4 December 2012

WoodEX for Africa 2013 launched to the industry

WoodEX for Africa 2013, Africa’s leading timber trade exhibition being held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 21 to 23 March 2013, was recently launched to the timber industry at a function held at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Speaking at the event, WoodEX Exhibition Manager Lynn Chamier said the international interest in WoodEX has grown tremendously since the inaugural exhibition earlier this year, and agents in Europe and China are actively marketing the show. “Bookings for exhibition space are already more than 50 per cent up compared to the same time last year, and we are receiving enquiries daily. We are looking forward to an excellent event in 2013.”

5 November 2012

WoodEX for Africa 2013 exhibition space selling fast

Demand for exhibition space at WoodEX for Africa 2013 is strongly exceeding expectations, with some of South Africa’s biggest and most respected names in the timber industry already committed to showcasing their products and services at the event being held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa, from 21 to 23 March 2013.

More than 50 per cent of the available exhibition space has been booked, with many of the reservations being repeat bookings from the inaugural exhibition held earlier this year. The most recent exhibitors who confirmed their participation include companies like Woodtech, National Edging, Leitz Tooling, FX Veneer, Cell Hardware Products, Quart International, Alternative Structures, Pretoria Timber Treaters, Easy Clip, Dieffenbacher, Microvellum Software, South African Wood Preservers Association, Pride of Africa, Steelmeester, Simpson Strong-Tie and Rhino Modified Wood.

20 September 2012

WoodEX for Africa 2013 enjoying strong exhibitor demand

WoodEX for Africa 2013 is still nearly six months away but there has been a significant rise in the demand for stand space compared to last year, with numerous exhibitors wanting to make a bigger impact at WoodEX for Africa 2013. WoodEX for Africa 2013 will be held from 21 to 23 March at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.

This trade exhibition, which also targets the consumer and DIY markets, is receiving a lot of interest from the African and European wood industries, as well as the support of international associations like the Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers’ Association (ACIMALL) and the German Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association (VDMA).

16 August 2012

WoodEX for Africa back in 2013 for all the right reasons

Following the success of the inaugural WoodEX for Africa Exhibition at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand in March this year, WoodEX for Africa will be back - bigger and better - in 2013.

WoodEX for Africa 2012, the premier exhibition for the timber industry in Africa, was received with enthusiasm by exhibitors, conference delegates, speakers and visitors, ensuring that this event will soon be among the finest of its kind anywhere in the world.

Feedback after first WoodEX

25 March 2012

Excellent feedback after first WoodEX for Africa

The first WoodEX for Africa Exhibition and Conference, held at Gallagher Convention Centre last week, was received with great enthusiasm amongst exhibitors, conference delegates and visitors.

WoodEX directors Philip Boardman and Stephan Jooste say the expo has been great. “We had excellent feedback from both attendees and exhibitors for this first expo. The timber industry has obviously been waiting for this event and we are very grateful for the support from industry associations, media partners, exhibitors, conference speakers, delegates and visitors. Our exhibitors were very happy about the quality of visitors, the great networking opportunities and the market exposure. Our conference delegates found the conference both informative and of a very high quality. We have taken all the feedback to heart and will use this information to expand the expo to ensure an even bigger and better show next year.”

Time for Woodex for Africa

It’s time for WoodEX for Africa

Gallagher Convention Centre is a beehive of activity in preparation for the first WoodEX for Africa Exhibition & Conference which is being held from this Thursday until Saturday, 22 – 24 March 2012.

This show, the first of its kind in Africa, presents a large exhibition with 65 exhibitors, outdoor exhibitions with demonstrations and activities, a conference with high level speakers, and special features such as timber games and chainsaw competitions.

Chainsaw Competitions News Release

14 March 2012

Chainsaw Competitions will thrill crowds at WoodEX for Africa

South Africa’s most skilled chainsaw operators and talented wood carvers are sharpening their blades for the chainsaw competitions scheduled to take place this Saturday, 24 March 2012 during the WoodEX for Africa Exhibition held at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Arranged by the South African Loggers Association (SALA) who is solely responsible for the running of chainsaw competitions in South Africa, these competitions will consist of speed cutting and carving components, as well as a novice class. For the novice class the main manufacturers, Stihl and Husqvarna, will supply 70cc saws for novices to compete with, but participants need to have a basic knowledge of a saw and their own safety equipment.