Australia’s first wood products show

19 July 2012

The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) has announced that Australasia’s first wood products show, Wood EXPO 2013 is going to be run in September next year.

"This is an exciting new concept that we've been working on with industry and major technology providers for some time," says Brent Anthrop, FIEA director.

"It's the first dedicated Wood EXPO to be run in both New Zealand and Australia and will build on the world class technology events that we've designed and run over the last 13 years. Wood EXPO 2013 is a new concept for wood processing and manufacturing companies in both countries."

North America and Europe have a number of well established and attended trade shows where the very latest in wood products technologies are being showcased to industry. To date, outside of the very popular technology events being run by FIEA there is no dedicated wood products show for either New Zealand or Australia.

FIEA has a very successful track record in designing and running independent technology events in both countries. It's already strongly supported by industry, by researchers and international product and service suppliers to the industry. "Major technology providers and wood producers have been pushing us in this direction for several years" says Brent Anthrop. "It makes good sense to amalgamate some of our well attended two-yearly technology programmes into one larger show for this part of the world".

As the name suggests, the Wood EXPO will cover all things wood - from log yard handling, sawing technologies, saw-doctoring, wood scanning, wood gluing and laminating, timber machining, lumber QC, mill maintenance, kiln drying, finger-jointing, wood finishing, composite panels and engineered wood products.