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February : WoodEX - Call for Papers for Timber Talks at WoodEX for Africa 2013

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1 February, 2013

Call for Papers for Timber Talks at WoodEX for Africa 2013

Members of the timber industry are invited to submit topics and suggest speakers for the Timber Talks being held during WoodEX for Africa 2013. A first at WoodEX for Africa this year, the Timber Talks are a number of short presentations which will take place within WoodEX for Africa, which will provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience for visitors and exhibitors at the expo.

WoodEX for Africa 2013, Africa's leading timber trade exhibition, will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 21 to 23 March 2013.

Stephan Jooste, Director of WoodEX for Africa, says they are looking for high quality speakers who will discuss the aesthetic, commercial and technical possibilities of timber. "Timber Talks will offer visitors the chance to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry, so if you have an innovative product or make use of new cutting edge methods we would like to hear from you. The Timber Talk programme will consist of 20 minute slots for presentations and, from the list of suggestions received; we will select a range of topics and speakers who will be invited to share the Timber Talks platform."

Those interested in participating in this opportunity should submit a brief description of the topic and suggested speaker by e-mail to before 28 February 2013.

The WoodEX for Africa exhibition will feature exhibitors showcasing innovative timber and woodworking products and services such as woodworking machinery, decking, flooring, structured timber, timber treating, saw milling and logging, pulp and paper manufacturing and wood material and veneer production.

For more information about WoodEX for Africa 2013, including exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities, visit the WoodEX website at


Released by:

Liesel Swart
Roundtree Communications
Tel: +27 82 672 0067

On behalf of:

Stephan Jooste
WoodEX for Africa
Tel: +27 12 751 7604