7 November, 2011
An advisory board
has been formed to develop the programme content of the inaugural WoodEX for
Africa Conference, which will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in
Midrand from 22 - 24 March 2012.
which will coincide with the WoodEX for Africa exhibition, creates the ideal
platform for wood and woodworking professionals to be on the frontier of the
timber industry and to network with key players in the industry. "Participation
in this conference is an ideal opportunity for industry members to learn from
the foremost timber and industry related experts and to discuss key issues. Our
advisory board will ensure that the conference programme will address and meet
the needs of the industry. Our aim is to produce a conference for the industry
by the industry," says Celeste Whitaker, WoodEX for Africa Conference Planner.
delegates will have the choice of two tracks which will run concurrently for
the duration of the conference, covering industry and trade, business and
marketing and action based workshops for skills development.
The advisory board
members, who were selected based on their industry knowledge and expertise, are
Abrie Visagie from the Thatchers Association of South Africa, Bernadette Isaacs
from the Western Cape Furniture Initiative, Brian Downs from Austro Woodworking
Machinery, Bruce Breedt from the South African Wood Preservative Association,
Doug Sayce from Arch Chemicals, Dr Hans Hahn from Hahn Forum, Kobus Strydom
from FireLab Services, Maryke Naude from WoodSA Magazine, Roy Southey from The
Wood Foundation and Sawmilling South Africa, Steven Suntups from the South
African Wooden Flooring and Laminate Association, Warren Gamble from Leitz
Tooling, Werner Slabbert from the Institute for Timber Frame Builders.
WoodEX for Africa
Exhibition and Conference is supported by The Wood Foundation, the South
African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA), the South African Wood and
Laminate Flooring Association (SAWLFA), the Institute of Timber Frame Builders
(ITFB) and the Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA).
information about the WoodEX for Africa Conference visit www.woodexforafrica.com or
Tel: +27 82 672 0067
On behalf of:
Stephan Jooste and Philip Boardman
WoodEX for Africa
Tel: +27 12 751 7604