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Malaysia's EFE 2014 will be in new venue

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Export Furniture Exhibition is moving to a new venue this coming March.

Show organizers said the 10th annual EFE show will be held March 5-8 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Previous editions of the show have been held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, which is close to the city's main airport, but roughly a 40-minute drive from downtown.

The new venue is expected to offer added convenience to buyers who also attend the Malaysian International Furniture Fair, which is scheduled for March 4-8. That show is held at the Putra World Trade Center and the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Center, also downtown.

"We hope to provide better conditions for exhibitors and especially to be reachable for international and domestic visitors," EFE officials said in a statement. "The venue is strategically located in the city and better reachable from and to the airport."

Organizers also said that there are plenty of hotel accommodations as well as options for leisure and entertainment.

The 2014 event thus far has 176 exhibitors listed on the show's online directory at www.efe.my. Last year's show had about 180 exhibitors showcasing product and services to the industry in five main halls.


Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, FurnitureToday

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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