All is set for a successful hosting of the maiden Wood Expo scheduled to hold from October 21 to 24, 2019, in Abuja, Nigeria.
The expo, put together by top professionals in Nigeria’s building and construction industry, has the theme: “Forest to Wealth”.
Nigeria, with its famed and massive forest wealth, has barely scratched the surface on the potentials of the resources as an alternative revenue yield to oil.
In a statement, the organisers said Wood Expo, Nigeria, was expected to create awareness and promote the sustainable use of wood and wood products, bringing value to wood specialists, wood manufacturers, wood equipment/machinery fabricators and professionals by providing a platform to access quality trade and professional resources as a way of attracting required investment to the sector.
They said, “It is expected that Wood Expo, Nigeria, will enable the country to qualify for certification as a timber-exporting nation, joining the league of sustainable forest nations, and also encourage the national tree planting project/campaign which can trigger the creation of three million productive economic plantations.”
They said the specialised fair was expected to be a convergence point for suppliers, manufacturers and machinery companies to showcase their products, innovative technologies, production scenarios and large scale machinery to key players in the wood and wood working machinery sector in Africa.
They further said a key aspect of the fair was capacity building training for artisans like carpenters and wood machine operators by wood training experts holding simultaneously throughout the four-day event.