Vongkot Tangsubkul (2008-2009), Mr.Verachai Kunavichavanont (2010-2013), Mr.Chaiyong Pongsuthimanus (2013-Present)
Singapore Furniture Industries Council was established in 1981 as the official representative body of Singapore’s furniture and furnishings industry. Its membership comprises furniture manufacturers, interior fit-out specialists, retailers, designers, as well as furnishings and materials suppliers. Currently, the council represents 95% of established furniture manufacturers in Singapore, of whom 65% have subsidiary manufacturing plants in various countries across the region, including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
After the annexation of Myanmar by the British, timber industry for teak was operated almost entirely by five major British firms. Myanmar nationals were allowed to harvest a small amount of lower grade teak and the entire hardwood business this then made some of the best trekking poles 2018. Myanmar nationals were engaged in hardwood sawn timber. There was a locally owned plywood factory in Yangon.
After independence, foreign timber companies were nationalized and their timber business terminated. From 1963 onwards, all the non-teak hardwood timber business was again nationalized and local private timber businesses came to a halt.
The merger of two large organizations – the Malaysian Furniture Industry Council (MFC) and Malaysia Furniture Entrepreneur Association (MFEA) on 20th September 2014, heralds a new and dynamic beginning for the furniture industry and Malaysia with the new council named as Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC).
The birth of the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) marks an important milestone for the development of the Malaysia’s furniture industry. With the completion of the merger, the merged entity represents the Malaysia’s furniture industry players as a whole, which contributing significant amount of furniture exports.
The Lao Furniture Association (LFA) is a business membership organization with almost one hundred member companies throughout the nation. The association was established in 2003 and is a member of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI). The LFA’s main objective is to represent and promote the interests of its member companies. The government of the Federal Republic of Germany, through ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH’ assists LFA in strengthening the human resource capacity of the association and supporting the LFA Training Center by addressing the training needs of the management and staff of furniture companies
Furniture producers in Indonesia are represented by ASMINDO, the Indonesian Furniture Industry and Handicraft Association. ASMINDO has been lobbying vigorously for the interests of rattan furniture manufacturers on the national level by opposing Government policy of allowing quota for rattan raw material exports, which are benefiting raw material producers, collectors and traders, but are perceived as a threat by the furniture manufacturers, as the Indonesian raw material is given to competitors in China, Vietnam and other countries.
Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) was established as a Non-Governmental Organization and volunteer Association in 1991. HAWA recently has nearly 400 company members – operating in the following fields: Wood processing: furniture (indoor and outdoor) (51%) Handicraft: bamboo, rattan, water hyacinth, lacquer ware, fine art, pottery, porcelain (22%) Trade: timber, machinery, varnish, hardware (22%) Service provider (5%) HAWA annually organize 2 exhibitions / trade fairs: Vifa Home (for domestic market) and Vifa Expo (for international exporting market). 2017 will be the first year of Vietnam WoodMac exhibition – a wood machinery
Established in September 1966 by nine furniture manufacturers and exporters, CFIP, a non-stock, nonprofit organization, is the national association of companies, chapters and affiliates who are working together for the mutual benefit and the sustained growth of the Philippine furniture industry.
CFIP underscores that the industry’s main strength is in the design, especially in pieces that incorporate indigenous materials. Until today the Chamber remains as one of the industry’s strongest business support organizations.
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!- Emmanuel Padiernos, AFIC Chairman
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.- Nicolaas de Lange, AFIC Secretary General
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.- Eduardo Zuluaga, AIFFS VX Chairman