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Lignofuels 2017 | 1-2 February 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

On 1 and 2 February 2017 Helsinki, Finland, will host the Lignofuels 2017 Conference.

Already on its 9th edition, this two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in biomass and wood-based fuels .

The event follows last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit.

A day prior the main conference, on 31January 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery  – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.

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London Build 2016 | 26-27 October 2016 | London

London Build, the construction expo dedicated entirely to opportunities in London and the South of England, is fast approaching.

The event - to take place on 26 and and 27 October 2016 in London Olympia - will be attended by thousands of 'movers & shakers' in the UK's construction industry from contractors, developers, government, architects, solution providers and more.

London Build 2016 includes:

  • Conference & Workshop floors providing hundreds of hours of expert and CPD-accredited  insight, case studies and training from a wide-range of industry experts.
  • An Exhibition Floor featuring a very-wide and fascinating range of leading international solution providers
  • A Tender Zone for you to view and compete for all the latest tenders, contracts and new construction projects in London; and to meet the key players behind them. London Build is more than just an exhibition - London Build is about doing business and an opportunity for you to win new contracts.
  • The London Construction Awards and Jimmy Carr comedy evening - a prestigious Gala Dinner that features London's leading construction awards ceremony with world-class entertainment
  • The construction industries very own Oktoberfest Beer Festival - network, unwind and have fun at the industries first-ever Oktoberfest!
  • Multiple Zones and Feature Areas including: an Architects Zone, a Recruitment Zone, a Tools & Tradesmen Show, a Sustainability Zone; plus much, much more!
  • Meet the Buyer sessions providing face-to-face meetings with a wide range of VIP attendees from Contractors, Architects and Developers (please note, attendance to Meet the Buyer sessions is limited to exhibitors only).

Tickets are strictly limited so an early registration is advised. Click here to register for free tickets.

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Timbmet Open Day | 22 September 2016 | Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

Timbmet will hold its Open Day 2016 on Thursday 22 September at its Stonehouse Depot in Gloucestershire.

During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour of the Depot and see its Panel cutting and Edge Banding facilities in action. Kronospan representatives will also be there to talk about their recent product improvements. 

Members of the Timbmet team will be on hand to discuss their range of products and answer visitors' questions about the various manufacturing services on offer, as well as the company's national distribution, delivery and collection programme. 

Local Business Managers will also be present to answer individual queries and to offer advice on the vast range of products available in the Timbmet portfolio. 

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W16 Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing Show | 2-5 October 2016 | Birmingham

The W16 Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing show 2016 will take place from 2nd to 5th October 2016 at NEC, Birmingham.

The event is the ‘must see’ show for manufacturers of all sizes working across a huge range of product sizes, especially wood and timber in construction. 

Every two years furniture and joinery industries stakeholders have the opportunity to network and experience the latest in machinery, components and materials.

The event also recognise and showcase new talents and training within the industry promoting the next generation who will take the industry forward, through it’s educational focus.

Moreover, 2016 edition will include 'Elements', a brand new show featuring a wide range of finishing products for the KBB, furniture production and interior design markets.

'Elements' will also showcase the very latest wirework and storage solutions, surface trends, materials and technologies designed by influential manufacturers from the UK, Europe and further afield.

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Fire Door Safety Week | 26 September - 2 October 2016

The Fire Door Safety Week 2016 will take place from the 26th September to the 2nd October.

This year's campaign commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the event which gave rise to the ‘fire door’.

The event underlines the critical role that fire doors play in fire safety within buildings and drawing attention to common-place bad practice that risks property and lives.

Support for the campaign has already been pledged from South Wales, West Midlands and London Fire and Rescue Services, as well as a significant number of companies in the door and hardware industries.

The Fire Door Safety Week is also backed by the Government’s Fire Kills campaign, the Fire Sector Federation, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and Children’s Burns Trust. 

London Fire Brigade is working with the British Woodworking Federation to deliver a fire door safety conference to its fire safety teams across London on 29 September 2016.

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