24 January, 2014
Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show
UAE wood industry to witness cumulative
126 % growth rate in next 7 years
2014' to be launched on 8 April with participation of 500 companies from 40
participation of international timber firms keen to set up regional presence
ahead of ‘Expo 2020' build-up
Dubai, UAE, 07 January 2014: The UAE wood industry is expected
to register cumulative growth of 126% over the next 7 years driven by the boom
in the construction sector as part of the Expo 2020 build-up.
Organisers of the Dubai WoodShow 2014, which will be
held in three halls of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition
Centre, said that this growth will be powered by rising investments in the
real-estate and infrastructure, in addition to the other expansion projects
across the country.
Organisers said the event has received overwhelming response
from international timber firms which are looking to establish regional
presence through Dubai to meet anticipated demand as part of the buildup for
Expo 2020. The Dubai WoodShow, to be held from April 8 to 10, 2014, will have
participation of over 500 companies from 40 countries, an increase of 7%
compared to the previous edition.
The exhibition has been backed by more than 11
supporting associations including the UAE Society of Engineers, American
Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), China National Forestry Machinery Association
(CNFMA), French Timber, Quebec Wood Export Bureau and among others. It will
feature 12 international pavilions as well as 62 international and local media
Walid Farghal, Director General of Strategic Marketing
& Exhibitions, organizers of The Dubai WoodShow said: "We anticipate more
than 10,000 visitors to the show. The exhibition area has increased to 13,428
sqm, compared to 12,629 sqm in the previous edition"
"We are delighted with this success achieved since
2006 when we launched the exhibition with 75 exhibitors from 15 countries. We
also expect increase in the volume of commercial deals due to the growing
demand for home and office furniture," Farghal said.
The last edition concluded with deals touching US100$
million, and attracted great interest from construction companies in the region
that implement green solutions.
"We will conduct a series of seminars on the sidelines
of the exhibition on the theme ‘Legal Timber products in Global Trading is a
must' which will be held in 2nd day of the event. And on the first 8th
of April it will tackle about the BUILDING with wood and innovation in
sustainability. These seminars will be addressed by experts during the
three-day show," Farghal added.
participating in the upcoming edition include France, USA, Italy, China,
Germany, Austria, Turkey, Sweden, Cameroon, Canada, Latin America and European
countries and many more.
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