The 11th edition of WoodMac China and supporting events WoodBuild and FurniTek China 2011 organised by China National Forestry Machinery Association; Deutsche Messe AG and China International Exhibitions, a member of Allworld Exhibitions, closed last week in Shanghai. Reports of record numbers of overseas buyers attending and the world's first showing of Raute's latest technology were set against a background of rising business confidence for sales of woodworking technology to the Chinese domestic market.
The exhibition recorded a 20% growth in area to 35,000 square metres with the biggest addition coming from European panel technology companies and Chinese exhibitors offering a wide range of forestry, panel board, furniture, wood flooring, window and door and other wood product manufacturing technology. International participation was dominated by European exhibitors particularly pavilions from national wood technology associations from Germany, the VDMA and from Italy, ACIMALL. WoodMac China 2011 was exclusively supported by the 13-member country associations that together make up EUMABOIS the European Federation of Woodworking Associations. While Chinese participation is under the auspices of the China National Forestry Machinery Association and the private sector woodworking guilds of Shanghai, Harbin in North China, Qingdao, in the East and Shunda, South China.
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