24 May More than 7,000 professionals sign up for our housing exhibition
The regional president unveils the “consolidation” of last year’s excellent figures, featuring nearly 100 exhibitors.
FMY’s 60th edition shows its youngest soul as more professionals register for the event than ever before.
Yecla Furniture Fair (FMY) 60th edition officially kicked off this Tuesday attended by Fernando López Miras, Murcia’s regional president (CARM, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia). He officially launched the event together with Remedios Lajara, Yecla’s mayoress and FMY’s Executive Committee president, accompanied by the event’s director, Juan Miguel Zornoza, along with other authorities.
Among them were the Regional Minister for Business, Employment, Universities and Spokesperson, the INFO Regional Director for Murcia, the ICEX Regional Director, as well as other national trade fair directors and Yecla Wines Designation of Origin President. This new edition was inaugurated at 10.00 a.m., after a previous informative meeting with the media by the fair’s director.
“Something that characterises this fair is how easy it is to set up personal relationships with customers who visit us. Besides, thanks to being close to the production centres of many of our exhibitor companies, it is possible to get first-hand knowledge of how the sector’s products are manufactured. We want any potential client in the housing sector to need to attend the fair so that they can keep up to date with the latest trends in the sector”, explained FMY’s director, Juan Miguel Zornoza, who also highlighted the commitment to contract and exhibiting brands that “inhabit the world” with their products and services. “We are talking about hotels, paradors, catering, offices, restaurants, villas and much more,” added Zornoza.
Four intense days lie ahead, with more than 7,000 professionals registered so far, including practitioners, sales representatives, purchasing groups, designers, representatives, and other sector members, surpassing the good figures achieved at the last inauguration edition. A real ” young soul” exhibition that this trade fair is still having at national and international level within the sector.
Remedios Lajara, FMY’s Executive Committee President and Yecla’s mayoress, highlighted that this year’s edition shows: “record expectations that improve our last year’s figures. These good exhibitor and visitor figures will generate a business and work volume to our city and guarantee that the Furniture Fair will be a success”. He also pointed out that “this is an institution that knows no limits and its future will be what the local people want it to be. In that sense, the strong entrepreneurial character and our city’s working philosophy will surely make it achieve the objectives set”.
Cluster excellence in housing sector
Representing the sector’s excellence, our firms will be able to showcase the latest trends in furnishing, upholstery, furniture, rest, related industries, decoration, and services, in response to demand from all customers, from comprehensive projects to large-scale furnishings, practitioners and small shops.
CARM president, Fernando López Miras, stressed that FMY reflects “this clear commitment to the sector’s internationalisation”, a sector whose sales “have not stopped growing in the last two years, despite the difficulties encountered by its professionals”. Thus, he stressed that during the first quarter of 2022, the Region has already exported furniture worth 29.3 million euros, surpassing even the 2021 data in this same period of time. This is 25% more than the first quarter of last year and shows the strength and revival from a very important sector for the Region of Murcia”.
This 60th edition will showcase the Murcian furniture cluster excellence focused on the housing sector. The fair opens today its doors to showcase the wide range of products and services that will undoubtedly be a great attraction for all professionals. “The furniture sector continues to demonstrate its strength and, undoubtedly, FMY has a lot to do with that, because it is the best showcase for professionals in the sector in the region,” stressed López Miras.
Professional activity with a lot of ‘relational housing’.
This trade fair’s professional activity, which is always the main feature, will be complemented by a full agenda that seeks to generate a welcoming atmosphere among our visitors, encouraging participation, training, and agreements, whilst creating a fun, networking space to establish new commercial ties.
In this schedule, available at this link, we found the best stand design award, which highlights the work carried out by the exhibitor brands at each event; the sales agent’s day, where the COAC will recognise the professional careers made by four sales agents from the Region of Murcia and Alicante; the annual AREMA award, which in this edition recognises the work carried out by the Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO); the promotion of DO Yecla wines, thanks to the Wine Route; and art, music and reflection on housing with the Creacción Festival.
In this sense, Lajara has valued that these days Yecla becomes “an enotouristic city that features the Creacción Festival, a very direct commitment to art and design” and has encouraged “every housing cluster professional” to visit the event and the city. A new feature at the CETEM stand, ‘e:Health Home: the home of the future’, will show that innovation in housing sector at the service of people’s health and care is already here.
Delegations from Egypt, Morocco and Argelia visit the fair
Each edition of FMY focuses on the event’s international projection, a task reflected in the reverse trade missions, both face-to-face and virtual, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO).
This year we will be working with the Egyptian market, inviting some of the leading practitioners in this market as far as collective equipment is concerned to the event. Other international delegations will also be attending the show, such as the Moroccan delegation, which will be present from the opening day, and the INFO’s Director of OPEX in Algeria. During the event, these international delegations will visit exhibitors from the Region of Murcia and hold business meetings.
All the communication work being carried out through the Virtual Platform (https://mueble.infointernational.es/) contributes to the event’s visibility, reinforcing the national market and projecting our companies internationally. As a result, a total of 34 enterprises from all subsectors will be taking part in this 60th edition. Our aim is to further project FMY’s brand and to increase contacts between companies and international importing customers. The platform will be active for two more months after the end of the event.
Today begins the first of four intense days in which our event will once again create a meeting point for professionals from the housing world, promoting commercial relations and business opportunities, boosting the housing industry through design, innovation and internationalisation that is offered by our firms.