Holzmesse Klagenfurt

20,000 attended Austrian wood fair

Article by Robert Spannlang | 10.09.2018 - 09:05

The most important machine suppliers presented themselves to the public in Klagenfurt © Robert Spannlang

The organizer "Kärntner Messen" said they were satisfied after four days of the traditional timber fair “Klagenfurter Holzmesse”: 20,000 visitors – 38% of them from abroad – flocked around the stands of 502 exhibitors from 21 countries. Most of the visitors came from Slovenia, followed by Germany, Italy, Croatia and Switzerland. A new attraction centering around hunting has also been well received, according to a press release by "Kärntner Messen". In the framework program, innovations were dedicated to a separate exhibition sector. The B2B cooperation exchange and the evening Wood Lake event at Loretto Castle were also an integral part of the fair.
According to a survey, 48% of the respondents referred to the subject of "forestry offer", followed by "woodworking and carpentry" with 43%, "sawing technology" with 32% and "transport, forklifts and cranes" with 21%.