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Timber Expo 2016 grows with new exhibitors and partners

Timber Expo - the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber - is fast approaching.

The show - to take place from 18 to 20 October 2016 at Nec in Birmingham - will bring together key players from across the whole UK Timber Industry. 

Supported by a comprehensive seminar schedule coordinated by leading industry association TRADA, Timber Expo has already gained the backing of several prestigious event partners including the Structural Timber Association (STA), the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).

2016 edition exhibitors include W.Howard Group, Arch Timber Protection, Forgefix Ltd, Timbermark, Vandecasteele Houtimport, France Bois Forêt, FrenchTimber, Steico, Jagram, Hanson Plywood, Rothoblaas and many others.

Nathan Garnett, Event Director for Timber Expo, said: “As timber products play an increasingly important role in sustainable and affordable construction, Timber Expo provides the industry with a valuable platform to connect and forge new business partnerships. It’s been really encouraging to see so many industry leaders signing up to exhibit and I can’t wait to see all of the latest innovations and products they bring. Free registration is open for visitors now and we still have some space left for exhibitors so don’t miss out and get in touch soon to avoid being disappointed.”

For more information, booking enquiries and to register for free please visit or follow @TimberExpo on Twitter.

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Sylva Wood 2016 celebrates outstanding results

From 27 to 29 June 2016, Shanghai hosted 'Sylva Wood 2016', Asia's main wood materials show.

The event attracted around 10,000 visitors, a majority of whom professional buyers from the flooring, furniture, cabinetry, doors and windows, and stairs sector.

Celebrating some of the most exciting innovations in the industry, Sylva Wood 2016 invited experts to present on technology and innovation, and the demand and supply of wood across the globe.

The event agenda featured workshops and debates on a varied gamut of themes: - China's wood products and furniture consumption; - Global timber supply to Chinese market; - Plywood design; - Business opportunities in Africa; - Timber drying & Wood treatment technologies.

Exhibitors and visitors from all over the world included, among the others, Michael Snow, Executive Director of the American Hardwood Export Council, Mr Tan Ting Wai, Director of the Malaysian Timber Council, Mr Xu Fang, Director of American Softwoods, Mr Jean Francois Guilbert, Managing Director of French Timber, Mr Jeff Lee, Market Director of Canada Wood, Mr James Xu, President of the Shanghai Timber Industry Association Professional Committee.

For the first time, Sylva Wood also saw the presence of the Alberta Forest Products Association, APA—The Engineered Wood Association, representatives from the L’Union Forestiere des Industrielles Asiatiques du Gabon (UFIAG), Malaysian Wood Industries Association Council, Quebec Wood Export Bureau and Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation.

“The need to conceive solid business strategy has never been more important at this moment,” said William Pang, Managing Director of Shanghai Pablo Exhibition Pte Ltd, in his opening address, referring to the importance of the China market in today’s economic scenario. 

“The ripple effect from the global economic slowdown can be seen and felt tremendously. With the logging ban in China, domestic demand is set to increase with local manufacturers expecting quality materials that cater to their specific requirements. Addressing this, Sylva Wood aims to be the platform to discover pioneering ideas that can challenge norms and create unconventional possibilities for the industry", Mr Pang concluded.

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