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24 - 26 June 2019
Jardin Botanique, Libreville, Gabon

West & Central Africa’s Leading Platform
for Wood and Forestry Transformation

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In the Heart of Africa

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75+

EXHIBITORS

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30+

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

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5,000+

VISITORS

Welcome to the

Gabon WoodShow

Gabon Wood, Woodworking & Forestry Show 2019 offers you the chance to meet wood, woodworking and forestry professionals, develop ideas for increasing the range and quality of your business, and learn new techniques and sources of supply. It is a quest to be the best platform for creative ideas and new technologies, and showcase innovative resources that would lead to lucrative transactions.

Gabon is a bustling business hub with rapid development and expansion. It is the ideal place for the global wood industry to meet. The exhibition would display the latest products and innovations in the wood and forestry industry in the region.

Gabon has an ambitious vision in the forest-wood sector by 2025:

"The wood sector has undergone a significant evolution in the last years and helped in the creation of more
than 13,000 job opportunities .The development of Gabon is effectively linked to the sustainable development of the wood sector on several levels. Consequently, it is mandatory to have a rational management strategy to make the sector more developed and profitable.
In this direction, Gabon WoodShow, which is initiative of many partnerships, aims to make Gabon the world leader and first destination of certified tropical timber, driven by an innovative industry, fully valuing the forest under sustainable management."

H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba
President of Gabon

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Timber trade in West Africa

 

The West and Central Africa sub-region is an important producer of wood products, although production is dominated by industrial round wood and primary processing (mainly the production of sawn wood and wood-based panels). Historically, countries in the sub-region have been log exporters.

Timber trade in the West and Central Africa sub-region is influenced by local, regional and overseas demands, with Europe being an important market for the major producing countries in the region. Much of the demand for wood product in the region is for rough-sawn and low-grade timber used in construction and joinery with regional markets.

  • 2 largest mass of tropical rainforests in the world
  • 230 million hectares of forest covering six African countries: Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, and Republic of Congo.
  • + 100 species of trees: okoumé (Aucoumea klaineana), sapelli (Entandrophragma cylindricum), ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon), limba (Terminalia superba), and moabi (Baillonella toxisperma), ebony, Wengue
  • More than 16 million m of roundwood production / year.
  • Exports to countries of the European Union, China and the USA.
  • Increasing intra-regional demand for wood products (building materials, furniture, ...) resulting from high population growth, increasing urbanization and the development of middle class.
  • + 450 million inhabitants.

10 Reason to Exhibit

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    Get special brand recognition and promote through a major regional and international marketing campaign.

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    Learn about the latest industry trends, technologies and innovative products interacting with industry specialists.

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    Make new contacts and expand the reach of your business by meeting important business partners (suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and institutions).

  4. 4

    Benefit from an international and regional marketing campaign for your company brand.

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    A good opportunity to conclude business in the field with serious buyers.

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    Gabon enjoys a strategic geographic position in Central Africa, acting as a gateway to a regional market of more than 250 million consumers.

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    The Gabonese government plans to rely on its socio-political stability to become an emerging country by 2025.

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    All the necessary facilities are present, including hotels, public transport, and an international airport.

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    Easy application and approval of online visas.

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    Get closer to the main visitors of the wood industry with purchasing power.

EXHIBITION KEY FEATURES

  • First Wood, Woodworking Machinery & Forestry Equipment specialized exhibition in West and Central Africa
  • Exhibition venue to be located in the heart of Capital City of Libreville
  • Total space of 5000 m for the first edition
  • Expecting 5000+ professional visitors
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Exhibitors Profile

Woodworking machinery and tools

Forestry Machines, Trucks

Timber Transport and other Vehicles

Cropping and Harvesting Machines

Saw Millers

Hardwood and Softwood

Flooring, Plywood and Veneer

MDF, Laminates and Boards

Wood Suppliers

Associations and Non-governmental entities

International Departments and Institutions

Certification Bodies

Finishing and Fittings

Furniture Manufacturers

Paints, Adhesives and Glues

Associations and Governmental Entities

Wood Energy

Software

Forestry training, Education,
Information & Consulting services

Trade publishers

Trade press and Specialized Literature

Start-up

Exporters and importers

Small and Medium Enterprises

Visitors Profile

All types of Engineering Machinery &
Equipment Manufacturers

Architects

Builders & Developers

Consultants

Plywood & Particle Board Manufacturers
and Traders

Research Organizations

Education & Training Institutes

Forestry Officials

Furniture Manufacturers

Hardware Distributors, Dealers and
Manufacturers

Industry Associations

Interior Designers & Decorators

Manufacturers of Wood-based Articles

Manufacturers, Distributors &
Dealers of Furniture Fittings

Packaging Industry

Exporters & Importers

Saw Millers

Wood Workers, Craftsmen

INFRASTRUCTURE ULTRA-MODERNE ET EFFICACE EN AFRIQUE

À côté de la capitale cosmopolite Libreville, entièrement dédiée aux affaires, votre entreprise va grandir et prospérer. 80 entreprises, nationales et internationales, se sont déjà installées dans la ZES de Nkok.

Principaux secteurs dans lesquels les entreprises ont investi: bois, métallurgie, recyclage, génie civil et construction, pharmaceutique et cosmétique, informatique et télécommunication, hydrocarbures, finance, tertiaire et bien d'autres.


INCITATIONS POUR LES INVESTISSEURS

Le gouvernement gabonais a accordé des incitations fiscales et un cadre juridique favorable aux unités qui s'installent dans la ZES.

  • 0% Impôt sur le revenu des sociétés pour les dix premières années
  • 0% Droits de douane à l'importation de matériel et de machines pour les industries
  • 1 Autorité de dédouanement à Guichet Unique
  • Aucune restriction sur le rapatriement des bénéfices hors du Gabon

FAITES UN SMART MOVE

  • Marché régional de 50 millions de consommateurs (CEMAC).
  • Installations logistiques efficaces.
  • Code du travail flexible et cadre juridique établi (loi 010/2011).
  • Subventionnement des sources D’énergie et l'eau.
  • Exonération fiscale et autres incitations fiscales.
  • Multisectoriel avec des zones industrielles, résidentielles et commerciales.

ZONE ÉCONOMIQUE SPÉCIALE GSEZ

  • 1226 Ha d’un Parc industriel multisectoriel pour le développement économique
  • GSEZ fournit aux investisseurs des terrains industriels (en pleine propriété ainsi que des loyers) et ils peuvent compter sur une infrastructure industrielle de classe mondiale fournie par la ZES de Nkok.

POSITIONNEMENT ET ROUTES D'ACCÈS

  • A 27 km de la capitale Libreville, la Zone Economique Spéciale multisectorielle (ZES) de NKOK de 1 126 ha est parfaitement située, notamment pour nos clients qui reçoivent des matières premières de l'intérieur du pays
  • La zone a développé 1 093 ha en 2 phases: Phase 1: 591 ha et Phase 2: 502 ha.

Approche Marketing 360°

IMAGE DE MARQUE

  • Promotion de l’image de marque sur site
  • 3 Jours d’exposition
  • Invitations personnelles des invités VIP et responsables gouvernementaux

PUBLICITE HORS LIGNE

  • Entretiens en tête-à-tête
  • Événements de mise en réseau dédiés

PUBLICITE NUMERIQUE OPTIMALE

  • 100 annonces radio à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest
  • SMS aux professionnels ciblés du métier

OPTIMUM DIGITAL ADVERTISING

  • Présence de plus de 300 000 e-shots
  • Présence en ligne sur plus de 60 Portails Internet locaux et internationaux
  • Connectivité de réseaux sociaux à travers plusieurs plateformes

RÉCEPTION DU RÉSEAUTAGE DES ACHETEURS

  • Profitez d’une mise en réseau étendue avec les meilleurs acheteurs de l’Afrique
  • Prestigieuse réception de mise en réseau à organiser pour tous les exposants

Main Supporter

Sponsors

Official Telecommunication Partner

Official Airline Partner

Technical Conference

Supporters

International Media Partner

Media Partners

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CONTACT US

Head Office

Tel: +971 4 392 3232
E-mail: info@gabonwoodshow.com