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WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA’S LEADING PLATFORM
FOR WOOD AND FORESTRY TRANSFORMATION




25 - 27 June 2020
Libreville, Gabon





Welcome to Gabon WoodShow

Gabon Wood, Woodworking Machinery & Forestry Show’s 3rd edition is all set to take place from 25 – 27 June, 2020 in Libreville, Gabon. Post its successful launch edition in 2018, it has gained the reputation of being the only dedicated platform for the wood, forestry and machinery sectors in the West and Central African region. This unique and exciting platform offers you the chance to meet wood, woodworking machinery and forestry professionals, develop ideas for increasing the range and quality of your business, and learn new techniques and sources of supply. It is a quest to be the best platform for creative ideas and new technologies, and showcase innovative resources that would lead to lucrative transactions. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Gabon Special Economic Zone based out of Libreville which is a business entity of partnership between Olam International and Gabonese government.

Gabon is a bustling business hub with rapid development and expansion. It is the ideal place for the global wood industry to meet. The exhibition would display the latest products and innovations in the wood and forestry industry in the region.

Gabon has an ambitious vision in the forest-wood sector by 2025:

"The wood sector has undergone a significant evolution in the last years and helped in the creation of more
than 13,000 job opportunities .The development of Gabon is effectively linked to the sustainable development of the wood sector on several levels. Consequently, it is mandatory to have a rational management strategy to make the sector more developed and profitable.
In this direction, Gabon WoodShow, which is initiative of many partnerships, aims to make Gabon the world leader and first destination of certified tropical timber, driven by an innovative industry, fully valuing the forest under sustainable management."

H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba
President of Gabon

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EXHIBITORS

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PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

5,000+

VISITORS



ULTRA-MODERN & EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

It is beside the cosmopolitan capital Libreville, and entirely dedicated to business, where your company will grow and thrive. 80 companies, domestic and international, have already settled in Nkok SEZ.

Main sectors in which companies have invested: timber, metallurgy, recycling, civil engineering and construction, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, IT & telecomunications, hydrocarbon, finance, tertiary services and many more.

INCENTIVES FOR INVESTORS

The Gabonese Government has granted fiscal incentives and a favourable legal framework for units settling in the SEZ.

  • 0% Corporate income tax for the first ten years
  • 0% Customs duty on import of equipment and machinery for industries
  • 1 Single Window Clearance Authority
  • No restriction on repatriation of profits out of Gabon

MAKE A SMART MOVE

  • Regional market of 50 Million consumers (CEMAC).
  • Effective logistic facilities.
  • Flexible labor code and established legal framework (law 010/2011).
  • Reliable and subsidize energy source and water.
  • Tax exemption and other fiscal incentives.
  • Multi-sectorial with industrial, residential & commercial areas.

GSEZ SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

  • A 1226 HA Multi-sectoral industrial park for economic development
  • GSEZ provides investors with industrial plots (on freehold basis as well as rent) and they can rely on world-class industrial infrastructure provided at Nkok SEZ.

POSITIONING AND ACCESS ROADS

  • At 27km from the capital city of Libreville, the 1,126 ha multi-sectorial Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of NKOK is perfectly located, especially for our customers receiving raw material from inside the country.
  • The zone developed 1,093 ha in 2 phases: Phase 1: 591 ha and Phase 2: 502 ha.

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CONTACT US

Head Office

Tel: +971 4 392 3232
E-mail: info@gabonwoodshow.com