An industry on the rise meets at the largest DELHIWOOD to date

4/8/2019 | HOLZ-HANDWERK

An industry on the rise meets at the largest DELHIWOOD to date

Over 527 domestic and international companies exhibited at DELHIWOOD 2019 from 13 – 16 March 2019 at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, India. DELHIWOOD 2019 concluded successfully at the India Expo Mart & Centre in Greater Noida as more than 527 exhibitors showcased their latest products on 19,253 sq. m of net display space. DELHIWOOD once again continues to build on its position as the leading expo in South Asia for Furniture Production Technologies, Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Raw Materials and Product, alongside INDIAWOOD.

Picture of organizers and the main representatives of the industry at DelhiWood 2019. DelhiWood 2019 inauguration ceremony with the organizers and key industry stakeholders
Held between 13 – 16 March 2019, the 4-day exhibition provided participants with insights into the latest trends and innovations in furniture production, woodworking machinery, interior design services, diverse building engineering services and the ever-growing woodworking industry.

DELHIWOOD 2019 India today has established itself as the most important event of the entire Indian Woodworking industry along with INDIAWOOD & MUMBAIWOOD, having consistently offered an all-encompassing platform for both the demand and supply side to equip themselves with latest in technology, design, machinery and raw materials.

The theme of this edition was ‘Transformation of Furniture Manufacturing and the Woodworking Industry’ aptly carried forward to encourage domestic manufacturing for production and supply of equipment. In line with the DELHIWOOD 2021 vision of becoming the largest network and the most dynamic platform for the Woodworking Industry alongside INDIAWOOD 2020.

The 2019 edition of the show witnessed 527 participants from 35 countries spread across 11 country pavilions. DELHIWOOD offered a 360-degree view on global trends from the Woodworking Industry. These pavilions provided a great opportunity for domestic manufacturers, SME’s & traders to ideate, network and get an understanding of current trends.  Furniture & Kitchen manufacturers, architects, interior designers, timber traders, saw millers, builders, contractors, hardware distributors, dealers from all over the country and neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the middle-east & other international countries participated in the 4-day industry event.

DELHIWOOD saw participation from many International associations – American Softwood, American Hardwood from USA, Canadian Wood from Canada and Swedish Wood from Sweden, Japan Wood Association from Japan were among first-time participants. The encounter of worldwide experts provided the opportunity to learn and collaborate across borders.

DELHIWOOD 2019 was inaugurated on 13th March by Mr. Peter Ottman, CEO, NürnbergMesse & Ms Sonia Prashar, MD, NürnbergMesse India, along with key industry stakeholders.

“The exhibition is the biggest ever woodworking industry show in India and is expected to bring major traction for India which has over Rs 3000 Cr (US$30 billion) organized woodworking industry,” said Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India Pvt Ltd.

Prashar adds that as per a study by the World Bank, India’s organised furniture industry is expected to grow 20% per annum over the next few years and is projected to cross US$ 32 billion by 2019, (Rs 3200 Cr) while the luxury furniture market is expected to garner $27.01 billion (Rs 1870 crores) by 2020, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate – (CAGR) of 4.1% during the forecast period 2015-2020.

Even as DelhiWood has, over the last five editions come up as the largest industry-specific event for furniture and wood-based manufacturing industries, some of the highlights at 2019 fair include an International Timber Forum which will bring furniture manufacturers, builders, architects, interior designers, civil engineers etc. on one platform for exchange of ideas and skill demonstration for small furniture manufacturers, carpenters and craftsmen in association with the Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC). “Delegates from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the world skills team from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will grace the occasion,” said Parshar.

DELHIWOOD also hosted a Timber Forum with the theme ‘Versatility of Timber in Furniture manufacturing, Construction and Interior Design’ which has been conceived over the years as a knowledge-sharing platform for suppliers (timber councils, importers/ exporters), end-users, furniture makers, real estate construction companies, etc.) and influencers (architects, interior designers, project consultants, etc.).DELHIWOOD also held live demonstrations along with the Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC), on all four days.

DELHIWOOD 2021 will take place on March 4-8, 2021 in Greater Noida at the India Expo Centre & Mart.

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Bookings are now open for MUMBAIWOOD which will take place at Bombay Exhibition Centre from 17 – 19 October 2019 and INDIAWOOD which will take place at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 27 Feb – 2 March 2020.

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MUMBAIWOOD 17-19.10.2019 Mumbai, India

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HOLZ-HANDWERK 18-21.03.2020 Nuremberg, Germany

About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest trade fair companies in the world. It comprises NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 14 subsidiaries and affiliates. The company employs more than 1,000 people at ten locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Austria and the USA. NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio includes around 120 German and international trade fairs and congresses. Every year, up to 35,000 exhibitors (international contingent: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (26% from outside Germany) take part in the Group’s own, partner and guest events.

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