Art and Joy of Wood

Confirmed speakers

The exhibition

Commercial exhibition

A commercial exhibition will be held for the three days of the conference and the Saturday after the conference ends (19-22 October 2011). The exhibition will be focused on companies and organisations involved in forestry and the production, use and sale of wood products (including handicrafts). Following the overall theme of this event, companies and organisations specialising in products and/or services containing a high degree of craftsmanship, artistic input and innovation or serving specialised and niche markets are particularly encouraged to participate in the exhibition.

The exhibition will take place in a marquee in the outdoor exhibition area adjacent to the conference auditorium and there will be room for up to fifty 3 x 3 metre booths. The exhibition is not solely a trade exhibition and will be open to the public as well as conference participants on all four days. About 8,000 people are expected to visit the exhibition over the four days and there will be a nominal entry fee for the public.

Exhibitors profile

The following types of exhibitor are expected to attend:

  • Architects, builders and interior designers working with wood
  • Wooden furniture manufacturers
  • Manufacturers and retailers of wooden gift items and toys
  • Manufacturers of musical instruments
  • Handicraft manufacturers and retailers
  • Sports goods manufacturers
  • Sawnwood and wood-based panel producers
  • Wood promotion and marketing organisations
  • Forest industry associations
  • Research, education and training institutions
Registered exhibitors

The following companies and organisations have registered for the exhibition so far (August 2011):
Equipment suppliers and service providers
  • Bosch India
  • Elixir Technologies
  • Leitz Tooling Systems India
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
  • Ply Reporter
  • Rapidex Enterprises
  • Sai Enterprises
  • TechnoXL Green Technologies
  • Wood News
Forest products
  • Century Ply
  • Geeta Timber
  • GreenPly
  • Karnataka State Forests Industries Corporation
  • NCL Industries
Consumer goods and services
  • Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers and Artisans Co-operative Federation (BRAWFED)
  • Hitaishi KK
  • Jungle Lodges and Resorts
  • Sai Musicals
  • Sri Kaveri Handicrafts Industry
Associations, institutions and organisations
  • American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
  • Federation of Indian Plywood and Panel Industries (FIPPI)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI)
  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST)
  • International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)
  • Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA-UK)
  • WWF-India, Global Forest and Trade Network