Celebrating its 25th year next autumn, Ekin Publishing Group is a veteran publisher of Turkish B2B magazines covering the furniture and furniture supply industries. The group publishes Mobilya and Furniturk magazines and organises projects and events for both national and international markets.
The company is one of the founders of important B2B associations both in publishing and the furniture supply industries – such as SEYAD (Turkish Publishers’ Association) and MAKSDER (Turkish Furniture Accessory Industrialists Association). Furthermore, it is the Turkish member of the IAFP.
In 2015, for the first time the Turkish furniture industry was unified under the umbrella of MOSFED, the federation of Turkish furniture associations. MOSFED includes nine regional and national Turkish associations related with the furniture industry, and organises the Istanbul furniture show, CNR IMOB. CNR-IMOB is the preferred platform for the representatives of those handling 75% of Turkey’s furniture exports. At the latest edition, held at the end of January 2016, CNR-IMOB took place across 150,000 sqm, with 524 exhibitors in 11 halls, and enjoyed the support of the Turkish Ministry of Economics and KOSGEB (Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Organisation).
Including 32,784 international business professionals, a total of 148,221 visitors were welcomed to CNR-IMOB, and exhibitors had the chance to meet specialised audiences from targeted markets as well as hosted buyer delegations from 32 countries.
（Source:iafpalliance.com, Author: Zeki Yücel）