About us

Panels & Furniture Group is Asia’s premium business journal for the global timber industry. We cover current affairs and macro-economic trends in the sector in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With eyes on global market movements our analyses gives you an Asian perspective.

Our readership is made up of management-level executives from the regional solid wood, flooring, furniture, doors and windows, wood-based panels, and woodworking machinery sector.

Architects, builders, designers, and engineers will also find this an invaluable resource on timber as a material in building, construction and interior design.

Some of the topics we cover:

NEWS
Be informed on developments in the wood and wood-based products sector at a glance, including new appointments, market trends and statistics, product highlights, and newly commissioned projects.

PANELS and FURNITURE MANUFACTURING
Know about activities, latest techniques, acquisitions, business developments in the market place for panels and furniture production.

ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS
Understand environmental issues such as sustainability, certification, legality, and government regulations in forestry around the world, and what it means for your business.

SOLID WOOD and ENGINEERED WOOD
Understand the business of logs and lumber, as essential for design, furniture and structural elements.

Engineered wood such as glue-laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber and cross-laminated timber are harnessed for its strength and durability as a structural element. Every issue, a column is dedicated to understanding how this product is developing in Asia.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT
Once in a while, we get good stuff from our connections with industry leaders. When they offer their experiences and expertise, it becomes precious insight which we share exclusively with you.

IN PERSON (Exclusive interviews)
We get up close and cosy with a key decision-maker or market mover, who share their thoughts and opinions.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

SURFACE & DESIGN
Contributing editor Kenn Busch scouts out the best and newest surfaces, materials and design.

GLOBAL WOOD RESOURCES
Michael Hermens shares observations on what’s happening in the global timber trade.

WOOD CLINIC
Mr Shim addresses readers’ common problems in furniture production.

MALAYSIAN MDF MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION
Peter Fitch, Chairman of the MMMA, checks in on what’s happening in the wood-based panel products sector in Southeast Asia.

EVENT PREVIEW and REVIEW
Trade fairs, open houses, conferences, roundtable talks, workshops, and seminars are excellent platforms for trade and networking. This section provides fast and easy updates on the panel and furniture industries’ major get-togethers.