11 December, 2012
WoodEX for Africa 2013
launched to the industry
WoodEX for Africa 2013,
Africa's leading timber trade exhibition being held at Gallagher Convention
Centre from 21 to 23 March 2013, was recently launched to the timber industry
at a function held at Gallagher Convention Centre.
the event, WoodEX Exhibition Manager Lynn Chamier said the international
interest in WoodEX has grown tremendously since the inaugural exhibition
earlier this year, and agents in Europe and China are actively marketing the
show. "Bookings for exhibition space are already more than 50 per cent up
compared to the same time last year, and we are receiving enquiries daily. We
are looking forward to an excellent event in 2013."
New for WoodEX for
A first at
WoodEX for Africa 2013 will be the introduction of The Hub, an area where
‘first-time' exhibitors will be able to book 2 x 2 m² stands in a specific area
called The Hub. "This area, which is an open space with a cocktail table,
chairs, brochure stand and pull-up banner included in the price, is ideal for
smaller companies who would like to exhibit for the first time, as it allows
them the chance to showcase their products and services at a reduced cost,"
says Chamier. Only eight of these spaces are available at WoodEX.
first at WoodEX for Africa 2013 are Timber Talks, a number of short seminars
which will provide a dynamic and interactive learning
experience to visitors at the exhibition. Timber Talks will offer visitors the
opportunity to share knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest developments
in the industry.
Highlights at WoodEX
for Africa 2013
on the 2013 WoodEX programme include the event's Timber Games which will be
broadcast on Supersport. During these thrilling games South Africa's most
skilled chainsaw operators and wood carvers will showcase their craft in speed
cutting and carving competitions.
highlight on the programme will be the demonstrations by celebrated DIY guru
and television personality Riaan Garforth-Venter, better known as ‘Die
Nutsman'. Riaan, who is synonymous with creative ideas, DIY, eco-tips,
conservation and beautiful homes, will share his passion for wood by
demonstrating various techniques, and he will also use this platform to film
one of his ‘Nutsman' television programmes.
launch event Chamier welcomed the latest exhibitors who have confirmed their
participation in the event, including PG Bison, WoodMizer, Stihl, Hintech
Manufacturing, WoodTech, Dieffenbacher, National Edging, Universal Plywood, UPM
Plywood, IMA Klessmann GmbH, Rhino Modified Wood, Simpson Strong-Tie, Lonza
Wood Protection, Microvellum Software, Wizcad, Leitz Tooling, FX Veneer, Cell
Hardware Products, Quart International, Alternative Structures, Pretoria Timber
Treaters, Easy Clip, South African Wood Preservers Association, Pride of Africa,
Forestry SA, The Wood Foundation, Sawmilling SA, The Institute for Timber Frame
Builders, Eva-Last, Holzbearbeitungsysteme, Suzhou Wude Wood-Based Panel
Machinery, Chengdu Yibai Cutting Tools, ITC-SA and Staalmeester.
information about WoodEX for Africa 2013, including exhibition packages and
sponsorship opportunities, visit the WoodEX website at www.woodexforafrica.com.
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