Today in three exhibition halls of “KyivExpoPlaza” the international exhibitions “Design. Living Tendency” and “Furniture technologies, components, textile” have started their work.
New collections of furniture, lighting, flooring, home textile and décor, equipment and components for furniture manufacturing, workshops by famous Ukrainian and Italian designers, seminars, presentations and too many more to mention are waiting for visitors on September 27-30 at the exhibitions, expositions of which cover over 15,000 sq.m. of the KyivExpoPlaza Exhibition Center.
VolodymyrIvanov, Chairman of the Board of the company “KyivInternationalContractFair”, the organizer of the exhibitions, in his welcoming speech mentioned the key events, which will be held during the exhibitions, and thanked partners for their support:
“This year about 300 companies are participating in the exhibitions. We would like to express our big gratitude to the company “Turkel” for a large-scale exposition of Turkish companies. Since 1995 the Ukrainian furniture industry has been forming and exhibitions reflect the processes happening in the industry. During the exhibitions in Theater of Design there will be held discussions on actual topics of modern object oriented design, which will attract famous designers. And today we are anticipating the conference “Development strategies of Ukrainian furniture manufacturers at domestic and foreign markets”.
Andrii Zavalniuk, President of Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers, remarked in his speech the work of Ukrainian designers and urged to facilitate the development of furniture manufacturing industry in Ukraine:
“I am glad to welcome everyone at such an event. Ukrainian furniture manufacturers have a huge potential in association with designers, leading technologists, foreign partners, who provide us with first-class technologies. The main thing is that we will succeed in everything because we have a strong desire to sell all over the world and to become the best furniture manufacturers.”
Mr Haydar Kocak, Commercial counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine, pointed out resource potential of Ukraine and the ways to harness it:
“Ukraine is a country with a big potential. To realize it and use in a right way, it is necessary to finish and successfully implement structural reforms, which will intensify the positions of private business and will become new stage of its development.”
Yurii Korostylev, Vice-president of Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers, expressed his admiration and surprise by the scale of expositions and emphasized the following key points:
“There are a few things I would like to stress emphasis on. More space is dedicated to expositions of interior at this exhibition. It is known that Ukrainian design is getting more powerful, and this exhibition is the reflection of its tendencies. Secondly, there are many foreign companies presenting furniture and components. For furniture manufacturers it is easier to work having not only local, but also foreign distributors in Ukraine, who are present at the exhibition today.”
Mrs Helen van Deville, Director of Country Corner brand’s development (France), shared her impressions about the exhibition:
“This is my second visit to the exhibition. I would like to point out the beauty of the expositions. Our brand “Сountry Corner” is also presented here in the best possible way. I am happy to be at “Design. Living Tendency” and I wish it further dynamic development.”
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Work schedule of the exhibitions:
September 27 – 29 – from 10:00 tо 18.00;
September 30 – from 10:00 tо 17:00.