The three-day event brings together 400 exhibitors from across the globe
THE seventh edition of Dubai WoodShow 2012, the International Wood and Wood Machinery Show scheduled to be held this month, will bring together over 400 exhibitors from across the globe showcasing the latest innovations in the wood sector.
The show, being held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center in Dubai, UAE from April 3 to 5, 2012, will be spread across 12,000-plus sq m and attract over 8,000 specialised wood industry exhibitors and visitors from across the region.
The Dubai WoodShow provides a networking opportunity for regional and international companies in the sector, who will be updated on the latest developments on increasing the range and quality of wood business, and learn new techniques and sources of supply in the sector. The exhibition is a specialised platform for companies to build new strategic relationships with buyers, traders, investors and end-users.
Organised by Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, this year’s event will focus on wood sustainability in the timber industry with a seminar and panel discussions to create awareness on the matter. The event will help exhibitors and visitors to learn about ‘Timber Legality’.
On display will be products such as MDF (medium density fibreboard), plywood, hardwood, softwood, veneers, timbers, parquet, laminates, as well as woodworking machineries, wood industry tools, accessories, fittings, paints, adhesives, and related products and services.
Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions CEO Dawood Al Shezawi, said: “Dubai WoodShow will have on offer the latest innovation, technologies, equipment and development in the wood industry. It is a treasure trove of creative ideas and new technologies, as the attention of wood manufacturers and traders turns to resources that can be renewed, sustained and will not create environmental concerns. The exhibition will be a unique platform to discuss future trends for the sector bringing together construction companies, architects, contractors, manufacturers and designers from around the region.”
He added: “The event has seen tremendous growth over the last seven years, growing from 75 exhibitors representing 15 countries in 2006 to nearly 250 exhibitors from over 30 countries last year. We are encountering a significant growth in the 2012 show.”
This year we have 12 country pavilions, including Germany, France, Austria, Italy, the US, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana, Canada, Spain and Turkey. Amongst these, the largest group is from US under the umbrella of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) with 18 hardwood exporting companies. Along with exporters from French Timber and a substantial group from Canada, including Quebec Wood Export Group and Canada Wood Products, will also be exhibiting. There will also be a number of wood industry businesses from the UAE and Gulf who will be participating, including Al Nibras, importer and distributor of lumber and panel products.