Good Wood Expo

Good Wood Expo is a roadshow of responsible promotional events which will take place around the world. The Expo creates markets for responsible timber from VPA (voluntary partnership agreements) countries, increases the visibility of VPA and FLEGT timber, and raises awareness about the VPA process.

We chose the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX 2019), in Jakarta, as our first destination, promoting FLEGT-licensed timber products. IFEX is Indonesia’s flagship event and international showcase for the furniture industry. It is the biggest meeting place for national and international buyers, traders, and national manufacturers. The event featured a wide range of products by around 500 exhibitors. The Good Wood Expo – Indonesia, situated in an "island" in the middle of IFEX, gave visitors the opportunity to meet our showcase of Indonesian timber furniture companies and to attend our high-profile Good Wood Talks. Over 200 visitors visited the Expo.

Future destinations will include Cameroon (November 2019), Vietnam (2020), Republic of Congo (2020) and Ghana (2021).

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Exhibits

Promote your legal and certified timber furniture products to the European and Chinese markets; raise your company’s profile, meet new clients and generate new business.

Good Wood Talks

The Good Wood Expo also includes a seminar space for Good Wood Talks. Join us! Listen to our line-up of exciting speakers and share benefits of FLEGT-licensed timber products.

Showcase of BVRio's RTX

At each Good Wood Expo we will showcase BVRIO's Responsible Timber Exchange (RTX). You will have the opportunity to explore our worldwide trading platform. RTX allows you to source legal and certified timber products from all over the world, meeting the requirements of the EUTR and the US Lacey Act.

IFEX 2019

Good Wood Expo chose the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX 2019) to host our first event. IFEX is Indonesia’s flagship event and international showcase for the furniture industry. In 2018, IFEX attracted 11.429 buyers from 111 countries. Carrying the theme "Redefine, Inspire, Innovate", IFEX 2019 featured a wide range of products by around 500 exhibitors in a space of 60.000 square meters. The Good Wood Expo – Indonesia, situated in an "island" within IFEX 2019, had over 200 visitors during the four days of the Expo.

Dream Tree Project

The Dream Tree Project by the Brazilian artist Nathalie Nery is part of the Mimetismo Series and was idealised to mark the occasion of the Good Wood Expo 2019. The Dream Tree combines elements of renewal and environmental preservation. The curves and mandalas in the sculpture refer not only to Indonesia's artisanal culture but also to the notion of cycle and resignification, important to both art and nature, with the return of the dry leaves to the tree evoking the idea of renewal.

Sponsoring opportunities

Wood is precious, good wood is priceless!

Show your commitment to legality in the timber sector and become a sponsor of Good Wood Expo. To our sponsors we offer our own version of Gold and Platinum sponsoring packages: Mersawa and Meranti. Both names are inspired by Indonesian tree species.

"Good Wood Expo is totally awesome! Good products, good networks, and a very event to raise awareness on sustainable certified forest products, as well as share information and knowledge about wood and wood products." – Nisa, IFCC

"Good Wood Expo is a very good event for showing people that there are already a lot of companies using legal and certified timber for their products." – Zahra, IFCC

"Good Wood Expo is a good show with several partners showcasing different product lines grouped in one single area, so buyers have many choices to see. One thing for the next event, please move to the main building!" – Andi Wibowo, Roda Jatt-Solo

"Hopefully, FLEGT & VPA in Indonesia is just a start. The EU must do their best to have more countries follow, not loose the momentum, and implement the EUTR in a harmonised and even way." – Nils Petersen, GD Holz (German Timber Trade Federation)

"It is fantastic to see that the issue of legality and of the new qualities that are being added to timber are gaining traction amongst Indonesian producers. This will result in greater confidence amongst European buyers, I think this will lead to larger sales to Indonesian products. Events like the Good Wood Expo highlight the news features." – Frank Miller, Track Record Global

"I was offered the opportunity to exhibit inside the main building [IFEX 2019] for free, but I chose to exhibit at the Good Wood Expo with you. What BVRio is doing to promote legal timber and show that Indonesian companies are working hard to achieve sustainability in the sector is priceless. For myself and my company, sustainability is the most important thing. If not now, when!" – Lenny Maryati, CV Orchard Collection

"Good Wood Expo was a very interesting and fruitful experience. Synergies and new perspectives have opened up in these four days...the shared purpose is strong. Thanks BVRio!" – Gianni Cantarutti, Wood expert

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