CFS sets 2018 dates
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – The organisers have announced that the 2018 edition of the Canadian Furniture Show (CFS) will be held from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27 at the International Centre here.
“In keeping with our commitment to continue to evolve the show in line with the needs and desires of the industry, we conducted post-event surveys, as we have been doing since 2015, to guide us in setting the priorities for the 2018 edition. Thousands of participants received the surveys and the results are in, Pierre Richard, CFS president and chief executive officer. “The industry favours a Friday-to-Sundays how.”
The 2017 event was the first time Canada’s only national furniture industry trade event had been held on the Friday to Sunday schedule in several decades. In recent years, it was held on a Saturday to Tuesday schedule, until being shortened to three days about two years ago. This year’s event featured approximately 220 exhibitors but no attendance figures have been released as yet.
CFS is owned and organised by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Association (QFMA), of which Richard is also president and CEO.
“Details of the 2018 edition of the show will be unveiled in the coming months,” Richard said.
The Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance hasn’t yet announced whether it will stage the Toronto Winter Furniture Show next January, as has been its custom for the past few years. Cantrex Nationwide and Mega Group are expected to host private trade events for their respective members in September and October respectively.