Shanghai 12th October 2016 – The organisers of WoodMac China, China National Forestry Machinery Association; China International Exhibitions Ltd and Deutsche Messe have announced that WoodMac China and associated events China office furniture manufacturer FurniTek and WoodBuild China and Forestry China scheduled for 7-9 March 2017 in Shanghai will be postponed until 2018.
Citing reasons for the postponement, Mr Brendan Jennings, General Manager for China International Exhibitions stated that “he slowdown of the Chinese economy generally and specifically the fall in new house and apartment building have had an adverse effect on the market for wood products used in building and furniture manufacturing and consequently demand for woodworking technology”. conference desk He added “the organisers wish to preserve the reputation of the WoodMac China brand as a quality exhibition for new and innovative technology – this is best achieved when the market returns to a growth phase.”
WoodMac China has served the Chinese market for woodworking technology for over two decades; from the first event in 1995, when the exhibition was exclusively for imported technology, to the emergence and subsequent domination of the exhibition negotiation desk by Chinese wood technology brands. In the current day, a maturing market increasingly needs a dedicated specialized event to cater to new innovations.
The organisers announced that they will continue to monitor the Chinese economy and reschedule WoodMac China when market conditions improve.