Sylva Wood: Get set for 2018!

Excitement is building up as organisers announce new dates and expect increased participation for Asia’s wood materials only trade show.

What a joy to discover a soulmate in life and at work. If you are in the business of trading lumber or manufacturing furniture/flooring, meeting serious, like-minded people at trade shows is a breath of fresh air.

Such is the reputation at Sylva Wood, where exhibitors and visitors alike often comment about the enjoyable experience of speaking with people “who know wood, know what they are looking for”. 

The show, held every June in Shanghai, will be back again next year. The 2018 edition welcomes new endorsements from three well-known wood associations: Thai Timber Association, Malaysian Timber Council, and APA – The Engineered Wood Association. 

New dates for the fair have been confirmed: June 25 to 27, 2018.

“[Sylva Wood] is very interesting. It is a huge platform, very focused on wood. There are American, Swedish, Russian, Malaysian and Chinese (suppliers). I hope that next time we will also be present here,” Roman Chechulin, Deputy Director of Taleon Industries, said of the 2017 edition.

Thaksinee Kaewsrimon from Thailand also added, “By attending this exhibition, it has helped to promote our company. Now, more people know us. We have been exporting wood to China through our customers who sell and distribute our sawn wood K.D. to their own customers here. From this exhibition, we have had a number of new customers.” 

There were wood traders from China, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Gabon, Sweden and Canada, as well as large country pavilions—Malaysia, USA and Russia—for the 2017 show. It was truly an international affair. Many had serious discussions and good contacts made at the end of the day. 

Furthermore, there was the opportunity to engage and educate oneself on quantum leaps in timber technology as well as market movements in the region. Back by popular demand, the National Hardwood Lumber Association also held wood grading classes.

Sylva Wood 2018 will continue to see key industry drivers shaping trends and harnessing solid game plans for the years to come.