Dubai WoodShow, since its inception in 2006, has grown beyond the horizons of success and has become the only dedicated trade show in the Middle East for the wood and woodworking machinery industry. It is a convergence point for manufacturers, traders, suppliers, machinery companies and end-users in the wood industry chain. The vast range of products showcased at the Dubai WoodShow include wood products, woodworking machinery, blades and knives, tools, abrasives, industry solutions, and much more. The show, being highly specialized, provides the perfect opportunity for the regional and international companies to showcase and learn about wood and woodworking and to build new strategic relationships with buyers, traders and investors.
The UAE remains the no.1 construction market in the GCC and is on track to deliver growth in 2018 in the lead-up to Expo 2020 while the overall sentiment across the region's building sector shows a steady improvement. Industry data shows infrastructure projects worth $2.6 trillion across the GCC which is equivalent to 160% of the GDP, while in the UAE, $2.9 billion worth of contracts were awarded in 2017 for Expo 2020. The GCC region witnessed $130 billion of completed projects during 2017.
With such boom in the construction and building sector across the region, wood and woodworking machinery industry is bound to be benefited and will increase the demand for sustainable products and technologies.