Bangkok – The Perfect Place for AHEC 25th Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention
As Thailand’s capital, largest city and economic and cultural hub, Bangkok is the obvious choice for AHEC 25th Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention. It is the second time that Bangkok will play host to AHEC representatives from the USA and Hong Kong, 35 member companies from the USA and Thai industry bodies including the Thai Timber Association and the Thai Furniture Industrial Association.
Thailand is the third biggest US hardwood lumber market in the region, closely following Vietnam and Indonesia. In the first four months of 2022 US hardwood lumber exports to Thailand grew by 45% year on year to a value of USD7.3 million. American white oak continues to be the most popular species followed by ash and western alder. American red oak is also gaining interest in line with other regions around the world.
The event promises a packed agenda. It will include presentations from US experts and cover the most recent market conditions and highlight opportunities for American timber and Southeast Asian importers, manufacturers and specifiers. The proven environmental credentials of American hardwood species will be a central theme for the event and provide information and insight for industry across the region relating to sustainable business and role of material selection in the future of our built environments.
The convention will also include a mini trade show which will follow the speaking programme. Running from 4-6pm, this is a platform for AHEC members and representatives of US exporters and Southeast Asian importers and end users to meet and discuss mutually beneficial business opportunities.