Some 450 people from across the timber industries will converge on the venue for the annual event which is now in its 21st year.

Host and guest speaker will be broadcaster Steph McGovern, who is a regular business presenter on breakfast television and other programmes like Watchdog.

People attending are drawn from a wide range of the industry, including importers, distributors, merchants, agents, the timber construction and joinery sectors, timber preservation and manufacturers of other wood products.

The event, which features voted and judged awards, is designed as an enjoyable celebration of the achievements of companies in the industry, with post-awards drinks continuing at a city venue close by.