The first Woodtech Forum in Damietta, Egypt, exceeded expectations—attracting more than 3000 visitors over two days and welcomed participation from 52 exhibitors, according to its organisers MEDEXPO S.A. and the Damietta Chamber of Wood Working and Furniture Industries.
A top quality panel of speakers coming from technology, design, certification and market research helped establish channels of communication to boost partnerships and business ties. The event was also supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, European Panel Federation, European Producers of Laminate Flooring, as well as top equipment suppliers such as the SCM Group, CEFLA, FANTONI SPA and HAFELE GmbH.
The Damietta Chamber of Commerce and members of the Wood and Furniture Association welcomed the show as an opportunity to modernise and improve local furniture production. Investments are currently underway for the Damietta Furniture City, which will be home to about 2000 furniture factories in the future.