Feb 2015

Held annually since 2012 WoodEX for Africa has enjoyed tremendous support from the local and international timber industry and the event is now established as Africa's leading industry showcase. With the possibility of partnering with a major international industry exhibition, and to fit in with the global timber industry calendar, WoodEX for Africa will be held bi-annually from 2016.

A BIG THANK YOU to our loyal supporters for helping us to establish and grow WoodEX for Africa the past three years, and for all the positive comments and advice received through difficult times from our media and industry partners. With you behind us the future of WoodEX for Africa is looking bright.

Following WoodEX for Africa 2014, the event received outstanding feedback from its exhibitors and visitors, with exhibitors reporting positive feedback in terms of the quality of visitors, the great networking opportunities, market exposure and business conducted. Visitors indicated that they were specifically impressed with the outstanding quality of the exhibitors' displays and the professional appearance of the event.

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25 May 2014

Visit WoodEX for Africa at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand 5 - 7 June 2014

Suppliers, manufacturers and retailers in the timber industry should diarise 5 - 7 June 2014, when the third WoodEX for Africa exhibition will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.

This show, the only trade exhibition in Africa dedicated to the timber industry, creates the ideal platform for wood and woodworking professionals to be on the frontier of the timber industry and to network with key industry players.

WoodEX for Africa Director, Stephan Jooste, says the show is representative of a large part of the South African timber industry and presents a wide range of machinery, tools, fits and finishes, components, equipment, new technology and materials in the timber industry.

18 March 2014

WoodEX for Africa joins forces with Thebe Reed Exhibitions

The organisers of WoodEX for Africa have joined forces with one of the largest and most successful event and venue management companies of its kind in Africa, Thebe Reed Exhibitions, to organise WoodEX for Africa 2014.

Thebe Reed Exhibitions will support WoodEX for Africa, which will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 5 to 7 June 2014, with event management, sourcing of sponsorships, stand sales and marketing.

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Thebe Reed Exhibitions, says Thebe Reed Exhibitions are excited to form a strategic alliance with the organisers of WoodEX for Africa. "WoodEX for Africa is the only show of its kind in South Africa focusing on the timber industry and Thebe Reed can see the growth potential for this trade exhibition. We look forward to working with WoodEX for Africa to grow the event even further to ensure that it delivers quality visitors and exhibitors for the wood industry."

American Softwoods Press Release

Versatile, Sustainable American Softwoods on Show at WOODEX for Africa

American Softwoods (AMSO), a promotional partnership between three major U.S. softwood trade associations, will be exhibiting alongside local timber industry players at this year’s WOODEX for Africa trade expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre, from 5-7 June.

The AMSO partnership comprises the export divisions of America’s Southern Forest Products Association, the Softwood Export Council and APA – the Engineered Wood Association. The organisation promotes the use of American softwoods for both internal and external projects and works with the global timber industry, providing technical information and assistance to develop the worldwide market for American softwoods.

“We have been looking forward with great anticipation to the WOODEX event,” said AMSO Consultant, Charles Trevor, “It’s the ideal platform for AMSO to broaden its network of South African buyers and enter into deeper discussions with individual buyers about their particular needs and requirements. I believe it will also help to broaden our understanding of the local timber environment, placing us in a better position to contribute meaningfully to this vibrant market.”

27 September 2013

Bookings for WoodEX for Africa 2014 now open

Bookings for exhibition space at WoodEX for Africa 2014, the biggest event in Africa focusing exclusively on the timber industry, are now open. The event will be held from 5 to 7 June 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.

Now in its third year, the event showcases innovative timber and woodworking products and services such as woodworking machinery, decking, flooring, structured timber, timber treating, saw milling and logging, pulp and paper manufacturing and wood material and veneer production.

For WoodEX for Africa 2014, special attention will be placed on expanding the show’s exhibition areas for machinery, tooling, kitchen and furniture manufacturers and accessories fittings & decor materials.