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Forecast Seminar for the Furniture Markets in Italy and Worldwide in 2018


The 35th edition of the traditional end-of-the-year CSIL Forecast Seminar will take place in Milan on Friday, 24 November 2017.


Since 1983 the Forecast Seminar for the Furniture Markets in Italy and Worldwide has been a keynote meeting for sector players and operators, representatives of institutions and trade associations, journalists, economists and researchers and also a not-to-be-missed opportunity to analyse trends and prospects for the furniture sector in Italy and on the global market, with the participation of a panel of speakers discussing on breaking focus themes.



Forecast Seminar for the Furniture Markets in Italy and Worldwide

WHEN: November 24th, 2017

WHERE: Corso Venezia 47 - Milan - Italy | Confcommercio- Sala Orlando


China Furniture & Interior Industry Summit 2017


The third Furniture & Interior Industry Summit took place on the 19th – 20th October 2017 in Shanghai, China.

Sylvia Weichenberger, CSIL Partner and Senior Expert, attended the event as a speaker presenting CSIL’s World Furniture Outlook with focus on the APAC region.

CSIL Researcher Matteo Grigolini, speaker at the 6th Conference of Estonian Furniture Manufacturers


The 6th Conference of Estonian Furniture Manufacturers, which gives an overview of the furniture industry trends in Estonia, Europe and the world, will take place on 26–27 October 2017 at the V Spa Hotel & Conference Centre in Tartu. The conference slogan is "Conscious strategy cultivates export".

World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018. New 100 Countries Edition


Since 2000 the ‘World Furniture Outlook’ is the flagship CSIL publication on the status and prospects of the furniture sector. It covers production, consumption, imports and exports of furniture in a wide selection of countries.


The number of countries covered increased gradually from 50 to 70. Now, after 16 successful years, the report has come of age and the time has come for an ambitious step forward. Starting with the July 2017 edition of CSIL ‘World Furniture Outlook’, coverage has been extended to 100 countries.

MIFF 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting event for global furniture sector


A Showcase of Fresh Ideas for the Global Market

The biggest ever edition Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from 8-11 March, 2018 is shaping up to be an even more exciting must attend event for global furniture buyers with visitor registration opening this week six months before the show.

Online registration is available over the show website for free trade entry and early bird benefits.

Hotel Supplies Show, Conference on the hospitality market


Matteo Grigolini CSIL Researcher and expert in the research field of contract furniture will deliver a speech focusing on the hospitality market during the Hotel Suppliers Show in Manila.

The World Hospitality Market
Speaker: Matteo Grigolini, CSIL Researcher
September 22, 2017 | Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Location: Hotel Suppliers Show,  SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

Sofa market and Recliners in Europe


According to the article “Sofa market and Recliners in Europe” published in the last issue of CSIL magazine “World Furniture” (75/September 2017), among the structural changes of the global upholstered sector, Europe keeps maintaining a relevant role.

With the production value exceeding EUR 12 billion, Europe accounts for around one fifth of the world upholstered furniture, coming after Asia Pacific and before North America.


The recliner/motion segment production increased its importance also in the European upholstered furniture industry with European manufacturers entering this market segment.

WEINIG at Ligna Fair in Hannover



At this year’s LIGNA fair in Hannover Weinig was a real attraction thanks to the competition that put up as a prize a four-side working machine Cube Plus.

Future perspectives and opportunities for French furniture exporters


Overview on the  The European Market of Furniture, Sylvia Weichenberger, CSIL senior expert, attended the annual "Export Meeting 2017" in Paris, France

CSIL partner Mauro Spinelli speaker at Global Office Furniture Outlook 2017


CSIL was invited to participate in the 8th edition of the Global Office Furniture Outlook in Guangzhou, a Forum organized by CIFF and Edimotion, where international professionals and journalists of the office furniture sector debated matters regarding the workplaces trends. 

Mauro Spinelli, CSIL Partner and expert in the research field of office furniture, delivered a speech focusing on the world trade of office furniture, state-of-the-art and forecasted scenario for the office furniture market