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FIM: Catering to the furniture manufacturing supply chain

The Middle East’s Only Dedicated Exhibition for Interiors Components, Fittings and Materials Exhibition

Launched in September 2018, FIM is the Middle East’s dedicated interiors components and fittings exhibition offering direct access to a massive pool of specialist material and component suppliers as well as machinery manufacturers who service the furniture industry. The 2019 edition of FIM is a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019.

The last edition of FIM in 2018 saw a number of woodworking machine dealers display their products and services alongwith global leaders like Häfele, Simonswerk, Canon, Plamac and Maccan. This comes as no surprise seeing as the global woodworking machines market was valued US$ 4.23 billion in 2017 and is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

About FIM

Launched in September 2018, FIM is the Middle East’s dedicated interiors components and fittings exhibition.
Exhibitors can expect to meet manufacturers of interiors from the Middle East & North Africa, who are researching which products and services they can use in their current and upcoming projects. FIM will be a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019, which will be the biggest and most important celebration of all things Design and Hospitality.

One of the main driving factors that is sustaining and pushing this market development is the growing demand for wooden products and furniture (which as we all know, generally, comes with many component parts).
Moreover, the emergence of intelligent machinery in the wood industry will reduce waste and increase production efficiency. Exhibitors showcasing taps, accessories and internal door and cabinet hardware highlighted that the region is undergoing a big shift towards micronisation – the process of reducing the average diameter of a solid material’s particles.

  • FIM’s 2019 edition sees the return of world-renowned exhibitors that include ACOP Components, Seven Italia
  • The UAE alone has more than 600 furniture manufacturers all needing to source components
  • Global woodworking machines market is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 3.7% (CAGR) to the end of 2026

Given the hot and often humid climate of the Middle East the porosity (tiny holes in the surface of the material) in poor quality handles can sometimes be seen and frequently need replacing. Porosity allows the moisture from the environment or our hands to enter and because of the inherent acid, the handles corrode. Micronisation prevents this from occurring because it makes materials more corrosion resistant.

Next year, FIM will be part of The Middle East Design & Hospitality Week (MEDHW) which will bring the region’s 7 most influential design and hospitality events together under one roof and is set to welcome more than 50,000 visitors.

FIM 2019, September
17 – 19, 2019, Dubai World, Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.