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July : WoodEX for Africa 2016 fulfills all expectations

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21 July, 2016

WoodEX for Africa 2016 fulfills all expectations

The fourth edition of WoodEX for Africa was well supported by exhibitors and visitors, and feedback in general has been very positive.

Although the challenging economic environment impacted WoodEX, resulting in a slightly smaller but more intimate event compared to previous years, feedback from exhibitors indicate that the event fulfilled all their expectations and that they were particularly satisfied with the quality of visitors, networking opportunities and the leads sourced at the event.

Since the event an unprecedented number of enquiries have been received from companies who had a presence at WoodEX 2016 - either as visitors or exhibitors - and who would like to participate in the next event. It is clear that WoodEX has become a valuable marketing platform for the South African timber trade and very valuable for the woodworking industry.

Various suggestions have been received and are being considered to grow WoodEX for Africa, such as

  • incorporating new shows like a Decking, Roof & Timber Construction Expo and a Builders and Contractors Expo (Lodge Builders Expo)
  • expanding the event to incorporate more hand and power tools and fittings and fixings
  • exploring opportunities to focus more on cost effective 3D printing, lacer cutting and CNC machines
  • incorporating business opportunities for small and medium businesses interested in supplying machines for manufacturing timber and related products.

We are very grateful for the support from our industry and media partners, our exhibitors and visitors. It is with this support that we have been able to position WoodEX as a very important event on the African timber industry calendar.

The future of WoodEX most certainly looks bright.

WoodEX Exhibitor list 2016
Austro (Biesse)  - Afemma (Preziss Diamant) -  Allwood  -  Board Express  - Cape Woodworking Machinery - CMC Woodworking & Machinery Supplies  -  CNC Professional Machine & Engineering  -  Compusoft  -  Construction Review  -  Dieffenbacher  -  EasyClip  -  Engravcut Automatic Machinery  -  Forest Stewardship Council  -  FP&M Seta  -  FX Veneers - Geerlings  (SCM / Mini Max / Freud / Cefla / Holytek / Fom Industrie) -  Guangdong Tianan New Material Co Ltd  -  Harris Sawing Equipment (Petersen portable sawmills) -  Holtec Gmbh & Co. Kg  - Institute for Timber Construction in South Africa - Jax Wax  -  Lotus Amoretti  - Malnor Publishers (WoodSA & Timber Times) - National Edging  -  Norwood Portable Sawmills  - New Century Sawmilling - Nukor Sawmilling  (Lucasmill / Timberking / Woodlands / Delmhorst / Merlin) -  P&S Timber & Iron Cc  -  Pearlman Veneers  -  PG Bison  -  Pilous  -  Public Worx (Za Media)  -  Rubio Monocoat Cc  -  Ruijie Mechanical Equipment  -  South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA) -  Scanwood Solutions  -  Systainer-SA  - Talleres Mecanicos March - Trademax Publications (SA Roofing & Timber IQ) - Uni-Cam South Africa - Upperedge - Woodglass Coatings  -  Woodtech ( C-Nest / Technowrap / Panel Saw & Edge Bander Range) -  Woodmizer Africa  -  Metro Tile  -  Fury Ford  -  Capital Timbers  -  Herramientas Preziss  -  Tech 25