First ASEAN Furniture & Furnishings Virtual Expo Gathers Buyers from 43 Countries

A total of 69 companies and 4,970 trade buyers participated at the first-ever ASEAN International Furniture and Furnishings Show VX (AIFFS VX) which was held virtually on March 9 to 18, 2021.  Organized by the ASEAN Furniture Industries Council (AFIC), the virtual expo has provided an opportunity for industry players, suppliers, buyers, and companies to meet and network with top-level professionals and stakeholders from the industry wherever they may be.

Participating companies included Xproject Development Services, Accord Furniture SDN BHD, Aerostone, Inc., Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC, Azcor Lighting Systems, Inc., Betis Crafts, Inc., Carats Mfg. Inc., Cebu Fil Veneer Corporation, Coast Pacific Mfg Corp., Contemporaneo Design Enterprise, Deep Furniture S/B, Ellen’s House of Frames and Crafts, Fashion Interiors Manufacturing, Inc., Gardini Picanti Furniture Co., Hacienda Crafts Company, Inc., Heinen Import & Export (Heinimex) Corporation, Home of Homes, Jireh Forge, Inc., LA-Z-BOY, Maze Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mehitabel Inc., Multiflex RNC Phils. Inc. (Uratex), Natures Legacy Eximport, Inc., P & B Valises Et Compagnie, Inc., Peba Trading & Mfg. Corp., Philiana Design, Renditions Furniture, Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), Synergy Wood Products SDN BHD, Vasacrafts Company Incorporated, Venzon Lighting Manufacturing, Winners Import Export Corporation, among others.

Booths were complemented by virtual showrooms which gave visitors a convenient way of viewing the latest collections from the comforts of their homes or offices. “Given the current conditions, having a digital/online presence is not only beneficial for every business, it is a necessary tool for business to continue to flourish despite our limitations. And this was made possible when we launched AIFFS VX! This show has been the instrument of every business to step further during this challenging time,” shared Nicolaas De Lange, Secretary General & Committee Chairman, ASEAN Furniture Industries Council.


The event was hosted by the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) in partnership with the virtual platform and event management services provider, VX Events by Global-Link from the Philippines.  Get updates about the event by following the official social media pages – Facebook: @ASEANIFFS; Instagram: asean_iffs_vx; LinkedIn: ASEAN International Furniture & Furnishings Show.


“Holding a virtual trade show for the furniture and furnishings industry has been an effective and convenient platform to thousands of visitors, as they were able to see and appreciate great designs in just a few clicks. We look forward to welcome everyone again at the 2nd AIFFS VX!” added Eduardo Zuluaga, Chairman of AIFFS 2021 VX.

AIFFS Virtual Showrooms
DTI Virtual National Trade Fair VX 2021

First Virtual Trade Fair for Filipino MSMEs held via VX Events by Global-Link MP

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s first Virtual National Trade Fair, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI – BDTP) in collaboration with the DTI Regional Operations Group, ended last February 2, 2021, with positive results for the local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) 

The virtual event was managed by Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. through its newest platform, VX Events. VX Events was launched last year, 2020, in July. This is Global-Link’s way to continue serving its clients, exhibitors, and the people who join trade shows to generate business amid the global crisis. 

A total of 112 MSMEs and 5,473 visitors joined the event including international visitors from 31 countries. During the seven-day run of the event, MSMEs were able to showcase their products in the following categories: fashion accessories and wearables, food and beverages, gifts and souvenirs, health and wellness, and home and living. 

DTI Virtual National Trade Fair VX 2021

Aside from the virtual trade exhibit, webinars about entrepreneurship were also offered on the first three days of the event and were presented by trusted speakers from different organizations in the country such as Lazada, Gcash, Unilever, Design Center of the Philippines, and many more. The three-day program of webinars garnered thousands of views on the virtual conference hall and in the social media live streams. This implies that a large number of Filipinos aspires to start their entrepreneurial ventures. 


For more information about the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, visit their social media accounts @BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You may also email bdtp@dti.gov.ph. 

DTI Virtual Exhibition Hall
GLMP VX Events Lobby

Global-Link MP Unveils Virtual Trade Shows

Philippines, July 7, 2020 – Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. today announced the launch of its newest platform by VX Events, where four of its trade events will hold virtual editions starting October this year. The events are entitled Pack Print Plas Philippines VX (October 8 to 14), Hotel Suppliers Show VX (October 15 to 21), Beauty & Wellness Manila VX (October 22 to 28), and PHILCONSTRUCT VX (November 5 to 11). 

“The events industry is going to continue to change for the months and years to come,” said Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP. 

 

“While we hope for things to go back to normal, we know we have to continue serving the needs of our clients, our exhibitors, and the people who join trade shows to generate business. VX Events is our answer to that. We’re leveraging on our experience as trade event organizers and using technology to continue doing that in a digital space.” 

GLMP VX Events - Patrick Lawrence Tan

The announcement was made through an interactive virtual press conference attended by notable personalities from the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The press conference also featured an impressive walkthrough of what to expect on the upcoming virtual events.   


Global-Link MP made it clear that it will not be a replacement for physical, in-person events. In fact, Pack Print Plas Philippines and PHILCONSTRUCT are pushing through with their physical shows alongside the virtual editions. “You really cannot compare physical events to virtual events. Both have their own sets of advantages,” added Jing Lagandaon, COO. “While going virtual is certainly not a Band-Aid solution for us, we are serious about developing this here in the Philippines. By putting up VX Events, we are replicating the advantages and business opportunities found in physical trade shows and delivering them in a virtual space, giving people alternatives.” 

GLMP VX Events Lobby

Global-Link MP has exclusive rights to use and resell the solution in the Philippines. 

Their technology partner is EventX (formerly EventXtra), a developer that has served more than 3,000,000 guests and 10,000 events for companies and organizations including Amazon, Apple, International New York Times, Cisco, Siemens, HKTDC, and more.

Top associations in the country have already expressed their support to the upcoming virtual trade events, including the Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation Inc (PCPEF), and the Philippine Plastic Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA), for Pack Print Plas Philippines VX which is co-organized by Messe Dusseldorf Asia; Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) for Hotel Suppliers Show VX; Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP) for Beauty and Wellness Manila VX; and the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and the Philconstruct Events Exhibitions & Conference Corp (PEECC) for PHILCONSTRUCT VX.  


Limited virtual booths will be available for each show. To book a virtual slot or for any inquiries, contact Global-Link via email info@globallinkmp.com or via their official Facebook/LinkedIn pages: Global-Link MP Events International, Inc.