Timber Expo is now almost 75% sold or reserved, with new gold, silver and bronze sponsors recently signing up for the event.

The exhibition and conference, the only dedicated timber products show in the UK, has signed up WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network as a gold sponsor.

Lime Technology is taking silver sponsorship and MBM Specialty Forest Products bronze.

An exhibitor briefing day will be held on April 7 at show venue the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Meanwhile, speakers at the In Touch with Timber conference – a core part of Timber Expo – will include case studies on the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh by Roddy Langmuir of Edward Cullinan Architects. Tesco chief architect Martin Young will also speak.

Price & Myers is to reconstruct its Kerto LVL Hy-pavilion at the show to create the TRADA stand.

Timber Expo, to be held on September 27-28 and backed by TRADA, will also feature a Timber Buyers’ Forum to link exhibitors with timber buyers. For more information visit www.timber-buyers.co.uk.