Thailand to host international woodworking exhibition in September

Thailand International Woodworking & Furniture Exhibition will take place from 18-20 Sep 2024

Thailand’s thriving woodworking and furniture industry is looking forward to host the Thailand International Woodworking and Furniture Exhibition 2024 (TIWF 2024), to take place at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-20 Sep 2024.

TIWF 2024 is organised as a key business platform to present and discuss the latest technology, solutions, materials, trends and sustainability impacting the woodworking industry, not just in Thailand but also the surrounding South East Asian region.

Hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the exhibition has already received numerous industry endorsements from over 17 international and local industry organisations and associations, affirming the importance of TIWF 2024 as a key regional face-to-face industry platform and market-gathering place.

Taking up over 5,000m2 of exhibition floor space, TIWF 2024 has to date received participation confirmations from seven national exhibitor group participations from Germany, the US, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, France and Thailand, joining over 150 exhibitors from 22 countries.

Over 4,000 regional delegates and trade buyers are expected to attend this event, coming from across the entire spectrum of the woodworking and furniture production industry in Thailand and South East Asia.

The exhibition is also a knowledge exchange platform with the conduct of a range of conferences and seminars that discuss and share latest industry trends and issues. In addition, there will also be a series of carpentry skill masterclasses and DIY workshops conducted by vocational institutes and knowledge partners.

In helping to facilitate new business and networking opportunities between exhibitors and attendees, TIWF 2024 will oversee the conduct of numerous business-related activities such as a business matching programme, business networking activities, technology demonstration and product presentations.

Peerayaphan Pongsanam, assistant director at IMPACT Exhibition Management, said: “The trend demonstrates consistent growth in the exportation of Thai wood products. The Ministry of Commerce reveals that export values rose from 94,460.49m baht in 2021 to 103,832m baht in 2022, culminating in 115,176m baht in 2023. This includes processed wood, plywood, fibreboard, wooden appliances, and wooden construction equipment, thereby illustrating robust and sustainable expansion in this vital sector.”

Recently, the organisers of TIWF 2024 went on a road show to Chiang Mai, north Thailand, where an industry seminar was organised to share the sustainability trends in woodworking productions. The seminar was attended by over 70 delegates from 54 companies.

A similar event is planned for in May, this time in Songkhla, south of Thailand. This southern region of Thailand is rich in natural wood resources, such as teak, rubberwood and mahogany, and it supports a woodworking industry that encompasses both large-scale manufacturing operations and traditional craftsmanship.

The industry supports for TIWF 2024 reflect the need of a regional face-to-face business and knowledge exchange platform in Thailand, where the industry and market can gather biennially.  In addition to helping to facilitate new business opportunities, TIWF 2024 is also a forum to address the industry pain points, such as slow adoption of technology, machinery and automation.