13 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
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.
Jooste, Director of WoodEX for Africa, says the interest in next year's event
has been inspiring. "We are delighted to have so many companies signing-up to
exhibit at WoodEX as it shows the confidence in this exciting marketing
platform. WoodEX is, without doubt, one of the most important events on next
year's calendar for anyone involved in the timber industry, and the companies
who recognise the potential of this event will be the ones to benefit the most.
More than half the space for next year's show is already reserved, and we are
answering enquiries from potential exhibitors on a daily basis," says Jooste.
Africa features exhibitors showcasing innovative timber and woodworking
products and services such as woodworking machinery, decking, flooring,
structured timber, timber treating, saw milling and logging, pulp and paper
manufacturing and wood material and veneer production. The 2013 event will
present a large indoor and outdoor exhibition with demonstrations, as well as
activities such as Timber Talks, Timber Games and Chain Saw competitions.
Africa aims to attract visitors from South Africa and abroad. "The event will
showcase the world what Africa has to offer in terms of the export and manufacturing
of eco-friendly timber products. As a showcase for the very best in the timber
industry, WoodEX for Africa is without doubt a highlight on the continent's
timber and wood calendar," concludes Jooste.
The exhibition is supported by The Wood Foundation, the South
African Wood Preservers Association, the South African Wood and Laminate
Flooring Association, the Institute for Timber Construction in South Africa,
the Institute for Timber Frame Builders, the Thatchers Association of South
Africa, the Furniture Bedding and Upholstery Manufacturers Association,
Forestry SA, the Sawmilling Association of South Africa, the European
Federation for Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers, the Italian Woodworking
Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association and the German Woodworking
Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association.
For more information about WoodEX for Africa 2013, including
exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities, visit the WoodEX website at www.woodexforafrica.com.
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