‘Dubai Woodshow 2013’ grows 35% and will kick off with over 550 global exhibitors

From 9th to 11th April 2013


The show is set to provide hardwoods and softwoods from over 40 countries


About WoodShow Dubai 2013’:

‘Dubai International Wood and Wood Products Show 2013’ is focused on generating business for its participants by initiating transactional sales and boosting the confidence of the manufacturers and traders. It will feature the world’s leading technology brands covering the entire wood industry production chain, which will showcase solutions for lumber imports, fine-polishers of solid wood, systems for the start-to-end processing of all types of wood and environmentally-friendly systems. The event’s 2012 edition, which has been dubbed as the largest dedicated wood and wood machinery exhibition in the Middle East, has recorded tremendous success for more than 300 companies from 36 countries who participated at the show.

The ‘Dubai WoodShow’, the Middle East’s largest wood industry focused exhibition, will kick off its 2013 edition, with over 550 global exhibitors set to participate during its three-day run from April 9 to 11, 2013 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The expected growth in the international exhibitor count is in line with the rising demand for hardwood lumber in the region, with import figures projected to reach an estimated USD 700 million in 2012. This increase has prompted Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, the event organiser, to expand the event’s gross area, which will cover 12,944 sq. metres and feature different halls for forestry and products, tools, equipment, finishing, timber, and outdoor furniture in 2013.

Now in its 8th edition, “Dubai WoodShow” is expected to connect more companies than ever, incorporating recommendations from companies and associations present in past events to further complement the present market conditions and industry practices. As a result, the organizers of the show have decided to increase the gross space of the show this year due the demand of the growth globally. This will give more focus on wood furniture, veneer, laminates and other products, and on providing a venue where visitors can learn more about wood and meet the most highly qualified operators in the business, while the latter will showcase the latest innovations in wood machineries and the technologies being developed to increase efficiency in the manufacturing process.



“The changes we have implemented within the ‘Dubai WoodShow’ underlines our strong commitment to adequately address the needs of the market for a venue where traders and professionals can learn more about wood, while driving the overall growth of the wood industry,” said  Walid Farghal, Director General, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions. “We have made it easier for exhibitors to connect with a more targeted audience, which in addition to the tremendous import values for hardwood lumber recorded in the MENA region; this has also spurred a stronger demand for participation among global participants.” Mr. Walid  Farghal also mentioned that “By gathering highly qualified operators in the business and leading manufacturers from all over the world, we are giving project developers and construction companies a premier destination to find the suitable wood products that suit not only the structural requirements of their projects but the environmental standards as well. This year, we are expecting a large presence of senior management and decision makers seeking investment opportunities with professionals and corporations in the wood industry, and players who are interested in growing their business on a global scale,”

The expected growth in the demand for sustainable hardwood in the Middle East varies across the different markets and highly depends upon where environmental concerns sit on the national agenda. In the UAE, demand for sustainable building materials – including hardwoods – is likely to pick up fairly quickly in the coming years, as green building initiatives gain a real foothold in the marketplace. This growth in the UAE is also expected to be further driven by pioneering initiatives such as the MASDAR project in Abu Dhabi, which is a testament to how the UAE is setting the pace for the rest of the Gulf markets, with Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, KSA and Oman projected to follow suit in the future.

This year event has the participation of many international pavilions such as United States, Canada, Germany, France, China, Malaysia, Cameroon and Congo.


For more information, please contact:

Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions

PO Box 10161, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 3923232

Fax: +971 4 3923332

Email: info@dubaiwoodshow.com

Website: www.dubaiwoodshow.com



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