The World Furniture Forum, a concurrent online event with the 2022 Annual General Meeting of World Furniture Confederation (WFC) on October 26th, is hosted by the Council of Asia Furniture Association. Under the theme of “Industrial Transformation, Future Advancement”, the Forum creates an opportunity to analyze the status quo and explore potential possibilities. More than 70 participants of Industrial leaders, international company executives, professionals and researchers around the world attend this forum.
Mr. Nguyen Chanh Phuong, Vice Chairman of HAWA shared about the development of Vietnam’s Furniture industry during the past decade, the role of the government, associations & businesses in promoting the industry’s sustainable development. Through the forum, Mr. Phuong also introduced the HawaExpo 2023 fair taking place from February 22-25, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and welcoming the participation of international visitors. HawaExpo is the national-level trade fair that is incorporated by 5 largest wood associations throughout Vietnam with strong consents and support from the Government.
In this forum, HAWA was honored to join representatives from large corporations and organizations in the world such as IKEA, CSIL… to contribute to this topic.
During the past decade, the international furniture value chain has changed profoundly. In particular, the new manufacturing countries and emerging markets play an increasingly important role in the global level. Viet Nam has become one of the leading destinations of foreign investment and their furniture supply has reached all over the world.