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TIWF 2024 prepares for its first edition

 Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Thailand International Woodworking and Furniture Exhibition 2024 (TIWF 2024) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from September 18 to 20 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre.

A new international trade exhibition for woodworking and furniture industry in ASEAN, hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is about o come into existence this year. Named the Thailand International Woodworking and Furniture Exhibition 2024 (TIWF 2024) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from September 18 to 20 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre. With the hope for a positive response the decision to start the event was taken during an industry briefing organized by IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. and IEC Messevertriebs GmbH on 15th June 2023 held at Grand Center Point Hotel, Terminal 21, Bangkok.

The industry briefing was organized under the theme “Enhancing business opportunities for Thailand’s woodworking and furniture industry in ASEAN market.” The event was very well attended by industry players and professionals from the woodworking and furniture manufacturing sectors, that also included public sector and association representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Forestry Industry Organization, and Thai Timber Association.

The Thailand International Woodworking and Furniture Exhibition 2024 (TIWF 2024) is to be organized jointly by IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. from Thailand and IEC Messevertriebs GmbH from Germany. The exhibition will take up over 5,000 sq. meters of exhibition space. It is about to attract over 200 exhibiting companies and 4,000 local and international attendees coming from the entire spectrum of the woodworking and furniture supply chain sectors.

The Host Organization of TIWF 2024 is Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. One of the many important strategic functions of the Ministry is overseeing forest and biodiversity management, in critical sectors such as forest, national parks, biodiversity, wildlife, land management, and geological resources.

“The protection and preservation of natural resources and the environment is an important role for the Ministry. We see TIWF 2024 as an important international forum in Thailand to present and discuss the latest technology, solutions, materials, trends, sustainability, and environmental issues impacting the woodworking industry of Thailand and ASEAN” said Mr. Phichit Sombatmak, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

TIWF 2024 is well supported and endorsed by many key government bodies, industry associations and academic institutions – both locally and internationally. This demonstrates the need of an event like TIWF 2024 to provide the woodworking industry and markets with a dedicated face-to-face international industry forum to meet, discuss, exchange views, learn new knowledge and trends, forge new business deals, network, and address issues impacting the environment and sustainability.

The exhibition will feature the latest machinery and technology, materials and supplies, fittings, hardware and components, and services serving the woodworking industry and markets in Thailand and ASEAN.

Mr. Charlee Sirisakulsphon, President of Ta Chou Industry Co., Ltd., the Gold sponsor of TIWF 2024, said “We are excited to be part of this event. TIWF 2024 provides us the opportunity to showcase our range of products, such as air equipment, packaging equipment, spray painting tools, blades, saws, and many more. This event will serve as an effective business platform for us to connect with potential customers and help us expand our market presence in this region.”

Amongst the key features of TIWF 2024 includes a public-private sector exchange platform for the government and private sectors to discuss and exchange views on policies and opportunities impacting the woodworking industry of Thailand and ASEAN.

On the topic of sustainability, the organisers have launched an initiative called “TIWF Sustainable Reforestation Programme”, aiming to preserve, strengthen, and create diversified forests in Thailand by helping its environment re-establish healthy forest structure to preserve biodiversity within its ecosystem.

Ms. Peerayapan Pongsanam, Senior Manager of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd, added “Through this programme, we will donate USD 1 for every square meter sold at TIWF 2024 to support Thailand’s reforestation programme. We would like to invite all exhibitors and stakeholders of TIWF 2024 to play their parts in greening our wood industry.”

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