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Belarus mulls over timber research center

Economy 16.10.2019 | 18:36

MINSK, 16 October (BelTA) - A timber research center can be set up in Belarus, Igor Voitov, Rector of Belarusian State Technological University, told the told the media on the sidelines of the Furniture 2019 expo in Minsk on 16 October, BelTA has learned.

“Personnel is the most important element of any production chain, the main ingredient of success. For many years we have been training specialists for forestry and timber processing, introducing new technologies in various sectors. We are currently in talks with Bellesbumprom and the Forestry Ministry over a timber research center, which will help to move forward both in terms of furniture new designs and technologies and also in marketing and sales,” Igor Voitov said.

The 26th edition of the Furniture 2019 expo is running in Minsk on 16-19 October. Traditionally, the centerpiece of the expo is a large collective stand of Bellesbumprom. The Association of Furniture and Woodworking Companies of Belarus is also taking part in Furniture 2019 with a large stand. All in all, Furniture 2019 features more than 80 Belarusian and foreign manufacturers and suppliers of furniture and parts, equipment and technologies from Belarus, Russia, Germany, Austria and Poland.

The key event of the exhibition's business program was the Furniture Forum 2019. It gathered a large number of specialists in furniture manufacturing, design and marketing.

The Furniture 2019 expo will sum up the results of two national competitions and name the best furniture company of the year and the best furniture of the year in Belarus. The competitions have been organized by Bellesbumprom and the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Companies of Belarus.

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