There’s A New Show In Town!
The Timber Processing & Energy Expo is scheduled for October 17-19, 2012 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon. The event will be sponsored by Hatton-Brown Expositions, an affiliate of Hatton-Brown Publishers, which publishes several magazines in the forest products industry, includingTimber Processing, Panel World, Wood Bioenergy and others.
“We feel that the existing equipment shows in the Northwest, of which we’ve long been a part of, have veered off track,” comments Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief at Hatton-Brown Publishers and Show Director. Donnell says Hatton-Brown conducted surveys of a representative group of machinery companies and spoke to numerous mill personnel before moving forward. “Given Hatton-Brown’s position as long-time publishers of forest products magazines, with long-standing relationships with equipment companies, and our ongoing in-the-field connections to the mills and their managerial personnel, we feel we can do it right and offer an outstanding event that will benefit the industry at large. We believe we can add a personal touch with significant insight.”
Hatton-Brown views this event as primarily a wood products machinery event (including the lumber, engineered wood products and panel industries), with complementary support by the energy sector including mill-related wood based heat energy (lumber drying, cogeneration, etc.). He adds that the event will include seminars covering mill operational issues.
“We feel our venue in October 2012 will have much more to offer in many ways compared to other shows, including economics, and we believe that the new Timber Processing & Energy Expo will emerge as the primary wood products equipment show in the Northwest”, comments Donnell.
The Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center is conveniently located off Interstate 5 between downtown Portland and Vancouver, Washington. (map) It’s only minutes from the Portland International Airport with nearly 2,000 area hotel rooms and shopping in close proximity.
Timber Processing & Energy Expo is scheduled for Hall D, which encompasses 72,000 sq. ft. and an abundance of outdoor space. The overall Exposition Center sits on 60 acres and includes five halls with 330,000 sq. ft. The facility hosts more than 100 events annually, attracting in excess of 500,000 attendees.
For exhibit space sales, contact Fred Kurpiel at 678-642-1238; e-mail [email protected]
For more information, contact Show Manager and Hatton-Brown Chief Operating Officer Dianne Sullivan at 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]