With four months still to go, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is packing in Malaysia’s biggest manufacturers and pavilions from China and Taiwan for its 22nd annual edition.

The business-driven show which opens the 2016 buying season in Asia is scheduled from 1 to 5 Match at Putra World Trade Centre and MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre.

With 80% of the 80,000 m2 of booth space already booked by the ‘who’s who’ of Malaysian furniture companies and overseas exhibitors, MIFF 2016 is set to be another sell out. The list of confirmed Malaysian companies is marked by bedroom, dining, living and outdoor furniture established names such as Poh Huat, Lii Hen, Evergreen Fibreboard, Heavapac, Kinheng and Hin Lim, as well as office product suppliers, Merryfair, Euro Chairs and Oasis.

Another hot attraction for buyers is the Muar Hall featuring manufacturers from Malaysia’s key furniture producing town that accounts for half of the country’s furniture exports.

MIFF remains the largest showcase for Malaysia’s world renowned wood furniture and a robust market place for high quality home and office selections to suit all tastes and budgets.

Leveraging on the strategic position of MIFF as a gateway to Southeast Asia and other emerging global regions are returning pavilions from China and Taiwan. This time, China Hall will feature 100 companies showing office, outdoor and home furniture, sofa settee fittings, mattress, fabrics and leather materials. Forty of the exhibitors are organised by Shunde Furniture Association which had a rewarding debut at MIFF 2015. Taiwan Hall will group 30 companies displaying household and office furniture, chairs, glass accessories and interior décor.

MIFF 2016 is anticipated to host 500 exhibitors from 12 countries. In 2015, the event attracted 18,000 attendees from 130 countries with a significant number of first timer buyers and sales totaling US$865 million.

Buyer registration is now open at www.miff.com.my. Early birds will gain free access to the show and International Buyers Lounge, free ticket to Buyers Night gala and discounts on hotel rates and airport transfers.