VietnamWood, a leading South-East Asia trade fair for the primary and secondary woodworking and wood processing industry, is being sponsored and supported by NürnbergMesse with immediate effect.

The organiser, Chan Chao International Co., Ltd., and NürnbergMesse announced the agreement at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022 in Nuremberg, with their first project together set to be VietnamWood 2022.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with NürnbergMesse, one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers with proven expertise in woodworking and wood processing,” comments Judy Wang, Executive Director Overseas, Chan Chao International Co., Ltd.

“With our trade fairs in Germany, India and now Vietnam, our customers have access to the leading platforms in the key markets for woodworking and wood processing,” says Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board, NürnbergMesse. “VietnamWood is a top-level trade fair in the South-East Asian market, and it offers us major potential for growth in our existing woodworking events network.” 

Vietnam is on the way to becoming the leading country for furniture manufacture in Asia. There is strong demand for the latest manufacturing technologies and skills, and VietnamWood is the sector’s most important procurement and technology platform. The exhibition portfolio includes machines and processes for wood processing and surface treatment, tools, furniture accessories, raw materials and disposal equipment.

VietnamWood has been held in Ho Chi Minh City since 2001 – at first annually, since 2007 biennially, demonstrating growth in all key parameters: exhibitor numbers, exhibition area and visitor numbers. The local wood and furniture industry has enjoyed double-digit growth for years, with high-level investment.

Following a break in 2021 due to Covid-19, the 14th edition of VietnamWood will take place at the SECC-Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City from 18 to 21 October 2022. The series will then resume its normal schedule in the autumn of 2023.