13 October, 2017
Dates set for WoodEX for Africa 2018
for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the
timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth instalment taking place at
Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018.
WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade
exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking
platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber, tooling and machinery
markets. As a key event on the timber and timber-related industry's calendar, WoodEX
for Africa has developed a reputation for being a solid, reliable partner in
trade that has remained steadfast and resilient through trying times in both
the local and global economies.
to Stephan Jooste, WoodEX for Africa Director, "The fourth edition of WoodEX
for Africa was very well supported by both local and international exhibitors
and visitors alike. Feedback since the event has been overwhelmingly positive,
with a strong indication that the exhibitors were particularly satisfied with
the quality of visitors, networking opportunities and the sound business leads
they sourced at the event. We've since received an unprecedented number of
inquiries about WoodEX for Africa's 2018 event from past visitors and exhibitors,
which positions us well to host the fifth WoodEX for Africa; a milestone of
which we are tremendously proud."
What to expect at WoodEX for Africa 2018
on previous years, WoodEX for Africa 2018 will showcase innovative timber and
woodworking products and services, such as woodworking machinery, fixtures and
fittings, decking, flooring, structural timber, timber preservatives and
treatment, sawmilling and logging, pulp and paper manufacturing, and wood material
and veneer production.
makes WoodEX for Africa the ideal platform for those in - and associated with -
the timber industry to connect with one another and other specialised dealers, stay
in tune with the latest and greatest in the industry, to secure new business
contacts and nurture existing ones, and to access special trade deals," says
the heart of WoodEX for Africa is the event's ever-popular Timber Talk
programme, which comprises a number of short presentations by industry
influencers. These compact sessions make for a dynamic and interactive learning
experience for visitors and exhibitors alike, and bring together some of the
timber industry's leading system designers, contractors, manufacturers and
thought leaders who address pressing industry issues and hot topics from across
the timber world.
WoodEX for Africa's Timber Talk sessions are free to attend and no bookings are
A win for exhibitors
With its strategic and targeted marketing activities, WoodEX for Africa aims to
host many new visitors and exhibitors at the show. In addition, the 2018 event
will offer a host of digital and social media marketing opportunities for
exhibitors and sponsors to reach a highly-focused market in Africa before,
during and after the show.
Particularly popular with the African trade, which makes up 60% of
international trade visitors hailing from as far afield as Angola, Botswana,
Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, WoodEX for Africa is
considered South Africa's gateway to the timber trade in Africa.
"It is clear that WoodEX for Africa has come of age and represents an
invaluable targeted marketing platform for the local and international timber
trade and woodworking sectors looking to connect and build fruitful
relationships," says Jooste. "As the only exhibition solely dedicated to timber
and woodworking machinery on the African continent, WoodEX for Africa has
forged itself as the place to connect
and inform the timber trade where it matters most. We look forward to making
WoodEX for Africa 2018 yet another one for the books," he concludes.
Bookings for WoodEX for Africa 2018 are now
open. Exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock maximum
exposure leading up to the event. For more information about
exhibition space, contact Annelize Jooste on +27 (0)21 851 5159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: WoodEx for Africa