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MIFF RESCHEDULES 26TH EDITION TO 2021

MIFF RESCHEDULES 26TH EDITION TO 2021

MIFF RESCHEDULES 26TH EDITION TO 2021 March 8-11 in MITEC and PWTC   KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 4: Malaysian International Furniture Fair, the biggest industry show in Southeast Asia, has rescheduled its 26th edition to 2021 in view of the global coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 event will be held from March 8-11 at the Malaysia International

IFMAC & WOODMAC 2020 reschedules to 14 to 17 Octob...

IFMAC & WOODMAC 2020 reschedules to 14 to 17 October 2020

Indonesia’s largest trade exhibition for the furniture production industry, The International Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (IFMAC & WOODMAC), organized by PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI) is being rescheduled to 14 to 17 October 2020 at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran. Earlier planned for the 23 to 26 September 2020 at the same

Toca Madera finalists exhibit during Madrid Design...

Toca Madera finalists exhibit during Madrid Design Festival 2020

  The eight final pieces of the Toca Madera competition, organized by AHEC and Industrial Design Engineering Association (AIDI) for young designers in Spain, are now on display at the Fernán Gómez Cultural Center of the Villa (Plaza de Colón, 4) until 29th February, as part of Madrid Design Festival 2020. The designers were challenged

News from VietnamWood: Appetite for American Hardw...

News from VietnamWood: Appetite for American Hardwoods Continues to Grow in Key Market of Vietnam

The American Hardwood Export Council shows commitment to Vietnamese partnership as over 30 members join the pavilion at this iconic tradeshow   At the recent VietnamWoodshow, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 American companies joined the American Hardwood Export Council at their pavilion, a space of 252

FORMÓBILE 2020 WILL DISCUSS INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE F...

FORMÓBILE 2020 WILL DISCUSS INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE FURNITURE SECTOR

The 9th edition of ForMóbile – International Fair of the Furniture and Wood Industrieswill discuss the opportunities, challenges and trends of Industry 4.0 in the furniture sector. The issue is on the agenda of the largest international associations in the sector and has been receiving investments from the main market players. A good example is

FLEGT VPA and PEFC certification synergies: the fu...

FLEGT VPA and PEFC certification synergies: the future looks bright in Vietnam

Sustainability and legality initiatives such as PEFC forest certification and FLEGT VPA are increasingly running parallel in many Asian tropical countries. However, there is still limited coordination between these initiatives within the same country as well as among national states. Therefore, ensuring meaningful coordination and synergies between these initiatives was amongst key messages promoted at

Vietnam commits to forest certification and PEFC

Vietnam commits to forest certification and PEFC

“Our goal is to significantly increase the number of certified hectares in Vietnam,” said Ha Cong Tuan, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), prior to the launch of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office (VAFS) last week in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Vietnamese government has formulated a Forestry Development Strategy to help achieve this

Best Use of Certified Wood Honoured at World Archi...

Best Use of Certified Wood Honoured at World Architecture Festival

By Michael Buckley, Turnstone Singapore From Chile to China and Canada, teams of architects assembled in Amsterdam to present their projects at the 2018 World Architecture Festival. At a Gala Dinner for over 1,000, the results were announced by organiser Paul Finch describing itas “a moment to celebrate the extraordinary diversity and skills of a

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest managem...

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

PEFC certification in Vietnam takes a big step forward with the decision from the Prime Minister’s Office to approve the project on sustainable forest management and forest certification by establishing the national forest certification system, in line with PEFC international requirements. This confirms the Vietnamese government’s vision and recognition that sustainable forest management and certification

PEFC: 'Demonstrating the legality and sustainabili...

PEFC: ‘Demonstrating the legality and sustainability of tropical hardwood is a must’

“We are entering a new age for timber, a new industrial revolution for timber,” said Peter Latham, Chairman of PEFC international, speaking today at the first Malaysian Timber Conference. This isn’t just a climate-positive story of using a renewable crop, a crop that can still lock in the carbon when at the end of its use;