Another year of FURNITEX & design has come and gone and whilst the move to Brisbane proved to be a bold decision, the feedback on Australia's premier
furniture trade and consumer show has largely been positive.
Taking the show on the road for the first time in 27 years, Brisbane was a great test case for what the future might look like. The results for different
segments of the community were diverse, with some achieving outstanding results and generating great exposure, and others providing support and advice
on how the annual event can improve in the future.
Visitors were very well represented by the interior design and architecture community, which was very satisfying for event organisers. Particularly exciting
for the finalists of the Australian Furniture Industry and Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards, whose beautifully designed products drew
a great deal of attention from visitors.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said "I warmly welcome you all designers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, importers, exporters and other industry
stakeholders, to Queensland, Australia's State of Innovation" and Councillor Krista Adams, Chair of Finance and Economic Development and Councillor
for Hollard Park reinforced the AFA's decision to take the courageous step to bring the event to the Sunshine State.