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Bamboo Industry Events Upcoming

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Bamboo Forest with Path

Bamboo has been used for thousands of years for many applications, and as such, bamboo is not a newly developed cure-all. However, the way producers and consumers view bamboo in today’s day and age is beginning to shift. In terms of environmental awareness, bamboo is becoming an essential player in providing nature-based solutions for an abundance of pressing global challenges. Furthermore, INBAR estimates that the worldwide bamboo and rattan sector has a trade value of around USD 60 billion. To continue supporting the development of bamboo initiatives, many industry events are taking place in 2023 and beyond. These events are designed to bring stakeholders together, share information and open discussions that expand the breadth of the bamboo sector.

Read on as bamboo bioproducts detail three key upcoming events to keep an eye on.

This event was postponed from 2021 to 2023 due to the COVID-19 outbreak with the official 2023 date TBD. Over the course of three days, the Asia-Pacific Bamboo Symposium & Expo will provide a platform for leading regional experts to share knowledge, ideas, and technologies related to bamboo’s use in the region.

Key Topics to be Covered:

  • Bamboo and climate change

  • Incentivising sector development

  • Innovative production technologies

  • Building a bamboo network in the Asia-Pacific

  • Field trip and products and technologies exhibition

This event, taking place in Germany on 2-3 June, 2023, is open to the general public as well as stakeholders. This trade exposition is “designed to initiate new projects, close deals, and establish contacts with customers, business partners, and governmental entities.” Networking is a valuable resource in emerging and current industries and the European Bamboo Expo seeks to provide an open platform for people in all industries and regions to attend and learn about the benefits of bamboo.

Key Topics to be Covered:

  • Bring awareness to the advantages of this sustainable and renewable, versatile material

  • Introduce bamboo products such as furniture, vehicles, musical instruments, engineering structures

  • Demonstrate the wide variety of bamboo products that are innovative and eco-friendly

  • Promote knowledge sharing between experts

  • Establish international contacts

  • Present bamboo as a building material to the general public

  • Give users and creators a platform

  • Inspire those interested

An announcement by The Forestry Bureau in early November 2022 confirmed that it will be hosting the 2024 World Bamboo Congress in Taoyuan, Taiwan after the event was postponed and subsequently cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 30 countries are estimated to be participating in this event, which will focus primarily on market-based matters and the revival of the bamboo industry. A decrease in the production of bamboo in Taiwan has led to an imbalance in trade with bamboo imports rising. The World Bamboo Congress will cover topics regarding the state of the market and provide action plans for improving domestic trade efficiency in order to stimulate bamboo markets in the country.

Where do Bamboo Bioproducts (BBP) fit in?

BBP will be the first bamboo pulp mill in the Western Hemisphere. We will be developing pulp grades in close cooperation with our customers to ensure they meet their requirements for fibre characteristics and specific properties. The concept is to farm bamboo on a large scale across Jamaica, harvest on a managed and progressive basis and then convert the raw material in our bamboo bioproducts mill, to be located in Friendship (Westmoreland) using the best available state-of-the-art technology.

​The resulting bamboo pulp will be sold to multinational corporations that produce consumer tissue and personal hygiene products. As key players in the bamboo and bamboo pulp sectors, it’s vital that we stay up to date on current events in the industry. We are committed to producing the finest quality bamboo pulp while also supporting local economies by introducing a sustainable industry with sustainable employment, among other initiatives.

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