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Top firms at Dubai wood show

Manama, April 12, 2009

The 'Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show 2009, to be held from April 21 to 23, is set to witness top firms from across the globe showcasing their innovative wood products.

Regarded as a high-impact launchpad for new products from leading companies, the show this year has attracted exhibitors from Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Malaysia, Portugal, UK, and the US, said Dawood Al Shezawi, MD of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, the event organisers.

The expo aims to provide an ideal platform for global woodworking companies and this year the organisers are expecting a significant turnout of visitors from Bahrain at the show.

“We have seen the important role that the wood and furniture industry is playing in Bahrain’s economy, and it is our aim to help Bahrain-based companies penetrate the international market through the export of their high quality products.” Al Shezawi said.

The show is aiming to offer Bahraini players with excellent opportunities to expand their networks and build strong relationships with established trade partners, thereby facilitating increased interaction with the international players.

'The participation of companies as well as trade visitors from across the continents, speaks volumes of the relevance of the expo to the international wood and wood working sector,' he noted.

First staged in 2006, the ‘Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show’ has successfully built a reputation as the premier event for the latest technologies and innovation on the wood and wood processing sectors.

In addition, visitors can expect a wide array of products from major industry players from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Brazil, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Russia.

Global organisations that have confirmed their participation include the American Hardwood Export Council, Quebec Wood Export Bureau, Lithuanian Development Agency, Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association, Acimall, Afemma, French Timber Council and Malaysian Timber Council.

'It is our primary focus to reciprocate the continuous support of these global companies by improving the show in ways that can afford them more mileage in terms of international exposure for their products and networking opportunities with potential partners and customers.'

'We are eager to welcome the participating umbrella organisations as well as independent manufacturers, importers, exporters and buyers to this year’s show,” Al Shezawi added.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | UAE | export | wood trade |

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