Gabon Wood, Woodworking Machinery & Forestry Show’s 2nd edition is all set to take place from 24 – 26 June, 2019 in Libreville, Gabon. Post its successful launch edition in 2018, it has gained the reputation of being the only dedicated platform for the wood, forestry and machinery sectors in the West and Central African region. This unique and exciting platform offers you the chance to meet wood, woodworking machinery 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. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Gabon Special Economic Zone based out of Libreville which is a business entity of partnership between Olam International Gabonese government.
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