AFLA_TON Trade Exhibition Set For March

Delilah Mercer, Selassie Tetevie


THE AFRICAN Furniture Lighting Accessories Trade Exhibition (AFLA_TON), scheduled to take place between March 5-29 2024, is poised to provide a significant platform for the showcasing of interior furniture, lighting, and accessories within the business-to-business trade sector.

The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Science & Technology, Accra, from 9am to 4:30pm each day, with a possibility of extending to Saturdays upon request

The brainchild of Delilah Mercer and Selassie Tetevie, the initiative aims to address various challenges faced by producers and trade professionals within the industry.

Small to medium-scale producers often encounter difficulties in marketing their products due to the high cost of rental space and lack of visibility. Additionally, connecting with trade customers such as architects, interior designers, interior decorators and estate developers has proven to be a challenge.

The organizers believe therefore, that the trade exhibition would catalyze support for the local industry and foster its growth.

Under this exhibition, all sales will be conducted through members of the trade with members benefiting from discounts offered by producers at agreed-upon percentages.

The exhibition, which is for viewing purposes only, will have represented institutions categorized into tiers with trade members including the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA); Interior Designers & Decorators Ghana (IDDG); and the Ghana Real Estate Developers (GREDA) falling into tier 1.

Institutional visitors, including the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry (GhCCI); Ghana Hotels Association (GHA); and tertiary students will fall under tier 2 while the public falls under tier 3.

Some of the items to be exhibited include furniture such as chairs, stools, bedroom benches, tables, chests of drawers/sideboards, headboards, doors, planters etc. Others include lighting and accessories such as lamps and pendants; as well as mirrors and cushions.


By Nii Adjei Mensahfio