Symop, partner of Eurobois

Symop, Partner of Eurobois, France’s only biennal event dedicated to the wood industry, organised by GL events.

Symop and GL events have joined forces for the Eurobois trade show, in a partnership that lives up to the exposition’s reputation as the must-attend event of the year for professionals in the wood industry. The internationally renowned trade show next edition will be held from February 6th to 9th 2018 at Eurexpo in Lyon, France. This new partnership attests to Symop’s continued support for the wood industry and dedication to its subscribing members and the development of their business.


Symop, a natural partner for Eurobois

Symop, the professional organisation of industrial solutions providers, and its members, machinery and production equipment manufacturers, are committed to this event and to reinforcing their role in the distribution of technological innovation in the sector. Eurobois brings together wood professionals around a series of highlight events: « Eurobois is the leading event for the wood industry. With the shared goal of revitalising this sector, it is only natural that Symop and GL events have decided to join forces, explained Olivier Dario, Symop’s new Delegate General.


An event on the rise 

The production of word-working machinery in France stabilised in 2015 and 2016 thanks to foreign markets[1]. In 2016, Eurobois furthered the pursuit of international sectorial development, hosting representatives from 57 countries and 35% of international of the 328 total exhibitors.

This event was able to unite over 20,000 industry professionals – industrials, manufacturers, woodworkers, wood trade, institutions, and federations. In 2016, 30% of exhibitors were first-time attendees. For the coming edition, more than 400 exhibitors and 23,000 professionals are expected to attend.


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[1] Source: Symop Report “Work-working machinery production in France in 2015 and 2016” – LIGNA Conference 2017