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Woodex 2020 exhibition has started its work

The 16th International exhibition of equipment and technologies for woodworking and furniture production Woodex will be accommodated in Crocus Expo December 3 through 6, 2019. Woodex is Russia's leading international industry event, where well-known manufacturers and suppliers from across the world present their latest equipment and technologies for woodworking, furniture production and wood waste utilisation.

350 companies from 27 countries participate in Woodex 2019. 4 national expositions are presented by Italy, Germany, China,Turkey, and Finland. Visiting the exhibition is a unique opportunity to find new partners/suppliers and buy the products of leading Russian and foreign manufacturers and distributors of equipment; to learn about new equipment and technologies, to compare competitive products and to get an actual information during the business programme.

Aside from the 355 companies from across the world presenting their latest equipment and tools for woodworking, furniture production and wood waste utilisation, the show kicked off with a packed programme of business events. Woodex has support of European Federation of Woodworking Machinery EUMABOIS, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia and other organizations.

The opening day drew full halls for each event. The day began with the analytical session An overview of the current state of the forestry industry: logging, sales markets, sales, growth drivers, prices, investment projects, forecasts, and issues. Industry experts shared the preliminary results of 2019 and discussed current prices, the wood market, and predicted changes in the logging industry. Marina Zotova, consultant at WhatWood, presenting a detailed industry forecast showing that a revival in the market is now being seen. The focus also fell on the lumber market, the situation in warehousing, and the risks involved in investing in the Russian timber industry.

In the afternoon, the conference An overview of the wood panels industry: an analysis of the current situation, cases from manufacturers brought together manufacturers and suppliers of wood panel materials, as well as experts in developing investment projects. The conference Manufacturing automation in the furniture industry closed Woodexs first day, which was moderated by Alisa Konyukhovskaya, Executive Director of NAURR.

Three more days of business and networking await the industry at Woodex 2019 until 6 December. Woodex 2019 will be accompanied by a series of 11 dedicated industry events, featuring over 50 expert speakers.

Co-organised by Woodexs Event Partner the National Association of the Door Industry/NADI, the conference Comparative analysis of Russian and imported equipment for wooden door production will open Day 2. Following the conference session is the event Creative wood: ideas, production, market. The session will focus on the design of wooden furniture and joinery and will feature speakers such as Georgy Burlakov (Bonitacasa), Natalya Loginova (Center for Fashion and Design of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art), Elena Razdomakhina (project Idea Factory, Leroy Merlin), Oleg Petrov (Silver HOME), Igor Khukhryansky (Studio Mebeli), designer Olga Mikkova, Tatyana Babkova, and Svetlana Katargina (Perinne). The session will be chaired by Anastasia Krylova (ASPD, MCCI). Event Partner - the Association of Subject Design Specialists/ASPD. The final event of Day 2 will be the conference on The chemical industry for woodworking. The conference will feature experts from the Department of the Chemical-Technological Complex and Bioengineering Technologies of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as representatives of the Scientific and Technical Center Himvest and the State Scientific Center GNIIKhTEOS. Representatives of Tikkurila, Homa, and Stroy-Cottage will also speak. The conference will be moderated by Igor Lyashkov (Himvest, Ministry of Industry and Trade). Event Partners FSUE NTTs Himvest of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Chemical Complex of Russia.

Day 3 will open with the case session A formula for the success of furniture companies: how to establish production, increase volumes and enter new markets. Among the speakers will be Vadim Bezborodov (IKEA Industry Novgorod), and Efim Katz (Maria). Chairing the session will be Valeria Kiselevskaya (Moscow Export Centre). The afternoon will see the conference Managing innovation in the forestry sector held by the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management. The programme will end with the seminar SEMA software for computer-aided design of wooden houses, structures and stairs, organised by Phaeton. All major events will take place in Pavilion 1, Hall 1, Main Hall.

See you in Crocus Expo!

  • 03.12.2019

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