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CAFA 38th Directors' Meeting held in Iran

  December 4, 2017, CAFA 38th Directors' Meeting held in Tehran, Iran. The meeting organized by CAFA, hosted by Iran National Council of Furniture & Decoration & Correlated Industries(NCFDC).

  Secretary General of CAFA, Vice Secretary General of CNFA, Ms. Linda Tu presided over the meeting and made the Secretariat report. The report includes activities organized by CAFA in 2017, membership status, financial reports and collection of contributions. And the 2018 CAFA work plan.

Secretary General of CAFA, Vice Secretary-General of CNFA, Ms. Linda Tu

  Mr. Mozaffar Alikhani, Secretary General of NCFDC made a welcome speech. He expressed his gratitude to CAFA members for participating in this year's DECO International Conference and invited member states to participate in Iran activities next year. NCFDC will continue to support the active development of the CAFA work and continue to promote trade exchanges between the Iranian furniture industry and Asian countries.

Secretary General of NCFDC, Mr. Mozaffar Alikhani

  The members of CAFA shared and discussed the problems encountered in the actual development of the furniture industry in various countries, introduced the latest developments in the furniture industry, furniture exhibitions and furniture market in various countries, and fully supported the work carried out by the CA18 program in 2018. The convening of the conference further strengthened the cohesiveness of CAFA and expanded the influence of CAFA in the Asian furniture industry.

Advisor of CAFA, Ms. Koh Sok Yan

Advisor of CAFA, Mr. Casey Loo

Board Member of NCFDC, Mr. Bijan Shiri

International Affairs Manager of NCFDC, Ms. Afasneh Seifinaji
Vice President of Singapore Furniture Association (SFA), Mr. Paul Keng

Director of SFA, Mr. Esmaeil Molazadeh

Director of Thai Furniture Industries Association(TFA), Maitri Prasertchang

Secretary General of Japan Executives Association of Furniture Trade and Industry (JFAFTI), Takayoshi Nagashima

Secretary General of Malaysian Furniture Council(MFC), Albert Khoo

Chief Operating Officer of MFC, Daniel Ho

Chairman of All Pakistan Furniture Exporters Association(APFEA), Humayun Laiq

Vice Chairman of APFEA, Asif Jabbar Khan

Secretary-General of Korea Federation of Furniture Industry Cooperatives(KFFIC), James Yang

President of All Pakistan Furniture Makers Association(APFMA),  Ali Ansar Ghumman

Chairman of APFMA, Muhammad Afzal

Representative of Indonesian Furniture and Craft Industry Association(HIMKI)



Chairman of Indonesia Furniture Industry & Handicraft Association(ASMINDO),
 Mugianto Sukadi Isman

Vice Chairman of ASMINDO, Rudy T. Luwia

Vice President of Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Jaime Bernardino Memije

Managing Director of CFIP,  Salvio L. Valenzuela, Jr.

Vice President of Taiwan Furniture Chambers of Commerce(TFCC), Mr. Zhou Jianmin

Representative of TFCC, Mr. Ye Weizhen

  On December 3, the 10th International Conference on World Trade in Furniture, Design, Art, Decoration & Correlated Industries (Deco 2017) was hold in Tehran-Iran. Deco Conference is one of the greatest events of the furniture and decoration industry in Iran, which is held every year by NCFDC. This conference contains lectures and workshops in the fields of design and furniture production, trade and industry. The main result of the conference is development of Iran Furniture market (1&2) that has been established in Yaft Abad-Tehran as the capital of Iran’s Furniture Market. In addition, establishment of the Center of Furniture Scientific Education, the first Furniture Museum and Furniture Industrial Zone are other principal results of this annual event. CAFA members were invited to attend the DECO 2017 conference and visit the exhibition.

The meeting site

Group photo of CAFA members

Opening speech by Secretary General of Iran National Council of Furniture & Decoration & Correlated Industries(NCFDC) Mr. Mozaffar Alikhani

Speech by Secretary General of CAFA, Ms. Linda Tu

CAFA members visit the exhibition

The exhibition site

At the end of the DECO 2017 day, the organizers of the conference presented awards for war orphans, outstanding designers and representatives of the Iranian furniture industry.



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