MIFF 2023

The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), Southeast Asia’s largest trade show for the industry, saw sales hit US$1.21 billion at its 2023 show held from March 1-4. The result is a 19 per cent increase from its pre-pandemic peak of US$1.01 billion in 2019, with 673 exhibiting companies and trade visitors spanning 136 nationalities touring both locations.

This year’s show presented exhibitors from 11 countries and regions — Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Returning to a full-scale event spread across two venues at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL), MIFF welcomed 19,275 trade buyers with nearly 30 per cent foreign buyers and 40 per cent first-time visitors. The largest numbers were from Asia followed by North America and Oceania. China took the lead with the most visitors, ahead of Singapore, United States, India and Australia.

“MIFF 2023 has exceeded expectations. We’re grateful for the tremendous support of the global furniture industry, exhibitors and visitors. Industry professionals were back in full force to see their suppliers and new products. The wide range of exhibitors and products added a lot of energy and generated a positive new feel to the show. We are looking forward to welcome everyone back next year at our 30th anniversary, which will be stronger and better. Our focus remains on delivering good quality growth to reinforce MIFF as the best trading platform for our customers,” said Kelie Lim, MIFF General Manager.

xOrdinaryShowcase, a curated gallery at MIFF to promote emerging creative talents in Malaysia’s furniture industry.