The Industry Shows Force at Dubai Wood Show 2018
The Turkish pavilion where members of AIMSAD were together, caught great attention of purchaser companies at Dubai Wood Show 2018 fair. Many visits and meetings carried out by AIMSAD committee at the fair where Turkish woodworking machinery companies hit the headlines, ensured establishment and strengthening of international industrial relations.
Turkish woodworking machinery companies hit the headlines at the Dubai Wood Show 2018 fair held between 12-14 March 2018 in Dubai Province of the United Arab Emirates. Turkish machinery companies were the center of attention at the fair with pavilions of 6 countries visited by approximately 10 thousand visitors from 55 countries. The Turkish pavilion where members of AIMSAD showed forces together, was visited by many purchaser companies for bilateral negotiations.
The Turkish Pavilion, where AIMSAD members Ayza Mızrak Makine San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti, DinçmakMak. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti, N.F.M. Mızrak Mak. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti, Saf Teknik Toz Emme Sistemleri San. Tic. Ltd. Şti, Uv Teknoloji Kimya Makina San. Tic. İth. İhr. A.Ş, Ünalsan Metal ve Ağaç İşleme Mak. Toz Talaş Emme Sis. Ltd. Şti, Ünver Ağaç İşleme Makinaları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti, Üstünkarlı Makine A.Ş. Companies were together, caught a great attention at the fair. Also, AIMSAD member AES Elektronik ve Makine San. Tic. A.Ş. together with its dealers, as well as 14 Turkish companies engaged in furniture accessories attended the fair. AIMSAD member companies, stating that they were satisfied with the attention of the purchasers and the fair was highly efficient, also expressed that they wanted to attend Dubai Wood Show fair to which they attended for the first time with AIMSAD.
The meetings at the fair strengthened the relations
The agenda of AIMSAD committee was quite intense throughout the Dubai Wood Show 2018 fair due to visits and special meetings. Following the opening ceremony of the fair, Dubai Member of Parliament and Minister of Infrastructure Development Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi visited the Turkish pavilion, and was informed about the woodworking machinery and side industries of Turkey. AIMSAD Committee and members held a special meeting with the Gabon Minister of Forest Pacome Moubelet Bouyeba and Gabon state officials who visited the faid on the second day of Dubai Wood Show Fair.
AIMSAD members frequently met Dubai Commercial Attache Hasan Ünal throughout the Dubai Wood Show Fair, and a meeting was held with the participant Turkish companies at the Dubai Turkish Consulate office for discussing the investment opportunities in Dubai on the last day of the fair. President of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, Dubai Wood Show Organizer company, visited the AIMSAD booth on the last day of the fair, and held a meeting with AIMSAD Chair of the Board of Directors Mustafa Erol, AIMSAD Secretary General Arif Onur Kaçak and Dubai Commercial Attache Hasan Ünal. Also, AIMSAD Chair of the Board of Directors Mustafa Erol shared information and opinion on Turkish woodworking machinery industry and Turkey during the interview with the official media sponsor of the fair on the first day of the fair.
Companies which attended returned home happy
We have attended Dubai Wood Show fair for the first time. We experienced advantages of attending the fair with AIMSAD. We experienced the first good example of acting together under the roof of the association at this fair. Our first fair experience made us to be more hopeful for the following years. I could not even guess that we would such a great attention when we did not even have our machines with us. We will attend to the fair next year with our machine parks. I believe that the Turkish machinery industrialists will get even more attention in the following years. It has been very good for us, and we will get return of this attention. I thank to those who contributed to the fair. We would like to experience it again.
This is the first time our company has attended Dubai Wood Show. Dubai, as an important trade center of the Middle East, was on our agenda for the last couple of years. However, short duration of the fair as well as attendance costs made us delay this activity. However we were interested in the collective attendance organization organized by AIMSAD, and we attended 2018 fair.
Although the first day of the fair was not very fruitful, we held meetings with purchasers fulfilling our expectations. We met investors from the UAE and neighboring countries. We have not obtained the statistics of visitor profiles, however we think that we had many visitors from especially Oman and Saudi Arabia. Customers in Oman are not the leads that we can reach through Istanbul or Germany Ligna Fair. We believe that the fair was beneficial in this respect. Other than Oman, we had the chance to meet visitors from Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Moracco and Tunisia, and from India. We have reached the customers for now, we hope that we will have opportunity to trade with them.
We also had the chance to observe how lead actors of our industry act in the Middle East market. We observed that the European large scale manufacturers selected Dubai as a base of the Middle East Market, and conduct their trade by establishing their own companies here, rather than through dealers. We believe that the Turkish machinery manufacturers should establish similar organizations by acting together. Among other advantages, companies have the opportunity to customs-free trade with 8-10 countries in the region.
We had the opportunity to contact seller companies based in Dubai thanks to the Dubai Wood Show 2018 fair. These were the companies that we could reach through Istanbul and Ligna Fairs. We had to chance to know each other more closely.
Finally, I would like to mention organization of our association AIMSAD. They carried out a meticulous work from booth design, travel organization to meeting needs of booth. I would like to express my gratitude to the employees of our association for their works. I know that we all made beneficial interviews and meetings through the AIMSAD booth. I hope that their works on behalf of our country and industry will be good for all of us.
I would also like to thank to the other seven attendants who believed in project of attending the fair without exhibiting machinery. We are proud that four of these companies were our fellow residents of Bursa Province. We also applaud AES Makina, Öniş Makina, EDDA Makina and Kama Makine who attended the fair out of the organization of our Association... Three of these are not AIMSAD members yet. We would be to have them under the roof of our Association. As we always say, we are stronger together.
N.F.M. Mızrak Mak. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. R&D and Operations Manager Ömer Mızrak: “We had great meetings”
Dubai Wood Show Fair met our expectations. We aimed at meeting machine dealers, rather than final users. And we achieved this goal at the fair. Many companies attend the fair with AIMSAD, and this let us to perform a show. Machine dealers took our business more serious. We had good meetings. We believe the fair of next year will be better and we will get fruits of our works.
Saf Teknik Toz Emme Sist. San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.Comany Manager İsmail Hakkı Aktaş: “Attendance with AIMSAD has been a great advantage”
Dubai Wood Show fair has been very good and beneficial for our company. This has been the first international fair attendance of our company. Based on our first experience, we intend to such kind of fairs, and contribute to the national economy in the following years. Attending to this event with AIMSAD means a lot to us, this also provided many advantages to us. Therefore, I thank to the association and all those who worked in this organization. I wish to act together also in the following years.
UV Teknoloji Kimya Mak. San. Tic. İth. İhr. A.Ş. Sales and Marketing Manager Metin Arslan: “The fair has been productive although being not too much crowded”
Ünalsan Metal ve Ağaç İşleme Mak. Toz Talaş Emme Sis. Ltd. Şti. Technical Manager Hüseyin Parsak: “We came back home from the fair happy”
First, we thank to AIMSAD. We are leaving Dubai Wood Show fair very happy at the end of 3 days. It has been a good event. We understood how important Dubai is when we arrive here. It is a really good market. We have conducted an efficient work, I hope we get returns. I thank to those who contributed.
Ünver Ağaç İşleme Makinaları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. Production Manager Barış Ünver: “We had the opportunity to establish close relations”
We have attended Dubai Wood Show fair for the first time. It has been very good for use to attend the fair under the Turkish pavilion with our association. While demonstrating the potential of Turkish woodworking machinery industry, we also promoted products of our own companies based on principle of union makes strength. We thank to AIMSAD for all supports provided. We had the opportunity to meet companies that we have dealership agreements with. We had the opportunity to establish close relations. We believe that we will make more contribution to our national economy by exporting higher amounts.
Üstünkarlı Makine A.Ş Sales Supervisor Özdinç Ceyhan: “We intend to increase our prospective investments”
We have attended Dubai Wood Show fair for the first time thanks to AIMSAD. We aimed at reaching East Asia countries through this fair. I believe that we took an important step towards this goal. We already know that this is a continuously growing and developing market, and it serves as a bridge between the Europe and Asian countries. We intend to increase our prospective investments here. Attending the fair with AIMSAD let us stand as one trademark under one roof.