as of 11 Feb 2008 TENTATIVE PROGRAM FOR SPECIALISED MARKETING MISSION FOR FURNITURE SECTOR TO MEXICO CITY AND MIAMI 12 – 20 APRIL 2008 Note: Mission participants to make their own flight arrangements based on the programme below. April 12, 2008 (Saturday) 9.40 am - Depart from KLIA (MH 94) 12.55 pm - Arrive Los Angeles, USA 5.45 pm - Depart from Los Angeles, USA (MX 0905) 11.20 pm - Arrive Mexico City, Mexico & Check-in to Hotel Venue: Hotel Camino Real Mariano Escobedo 700 Col. Anzures, Mexico D.F. 11590 Tel: (01 55) 52 63-8888 Fax: (01 55) 52 63-888 April 13, 2008 (Sunday) 10.30 am - Briefing by Malaysian Trade Commissioner in Mexico City Venue: Camino Real (room to be confirmed) 7.00 pm - Reception /Networking hosted by MATRADE April 14 & 15 2008 (Monday & Tuesday) Pre-arranged business meetings (including visits) with potential Mexican Importers. The 17 furniture importers in Appendix I below have, thus far, indicated interest in meeting with Malaysian furniture exporters. April 16, 2008 (Wednesday): Morning/Afternoon - Individual follow up of Business Meetings (Own Arrangement) 5.05 pm - Depart from Mexico City, Mexico (AA 2188) 9.05 pm - Arrive Miami, USA - Check-in Hotel at Miami Airport area - Briefing by MATRADE Trade Commissioner in Miami April 17, 2008 (Thursday): 9.00 am – 12.30 noon- Visit to Atico International USA Inc. (One-to-one meeting and visit showroom) Venue:501 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Tel: (954) 779-2500 Fax: (954) 779-7423 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm - Visit to El Dorado Furniture Corp. (One-to-one meeting and visit showroom) Venue: 4200 NW 167 ST. Miami Gardens, FL. 33054 Tel: (305) 624-9700 ext. 5437 Fax: (305) 623-2621 April 18, 2008 (Friday): Pre-arranged business meetings with potential United States importers. The 15 importers in Appendix II below, have thus far, indicated interest in meeting with Malaysian furniture exporters. April 19, 2008 (Saturday): Morning/Afternoon - Individual follow up of Business Meetings (Own Arrangement) 6.25 pm - Depart to Los Angeles ( AA 0397) 9.00 pm - Arrive at Los Angeles April 20, 2008 (Sunday) 1.40 am - Depart to KLIA (MH 95) April 21, 2008 (Monday) 12.15 pm - Arrive at KLIA Appendix I MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (Business Meetings) No. Company Type of Business Products 1. ENCANTO MEXICO S.A, DE C.V. Importer/ Home furniture Tel: +52 (728) 282 7894 Distributor Chairs Fax: +52 (728) 828 7894 Sofas Website: www.encanto.com Host 7 big distribution centres (low to high and premium Distributes to several furniture price ranges) stores and departmental stores, network nationwide, one of the main furniture distributors in Mexico. 2. FORTUNA CORPORATIVO Importer/ Office furniture IMPORTACION Y Distributor Chairs EXPORTACION Calle 60 No. 463 Col. Centro, Merida Yucatan Tel: +52 (999) 924 2224 Fax: +52 (999) 928 2083 Website:www.dipayvictor.com.mx Distributes in southeastern Mexico office furniture, interested in introducing and distributing home furniture. Have 2 distribution centers. 3. ARENTEIRO DISEÑOS Y Importer/ Home furniture ENSAMBLADOS Distributor Primero de Mayo 83, Col. Benito Low to medium price range Juarez. Tlalnepantla Edo de Mex. Tel: +52 (55) 5565 6159 Website:www.arenteiro.com.mx Distributes to regional furniture stores and retailers in central and southern Mexico. Operates 3 stores 4. IMPULSORA ELIZONDO SA DE Distributor, Home furniture CV Importer Madero Ote. 580 Col. Centro. Low to medium price range Monterrey Nuevo Leon Tel: +52 81 8157 0200 Fax: +52 81 8157 0200 Distributes regionally in Northeastern Mexico home furniture and electronics home appliances 5. MUEBLES AMERICA Importer/ Home furniture 18 de marzo No. 309 Col. La distributer Sofas, Bedrooms, etc. Nogalera. Guadalajra, Jalisco Home appliances Tel: +52 33 3883 1000 Fax: +52 33 3617 6501 Low to medium price Website:www.mueblesamerica.co range m.mx Hosts a big distribution center to source Western Mexico through a regional store chain 6. COPPEL Importer/ Home furniture Calle Republica No. 2859 Pte. Store Chain Culiacan, Sinaloa (Low to medium priced Tel: +52 667 759 4300 basic furniture, Fax: +52 667 759 4226 contemporary as well as Website:www.coppel.com classic designs) Operates more than 320 units throughout Mexico. Purchase imported furniture through brokers and also directly, depending on volumes. 7. GRUPO FAMSA. Importer, All sort of home furniture Colon Y Pino Suarez Norte 1202 Wholesaler Piso 3,C.P. Low end- medium price 64000 ,Monterrey, Nuevo Leon range in large volumes Tel: +52 (81) 83899000 Ext. 1313, 1314 Fax: +52(81) 83899029 Website: www.famsa.com Imports an distributes large volumes of low end furniture through its Purchase imported furniture through distributors and also directly, depending on volumes. 8. EL PUERTO DE LIVERPOOL, Full line furniture Bedroom furniture S.A. DE C.V. retailer Living room furniture Mariano Escobedo No. 425 Col. Low volume Office Polanco furniture 11570 México, D.F. Dining sets All sort of home and Tel: +52 (55) 5531-3440-ext 303 outdoor furniture Fax: +52 (55) 5203-5901, 5203- 8855, 5254-5688 (medium-medium high and Website:www.liverpool.com.mx high end products) Stores attending the middle- high and high income sectors of population. Operates 35 stores in Mexico. 9. COMPAÑIA COMERCIAL Import/ Home furniture, CIMACO, S.A. DE C.V. Wholesaler contemporary Av. Hidalgo 399 Pte. Centro Children furniture 27000 Torreon, Coahuila Entertainment centers Tel: +52 (817) 729-2933 Garden furniture Fax: +52 (817) 729-2929 (medium to low price Website:www.cimaco.com.mx ranges) Regional supermarket chain that distributes low to medium range furniture in Northern Mexico. 10. TO2 MUEBLES SA DE CV Importer/distributor Home furniture Av. Cien Metro No 35-5, Col. Magdalena de las Salinas, Medium to medium-low end Mexico DF. range. Tel: +52 55 5719 3080 Fax: +52 55 5719 3076 Imports and distributes in central Mexico to several furniture retailers, stores and some departmental stores. 11. MUEBLES PLACENCIA Importer/ Home furniture Calle Pino Suárez No. 770, Sector distributor Hidalgo Furniture Store (medium-medium high price 44280, Guadalajara, Jalisco range, contemporary Tel: +52 (33) 3613-2590 designs) Fax: +52 (33) 3613-7998 Website:www.mueblesplacencia.c om Distributes home furniture in Central and Western Mexico, also operates own furniture stores 12. MUEBLERIAS FREY, S.A. DE Retailer Home furniture (classic C.V. 40% & contemporary Calle 6 No. 6Col. Rústica Xalostoc designs 60% ) 55340 Ecatepec, Edo. de Mexico Tel: +52 (55) 5755-8200, Fax: +52 (55) 5569-1546 Website:www.frey.com.mx Frey is one of the largest chains of furniture stores in Mexico. Frey sells both domestic and imported high-quality products. Operates 12 stores in Mexico. Imports home furniture mainly from China (7 containers per month), USA and Italy. It imports through brokers in Asia and USA. 20% of its imports are from Malaysia. 13. MUEBLES DICO, S.A. DE C.V Importer/ operates Home furniture Carretera Mexico Qro. Km 42.5 several big Barrio Texcacoa showrooms stores Low to medium high Tepozotlan, Edo de Mex. throughout Mexico price range Tel: +52 (55) 5899 7000, Fax: +52 (55) 5698 0067 Website:www.dico.com.mx DICO is one of the largest furniture distributors in Mexico with numerous stores in the country. 50% of their sales are focused on classical furniture, which are obtained from domestic manufacturers as well as foreign ones; and 50% on contemporary furniture. They are importing around 8 containers per week in average. 14. MUEBLES AZCUÉ (GRUPO Importer/ retailer Home furniture and AZCUE, S.A. DE C.V.) Distributor accessories Av. Dr. Gustavo Baz No. 180 Bodega E Tlalnepantla Edo. de Medium to high price range, México distributes furniture to hotel Tel: +52 (55) 53-66-58-90 and tourism projects in the Fax: +52 (55) 26-28-08-26 Mayan Riviera. Website:www.azcuemuebles.com Operates 21 Furniture Stores in Mexico. AZCUE is a large distributor of furniture in Mexico. They are focused in contemporary furniture style. Most of its production is imported from several countries, Malaysia included. 15. SINDO FROM ASIA Importer/ Home furniture Website:www.sindo-outdoor.com, distributor www.sindo-design.com Medium to high price SINDO is interested in furniture, contemporary participating in the SMM. SINDO designs, focused on natural distributes contemporary fibers (bamboo, coconut, natural fibers furniture and rattan) accessories (indoor-outdoor), not interested in classical rattan furniture, but different designs as the ones used in the new hotel complexes, and with the Asian look (Bali style). Imports around 95% of its stock, from Asia, mainly Philippines (70%), China (20%), Indonesia (8%) and Singapore. SINDO distributes furniture among end consumers through its website, and designer, architects and stores. 16. AKABANI Importer/ retailer Home furniture Insurgentes Sur 1345-1339 México D.F. Medium to high end price C.P. 03920 , México range Tel: +52 (55) 5563 5069/ 5598 Classic, contemporary 9052 designs Fax:+52 (55) 5563 5188 Website:www.akabani.com.mx AKABANI Imports home furniture for its distribution in its 5 exclusive stores targeting to high income markets in Mexico City. 17. ALTIMUS S.A. DE C.V. Importer/ retailers Home furniture Av. Toluca No. 73 Bodega 4-A Olivar de los Padres Medium to high end price México D.F. 01780 range Contemporary Tel: +52 (55) 2122 8660 designs. Fax:+52 (55) 5290 5457 Website:www.altimus.com.mx Imports home furniture for distribution in its exclusive 11 showrooms. ALTIMUS also distributes to department stores and minor furniture retailers. Appendix II MIAMI, USA (Business Meetings) Company Type of Business Products to be Sourced From Malaysia as indicated by company 1. AMERICAN DÉCOR, INC. Importer/ Bedroom furniture 4485 East Fulton Industrial Trading Company Living room furniture Blvd. SW Kitchen furniture Atlanta, Georgia 30336, USA Outdoor furniture Tel: 404.505.0001 Fax: 404.696.1188 (low to medium price ranges) Website: www.adifurniture.com Total sales (2007): US$3 mil. Total Imports (2007): US$1 mil. 2. ASTORIA IMPORTS Importer/ Bedroom furniture 1601 N. Powerline Road Trading Company Living room furniture Pompano Beach, Florida Dining room 33069, USA Focus on residential Tel: 954.623.6600 & hospitality furniture Fax: 954.623.6601 Total sales (2007): US$10 mil. Total imports (2007): US$7 mil. 3. ATICO INTERNATIONAL Importer/ Outdoor furniture 501 S. Andrews Ave, Trading Company Office furniture Fort Lauderdale, Florida Kiddy furniture 33304, USA Sourcing agent for Occasional tables Tel: 954.779.2500 many drug & Bedroom furniture for Latin American markets Fax: 954.779.7423 department stores Living room furniture for Website: www.aticousa.com covering wide ranges Latin American markets Total sales (2007): US$500 mil of products i.e. Kitchen furniture for Latin Total imports (2007): US$500 seasonal items, American markets mil. houseware, electrical, gift, (Company sourcing for stationeries, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacies, furniture, etc Walmart, Linens & Things, Home Depot Mexico, Target, JC Penny. Looking for Malaysian companies focused on mass markets with deep discounts) 4. BABY’S DREAM FURNITURE Manufacturer of Baby furniture/cribs/ PO Box 579 wooden furniture for dressers/changing tables. Buena Vista, Georgia 31803, baby & kids category USA Tel: 229.649.4404 Fax: 229.649.2009 Website: www.babysdream.com Total sales (2007): US$28.1 mil. Total imports (2007): US$1.0 mil. 5. BRAZILIAN FURNITURE Retailer/ wholesaler Wooden bedroom sets GROUP of Wooden dining room sets 7995 West Flagler Street # 72 medium priced Entertainment centers Miami, Florida, 33144. USA furniture, Tel: 305.262.5220 contemporary design Fax: 305.262.3040 Website: www.thebrazilianfurniture.com Total sales (2007): US$ n.a. Total imports (2007): US n.a. 6. CAMILO OFFICE Manufacturer of High-end office furniture FURNITURE, INC. office furniture. Office chairs 4400 SW 75th Avenue Miami, Florida 33155, USA Tel: 305.261.5366 Fax: 305.262.4230 7. CORAMAR FURNITURE Importer/ Bedroom furniture DISTRIBUTORS Trading Company Living room furniture 4441 SW 75th Avenue TV Wall Units Miami, Florida 33442, USA Tel: 786.306.3548 (Low to medium priced Fax: 305.228.6375 furniture, contemporary as well Total sales (2007): n/a as classic designs) Total imports (2007): n/a 8. DISCOVERY WORLD Importer, assembly Kids & teen furniture FURNITURE, INC. facility/ Platform beds 915 Cornwall Road Wholesaler Home entertainment Home office Sanford, Florida 32773, USA Futons & platform beds Tel: 407.330.2003 Fax: 407.330.0506 Website: www.discoveryworldfurniture.co m Total sales (2007): US$9 mil. Total imports (2007): n/a 9. EL DORADO FURNITURE Full line furniture Bedroom furniture CORP. retailer Living room furniture 4200 NW 167 Street Office furniture Miami Gardens, Florida Have 10 retail outlets Casual/formal dining 33054, USA throughout South Tel: 305.624.9700 Florida with big (medium-medium high and high Fax: 305.623.2621 showrooms. end products) Website: www.eldoradofurniture.com Total sales (2007): US$148.7 mil. Total imports (2007): US$14.9 mil. 10. GRAN AMERICA Import/Export/ Knocked down home INTERNATIONAL Wholesale of furniture 7234 NW 34th Street furniture, lamps & Coffee table sets Miami, Florida 33122, USA accessories Console tables Tel: 305.406.9918 Dinning Tables Entertainment centers Fax: 305.406.9887 Total sales (2007): US$2.1 mil. (medium to low price ranges) Total imports (2007): US$1.3 mil. 11. MAHARAJ FURNITURE ENT. Wholesaler Dinning furniture LTD. Bedroom furniture 733 Torrib Tabaquite Road Living room furniture New Grant, Princess Town, TRINIDAD (Distributing for medium to Tel: 868.735.6589 medium-low end markets. Total sales (2007): n/a Consumer prefers light colors, Total imports (2007): n/a simple design and not heavy carvings.) 12. OFFICE STAR Retailer/Wholesaler Computer tables Angle Rue Ogé & Clerveaux Printer tables Petion-Ville, HAITI Office chair Tel: 509.557.4404 Computer Workstations Fax: 305.573.5758 Total sales (2007): n/a (Distributing for medium to low Total imports (2007): n/a end markets) 13. RADACA INTERNATIONAL Home Decor/ Bedroom furniture INC. Furniture Store Living room furniture 1455 NW 107 Avenue #956 Outdoor furniture Miami, Florida 33172, USA Frames & accessories Tel: 305.491.7609 Fax: 305.593.2999 (medium-medium high price Website: www.artandecor.net range, contemporary designs) Total sales (2007): US$0.35 mil. Total imports (2007): US$0.1 mil. 14. WESTERN WHEELS AND Retailer Bedroom furniture (beds) ACCESSORIES. Living room furniture Lp 30 Warren Munroe Road Kitchen furniture Warrenville, Cunupia, TRINIDAD (Selling furniture for low to Tel: 868.665.3888 medium end markets, Fax: 868.665.3888 particularly for the new social Total sales (2007): n/a housing projects developed by Total imports (2007): n/a Trinidad Government. Market prefers light colors) 15. WHOLESALE OFFICE Wholesale Office furniture: case goods, FURNITURE DISTRIBUTORS distributor/ selling seating, conferencing 980 Cobb Place Blvd., Suite exclusively to dealers systems 170 in Southeast USA. Kennesaw, Georgia 30144, USA Tel: 800.288.9633 Fax: 770.429.1540 Website: www.wofd.com Total sales (2007): US$6.0 mil. Total imports (2007): US$2.5 mil.