12 March 2013

Diarise the Timber Talks at WoodEX for Africa 2013

With WoodEX for Africa 2013 nearly ready to be rolled out next week, it is time to diarise interesting speakers presenting at the Timber Talks seminar sessions. These 25-minute sessions will provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience to visitors at the event and will bring together some of the timber industry’s leading system designers, contractors, product providers and thought leaders who will discuss pressing industry issues and hot topics from across the timber world.

WoodEX for Africa, southern Africa’s leading event for the timber industry, will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 21 – 23 March 2013.

The WoodEX for Africa exhibition will feature exhibitors showcasing innovative timber and woodworking products and services such as woodworking machinery, decking, flooring, structured timber, timber treating, saw milling and logging, pulp and paper manufacturing and wood material and veneer production.

Stephan Jooste, Director of WoodEX for Africa, says the Timber Talks will be held daily in the Timber Talks area in the exhibition hall. “We have a full and concentrated programme with high quality presentations and topics. All the sessions are FREE for anyone to attend. No booking is necessary – just turn up, grab a seat and learn!”

Highlights on the Timber Talk programme include:

Guide to Solid & Engineered flooring

Wesley Fuller, Suntups

From the Bungalow to the mobile terminal, Flexibility – an important factor of wood construction and project – House Pinotage

Jiri Oslizlo, HWZ International

Dustless v. Sandless options for Wood Floors & Deck Building Standards – why are they so poor in SA

Richard Bentley, Richard Bentley Consulting

Composite – what is composite and what are the benefits of using it

Marc Minne, Eva-Last

Energy efficiency of Timber Homes

Werner Slabbert, ITFB

Professor Parrot the future in machine communication

Robert Kemp, SCM Group/ Geerlings

Interesting facts on Timber and the state of forests in Africa

Johan Potgieter, Bush Timbers

Pressure treated wood – The essential product use and safety information & Pressure treated wood, basics of how it’s made for those who do not understand/know what it is

Bruce Breedt, SAWPA

Besides the Timber Talks, highlights on the event programme include the event’s Timber Games – a thrilling competition during which South Africa’s most skilled chainsaw operators and wood carvers will showcase their skill in speed cutting and carving competitions, as well as demonstrations by celebrated DIY guru and television personality Riaan Garforth-Venter, better known as ‘Die Nutsman’.

Visitors are invited to pre-register for the exhibition, in order to make entry into the show as easy and hassle-free as possible. Registrations can be done HERE.