Press Release Mebel 2018

12 / 11 / 2018

The 30th Anniversary International Exhibition for Furniture, Fittings and Upholstery

Being one of the largest trade shows in Russia and Eastern Europe, Mebel is an annual expected event for professionals in the furniture industry. This year Mebel celebrates its 30th anniversary. Over the years the show has become the main industry event for market players and a reliable partner. The project is universal by its products sectors. It is a trend-setter in the furniture industry and an integral part of the Russian forest industry. It is here well-known global brands and manufacturers of furniture, designers and interior specialists from all over the world and Russia showcase the best products and advanced materials which determine the development of the furniture fashion.

Official opening ceremony will be held on November 19, at 12.00 in Pavilion No.1

Dates: 19 23 November 2018

Venue: Pavilions No.1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and Forum of Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Export Center AO, the Union of Architects of Russia

Assisted by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia, the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Logos: UFI, RUEF. Russia's best trade show 2016-2017 in the category "Furniture for home and office, interior design, household items" in all nominations

Exhibition area: 78,000 sq m

Exhibitors: 782 companies

Countries: 28 in total: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and USA.

Country pavilions: Germany, Romania and South Korea

Group stands of Russian regions: Voronezh, Kaluga, Kostroma, Penza, Ulyanovsk (Pavilion No.2, Hall 3)

Mebel salons: 

Style Furniture made in Russia (Pavilion No.1)

InterStyle Classic and contemporary furniture from across the world (Pavilion No.2, Halls 1, 3)

Comfort Residential upholstered furniture, upholstery (Pavilion No.2, Halls 1, 2)

Components Components and fittings for furniture production. Equipment (Pavilions No.3 and No.7)

Kitchen Kitchen furniture. Household appliances. Tables, chairs (Forum Pavilion)

Office Office and commercial furniture (Pavilion No.8, Hall 3)

Dream Mattresses and bedroom furniture (Pavilion No.8, Halls 1, 2)

Decor Furniture and interior decor items (Pavilion No.2, Hall 3)

Participating companies include  Grass, Blum (Austria), Bekaert Textiles (Belgium), Gomeldrev, Molodechnomebel, Pinskdrev, Slonimmebel (Belarus), BauschLinnemann GmbH , Geras GmbH, FolienExpert GmbH, Imawell GmbH, Kantego GmbH, Renolit Se, Surteco Decor GmbH, (Germany); SMEG, Keoma, Jago,  Formenti & Giovenzana S.P.A. (Italy), Syskor (Spain), Bella Mebel (Kazakhstan), Gamet SA, GTV SP, Mextra Group (Poland), Bon Best Furniture (Portugal), Boyteks, Cilek Mobilya, Karebant (Tyrkey), etc.

Russian companies (552): Lubidom Furniture, Dyatkovo, Ufamebel, First Furniture Factory, Ardoni, Apriori, Atlas-Lux, BTS Furniture Company, Bellona, Vitra, Uyut Servis, Euromebel, InterDesign, Kastamonu, Lerom, Norkpalm, Perrino, R-Home, Stolline, TriYa, Fabrika Mirlacheva, Schattdecor, Hettich Rus, Haefele Rus, MDM-Complect, Boyard, Ametist, Arben-Textile, Egida+, Elikor, Uta, etc.

Show Highlights

Future Stars Salon features works of young Russian designers, furniture agencies and joinery shops. Author furniture will be presented in Pavilion No.8, Hall 2.

Salon of Furniture Franchises organized by Expocentre AO and Mebelny Biznes (Furniture Business) magazine will be open during 5 days (Pavilion No. 1, Floor 2).  Companies will offer franchises of their brands.  The presentation will be accompanied by a rich supporting program devoted to franchising.

Key Supporting Events

Russian Forum on Russian Furniture. Reloading 2018 devoted to the development of furniture and woodworking industries. The Forum is organized by the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia and supported by the Russian Ministry of industry and Trade. The Forum features:

  • Plenary meeting on Furniture Industry 4.0: Made in Russia;
  • Meeting of CEOs of companies of slabby and plywood industries;
  • Conference on Digit Furniture;
  • Conference on Substitution Trends in the Wood and Slabby Sector;
  • Conference on Production and Sale of Wood Based Panels and Produces Made of Them "Plitprom 2018";

Employment Centre organized by Vybor Group, Expocentre AO. The Mebel participants will have an opportunity to find qualified staff, get professional advice on the labour market in the furniture industry. The visitors will be able to find a job in leading Russian or foreign furniture companies and consult a career expert.

The 3rd PUSHKA International Forum on Innovations in Industrial Design first organized by Artekey Eurasia OOO. The event enables companies to get young specialists and create favourable conditions for designers to develop their talent. Experts from Russia, Italy and the UK will hold workshops on design.

Design Lounge participants will prepare an interesting program that unites opinions and views about furniture design, implemented projects, and useful content for furniture designers, interior decorators, and furniture manufacturers.

Design Hour organized by Expocentre AO, Advertising Agency Archdialog, the Product Design Experts Association. Recognized experts will hold workshops and seminars on industrial design, development of furniture studios in regions, business in design and contract manufacturing. They will provide off-the-shelf solutions for small apartments.

Design Tours on Trends in Kitchen Furniture and Trends in Upholstered Furniture. Experienced interior decorators and CEOs of design studios will make tours around the show turning the attendees' attention to the latest products, ideas and solutions useful for choosing furniture and accessories.

Consultations of Designers and Architects organized by Expocentre AO and Idei Vashego Doma (Ideas for Your Home) magazine. The industry professionals will help implement ideas on design creation. They will offer proposals corresponding to the relevant trends in design and perfect combination of individuality and novelty.

The 17th Forum of Directors of Small and Medium Enterprises "Furniture as Business" organized by the Imperia Congress and Exhibition Company and Expocentre AO. The Forum participants will find out about signs of success in the furniture business, the truth about furniture franchises and the Crimean furniture market.

Matchmaking sessions first organized at the Forum will be an informal networking on burning issues in the format of round table. Matchmaking will be devoted to Increase in Furniture Sales in the Salons, How to Make Money off Production without Buying Additional Machines, Software and Automated Systems, How to Analyze the Local Furniture Market on Your Own and Put into Practice, Cooperation between Manufacturers and Retail Chains.

Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains, an important event for those interested in negotiations with purchasers and suppliers from leading dealerships, furniture salons, factories and retailers.

Seminar on Observance of IP Laws in Furniture Production organized within the Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions project. At stand No.8220 one can get expert consultations regarding copyright protection, registration and protection of trade marks. 


Award ceremony for the winners in the 14th International Competition for Quality Goods in the nominations For the Best Consumer Properties and For Successful Promotion of Quality Goods organized by Soyuzexpertiza ANO of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Expocentre AO

Award Ceremony for the winners in the 13th Russian Competition for the RUSSIAN CABRIOLE National Award in industrial design. The award is the oldest and most prestigious in the Russian furniture industry.

Award Ceremony for the winners in the Russian Competition for the Best Design Project of Aluminum Furniture "IdeAL Interior";

Award Ceremony for the winners in Ecological Rating Good Wood 2018;

Award ceremony for the winners in the competition of furniture websites "Furniture RUNET 2018";

More on supporting events please click here.

Welcome addresses

"Mebel is a prestigious event that shows the potential of the Russian furniture industry and is aimed at direct satisfaction of people's needs. Mebel is essential for promotion of Russian products to the global market providing new markets, and networking. The high international rating of Mebel is confirmed by participation of many foreign manufacturers of furniture that use the show to develop their business in Russia."

Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia

From year to year Mebel attracts more and more Russian companies. This trend confirms the fact that the Russian furniture industry is developing: this year the share of home-made furniture in the Russian market has exceeded 60%."

Aleksandr Shestakov, President of Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

The trade show will be open on November, 19-22 from 10.00 to 18.00, on November, 23 from 10.00 to 16.00.


Expocentre Press Service