A Pillar of the forestry industry in Nantes in May 2024

A Pillar of the forestry industry in Nantes in May 2024
A Pillar of the forestry industry in Nantes in May 2024

Nantes will once again host the Carrefour International du Bois from May 28 to 30, 2024, marking a significant step in the evolving dynamism of the forestry industry.

After a remarkable 2022 edition, marked by strong international participation in the post-Covid-19 pandemic context, the sector is facing new challenges. As the enthusiasm for economic recovery fades, construction is going through a period of crisis. However, in this changing landscape, wood stands out by already resuming its growth, surpassing other materials in its advancement.

The figures bear witness to this progression: an 8% increase in the number of exhibitors compared to 2018, a 20% increase in the number of visitors, with an increasing share of internationals, representing 39% of visitors and 37% of visitors. exhibitors.

Wood: A pillar of the environmental transition

The importance of wood in our society is experiencing significant evolution, becoming a crucial element of the environmental transition. Faced with the global energy crisis, wood energy is gaining popularity as a renewable alternative. In the field of construction, wood is also asserting itself, driven by its economic, environmental and intrinsic advantages.

Despite the current turbulence in the construction sector, wood is less affected than other materials such as concrete. This situation can therefore be seen as an opportunity to strengthen the market share of wood in construction, thus generating growth in a declining sector.

A decisive exhibition for the international timber trade

The Carrefour International du Bois has become an essential meeting place for the industry, playing a major role in the international timber trade. It attracts buyers from diverse backgrounds, helping to diversify markets and maintain a constant flow of activity.

Despite market fluctuations, the show retains its fundamental essence: being an event organized by the sector, for the sector, responding to the needs and realities of professionals in the sector.

Thus, the Carrefour International du Bois 2024 promises to be a catalyst for growth and innovation for the forestry industry, highlighting its crucial role in building a sustainable and prosperous future.

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