Over the next few months, the furniture manufacturing and woodworking industry will need to operate alongside COVID-19 by building the competence to manage rough, dynamic, and restricted lockdowns and restarts.
The current pandemic situation is an unprecedented challenge for any industries across the globe. Economic studies reveal that India has functioned at about 50 – 53% between March and April 2020 amid lockdown across the country. Industry’s supply chains requires a targeted approach during this difficult times as manufacturing, labour, and distribution chains are entwined across product groups and states.
Buyers across the globe have already shifted to India to source products such as furniture, ceramics, fashion, and lifestyle goods. The global recession followed by the pandemic will force world economies to look out for low-cost solutions or outsourcing, irrespective of verticals which will also offer enough opportunities for our furniture manufacturing industries in India.
Already the world is paying a heavy price for their dependency on one or less nations for everything. This realisation of dependency has instilled a shift in buyer-seller psychology. It is an apt time for the industry to rise up to the challenge and become a nation of quality supplier of manufactured goods, be it finished furniture / wood based products, hardware and fittings, woodworking machinery, panel boards, laminates etc. Having said that, India by itself has to shed its dependencies to fill the global void, which is of course possible, provided we as an industry work towards realising our economic dreams with sweeping innovations in the sector.
We, NuernbergMesse India will continue working with the industry through our woodworking platforms DELHIWOOD, MUMBAIWOOD, INDIAWOOD and emphasis the need for carpentry, skilling, innovation, automation and digitalization with the aim to drive Indian furniture manufacturing and woodworking industry and establish India as one of the top manufacturing destinations in the region.
NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest trade fair companies in the world. It comprises NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. The company employs more than 1,000 people at ten locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio includes around 120 German and international trade fairs and congresses. Every year, up to 35,000 exhibitors (international contingent: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (26% from outside Germany) take part in the Group’s own, partner and guest events.
NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest trade fair companies in the world. Its portfolio covers around 120 national and international trade fairs and congresses at the Nuremberg location and worldwide.
It is the people, their ideas and products, which have made NürnbergMesse a globally successful trade fair company. This success story is at the same time a mandate for action for the future. Our claim is to deliver the decisive impulse for our customers’ business. Because at our events it is particularly our guests from abroad who make the trade fair into a world-leading exhibition in the first place.
Every year, about 35,000 exhibitors (international share: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 26%) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The share of international exhibitors at events staged by NürnbergMesse is 41 percent, at 24 percent the international share of trade visitors is also at a high level. Worldwide, the NürnbergMesse Group has a network of about 51 representative agencies which are active in over 116 countries.
Another important part of our business is managing and operating Indian Pavilions overseas as well as supporting our Indian clients participating in our trade shows overseas.
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We look forward to contributing to your success in India.