The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) has been informed by its members and industry stakeholders is and very concerned about the unauthorised ‘promotion’ and ‘sale’ of exhibition space by reference to the Furnitex name. AFA is also concerned with claims that a show is endorsed by the national body, that is the AFA.
The AFA is the owner of the Furnitex name and all its associated activities related to the Australian International Furniture and Design Fair. Since the termination of the licence to Informa, no other party has the right to use this brand or run a Furnitex show without AFA’s approval. Expertise Events are the ONLY approved management group for all AFA related activities. To verify your booking, Expertise Events Managing Director, Gary Fitz-Roy can be contacted on Garyf@expertiseevents.com.au or 02 9452 7575.
The Furnitex show will run in 2015 and be supported by AFA. A formal announcement on Furnitex reimagined and all other furniture related activities is due to be launched on 19 January 2015. The AFA encourages exhibitors to hold off on purchasing any exhibition space until AFA’s formal announcement.
If any members are concerned about bookings already made or any further communication received regarding bookings for anything purporting to be ‘Furnitex’, please feel to contact us for verification on +613 9856 1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFA is working closely with international visitors to secure a global platform for Australian furniture in every room in the world.
The Board and Management of the AFA wish you all a safe and happy festive season and look forward to seeing you at Furnitex reimagined in the New Year.