Useful Industry Organisations

International trade fairs

International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.

CANADA

Forests and Resources Expo, Prince George, British Columbia
http://www.forestexpo.bc.ca/

LOGFOR Sawmilling Show & INTERSAW National Logging and Forestry Show, Expo Cité, Quebec City
http://www.masterpromotions.ca/logfor.asp

CHINA

WM FAIR CHINA 2008 - The 12th International Exhibition on Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Manufacturing Equipment / FURNIWOOD CHINA 2008 - The 12th International Exhibition on Furniture Accessories, Materials and Wood Products
http://tradeshow.alibaba.com/trade_shows/802/WM_FAIR_CHINA_2008_The_12th_International_Exhibition_on_Woodworking_Machinery_and_Furniture_Manufacturing_Equipment_FURNIWOOD_CHINA_2008_The_12th_International_Exhibition_on_Furniture_Accessories_Materials_and_Wood_Products.html

WMFSD 2007 Shunde International Exhibition on Wood Working & Furniture Machinery and Accessories, Materials and Wood Products
http://tradeshow.alibaba.com/trade_shows/1441/WMFSD_2007_2007_Shunde_International_Exhibition_on_Wood_Working_Furniture_Machinery_and_Accessories_Materials_and_Wood_Products.html

FRANCE

ExpoBois
International Exhibition of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers and Timber Industries, Paris, France
http://www.eventseye.com/fairs/trade_fair_event_865.html

GERMANY

Zow Furniture Components Trade Fair
http://www.zow.de/en/

US

The biennial East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition Richmond, Virginia
http://www.exporichmond.com/