Mattress tech expo to feature alongside IndiaWood 2020

NürnbergMesse expands its trade show portfolio to 16 events

NürnbergMesse’s international programme of trade fairs continues to gain momentum. Following the acquisition of the three market-leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 – IndiaWood, DelhiWood and MumbaiWood – the company has now added another exhibition to its portfolio.

The India Mattresstech Expo (IME) is India’s dedicated trade fair for mattress and upholstery manufacturing. “The IME covers an important sub-segment of the furniture industry and creates valuable synergies for our exhibitors and visitors,” says Mr Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group. “It is, therefore, the ideal complement to our Indian woodworking events.”

For his fellow CEO, Dr Roland Fleck, the acquisition also represents another chapter in the success story of NürnbergMesse India: “The Indian economy is booming. With this latest member in our trade fair portfolio, NürnbergMesse India is yet again reinforcing its position as one of the leading exhibition organizer on the Indian sub-continent.”

The acquisition of IME is an important step for NürnbergMesse, as the Indian furniture industry offers good prospects for the future. In 2015 the domestic furniture market was estimated at US$ 18 billion, and by 2027 it is expected to reach US$ 27 billion.

Progressive urbanisation, rising incomes and an increasing appreciation of high-quality bedding products are benefiting the mattress industry. The Indian business analytics company, CRISIL, forecasts an average annual growth rate for the segment of 10% for the period 2017 to 2021, with sales set to increase to around US$ 2.08 billion.

In South Asia, the IME is the platform for mattress and upholstery manufacturers, dealers and distributors. Alongside machinery and equipment for the production of mattresses and upholstery, the trade fair also showcases bed systems.

The IME took place for the first time in Chennai in 2013 and was previously owned by Unitech Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., which has been organising national and international trade fairs and conferences since 2001.

Under the umbrella of NürnbergMesse India, the IME Expo will celebrate its premiere from 27 February to 2 March, parallel to IndiaWood 2020 in Bengaluru.

“By adding the IME to the next round of IndiaWood we are pooling the entire expertise of the market in one place – and therefore are offering our customers genuine added value specifically for the wood processing and furniture production industry,” says Ms. Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India.

“The thematic proximity of the trade fairs, paired with a concept tailored to the local market, reinforces the position of our exhibitions and therefore offers us the best conditions for the future,” she says.

“The economy in India is developing brilliantly. This offers the best prospects for NürnbergMesse India and the Indian market is becoming increasingly important for the international exhibition industry as well,” stresses Prashar.

For bookings, contact Kalyan STV (+91-7619163082; email [email protected]) or Pradeep Kumar Gopal (+91-9986066910; email [email protected]).




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