According to the International Trade Centre, in 2010 the UAE was among the top 30 timber and wood importers in the world. During 2011, UAE imported $708.9 million worth of timber and wood products and during the same period, the re-exports of this commodity amounted to $150.8 million.
According to the statistics from the department of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, imports and re-exports of all types of timber into the region are at an all time high – a demand that has increased the need for specialist woodworking machinery and tools.
This year, Dubai Wood Show is looking to involve more entities to be part of this network to strengthen the commitment the show has with the wood sector in Middle East. For this purpose, the show presents the initiative to promote wood as a construction and decorative material in GCC for interiors and exteriors.
A seminar will be organised as part of this initiative to approach the main topics relating to construction and design. The seminar aims to involve architects, contractors, investors and developers in the initiative to bolster the use of wood and discuss the use of wood in the GCC and the ongoing projects in UAE.
The seminar is addressed for individuals involved in the industry to ensure that the trading of wood products is from a known source, minimising the risk of buying illegal timber.
The programme for an accompanying seminar will be announced shortly by the event’s organisers Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions.
For details, registration or booking space, please visit Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show.
SOURCE: Strategic Marketing and Exhibitions
Strategic Marketing and Exhibitions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: + 971 4 3923232
Fax: + 971 4 3923332