With hopes of reaching the Central America, South America and Caribbean markets, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will open a two-day special edition show at the Miami Beach Convention Center September 16 and 17. Scheduled to run alongside HD Americas, a hospitality design trade show, Miami promises to be the place to be for the international design world in September.
Miami Beach Convention Center
“Central and South America are highlights on the global design map because the luxury residential and hospitality industries are in a construction surge and the region’s $10 billion luxury goods market is experiencing double-digit annual growth,” said Kevin O’Keefe, Senior VP of GLM (ICFF’s organizer).
In particular, hospitality construction in Central and South America is booming, according to Liz Sommerville, Emerald Expositions group show director. “By 2015, industry experts forecast the design and completion of 372 new hotels and 56,000 rooms, nearly a third of which are luxury and upscale brands."
ICFF show in New York City
ICFF Miami will host an A-list roster of emerging and established exhibitors as well as a polished line-up of special events and features. Attendees will include interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers from Southeast U.S., Central and South America, and Caribbean.
Produced and managed by Emerald Expositions/GLM, ICFF Miami is supported by the Emerald Expositions design and building trade shows and events GlobalShop, HD Americas, HD Expo, Hospitality Design Summit and KBIS. Additional information and ICFF Miami programming will be announced in the coming months.