Members of the Furniture and Wood Products commission of AGEXPORT organized their first Living Interior Furniture Expo (L.I.F.E.), a unique fair dedicated to display Central American export-quality furniture and wood products and international buyers.
L.I.F.E. is a unique business platform for furniture and wood products made in the Central American region. The event, organized by AGEXPORT, would bring together the most important furniture exporters of Guatemala and Central America. These companies will display their most recent functional furniture, which seek to transform indoor spaces as well as solve storage difficulties. These products allow customers to enjoy home living, designed with innovative and trending ideas, said Mr. Luis Pedro Perez, president of the event’s organizing committee.
This event will take place on June 6 and 7, 2018 at the Santo Domingo Del Cerro exhibition center in Antigua Guatemala and would gather more than 15 companies dedicated to produce wood doors, windows and floors destined to countries like Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Panama, Dominican Republic, the United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, among others.
At this special fair, we expect more than 100 business meetings to take place between the suppliers and more than 40 international buyers attending L.I.F.E. These buyers represent some of the most important regional chains of Central America, South America, Panama, the United States and Caribbean countries, as well as distributors of doors, windows and wood accessories in North America and the Dominican Republic, stated Mr. Solares.
All Central American companies already exporting wood products or with the capability to do so in the short-run are cordially invited to participate in this unique fair L.I.F.E. and find business matches with key buyers.
Guatemala exported more than US$176 million in furniture and wood products to more than 24 markets worldwide, experiencing a 10% growth rate compared to 2016. It also generates more than 10,000 employment opportunities for Guatemalans and add 2.56% to the country’s Gross Domestic Products, said Mr. Ivar Perez, president of AGEXPORT’s Furniture and Wood Products commission.