Hofex 2009 kicks off in Tehran

February 5, 2009

TEHRAN – The 18th International Exhibition of Home and Office Furniture (Hofex ’09) kicked off on Wednesday and will run to February 8th in Tehran’s Permanent International Fairground, an official reported.

According to IRIB, 571 domestic companies and 195 foreign companies from Spain, Indonesia, Romania, China, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, India, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, England and Italy will take part in the event, said Ramin Samizadeh.
He added that the aim behind the expo is to introduce new markets and increase exports, noting that the world’s annual furniture trade touches $150 billion, 30 percent of which is related to Asia.
By exporting $25 million worth of furniture, Iran accounts for 0.2 percent of the global trade.