Over 360 companies took part in UMIDS-2018, international woodworking and furniture exhibition

Over 360 companies took part in UMIDS-2018, international woodworking and furniture exhibition
On March 28 - 31, 2018 Krasnodar hosted UMIDS, the 21st International exhibition of furniture, materials, components and equipment for furniture production and woodworking.
This year, UMIDS brought together 368 companies from 9 countries: Austria, Belarus, Germany, China, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic and Turkey. Overall, the area covered by the exhibition equaled 20,000 sq. m. Totally 11 792 visitors attended the event.

UMIDS comprised 3 exhibition sections: Furniture, Components and Woodworking Equipment. The Furniture section showed a wide range of all types of furniture for home, country house and office, as well as related decorations. This year, the number of companies that brought their products to the Components section was record-breaking: over a hundred producers and suppliers of furniture components, accessories, upholstery and coating materials showcased their products. The Woodworking Equipment section featured furniture manufacturing equipment, tools and automation solutions for furniture factories.

The official opening ceremony was attended by the following officials: Head of the industrial policy department of the Krasnodar Region Ivan Kulikov; Chairman of the committee for economic affairs, trade, agriculture, business, investment policy and IT development of the Krasnodar city Duma Natalia Alsheva; Deputy Head of the department of trade and consumer services of the Krasnodar City Administration Svetlana Kolesnikova; Deputy director of the department of economic development, investments and external relations of the Krasnodar City Administration Andrey Britchenko; General director of the Association of furniture and woodworking equipment enterprises of Russia Timur Irtuganov; Director General of KrasnodarEXPO Elena Telnova.

Key business programme events included conferences on technical issues for furniture manufacturers and seminars for sales managers of furniture dealers and retailers.