As the largest timber trade exhibition on the continent, WoodEX for Africa is considered the gateway to Africa’s timber trade. From the biggest CNC machines to the smallest screws, from the loggers of the great outdoors to sleek laminated flooring, WoodEX for Africa plays host to the most specialised, yet comprehensive range of equipment, tools, machinery and wood products available on the market.

While WoodEX for Africa’s exhibition is a focused event, its showing has been carefully cultivated over the years to include a wide-ranging representation of products and services.

According to WoodEX for Africa Organiser, Stephan Jooste, “From the start of WoodEX in 2012, the show carried both indoor and outdoor exhibition areas to showcase products optimally, with big names like Wood-Mizer, CMC Woodworking Machinery, WoodTech, Geerlings, Bosch, De Walt and Vermont Sales, among others, proudly taking space at the show.”

“Heavy forestry and wood-processing equipment and machinery are best positioned outdoors, not just for practical reasons, but for exhibitors to demonstrate their equipment and machinery put to the test in its natural environment. The outdoor exhibit has always had a special vibrancy of its own with highlights over the years including exciting portable sawmill demonstrations, three-wheeler testing as well as a chainsaw wood carving competition.”

Indoors at the well-equipped Gallagher Estate in Midrand, WoodEX for Africa showcases large CNC machines, woodworking machinery and equipment, veneering equipment, ply woods, tooling, fixtures and fittings as well as paints and coatings, and industry associations, making the show the most inclusive showcase of timber and related products and services on the continent.


Rounded off with its highly-anticipated Timber Talks, WoodEX for Africa has something on offer for every timber professional looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the trade.

“WoodEX for Africa’s well-rounded offering to both exhibitors and visitors alike makes for a multi-faceted exhibition of the top timber and related products and services available on the market, underpinned by industry expertise and a trade looking to the future,” says Jooste, concluding, “We are delighted to announce that Early Bird bookings for exhibition space at the show are now open and we encourage our exhibitors to secure their space early to unlock maximum exposure for their brands.”

WoodEX for Africa will be taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Early Bird bookings for the event are now open. Exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock maximum exposure leading up to the event. For more information about exhibition space, contact Annelize on +27 (0)21 850 8846, +27 (0)81 775 5859 or email

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will be exhibiting at WoodEX for Africa and looks forward to engaging with the trade and public on all matters timber construction!