MOSFED President Ahmet Güleç stated, "The Turkish furniture industry, which was once the 23rd in the export rankings, has risen to 12th place with the contribution of CNR IMOB.”
In his speech, MOSFED President Ahmet Güleç said, "In 2019, the furniture industry was seeing foreign trade deficit with 180 billion dollars exports against 260 billion imports; in 2019, however, it has come to 3 billion 134 million dollars exports and 800 million dollars imports. The contribution of CNR IMOB in seeing these results is tremendous. The Turkish furniture industry, which was once the 23rd in the export rankings, has risen to 12th place. The exhibition is vital for the exports of our industry since sales are not made through internet orders. Our customers want to see the products thus trade fairs have significant importance specifically for our industry."
"We expect a significant increase in our exports with CNR IMOB"
Referring to the importance of VAT reduction in the furniture industry, Güleç said, "Our sales have increased by 35 percent due to the VAT discount applied through February 2 to September 30, 2017. Although the VAT discount was applicable only in November and December last year, our sales have increased by 30 percent compensating the stagnation experienced in the first ten months. We want 8 percent VAT to be permanent for a certain period to avoid unfair competition and unrecorded activity as well as to increase exports. Depending on the VAT cuts, we expect a 30 percent increase in our sales in the first quarter of this year. As it is the case every year, CNR IMOB will have a significant effect to increase our net export rates." Referring to the fact that 80 percent of the raw materials used in the furniture industry was domestic, Güleç added, "Our indirect employment exceeded 500 thousand. We can provide an additional 100 thousand jobs in 2019 with the continued reduction in VAT which will lead to a lively domestic demand. We are the primary customer of many manufacturing sectors including machinery, glass, chemicals, wood, and forestry. Revitalization in the furniture industry will ensure vitality in these sectors as well."
CNR Holding Chairwoman Ceyda Erem, pointed out that 500 companies were waiting to join CNR IMOB Furniture Fair, which is the largest furniture fair in the world in terms of exhibitors and buyers.
İstanbul International Furniture Exhibition CNR IMOB will take place at CNR EXPO Yeşilköy on January 22-27 with the participation of more than 1,000 companies. CNR Holding brought a total of 18 furniture exhibitions to life since 2002. The meeting held prior to CNR IMOB, which is organized with the collaboration of CNR Holding and MOSFED, saw the attendance of CNR Holding Chairwoman Ceyda Erem and MOSFED Chairman Ahmet Güleç.
”More than 500 furniture companies are on the waiting list."
In the meeting where the exhibition and furniture industries were evaluated, CNR Holding Chairwoman Ceyda Erem draw attention to the fact that CNR IMOB was the biggest furniture exhibition in the world. She added, "We pioneered the establishment of the Turkish Furniture Manufacturers Association (MOSDER) in 2005, and since then we have been proceeding jointly to develop our exhibition further. We have increased our exhibition area to sixty thousand square meters. Following our cooperation with the Federation of Turkish Furniture Industrialists Associations (MOSFED), we have increased our exhibition area to 150 thousand square meters. There is a false impression that the world's largest furniture exhibition is organized in Italy. If only the overall volume of the exhibition is calculated, this can be considered correct. However, when we evaluate it as an exhibition for furniture alone, CNR IMOB Exhibition holds the title as the largest in the world regarding the size of the area, the number of exhibitors and visitors.
Malaysia and Romania will have country pavilions in the exhibition where 35 furniture companies from the USA, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Egypt, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Spain will showcase their products. More than 500 furniture companies are on the waiting list. Our exhibition has a potential to expand over 200 thousand square meters. IMOB has become the largest home furniture trade fair in the world thanks to the support of MOSFED President Ahmet Güleç."
“With the contribution of BIA, the number of foreign visitors at CNR IMOB will increase by 50%.”
Ceyda Erem continued her speech with these words, "The Global Market Intelligence System, BIA, that we had implemented with an 11 million dollars investment had a massive contribution to CNR IMOB. Our team worked tirelessly and invited important buyers from all over the world. Thanks to the system, 32 thousand people have already got their online tickets from around the world mainly from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Qatar, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia for this year's exhibition. We have registered their information in our system, and we know their demands very well. We will meet these demands by directing our buyers to the right address. Visitors and VIP procurement committees from 110 countries representing both the leading markets of furniture industry such as Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as the target markets for the industry such as Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, India, and the United Arab Emirates will be hosted in the exhibition. With the contribution of BIA, the number of foreign visitors at CNR IMOB will increase by 50%. We are expecting to host more than 120,000 visitors of whom 41,000 will be foreigners. This immense interest in our exhibition shows that Turkey is a lucrative trade market."
CNR Eurasia Boat Show, the second largest exhibition of the world maritime industry, will be held at CNR Expo İstanbul on 85 thousand square meters closed area. In the show where 1,500 leading brands will participate with 3,500 marine vehicles, including yachts, super yachts, and mega yachts exciting events will provide a very colorful atmosphere.
Spending half the year at sea
Tunç & Julie Aytunç who will be among the most intriguing speakers of the CNR Eurasia Boat Show got married in 1997 in the United States. Their passion for the sea started in the 2000s when they were organizing gulet tours to the Greek Islands for the French tourists. They spend half of the year at sea. The couple who has many published maritime articles in newspapers, magazines, and websites are also PADI diving instructorş. They have traveled nearly to seventy countries with their sailing yacht they named TAJ in 2011.
CNR Eurasia Boat Show carries maritime tunes
Murat Tuğsuz, who makes all the music of Coşkun Aral's unforgettable documentary Haberci and İZ TV running on Digitürk, is a professional musician who also makes the music of many productions created by TRT and Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The musician who is an expert digital music producer plays 16 different instruments impeccably. Seventy-five albums carry his signature, and about 1,500 music composed by him have been used on various television productions both in Turkey and around the globe.
The pre-assessment meeting of the 14th International Agriculture & Horticulture Fair was held under the leadership of Governor Ali İhsan Su. The exhibition will take place on March 7-10, 2019.
Ali İhsan Su expressed that the Agriculture & Horticulture Fair, which will be organized for the 14th time in Mersin, the center of agricultural products and trade, will unite the industry and offer important opportunities for the agriculture industry.
Potential projects were discussed in the meeting, where deputy governor Mustafa Atsız, Assistant Secretary-General of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Hasan Gubaroğlu, Mersin Directorate Of Provincial Agriculture And Forestry Director Arif Abalı, Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director Ayhan Kızıltan, respective state institutions and organizations, trade associations, non-governmental organizations, and CNR Trade Fairs authorities also participated.
Promotional Products Manufacturers and Sellers Association PROMOTÜRK Chairman Ercan Güler: ”We will establish association agencies in 7 regions and 3 continents for the export and international collaborations needed by the sector and contribute 5 billion to Turkey’s export target of 500 billion dollars for 2023.”
Güler stated that they plan on establishing an educational organization for the industry. “We will organize training programs to meet the qualified employee requirement of the industry with Promotürk Academy, which we believe will contribute greatly to our country.”
BARTER SYSTEM WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE INDUSTRY
Güler stated that they will use a barter system to support industry members who suffer from a shortage of cash, trading products left in stock and added:
”We will establish association agencies in 7 regions and 3 continents for the export and international collaborations needed by the sector and contribute 5 billion to Turkey’s export target of 500 billion dollars for 2023.”
Promotion is the easiest way to reach the target groups and the most efficient way to impact consumers.
Turkey has come a long way in innovation and design of promotional products, which is the only marketing device that can appeal to all five senses.
Promotional product industry offers marketing solutions to companies and helps projects reach potential customers and Professional buyers.
Corporate Gifts & Promotional Products exhibition PROMEXO, organized by CNR Holding, will take place for the 32nd time. The exhibition is greatly important in uniting Turkish designs and products with foreign buyers.
CNR Holding uses its years of experience and network for PROMEXPO 2019, creating a remarkable opportunity to integrate the promotional products industry into the global market.
Also, all exhibitors who participated in the fairs organized by CNR Holding with years of experience and expertise is the biggest buyers of PROMEXO.
Corporate Gifts & Promotional Products exhibition PROMEXO, where the latest novelties, developments, and opportunities are presented every year, will unite Promotional Products industry professionals for the 32nd time.
7 Reasons to join PROMEXPO:
You can make new customers and strengthen relations with existing customers.
You can create partnerships with national and international suppliers and distributors.
You can establish relationships with industry professionals, meet with the representatives, managers and purchasing officials in marketing, corporate communications, wholesales, and event organization fields.
You can launch new products and make hot sales at the exhibition.
You can get market insight, learn about competition and make comparisons.
You can create brand awareness and increase corporate communication.
All exhibitors who participated in the fairs organized by CNR Holding with years of experience and expertise is the biggest buyers of PROMEXO.