WMF 2018 Opens to 90,000 Visitors at NECC Shanghai
Co-organized by FM Magazine event partner, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, the China National Forestry Machinery Association and Adsale Exhibition Services., the Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF 2018) opened at Halls 7.1 and 8.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, China, today.
Apart from furniture production equipment, the fair will also introduce woodworking machinery for wood primary processing and wood based panel, etc., covering the whole process of production from timbers, furniture to pollution handling. Mr. Parry Chung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. says, “WMF and CIFF (Shanghai) collaborate for the first time in 2018, in response to the industry expectation of a more closed integration between wood products and furniture. The two fairs work together to tie up upstream and downstream of the furniture manufacturing chain, and create a more fruitful , professional and international platform.” The fairs open on 10-13 September 2018, more than 1,300 exhibitors from different places in the world gather around in a total exhibition area of 400,000 sq.m. The 4-day fair is expected to bring more than 90,000 visitors from various countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Singapore, India, Philippines, Indonesia, China, etc. 34 delegation groups from Russia, Malaysia, South Korea, Peru, Myanmar, Vietnam and China are being received during the exhibition.
An International Platform Caters for Various Needs in the Industry
WMF 2018 showcases a comprehensive range of exhibits that specialize in custom furniture, intelligent machinery, wood based panel, green manufacturing, wood primary processing technology and sawmill technology, etc. Exhibitors come from all around world, including China, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, etc. The knowledge and technologies that they bring into the fair greatly meet the demand of buyers from different fields. Part of the leading exhibitors of woodworking machinery include Homag China Golden Field Ltd., Shanghai Holztec Woodworking Technology Co., Ltd., Biesse Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., SCM Group China Trading Co., Ltd., China Foma (Group) Co., Ltd., Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, PANELALLIANCE, Nanxing Machinery Co., Ltd., Jinan Singhui CNC Technology Co., Ltd., Qingdao Linze Woodworking Machinery Co., Ltd., Guangdong Sandar CNC Machinery Co., Ltd., Bürkle Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Valmet, Leitz Tooling Systems (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., freud, Leuco Precision Tooling (Taicang) Co., Ltd., IECHO Science Technology Co.,Ltd, Kanefusa China Corporation, Sigma Mattress Machinery Co., Limited and Tianjin Richpeace Computer & Machinery Co. Ltd., etc.
Concurrent Events Provide Solutions to Industry Challenges
To discuss and share the latest market news and trends with industry players, the organizing committee, industry associations and leading enterprises join hands to organize a series of events and seminars during the fair.
In the afternoon of 10 September, Cui Jinbin, Sales Manager of WEINIG CHINA and Olivier Nold, Sales Vice President of Furniture, France of LECTRA analyze the latest market trends of wood customization and upholstered furniture in “Industry 4.0 Forum (I) – Enabler of New Lifestyles”, which is well received by participants. Meanwhile, cohosting with the Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, the “Forum on Wood Products Green Manufacturing Technology” is organized where professionals and representatives of leading enterprises report over the development of wood products and green manufacturing industry, providing strong technical support to enterprises to expand their market shares.
There will be five forums on 11 September. They are “Forum on Wood Sawing and Drying Technology”, “New Business Opportunities in Woodworking & Furniture Industry: Malaysia, Myanmar and Russia” and “Siempelkamp Press Conference”. In the “Industry 4.0 Forum (II): Practical Lecture on Customization”, Damiano Bragie, General Manager of SCM Group and Christian Meiz, Founder and Creative Director of MELZ DESIGN will share their insight in design and manufacturing aspects, and discuss the outlook of furniture industry under Industry 4.0. Furthermore, industry representatives from Malaysia, Myanmar and Russia will present in the forum “New Business Opportunities in Woodworking & Furniture Industry: Malaysia, Myanmar and Russia”, to share the latest development, challenges and opportunities in the wood industry of their countries.
Seize the Chance to Connect with Your Ideal Business Partners
WMF 2018 is being held for 4 days from today till 13 September. Industry players are encouraged to participate in this annual event, to get the latest market news and connect with different suppliers. For more information, please visit the show website and social media platforms.
Visit the event's website at www.woodworkfair.com.