IndiaWood 2024: Amplifying opportunities, manufacturing innovation

IndiaWood 2024 is all set to create new benchmarks with a record number of leading companies and organisations committed to showcasing their cutting-edge woodworking products and services.

Scheduled to take place from 22 to 26 February, at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), this edition promises to be the most impactful event yet, bringing together industry leaders, technology suppliers and buyers from around the world.

It will feature a comprehensive line-up of seminars, workshops and panel discussions led by experts and thought leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into emerging industry trends, sustainable practices and innovative technologies.

With over 950 companies from more than 50 countries displaying their products and services across 75,000 square metres, this edition will host an impressive array of participants. Countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Malaysia, Canada, USA and Turkey will be represented in their official pavilions.

The co-located events include the India Mattresstech & Upholstery Supplies Expo, along with concurrent events, Wood + in Architecture & Design, and Surface in Motion India.

Opportunities galore

Furniture and kitchen manufacturers, architects, interior designers, timber traders, saw millers, builders, contractors, hardware distributors, and dealers from all over the country and neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan,Sri Lanka, and West Asia will be a part of this 5-day mega event.

The show has played a pivotal role in fostering growth within the woodworking sector in the country. India’s woodworking industry has seen remarkable progress over the years, and the Indian furniture market is estimated at US$15.79 billion in 2023. It is projected to reach US$26.85 billion by 2028.

India now accounts for 5% of the global furniture market, valued at US$32 billion, with the development of furniture hubs and a significant increase in wood exports further fueling its growth trajectory, making it a promising market for both domestic and international players.

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) has signed a pact with the World Furniture Confederation to set up modern industrial clusters for manufacturing furniture in the country, which will allow the industry to do cost-effective manufacturing at globally competitive prices.

The India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) and India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed last year offer zero-duty market access for made-in-India furniture to these markets.

Added attractions

“IndiaWood 2024 is more than just an exhibition; it’s a dynamic marketplace that brings together visionaries and trail-blazers in the woodworking and furniture manufacturing sectors,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NuernbergMesse India, the organiser.

Luigi De Vito, President of Eumabois (European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers, SCM Group General Manager and SCM Wood Division Director) is upbeat about the scope of the Indian market and industry.

“The Indian market is growing in sync with the global demand. This might be the right moment when European and Indian manufacturing deepen their partnership and shape the upcoming industrial agenda in terms of trade, digitalisation and sustainability,” he said.

The third edition of ‘Wood in Architecture and Design (WAD)’, a  1-day conference, to be held on 24 February, will bring together architects, structural engineers, designers and mass-timber manufacturers to explore through panel discussions, expert presentations and interesting case studies the application of wood as a construction material.

A new programme, Surface In Motion, will be held on 23 February, where top speakers will present the latest topics on decorative surfaces for wood-based materials.

The India MattressTech + Upholstery Supplies Expo (IME), held concurrently, will have on display the latest technology for mattress production machinery and supplies, mattress finishing machinery and supplies, production tools and equipment, upholstery production technology, bed systems, new materials, etc.

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