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AED 7.34 Trillion Construction Activity In GCC Boosts Timber Industry

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18 Nov 2016

The region’s premier timber trade fair, Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show, is set to break records as the biggest wood and woodworking machinery trade show in the Middle East.

More than 300 exhibitors from 100 countries are all set to showcase their innovative solutions at the next edition of the show, which will be held from March 7th to 9th, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Organizers of the 12th edition reveal an optimistic outlook for the timber industry, following a recent report from Deloitte that highlights AED 7.34-trillion GCC construction projects are in the pipeline with Saudi, UAE and Qatar taking the top three leads.

AED 7.34 Trillion Construction Activity In GCC Boosts Timber Industry

Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizer’s of the Dubai Wood Show says: “The Dubai Wood Show grows from strength to strength each year. We are excited to welcome exhibitors and visitors from America, China, Italy, Malaysia, Canada, Sweden and Turkey and from the GCC. The exhibition has become a major platform for the regional and international wood and woodworking industries and customers in the Middle East to meet and source their requirements from global suppliers of high quality wood products and accessories.”

“A key component of the upcoming Dubai WoodShow is our hosting of the first Middle East ATIBT (International Technical Tropical Timber Association) Conference in Dubai. This major timber conference will discuss timber legality, future of tropical Forest, human resource development and Logistics & transportation,” he added.

Participants will also share new technologies and renewable products, display sustainability solutions in the timber industry, and request governments, civil society, and the private sector to act as one in safeguarding our forests as our most important resource.

The 2017 edition will occupy an area of 15,000 sqm offering the latest timber products and tools and a chance to learn from leading international experts and woodworking industrial specialists.

Visitors can see live demonstrations of wood carving, turning, scroll work, fine woodworking, gourd art and pyrography at the three-day show.

The previous edition of Dubai Wood Show, organized by Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, attracted 8,000 high quality trade professionals from 98 countries and 260 local and international exhibitors from the wood and woodworking machinery industry. The top 5 visiting countries were UAE, Kuwait, Pakistan, India and Oman. Participating exhibitors included 500 brands, suppliers and manufacturers.

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