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INDUSTRY SHOWS

Solid Line-up

The 30th annual Wood Technology Clinic & Show in Portland offers a solid line-up of exhibitors and speakers.

Check the calendar and mark March 20-22 as the dates for the premiere exposition and conference for the wood processing industry, the 30th annual Wood Technology Clinic & Show in Portland, Oregon. 

Considered to be a central marketplace for buyers and sellers of products, services and technologies that support and integrate all the functions and activities of wood processing, the show will be packed with nearly 450 exhibitors displaying the latest industry-related products and services, in addition to an all-new educational conference. 

Event highlights include a top-notch assortment of exhibitors, an in-depth educational conference, and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees. The networking event of the show is the Northwest Brewfest, filled with food, fun and live music. The Wood Technology Clinic & Show is among the largest and most respected technology expositions and educational programs for wood-processing professionals. 

Offering more than 1,000 exhibit booths of equipment, machinery, services and technologies, the show draws industry professionals from across North America and around the world, from front line personnel to company owners and CEOs. 

As an educational venue, the Wood Technology Clinic & Show is host to a cross-functional conference program that addresses key industry issues and trends.

Through innovative, high-quality educational sessions, exhibits and networking events, attendees at the Wood Technology Clinic & Show will learn about emerging technologies, various new industry approaches, state-of-the- art products and equipment and new sources of business. Covering more than 100,000 square feet, the well-established exposition will include the latest wood processing technology, equipment, products, services and information.  

Exhibitors at the Wood Technology Clinic & Show include companies of all sizes who will be displaying technology and resources catering to the sawmill, plywood, lumber, panel and engineered wood products manufacturing industries. Product categories include equipment for energy generation equipment, fibre processing, log processing, lumber manufacturing, process controls/electronics, saws, knives, specialty products manufacturing equipment and secondary processing equipment. 

The three-day conference, covering both primary and secondary segments of wood processing and manufacturing, will feature a comprehensive lineup of more than 30 educational sessions led by experts in the industry. As an educational venue, the Wood Technology Clinic & Show is host to a cross-functional conference program that addresses key industry issues and trends from every corner of the wood processing industry. New and improved conference sessions will offer professional development opportunities that give attendees insight into the technologies and solutions of the 21st century. 

The clinic is among the most comprehensive educational events of the year for professional wood processors. Held in conjunction with the exposition, industry experts will present the most current wood manufacturing and processing topics. The investment in time will be repaid many times over with advanced ideas, greater productivity, lower operational costs, greater resources, expanded career horizons and more satisfied customers. 

Designed for individuals who want to sharpen their management skills, broaden their business understanding, and learn about new techniques, the conference will cover both primary and secondary segments of wood processing and manufacturing. The clinic and show will feature cutting-edge building products and technologies, hands-on product demonstrations, a comprehensive education program and excellent networking opportunities. 

The show and clinic offer the opportunity to condense months of applied research and learning into two short days. Attendees will learn about the hottest trends from the experts themselves and obtain practical information they can put to use immediately.  

Interacting with top industry specialists, attendees will be able to build a professional network to expand their resources and career opportunities. They will also receive a conference proceedings notebook to refer to year-round. From its beginning, the wood technology clinics served as a key component for wood processing manufacturers to design a solid business plan to help make an impact on their industry. 

Today, 30 years later, the wood technology clinic and show remains a cornerstone in the wood processing industry. For further information on the wood technology clinic and show called 1-800-789-2233 or 972-906-6800. Additional information on the wood technology clinic and show can be found on the updated and redesigned Web site located on the World Wide Web at http://www.woodwideweb.com  

The Web site provides immediate access to information including a show overview, registration options, booth information and special events. The site includes additional information on hotel registration, the conference schedule, an exhibitor list and links to exhibitors Web sites. 

"We realize the importance the Web site serves when communicating with our attendee and exhibitor base. Therefore, but added many more features and were available on the 2001 site," says Sue Palmer, VNU expositions building group show director. "This new site allows attendees, exhibitors and media to quickly access information online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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