For the first time, AHEC will host a US Hardwood Pavilion at FIMMA-Maderalia trade show in Valencia Spain. FIMMA and Maderalia are two concurrent trade shows representing the furniture production and design industries and is held every other year. This pavilion is the best chance for AHEC members to reach out directly to European manufacturers in 2022.
Hiroshima Prefecture has a historic concentration of furniture companies. AHEC Japan will meet with seven representatives of wood-related companies with headquarters in the region—importer/wholesalers and manufacturers of furniture and other wood products. We will inquire about their lumber needs, with a view to clarifying the direction of our promotional activities for the year.
AHEC will host a small open pavilion for US hardwood-producing companies to attend the American Hardwood Pavilion at IndiaWood in Bangalore. Based on recent feedback from our India Director, Rod Wiles, we believe the time is now to develop the wood purchasing and manufacturing industry in India and continue to educate them on American hardwoods.
Held during Milan Design Week, the Salone di Mobile is one of Europe's most influential finished interior design trade shows. AHEC will attend the show to communicate our message of beautiful and sustainable design using American hardwoods.
Trade show focused on the hospitality industry in Mexico and the Caribbean. AHEC will be active during this show to ensure that American hardwoods remain represented when development plans are created for hotels and public spaces.
Izumo, Shimane, Japan and Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Wood education seminar hosted in Izumo (July 1st) and Kanazawa (July 3rd) for the local furniture industry. Topics will include a presentation on grading from NHLA Chief Inspector Mr. Dana Spessert and wood use in interior design from American Architects.