Early and keen interest in WoodEXPO 2013
WoodEXPO 2013, Australia’s first dedicated event for wood processing and manufacturing companies is already generating keen early interest. Announced by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) last month, Australasia’s first wood products show scheduled to run in September 2013 in both countries is now generating interest from Australasia, North America, Asia and Europe says FIEA Director, Brent Apthorp.
“The EXPO will be unique in this part of the world. It’s an exciting new concept. It builds on the professionally run series of FIEA technology events that have proved so successful over the past 13 years and will focus specifically on wood products companies rather than aiming to appeal to the full range of other industries within the sector. This means it’s targeted to sawmilling, wood manufacturing, kiln drying and wood panels operations in this part of the world. It also has been designed to complement the other major wood working shows that are well established on the North American and European wood working calendars” says Mr Apthorp.
However, compared to other EXPO or Show formats there is a major bonus for exhibitors. Like the FIEA Technology events, the EXPO in 2013 is going to run in two locations, Rotorua in New Zealand and Albury in Australia in consecutive weeks. This means that international product and service suppliers can meet all of the major wood products companies in both countries in a relatively short space of time.
As the name suggests, the WoodEXPO 2013 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. This new event will comprise a unique mix of conferences, practical workshops, displays and networking opportunities to ensure industry maximise their time whilst there. These are starting to be designed now with industry.
Since the first announcement, interest has already been fielded from key suppliers from around the world. Over 5000 companies have been notified first hand and currently, more detailed EXPO packs are being designed and will be sent out in the next few weeks. For further information at this stage, check out the event website. Mark the dates into your diaries and for prospective sponsors, exhibitors and delegates, details can now be posted onto the event website, wood-expo.com
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