Three new sections at the world's biggest forestry fair
The new Load & Transport section includes everything to do with raw material logistics from the forest to industry.
Four months before Elmia Wood opens, the organisers confirm it will be the world's biggest forestry fair ever.
"By January we'd already sold more stand space than at the previous Elmia Wood in 2013," says Exhibition Manager Jakob Hirsmark.
Wood has been the world's leading forestry fair for many years.
Decision makers from around the world come here to experience the latest
technology in use. This time the fair will be bigger and broader than
ever. Work continues daily to build new roads and lay out new areas in
the forests south of Jönköping, Sweden.
new sections will welcome visitors. The biggest of these is Load &
Transport with its theme of forest roads, logistics and timber handling.
Big-name exhibitors planning major programmes in this section include
MAN, Liebherr, Volvo and Tatra.
"It's unusual to have such a strong and immediate response for a new section," Hirsmark says.
new section is the Drone Zone. As the name suggests, the theme is
drones. Elmia is cooperating with UAS Forum, which organises the Nordic
region's leading conference on unmanned aerial vehicles. The exhibitors
are leading suppliers of aerial products and services. Several times
each day there will be aerial shows, demonstrations and talks.
is the third new section. Wildlife management is part of active forest
management and the Hunting section brings together exhibitors, target
practice ranges, food made from game and other activities.
New knowledge to acquire
decision-makers can gain high-quality knowledge from the programme of
seminars in the Event Tent. The seminars planned so far are entitled:
Invasive species, Precision forestry, Careful logging, Remote sensing,
and Technological leaps for future forestry. Germany's KWF is also
holding daily discussion forums for the German-speaking public.
fair as a whole is more clearly divided by theme to make it easier for
visitors to find the exhibitors they want. This is also reflected in the
fair catalogue and other information. This arrangement is necessary
because Elmia Wood is growing and would otherwise be hard to navigate.
recommend a couple of days at the fair so you can have time to discover
everything that's happening in the forest industry," Hirsmark says.
fair's international representatives are working hard now to help
forestry professionals from some 50 markets to arrange their travel to
the forests south of Jönköping in June. Everything is coming together so
that the world's leading forestry fair can be the biggest and most
Elmia Wood 7-10 June
Wood is the world's leading forestry fair and is held every four years
outdoors in the forests south of Jönköping, Sweden. The last Elmia Wood
(2013) had over 500 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from around the world
and was widely reported on by the international trade press. On 7-10
June 2017 the global forest industry will meet again.
Exhibition Manager Jakob Hirsmark, tel +46 36 15 22 14, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communicator Veronika Albert, tel +46 36 15 22 34, email@example.com
Source: Elmia AB
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