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Dubai WoodShow unveils latest industry trends, investment opportunities

Dubai International Wood and Wood Machinery Exhibition (Dubai WoodShow) being held from March 5-7, has brought together 682 local and international exhibitors from 52 countries to exchange experiences, showcase industry trends and present investment opportunities in the wood sector, a report said.

Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers, inaugurated the 20th edition of the Dubai WoodShow features top-tier exhibitors, including Homag, SIMCO, Germantech, Al Sawary, BIESSE, IMAC, Salvador Machines, and Cefla, Emirates News AgencyWAM, said.

These industry giants are showcasing state-of-the-art products such as CNC machining centres, drilling and fitting insertion machines, panel dividing saws, multi rip saws, and edgebanders.

Dawood Al Shezawi, President of Dubai WoodShow, said: “Dubai WoodShow is the leading platform for wood and wood machinery in the Middle East region, which has succeeded over twenty years in bringing together exhibitors, specialists, experts, and professionals in the sector to explore the latest technological developments and wooden products globally.

“The exhibition sees extensive international participation from all over the world, represented by 682 exhibitors alongside 10 international pavilions. This contributes to enhancing the UAE’s and Dubai’s status as a global hub for business growth and development, and a preferred destination for international events and exhibitions.”

The event features dialogue sessions, workshops, and presentations, including a session titled, ‘Sawmilling and the Timber Market in Scandinavia’.

The session on “Outlook of the GCC & Levant Timber Market” saw impactful insights from Fares Fares, President at Al Massa and Yahia Saidi, General Manager at Al Essami.

‘Sawmilling and the Timber Market in South Africa and New Zealand’ addressed the latest developments and opportunities in those regions.

Finally, Amir Rashad, the CEO and founder of Timber Exchange, spoke on, ‘How to Track Global Timber Market and Avoid Overpaying’.

Additionally, winners of the Dubai WoodShow Awards were honoured in six distinct categories: Innovative Wood Product Award, Innovative Woodworking Technology Award, CSR Commitment Award, Business Leader of the Year Award, Businesswomen of the Year Award, and Best Stand of the Year Award.