The VDMA has again applied for a joint stand at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo at the end of September 2020 in Portland, Oregon, for the coming year. The registration deadline is already in July this year! Leading German outfitters in the sawmill, plywood and solid wood industries already showed their joint colours in the USA last year. For some of the holdings the chance to present themselves at a symposium.
The planned market exploration trip to the Baltic States from 6 to 10 May 2019 was approved by the Ministry with six participating companies. Companies that make a last-minute decision can register until 15 April. The local AHK will organise meetings with potential customers for each participant.
In autumn 2019, the Russian government adopted a detailed strategy for the development of the Russian timber industry until 2030. This includes forestry, primary processing, the production of veneer and wood-based panels, furniture production, but also pulp and paper, cardboard and hygiene articles.
In cooperation with the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and the Fraunhofer Institut Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK, the VDMA Fachverband Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen (German Woodworking Machinery Association) is organising a market exploration trip to the Baltic States from 6 to 10 May 2019 for suppliers of machines, automation solutions and IT applications for the wood and furniture industry.
Sustainable technologies, digitisation, networking and automation are the topics of woodworking and wood processing and thus of LIGNA 2019 fair, which will take place from 27 to 31 May 2019 at the Hanover Exhibition Centre. LIGNA 2019 offers a complete overview of market offerings every two years. The majority of manufacturers in the wood and forestry industry are represented here. Here new networks are established and discussions are held with the relevant experts! Only at this event, primary and secondary industries jointly present themselves to a professional audience.
The Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial (MEM Industrial for short, 17-20 Jan. 2018 in Mexico City) has what it takes to establish itself as the leading trade fair for wood processing in Mexico. The European umbrella organisation Eumabois and the VDMA support Deutsche Messe AG, which took over the trade fair a few months ago.
At the moment there are again letters from the International Fairs Directory based in Uruguay in circulation, with which companies are cleverly lured into a paid and expensive subscription. The entry form attached to the letter is designed as if only a correction of an exhibitor entry for a specific trade fair - here: LIGNA Hannover - must be carried out. In fact, however, a closer look reveals that the entries in a trade fair database are subject to a fee.
The VDMA has once again applied for a joint stand at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo in October 2018 in Portland, Oregon for the coming year. The registration deadline is already in July this year!
Six of the seven AMP federal participations in international trade fairs applied for by the VDMA Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen (German Woodworking Machinery Association) for next year have been approved; another event is on the waiting list. With the AMP (Foreign Trade Fair Programme), BMWi and AUMA support German companies in participating in trade fairs in promising markets.
SYMOP (Syndicat des Machines et Technologies de Production) and the French subsidiary of Hannover Fairs International GmbH have decided not to organise EXPOBOIS, France's trade fair for the forestry and timber industry, which was originally to be held in Paris, Villepinte, from 13 to 16 March 2018.
From 1.3. to 4.3. the fifth edition of the Delhiwood took place in Greater Noida. Compared to the previous event, the number of exhibitors, space and visitors increased significantly. The exhibitors report numerous good discussions and machine orders.
The German joint participation at FIMMA Brazil 2017 in Bento Goncalves has ten exhibitors. On the first day of the fair (28 March), the South America Management Meeting of the Woodworking Machinery Association will take place for the third time.
Since 1 January 2017, BAZ have had their own customs tariff number for wood processing. Commodity code 8465 20 00 is added. This will enable the trade flows of this type of machine to be mapped in future. One less unknown in the data jungle of woodworking machines.
Unfortunately, there will be no federal participation at the upcoming MEDEX trade fair (15 - 18 February 2017). Too few German companies in the woodworking machinery industry showed interest in participating in the German joint stand. The Italian companies will present themselves at this fair next year.
The online presence of our companies, especially abroad, is becoming increasingly important. However, the enormous financial and personnel costs that each individual company would have to incur for this would ultimately only lead to a weak presence. Together we want to find a way here at VDMA to become visible to potential customers worldwide and to establish contacts. We are therefore working together with our companies on a new portal that will be especially useful for less experienced customers.
The 10th meeting of our Marketing & Sales Working Group will take place from 09:00 to 15:15 at the invitation of Würth Industrie Services in Bad Mergentheim. Among other topics, the upcoming LIGNA 2017 will be the main focus.
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