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Dubai WoodShow achieves remarkable success
[Mar 11, 2024]

The 20th edition of the Dubai International Wood and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (Dubai WoodShow), achieved remarkable success this year as it arranged an eventful show. It attracted 14581 visitors from various countries worldwide, reaffirming its importance and leadership position in the region¡¯s wood industry.

Exhibitors expressed their satisfaction with their participation in the event, with many confirming their intent to participate in the inaugural Saudi WoodShow, scheduled for May 12 to 14 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Several exhibitors also expressed their desire for larger booth spaces, highlighting the positive turnout of visitors during the three-day event, which facilitated on-site deal closures.

Furthermore, the presence of representatives from government agencies, international institutions, and experts in the wood sector enriched the exhibition experience, fostering knowledge exchange, opinion sharing, and potential partnerships and investments in new opportunities within the global wood industry.
A prominent feature of the exhibition was the array of international pavilions, boasting participation from 10 countries including the United States of America, Italy, Germany, China, India, Russia, Portugal, France, Austria, and Turkey. The event hosted 682 local and international exhibitors, with notable participants such as including Homag, SIMCO, Germantech, Al Sawary, BIESSE, IMAC, Salvador Machines, and Cefla. This collaboration not only enhances avenues for joint action and international cooperation but also opens new horizons for all attendees.

Dubai WoodShow Conference Highlights of Day 3
One of the highlights of the day was the presentation titled ¡°New Trends in Furniture Panels ¨C KARRISEN® Product¡± by Amber Liu from BNBM Group. Attendees gained valuable insights into the evolving landscape of furniture panels, with a focus on the innovative KARRISEN® product line. Liu¡¯s presentation provided a comprehensive overview of the latest trends, materials, and design innovations shaping the future of furniture panels, offering attendees valuable insights into the changing needs and preferences of consumers in the furniture industry.

Another notable presentation was delivered by Li Jintao from Linyi Xhwood, titled ¡°New Era, New Decoration and New Materials.¡± Jintao¡¯s presentation explored the intersection of design, decoration, and materials in the woodworking industry, highlighting emerging trends and innovative approaches to interior design and decoration. Attendees gained valuable insights into the latest materials and techniques driving innovation in the field, inspiring new ideas and strategies for incorporating these trends into their own projects.
Additionally, YU CHAOCHI from Abington County Ruike delivered a compelling presentation on ¡°Banding Machine and Edge Banding.¡± Chaochi¡¯s presentation provided attendees with valuable insights into the latest advancements in banding machines and edge banding techniques, offering practical tips and strategies for optimizing efficiency and quality in woodworking operations.

Dubai WoodShow Conference Highlights of Day 2
Day 2 of the Dubai WoodShow Conference saw industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, and experts from around the world convene at the Dubai World Trade Centre to delve into key topics shaping the wood and woodworking machinery industry.

The day kicked off with a warm welcome from the organizers, followed by a recap of the highlights from Day 1, which included engaging panel discussions, informative presentations, and invaluable networking sessions. The morning session commenced with a series of panel discussions addressing regional market outlooks and industry trends. The first panel discussion focused on the outlook of the timber market in North Africa, featuring esteemed panelists Ahmed Ibrahim from United Group, Mustafa Dehimi from Sarl Hadjadj Bois Et D¨¦riv¨¦s, and Abdelhamid Saouri from Manorbois.

Second panel delved into sawmilling and the timber market in Central Europe, with insights shared by industry experts Franz Kropfreiter from DABG and Leonard Scherer from Pfeifer Timber GmbH. Following these insightful discussions, attention turned towards the outlook of the timber market in India in the third panel discussion, led by Ayush Gupta from Shree AK Impex.
The afternoon session continued with a focus on supply-chain risk management and customer service automation in the fourth panel discussion, highlighting strategies to navigate challenges and optimize operations in the industry.

In addition to the panel discussions, attendees had the opportunity to explore the latest innovations and products in wood and woodworking machinery sector showcased by exhibitors at the Dubai WoodShow Exhibition, providing a comprehensive showcase of industry offerings under one roof.

Attendees gained valuable knowledge and expertise that they can apply to enhance their own woodworking processes and workflows.
Overall, Day 3 of the Dubai WoodShow was a resounding success, with attendees gaining valuable insights into the latest trends and innovations in the woodworking industry. The presentations
delivered by industry experts provided attendees with valuable knowledge and inspiration, paving
the way for future growth and innovation in the woodworking industry.

Dubai WoodShow, renowned as the leading platform for wood and woodworking machinery in the MENA region, organized by the Strategic Exhibitions and Conferences, concluded after three days at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event witnessed a significant turnout of visitors, investors, government officials, and timber sector enthusiasts from around the globe, marking the success of the event.

Source:  Woodandpanel