History

Chronology of JBFIC over the years

March 27th, 1976:

Johor furniture industry associates establish the “Johor Bahru Furniture Association’s Preparation Committee” to recruit members and kick-start the association.

June 22nd, 1978:

Approval letter received from Registrar of Bodies and Corporate.

February 3rd, 1980:

The “Johor Bahru Furniture Association’s Preparation Committee” officially disbanded.

February 3rd, 1980:

Johor Bahru Furniture Association (JBFA) organized the annual general meeting to appoint the first group of executive committees.

March 9th, 1980:

JBFA first group of executive committees officially starts serving their positions

March 20th, 1982:

JBFA’s second group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

April, 1983:

JBFA was elected as Johor furniture industry’s official secretarial office. Due to insufficient space, JBFA moved from Taman Sri Tebrau, Jalan Keris to Taman Sentosa’s Jalan Sutera.

May 26th, 1984:

Third group of official executive committee elected and commence service.

March 22nd, 1987:

Fourth group of official executive committee elected and commence service.

December 29th, 1987:

JBFA successfully received approval to rename the association’s name to “JOHOR BAHRU FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS ASSOCIATION”. The purpose of the name change is to standardize the names for the furniture associations in Malaysia.

March 17th, 1989:

JBFMTA formed the “Property Purchasing Committee”

March 18th, 1989:

JBFMTA’s fifth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

March 25th, 1989:

The association decides to purchase a 3 stories lot from Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, to be used as the association’s building. The members also formed the “Fund Raising Committee for New Building Purchase”.

May 9th, 1990:

“JBFMTA Office Renovation Committee” was formed.

June 1th, 1991:

JBFMTA’s sixth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

June , 1991:

JBFMTA officially relocates from Taman Sentosa to Taman Pelangi.

February 28th, 1993:

JBFMTA celebrates 25th anniversary.

April 6th, 1993:

JBFMTA’s seventh group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

April 6th, 1995:

JBFMTA’s eighth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

January 10th, 1997:

In accordance with Malaysian Furniture Industry Associations’ standardized English and Malay names, JBFMTA amended the association’s name to:    MAJLIS PERINDUSTRIAN PERABUT JOHOR BAHRU (Malay) JOHOR BAHRU FURNITURE INDUSTRY COUNCIL (English).

May 22th, 1997:

JBFIC’s ninth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

April 24th, 1999:

JBFIC’s tenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

May 8th, 2001:

JBFIC’s eleventh group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

April 18th, 2003:

JBFIC’s twelfth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

May 25th, 2005:

Thirteenth group of JBFIC executive committee formed the “Property Purchasing Committee” to evaluate purchase of new building for JBFIC office.

May 27th, 2005:

JBFIC’s thirteenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

September 29th 2005:

JBFIC holds Extraordinary General Meeting to pass on the sale of the old office block and purchase of the new office block.

January 2nd, 2006:

JBFIC decides to purchase 2 lots of 3 storey office block at North East area of Austin Square as the new JBFIC office, and formed the “Fund Raising Committee for New Building Purchase”.

December 2006 to January 2007:

Charity division leaders Ho Chow Hai and Teng Hua Lee leads the committees to meet the members of the association affected by the Johor Flood Incident, and passes them the contribution from the association.

April 23rd, 2007:

JBFIC’s fourteenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions. Chairman Mr. Tan Kian Lee announced that JBFIC will be organizing the Johor Furniture Fair 2007.

June 23rd, 2007:

Johor Furniture Fair commences advertising for upcoming fair.

September 20th - 23rd, 2007:

Under cooperation of committees, Johor Furniture Fair 2007 was successfully completed.

January 8th, 2008:

JBFIC enters 30th anniversary year. On the Fund Raising Dinner, the association raised enough funds to purchase and renovate the new JBFIC office.

May 29th-June 1st, 2008:

JBFIC successfully organized Johor Furniture Fair 2008.

2009:

JBFIC’s fifteenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

Jan 31st , 2011:

JBFA officially relocates from Taman Pelangi To Taman Mount Austin.

April 11st, 2011:

JBFA’s sixteenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

April 19th, 2013:

JBFA’s seventeenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

May 16-18th, 2014:

2014 was undoubtedly a special year for JBFA as it was the very first time it doubled the exhibition space this year.

Nov 07-09th, 2014:

JBFA successfully organized Johor Furniture Fair @ Nov 2014 and Launching Our 1st Advertisement Magazine ~ Fumiture Vol :01/2014.

May 06th, 2015:

JBFA’s Eighteenth group of executive committee officially elected and begins serving their positions.

May 22-24th, 2015:

JBFA successfully organized Johor Furniture Fair @ Nov 2015 and publication Our Advertisement Magazine ~ Fumiture Vol :02/2015.