The 9th International Fair of Machinery, Equipment and Materials for the Wood Industry WOOD-TEC will be held at the Brno Exhibition Centre, Czechoslovakia on October 18-21.

And plans are also underway for Xylexpo/Sasmil 2006, to be held in the new venue Fiera Milano Nuovo Quartiere Rho, Italy on May 16-20 next year.

A new exhibition layout will enable specific areas to be designated to different aspects of the industry – forest equipment and primary operations will be in one area, with solid wood machining and panel processing each in their separate zones.

The exhibition organisers expect 90,000 visitors, half of them from all around the world.