Dubai Wood Show (DWS), the Middle East’s leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery that will be held from 16th to 18th March 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will feature six country pavilions to cater to more than 7000 visitors this year.
In conjunction with Dubai International Furniture, Accessories and Components (DIFAC), the 15th edition of this prestigious event will showcase the best products and innovations of top international wood and woodworking machinery companies in Russia, Turkey, America, Canada, China and Gabon.
“The Dubai Woodshow has become a regular feature on the calendar of our U.S. hardwood exporting members and they see it as their annual opportunity to connect with existing contacts in the Gulf and wider Middle East region, as well as to make new ones. We hope to satisfy our members needs in providing a platform for them to showcase their products to as wide an audience as possible,” said Mr. Roderick Wiles, Director of American Hardwood Export Council in Africa, Middle East, India, and Oceania.
“Each of the 17 companies in our pavilion is an exporter of American hardwood lumber or veneer, or both. To potential buyers/importers, visiting the American Hardwood Pavilion at the Dubai Woodshow is the best way to make direct contact with these suppliers and to see their products,” Mr. Wiles stated.
“Dubai WoodShow is the most ideal exhibition for our business in the Middle East region. There are a huge number of visitors coming from the GCC countries, thus we consider Dubai WoodShow as the right platform to participate in. In this edition, Biesse is proud to present the routing machine solution with an all-new technology like no other, for the application of edges on shaped and linear panels, the Ray Force System,” Mr. Renato Manganelli, managing director of Biesse Middle East, mentioned.
In the United States, the wood products indsutry is a vital contributor to its economy, generating $210 billion of products each year.
Russia, which owns the largest amount of timber in the world, is also one of the top five exporters of wood construction materials. There are also several prominent builders and suppliers in the country that provide cutting-edge technologies when it comes to woodworking, furniture manufacturing and utilising wood waste.
In Turkey, wood processing has a vital role in boosting its economic growth. The country offers diverse products such as logs, veneers, sawn timber, panels, flooring, doors and door frames, moulding, windows and window frames, and other construction components and accessories.
Canada is currently increasing more opportunities for the wood industry to flourish in their fight against climate change by developing wooden skyscrapers in a number of cities across the country. China is the world’s largest furniture exporter and the wood furniture industry is a crucial part of its economic development as well.
In Gabon, 80% of the country is surrounded with tropical rainforests, which makes timber its second highest export. The country is also known in manufacturing and exporting high quality veneer.
Positive global wood furniture market outlook
“The global wood furniture market is expected to exceed $74 billion by 2023. The woodworking machinery market worldwide is projected to increase by US$961.6 million. Furniture will also bring in huge gains adding substantial force to global growth as it’s primed to reach more than US$2.9 billion by 2025. Thus, this is the most opportune time for stakeholders in wood, woodworking machinery and furniture accessories industries to take advantage of this event to explore abundant opportunities waiting for them,” Mr. Dawood Al Shezawi, President of the Committee of Woodshow Global, said.
Dubai WoodShow is one of the three events under the WoodShow Series that offers the ideal opportunity for local, regional and international companies all over the globe to showcase the best wood and woodworking machinery products, furniture accessories and the latest technologies, and establish connections with top buyers, traders and investors.
Since its launch in 2006, Dubai WoodShow has established great reputation and prestige in the wood industry. Organised by Strategic Exhibitions & Conference, Dubai WoodShow will partner with 300+ exhibitors, feature 530+ brands, and welcome 7000+ visitors from 100+ participating countries this year.