On 2–4 June it’s finally time again for Elmia Wood – the world’s leading forestry fair held every four years in the beautiful forest of Bratteborg south of Jönköping.
One major innovation at this year’s fair is a meeting place called Let’s Talk, which will offer interesting discussions about forests and forestry – a subject that has perhaps never been more topical than it is today. The speakers will include Sweden’s Minister for Rural Affairs Anna-Caren Sätherberg, the leader of Sweden’s Moderate Party Ulf Kristersson, and the leader of Sweden’s Centre Party Annie Lööf. They will debate how we can achieve an innovative and sustainable forest industry. Other exciting politicians and guests will also take the stage to be challenged by an equally engaged audience and an enthusiastic moderator.
The Elmia Wood forestry fair was last held in 2017. This year the demand among exhibitors to showcase their companies and new products is greater than ever. More new exhibitors will join longstanding ones, including Malwa, Mus-Max, Husqvarna, Terri, Kranman, Trejon and Andreas Stihl.
Lars Strandell, product specialist at Husqvarna, is eagerly looking forward to the fair:
“Elmia Wood is a great opportunity to showcase our innovations and products both to active professionals in the industry and to those who are just joining it. We’ll be manning our stations at the fair with our specialists, who will give visitors the opportunity to ask questions and comment on our products.”
Another exhibitor is Malwa, which believes that the industry’s attention will be focused on this fair:
“People are really eager to get out and meet face to face again, and for that it’s hard to imagine a better meeting place than Elmia Wood,” says Mikael Herzberg of Malwa. “We’re expecting a great atmosphere and many enjoyable encounters and conversations with customers, suppliers, industry professionals and the media.”
He continues: “We’re in an expansive export phase and are hoping for a lot of international interest. We’re also seeing a growing interest in smaller machines and we are expecting a lot of great discussions – about forest management in general and thinning in particular. We’re bringing our entire product range of harvesters, forwarders and combo machines, and we’ll be out in the forest doing lots of live demos. We will also be exhibiting the world’s first electric-powered combination harvester/forwarder.”
Tickets for the fair are now available at www.elmia.se/wood