The Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 (MWE 2019) is a show that is not-to-be-missed and is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and the publisher of wood magazine, Panels & Furniture Group. MWE 2019 is the first true coming together of top exhibitors in this part of the world.

Credit: Malaysian Timber Council

Scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 November 2019 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, MWE 2019 is expected to attract the finest international wood-based manufacturers, exporters as well as woodworking machinery suppliers and buyers who will tap into the unlimited opportunities that some of the fastest-growing Southeast Asian economies have to offer.

ASEAN as the third largest economy in Asia and fifth largest economy in the world, offers great opportunities with its recovery of exports and robust domestic demand. Since 2006, ASEAN’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has stood steadily at 5.3%. Total exports from the ASEAN economies rose by 14.7% to USD1.322-billion in 2017. With several Free Trade Agreements under its belt, trading with ASEAN countries will lead to a wealth of business opportunities.

Ranked as the second most competitive economy within the ASEAN bloc, Malaysia, with its well-developed infrastructure, sound political climate, strategic geographical location and business facilities, makes it an excellent gateway into ASEAN. Malaysia will also be a good timber manufacturing hub for export to ASEAN countries which have a combined population of over 640 million and a GDP of USD2.8-trillion.

Both organisers – MTC and Panels & Furniture Group – have pulled out all the stops to make MWE 2019 a successful event. All the imperatives are in place to make MWE 2019 an important tool in one’s business wheelhouse.

MWE 2019 is going to be about the market, trends, new products and the place where the innovations of tomorrow will be discovered by all.