Gabon Wood, Woodworking & Forestry Show 2018 offers you the chance to meet wood, woodworking and forestry professionals, develop ideas for increasing the range and quality of your business, and learn new techniques and sources of supply. It is a quest to be the best platform for creative ideas and new technologies, and showcase innovative resources that would lead to lucrative transactions.
Gabon is a bustling business hub with rapid development and expansion. It is the ideal place for the global wood industry to meet. The exhibition would display the latest products and innovations in the wood and forestry industry in the region.
Gabon has an ambitious vision in the forest-wood sector by 2025:
"Make Gabon a world leader in certified tropical timber, driven by an innovative industry, fully valuing the forest under sustainable management, carbon sinks and biodiversity sanctuary "Wood is one of the 21 century building materials par excellence inexpensive, sustainable, renewable and energy efficient. These innovations in wood offer the opportunity to revolutionize the market of building materials and housing in Gabon, in terms of cost and efficiency, offering new opportunities to the local wood industry (doors, windows , cladding). The same potential can be found in the regional market, where demographic change, increasing urbanization and the development of the middle class will create considerable habitat needs and increased market opportunities for processed timber."
H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba
President of Gabon
The West and Central Africa sub-region is an important producer of wood products, although production is dominated by industrial round wood and primary processing (mainly the production of sawn wood and wood-based panels). Historically, countries in the sub-region have been log exporters.
Timber trade in the West and Central Africa sub-region is influenced by local, regional and overseas demands, with Europe being an important market for the major producing countries in the region. Much of the demand for wood product in the region is for rough-sawn and low-grade timber used in construction and joinery with regional markets.
Get special brand recognition and promote through a major regional and international marketing campaign.
Learn about the latest industry trends, technologies and innovative products interacting with industry specialists.
Make new contacts and expand the reach of your business by meeting important business partners (suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and institutions).
Benefit from an international and regional marketing campaign for your company brand.
A good opportunity to conclude business in the field with serious buyers.
Gabon enjoys a strategic geographic position in Central Africa, acting as a gateway to a regional market of more than 250 million consumers.
The Gabonese government plans to rely on its socio-political stability to become an emerging country by 2025.
All the necessary facilities are present, including hotels, public transport, and an international airport.
Easy application and approval of online visas.
Get closer to the main visitors of the wood industry with purchasing power.
It is beside the cosmopolitan capital Libreville, and entirely dedicated to business, where your company will grow and thrive.
80 companies, domestic and international, have already settled in Nkok SEZ.
Main sectors in which companies have invested: timber, metallurgy, recycling, civil engineering and construction, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, IT & telecomunications, hydrocarbon, finance, tertiary services and many more.
The Gabonese Government has granted fiscal incentives and a favourable legal framework for units settling in the SEZ.
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