25 May 2014

Visit WoodEX for Africa at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand 5 - 7 June 2014

Suppliers, manufacturers and retailers in the timber industry should diarise 5 - 7 June 2014, when the third WoodEX for Africa exhibition will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.

This show, the only trade exhibition in Africa dedicated to the timber industry, creates the ideal platform for wood and woodworking professionals to be on the frontier of the timber industry and to network with key industry players.

WoodEX for Africa Director, Stephan Jooste, says the show is representative of a large part of the South African timber industry and presents a wide range of machinery, tools, fits and finishes, components, equipment, new technology and materials in the timber industry.

"The event demonstrates the value of wood as a sustainable, renewable and versatile product, and is a showcase for introducing international trends into the African marketplace. Through WoodEX for Africa exhibitors, project partners and visitors can connect with specialised dealers, catch up with the latest timber trends, secure new business contacts and compare excellent deals. It is definitely the show to visit if you are involved in the timber industry," says Jooste.

The WoodEX for Africa marketing team has placed a lot of focus on direct marketing this year, with the aim to directly secure quality trade participation, quality exhibitors and visitors to participate in the event. The goal is to attract between 2 000 and 3 000 trade visitors to the event this year, with 70 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

The exhibition is supported by The Wood Foundation, the Timber Frame Builder’s Association, the European Federation for Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa, the Southern African Wood and Laminate Flooring Association, the South African Wood Preservers Association, the Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers’ Association, the German Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association, Forestry SA and the Sawmilling Association of South Africa.