CHILE Wood Expo: Sydney Oct 16

Monday, 1st Sep 2014

The best of Chilean timber products - presented with style and flair!

The Chile Wood Expo is a celebration of the sophisticated range of the country’s timber products now distributed in Australia - we'll be there, come and say hello to us at the WoodSolutions stand.

According to Chile’s senior trade commissioner Silvana Gattini the event, hosted by ProChile, also highlights the steady increase in 21st century radiata pine-based building and decorative timber products produced and exported from Chile to world markets, including Australia.

“There is little doubt that Chile continues to be the standout performer and market leader in the Asia-Pacific region in relation to the production of innovative, exceptionally well regarded timber products,” Ms Gattini said.

“Chilean structural and decorative timber product exported to Australia now surpass traditional competitors and have the comfort of firmly established fit-for-purpose credentials.

“Their price competitiveness relative to other comparable imported and domestically produced materials is also a strong feature of the Chilean timber products available in the Australian market.”

Ms Gattini says the Chile Wood Expo will showcase Chilean engineered wood and panel and plywood products from a number of Chilean producers.

“This free-to-attend event will also be about entertainment Chilean-style, with wine-tasting from leading Chilean wine suppliers and food with a Chilean twist,” she said.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in some fun quizzes with great prizes.

The event is sponsored by the Sydney-based Consulate of Chile (ProChile) and the Australian Timber Importers Federation, and supported by leading Chilean timber exporters, wine producers and industry associations including the Timber and Building Material Association and Forest and Wood Products Australia.

The Chile Wood Expo is expected to attract wholesalers, timber merchants, resellers, retailers, manufacturers, builders, technical experts and trade association representatives.

Entry to the expo is free for timber industry supply chain company managers and their employees and technical and other supply chain professionals.

Nicholas Birrell 02 9262
John Halkett 0417 421 187

Chile Wood Expo will be held at the Lake Room, Waterview Conference Centre, Bicentennial Drive, Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday, 16 October 2014 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.


Did you know?

About 6% of Australia’s 147 million hectares of native forests are public forests potentially available for timber harvesting. Timber is harvested from about 1% of those public native forests each year.