Wood EXPO 2013 planned for Australasia
North America and Europe have a number of well-established and attended trade shows where the very latest in wood products technologies are being showcased to industry. To date, outside of the very popular technology events being run by FIEA (SawTech, ScanTECH, Wood Manufacturing, DryTech, Mill Maintenance….), there is no dedicated wood products show for either New Zealand or Australia.
FIEA has a very successful track record in designing and running independent technology events in both countries. It’s already strongly supported by industry, by researchers and international product and service suppliers to the industry. “Major technology providers and wood producers have been pushing us in this direction for several years”, says Brent Apthorp. “It makes good sense to amalgamate some of our well attended two-yearly technology programmes into one larger show for this part of the world”.
“The same FIEA focus applies though –providing an independent platform for local companies to evaluate the very latest developments - new tools, new technologies and new wood products from around the world. The objective is for local companies to learn, discuss, evaluate and adopt some of these tools, new equipment or operating practices to improve their operating efficiencies and international competitiveness.” says Mr Apthorp.
As the name suggests, the Wood EXPO will cover all things wood – from log yard handling, sawing technologies, saw-doctoring, wood scanning, wood gluing and laminating, timber machining, lumber QC, mill maintenance, kiln drying, finger-jointing, wood finishing, composite panels and engineered wood products.
For further information at this stage, check out the event website, www.wood-expo.com Mark the dates into your diaries and for prospective sponsors, exhibitors and delegates, you can express your interest to get updates on the event website. We’ll ensure we keep you informed as the event unfolds.
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