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|09 October, 2018

Cairo WoodShow to launch 1st International Buyer Program

The Show gathers wood industry leaders from 175 companies

4th CWS edition to host manufacturers, traders, real buyers from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan

Cairo WoodShow anticipates the biggest participation of major wood and woodworking machinery players from North Africa in its fourth edition to be held on November 30-December 3, 2018 at the Cairo International Convention Exhibition Center in Egypt.

The event brings together exhibitors and buyers to meet and explore investment opportunities and conclude business deals. This year’s edition of Cairo WoodShow introduces its newest feature, the International Buyer Program where manufacturers, contractors, traders and real buyers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, and Jordan can meet and conclude regional and international business deals to further boost the growth of timber industry in the region.

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North African countries have posted a sharp increase in real estate, pushing the demand for furniture products and decorative items especially for residential and hospitality projects. The region’s growing population will be needing more housing, educational institutions, and other infrastructure that would result to an increase in the demand for timber. Several African countries each import over USD 100 million of furniture- Egypt (USD 1.3 billion), Morocco (USD 470.5 million), Algeria (USD 428.7 million), South Africa (USD 359.8 million), Tunisia (USD 170.4 million), Ethiopia (USD 107.7 million), Botswana (USD 58.4 million), Nigeria (USD 57.4 million), Kenya (USD 52.8 million), and Namibia (USD 47.9 million).

Through Cairo WoodShow’s International Buyer Program, exhibitors coming mostly from the region can maximize the dedicated platform to increase their business bottom line as the 4-day event will provide direct negotiation between exhibitors and genuine buyers, and trade servicing feature between nations. It will showcase a wide range of raw wood materials and finished products available at very competitive prices and can fill the timber import demands of neighboring countries.

International Buyer Program is Cairo WoodShow’s tool to globalize the annual event by ensuring active participation of African countries to further boost the growth of the industry in the region and provide them the leading edge to be globally competitive.

With the support from the Export Development Authority (EDA), Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), and Egyptian Furniture Export Council (EFEC), Cairo WoodShow 2018 anticipates around 175 wood and woodworking machinery companies from 24 participating countries to showcase their new products and innovation to over 8,000 specialized visitors. Last year’s staging of the event saw the participation of 20 countries and 8,295 visitors with top ten participating countries Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Cairo WoodShow 2018 will be held under the patronage of Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and is a co-located event with Cairo International Furniture Accessories, Components, and Semi-Furnished Products Show (CIFAC). For online registration, go to website www.cairowoodshow.com. For news and updates, follow Cairo WoodShow 2018 on LinkedIn and Facebook.

For media inquiry, kindly contact:

Anai Merino,

Marketing Manager, Strategic Marketing and Exhibition

PO Box  : 10161, Dubai, UAE

Tel          : +971 4 392 3232

Email     : anai@strategic.ae

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