Meet the wood experts at Sylva Wood 2016


Sylva Wood 2015

American hardwood grading class 

Sylva Wood, held this year in Shanghai from 27 to 29 June, will feature a stellar line-up of keynote speakers. These topics will enable visitors to discover how new paths of growth can be mapped out in an increasingly competitive and challenging market. They include the outlook and trends in international wood market, and design and technology:


June 27 (Mon)

Market Drivers in China



China’s wood consumption

Michael Snow, Executive Director, American Hardwood Export Council

What drives furniture consumption in China?

Ernie Koh, President, Singapore Furniture Industries Council Director, Koda Pte Ltd

Question & Answer session (20 minutes)

Technology & Wood Supply


Manufacturing solutions for geometric shapes: Robots and digital fabrication techniques applied on wood

Giulio Masotti, Founder, Wood-Skin


Global timber supply

Malte Herrmann, Director Sales & Marketing, APP Timber

Rubber wood supply

Jirawat Tangkijngamwong, Chairman, Thai Timber Association

North American hardwood supply

Judd Johnson, Editor, Hardwood Market Report

North American softwood supply

Frank Stewart, Technical Support Manager, Western Wood Products Association

Panel session (30 minutes)


June 28

African wood market and design



Play Wood Design Awards

CX Joy Hardwoods


African hardwood supply

L’Union Forestière des Industrielles Asiatiques du Gabon (UFIAG)

Business opportunities in Gabon’s wood sector

Jasveer Singh, Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ)

Furniture Design Awards ceremony

2 – 4pm

China’s Top 10 Best Customised Wood Furniture Makers Awards Ceremony

Organised by

June 29

Timber Drying & Wood Treatment Technologies



Wood modification, drying and treatment

Godfrey Foo,  Founder, Tritherm Technology


Daily American and African hardwood grading classes will be held from 11am onwards.


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