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2 March, 2012

Register now for WoodEX for Africa Conference

WoodEX for Africa Conference:
Specifically researched and designed for the timber industry by the timber industry! The first of conference of its kind in Africa

Key reasons to attend: Participation in this conference is an ideal opportunity for members of the timber and forestry industry to learn from the foremost industry related experts and to discuss key issues.

Who should attend: Architects and Engineers, Construction Professionals, Carpenters and Thatchers, Timber Treaters and Chemical Suppliers, Project Managers and Property Developers, Timber Frame Builders, Decking and Flooring Contractors, Foresters and Forestry Owners, Saw Millers and Loggers, Pulp and Paper Manufacturers, Import and Export Professionals, Government officials

Programme at a Glance or get the full programme at

  • Riaan Manser, solo adventurer   
    Sustainability and facing and overcoming challenges
  • Prof Thomas Seifert, Stellenbosch University
    The role and importance of strategic research and development in forestry and the wood processing industry
  • Dr Hans Hahn
    Bioenergy and Biofuels from wood and wood-derived feed stocks
  • Reginald Max, PwC
    Doing Business in Africa (challenges, trends, opportunities, logistics)
  • Richard Müller, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Saasveld
    Operation and performance of a solar hardwood drying kiln utilising natural dehumidification
  • Cori Ham, Stellenbosch University
    Sawmilling in SA - Sunset industry or golden opportunity        
  • Andrew Murray, SAWFLA (SA Wooden Flooring and Laminate Ass.)
    History and technology of bamboo flooring in South Africa
  • Didier Goesaert, Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
    Why Africa does have a bright future in panel processing
  • Brian Betz, Moistureshield Composite Decking, USA
    Composite decking and recycled building materials for the future
  • Gerard Busse, Arch Wood Protection - a Lonza company
    The concept of Relationship Marketing, its evolution, its role in marketing strategy and its relevance today in building customer loyalty 
  • Franz-Josef Bütfering, Eumabois
    Woodworking Machinery Industry - Enabler of a Better Future
  • Kobus Strydom, Fire Lab
    Fire retardation and the use of timber
  • Wesley Fuller, Suntups
    Solid and Super Engineered flooring - practical guide on the different installation methods and products
  • Will Johnson, Timberking
    Portable Sawmills: Entrepreneurship Models and Case Studies for Southern Africa
  • Paul Nordengen, Research Group Leader CSIR
    The use of higher productivity vehicles for timber transport in South Africa
  • Janusz Luterek, Hahn & Hahn
    The Consumer Act and the impact on your business (in the context of the wood and forestry-related industries)
  • Gerry van Leeuwen, International Wood Markets Consulting Group
    Overview of Global Wood Markets and China's Growing Impact on Wood Import and Export Industries
  • Werner Slabber, Eco Log Homes / Institute of Timber Frame Builders
    A Practical Look At The  Structural Elements of Timber Frame Buildings according to SANS 10082
  • Coert Geldenhuys, Stellenbosch University
    Deforestation - myths and facts around natural disturbance-recovery processes
  • Ansgar Uhl, Leitz
    Innovative tooling solutions for CNC machining centers
  • Jacques Cronje, Timber Design
    Timber and green building with a focus on energy efficiency
  • Barry James, Brousse-James & Associates Ecological & Environmental Services
    The use of indigenous wood in South Africa
  • Bruce Breedt, SAWPA (South African Wood Preservative Association)
    Understanding Wood Preservation

Conference Cost:

Full Conference Rate:    R 4 000 plus VAT

One Day Rate:                 R 2 500 plus VAT

Register online now:

Contact Celeste Whitaker on tel +27 11 467 4935 or e-mail:

 for further information or assistanceThe WoodEX team

 The WoodEX for Africa project team consists of industry professionals committed to delivering an excellent event:


Conference Planner
Celeste Whitaker
+27 11 467-4935

Exhibition Manager 
Lynn Chamier
+27 82 558 5427

Public Relations Manager 
Liesel Swart
+27 82 672 0067

General Conference & Exhibition Enquiries 
Annelize Jooste
+27 12 751 7604

Sales - Exhibitions & Sposorship 
Hanlie Delport
+27 82 908 2295

Mickey Petersen
+27 82 321 0371

Maryke Naudé
+27 82 569 2330

Rouxle Kriel
+27 72 375 9107