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Dubai WoodShow inaugurates Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum

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8 Nov 2016

Dubai WoodShow together with The International Technical Tropical Timber Association (ATIBT) will organize the Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum in Dubai. The conference will be held from March 4-6, 2017 and will discuss the potential of forests, share new technologies and renewable products, exhibit solutions in the timber industry, and call on governments, civil society, and the private sector to promote investment in forests.

Through a memorandum signed with Dubai WoodShow on 6th April 2016, ATIBT will set up headquarters in Dubai to observe preparations for the event until its commencement in 2017. Since the last 25 years, ATIBT has been organizing a forum for every two years either in a developing country or an importing country with a motive to promote the sustainable, ethical and legal trade of tropical timber as a natural and renewable resource.

Dubai WoodShow inaugurates Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum

Dawood Al Shezawi, Chairman, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organizers of Dubai WoodShow says: “Sustainability is the future of this industry. The ATIBT Conference is key for discussing initiatives, which will help the socio-economic development of timber producing countries. As the Middle East’s leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery, DWS takes pride in hosting this forum,” which will be a milestone for the wood industry in the region.”

In the recent years, ATIBT has become a valuable partner for various timber stakeholders as well as European governmental institutions, thus playing a very essential role in implementation of international programs.

Al Shezawi added: “We anticipate that the inaugural edition of the conference will witness participation of the most prominent countries and decision makers in the wood industry from around the world.”

ATIBT was founded in 1951 as requested by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

In 2017, The Dubai WoodShow exhibition is set to acquire a space of 15000 sq. m - larger than its previous edition, and will facilitate traders, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers with ample opportunities to showcase their products, innovative technologies, production scenarios and large-scale machinery.

The stronger presence of international wood and woodworking companies, associations & media has continuously provided the show with the newest trade techniques, industry knowledge and innovative technologies. We are proud that our aim of providing a highly effective and result driven platform for leading companies across the globe to showcase their leading-edge products is now realized at an internationally recognized & participated trade fair, WoodShow featuring the full range of the world’s leading technology brands, covering the entire wood industry production chain.

A greater cooperation between the wood industries across different regions will help broaden the adoption of ethical forest management. The Dubai WoodShow, which is the biggest wood industry trade show in the Middle East will be held from 7th to 9th March, Halls 1 2 3 and 4 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

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