The dates for EXPOBOIS have been rescheduled to March 13 to 16 at the Villepinte exhibition center in Paris, according to the French machinery and manufacturing technology association SYMOP (Syndicat des Machines et Technologies de Production).
SYMOP’s decision was made in light of current turbulences and shifts in today’s French trade fair market and in response to wishes voiced by the show’s exhibitors for a national fair in Paris and a regional event in Lyon.
The organisers of EXPOBOIS will now work out the detailed concept for the 2018 event in close collaboration with exhibitors and the relevant associations. In an effort to ensure that the fair best supports and serves the interests of the French market, the organisers will give top consideration to exhibitor requests.
Emphasis will be placed on the topics such as sustainable forestry and the modernisation of timber processing and woodworking infrastructure, as well as on highlighting the benefits of Industry 4.0 (or industrie du futur, as it is known in France) for French SMEs. SYMOP is also actively involved in France’s “Alliance for the Industry of the Future”, aimed at promoting the modernisation of the French industry and the digitalisation of production processes.
EXPOBOIS is a joint production between SYMOP and German MICE company Deutsche Messe AG.