18 March 2014

WoodEX for Africa joins forces with Thebe Reed Exhibitions

The organisers of WoodEX for Africa have joined forces with one of the largest and most successful event and venue management companies of its kind in Africa, Thebe Reed Exhibitions, to organise WoodEX for Africa 2014.

Thebe Reed Exhibitions will support WoodEX for Africa, which will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 5 to 7 June 2014, with event management, sourcing of sponsorships, stand sales and marketing.

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Thebe Reed Exhibitions, says Thebe Reed Exhibitions are excited to form a strategic alliance with the organisers of WoodEX for Africa. "WoodEX for Africa is the only show of its kind in South Africa focusing on the timber industry and Thebe Reed can see the growth potential for this trade exhibition. We look forward to working with WoodEX for Africa to grow the event even further to ensure that it delivers quality visitors and exhibitors for the wood industry."

WoodEX for Africa was held for the first time in 2012 and was received with enthusiasm by the timber industry. The event brings together woodworking professionals from across Africa and serves as the perfect platform for networking and business development for the timber industry. Exhibitors showcase a wide range of machinery, tools, fits and finishes, equipment, new technology and materials in the timber industry. This year timber components will be highlighted as part of the exhibitors’ offerings. The goal is to attract some 5 000 visitors and 150 exhibitors to the event this year.

Director of WoodEX for Africa, Stephan Jooste, says he is thrilled about the alliance with Thebe Reed. "WoodEX is a highlight on the annual calendar of the timber industry and this partnership is what is needed to develop the event into the top timber event in Africa. I am convinced that WoodEX will flourish under this direction and leadership."