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INDIAWOOD 2016, 25 – 29 FEB, BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE, BANGALORE, INDIA

We PDA Trade Fairs (PDATF) are one of India’s front runners in organizing sector specific International Trade Exhibitions. We have been independently conceptualizing, planning end-to-end, marketing and organizing International Trade Fairs and conferences in India and Overseas since 1997.

A brief on INDIAWOOD:

INDIAWOOD, our flagship trade fair is considered the largest B2B trade fair outside USA and Europe for Furniture Production Technology, Woodworking Machinery, Furniture accessories, Furniture fittings, Wood based raw material, Semi Finished wood based fixtures & furniture accessories, Modular Kitchen fittings & Systems and Tools for woodworking.

INDIAWOOD is organised jointly with the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association eUMABOIS comprising over 14 national associations of Europe.

Our forthcoming edition of INDIAWOOD 2016 is the 9th edition & will be held from Feb 25 – 29, 2016 at BANGALORE International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore and will host over 650 woodworking technology exhibitors from 34 countries including a large contingent of Indian Manufactures. The show will feature amongst other attractions 9 country pavilions and approximately 40,000 visitors from all over the globe.

INDIAWOOD is Asia’s largest sourcing platform and offers offers a complete supply chain solution to furniture & kitchen manufacturers, Wood Based Handicraft Manufacturers, Saw millers, Craftsmen, Woodworking Professionals, Architects and Interior Designers. The solutions and technologies on display covers the entire spectrum of machinery ,tools, accessories & raw materials required for furniture and other woodbased products.

Woodworking Industry

The Woodworking & Furniture Industry in India is estimated to be around 1, 20,000 Crores and is said to be growing at a rate of 30% CAGR. The sector is highly unorganized & only about 15% is in the organized sector. The sector offers tremendous growth opportunities for existing woodworking industries & emerging entrepreneurs alike.

Challenges in getting skilled workers in the woodworking sector

One of the critical challenges of the Indian Furniture & woodworking Industry is the limited pool of talented manpower, lack of knowledge of processes and technologies required to sustainably produce standardised products for the mass market is a factor that hampers the tremendous growth potential of the industry.

INDIAWOOD as a catalyst

By bringing the world’s best technologies, equipment and services under one roof, INDIAWOOD has acted as a catalyst in the growth of the industry and helped the community become competitive & experience cutting edge technologies. Since its inception in 2002, INDIAWOOD has played a vital role in bridging the knowledge gap in technology & production processes.

INDIAWOOD has also played a vital role in influencing setting up of training facilities in Bangalore at Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) where latest machines were sponsored by few European machine manufacturers.

Apart from this, INDIAWOOD has also influenced Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) to set up facility centers across India in cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Moradabad, Saharanpur etc by investing in skill development, infrastructure and machineries required for woodworking and furniture making. Such common facilities train a lot of enthusiasts on a continuous basis which imparts skill development in the field of woodworking.

Prime Minister’s Initiative

We are encouraged by the Prime Minister’s initiative in investing in skill development and educating the young work force available in India and foresee many opportunities that could line up for the skilled workers in this sector.

Invitation

With the identical objectives of promoting skill development, we take this opportunity to invite one and all to visit Indiawood 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Sivakumar V, General Manager – Trade Fairs
M: +91 90369 00075, E: shiva@pdatradefairs.com,
W: www.indiawood.com

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