The third edition of the Wood Industry Convention will be held on December 5th 2018, at the Emerald Hotel in Prishtina, starting from 9:30.
The event will highlight and raise awareness of the importance of the wood-processing sector to Kosovo’s economic growth. Through the Convention, wood-processing companies have an opportunity to gain visibility, promote their products, meet potential buyers, attract investors, make contacts, share experiences, and learn. The convention will also serve as a networking platform for manufacturers, government agencies, donors, international buyers, and other relevant industry stakeholders.
The Convention will consist of industry forum sessions with presentations and discussions on a variety of topics of relevance for the sector. Topics include, success stories and challenges faced by the industry, effective and new technologies in wood-processing, donor activities in the sector, and the cooperation between universities/faculties and the private sector.
Over 20 wood-processing companies will present their Kosovo-made wood furniture, doors, windows and interior products at an exhibition during the Convention. The exhibition will serve as a guide to attending buyers and sales agents on the capabilities and product offerings of Kosovo’s wood processors.
An exhibition of the designs of the finalists of the Best Student Design Contest 2018 will also be held at the Convention. The exhibition will showcase innovative furniture and interior designs and is intended to be followed up by direct connections between the designers and manufacturers. The Contest is organized as part of the Convention and will conclude with an awards ceremony at the end of the event. The Contest is open to students from various universities around Kosovo.
Business-to-Business meetings will also be held during the Convention. They will provide an opportunity for Kosovo producers to meet and present their offers to attending sales agents and buyers, foreign and domestic. Complementing the B2B, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector and the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo will facilitate visits to factories for buyers and agents in the days after the Convention.
The Wood Industry Convention has become a major annual industry event for Kosovo wood-processors. The event is organized for the third year running by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo (AWPK).