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To create partnerships and exchange concerning the revitalisation of the

 Japan is one of the foremost forest nations. The planted forests that were created after the war enhanced opportunities to use domestically produced wood as well as moving into a full-scale use period and the regeneration of forestry and the revitalisation of the forestry products industry are a reality.
 However, there are still many issues in this reality and it is essential to create new value while having mutual partnerships and cooperation with the distribution and wood processing companies that connect upstream forestry, downstream forestry products industry and woody biomass.
 With the theme of forestry and biomass, the first International Wood Fair was held in May 2017. In 2019, the exhibition has reborn as "FORESTRISE Innovative & Integrative Woods Industries" with the desire to integrate forestry, wood industry and woody biomass, that have in common forestry resources.
 At the same time as gathering together all the advanced products and technology from Japan and overseas that are indispensable to the development of the “forest industry” as a whole, the exhibition will promote next-generation technology such as ICT/IoT, drones, AI and robots.
 Seminars aiming to find solutions to practical issues, knowledge acquisition and study will be held, attracting many industry-related people. The seminars will encourage people in all sorts of positions to exchange and, by providing opportunities to think about the forest industry laterally, will support the revitalisation of the whole industry from the side lines.
 Biomass Expo Nagano will also be held simultaneously continuing on from last time. We expect visitors related to woody biomass as well.
 We hope that you will be able to actively use this bi-annual exhibition as an opportunity to anticipate securing market share and as a platform for PR and discussions about your technology and products.



Event Outline

Exhibition Name: FORESTRISE 2019 Innovative & Integrative Woods Industries
Dates: August 1 (Thu) – August 3 (Sat), 2019 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Big Hat / Wakasato Hall (3-22-2 Wakasato, Nagano-shi, Nagano, Japan)
Organizer: The Nihon Kogyo Shimbun, Co., Ltd. (Fuji Sankei Business-i)
Special Partners: Klagenfurter Messe Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Applications will be made to related government agencies and organizations and a list will be posted on the website once determined.
Planning Partner: FOREST MEDIA WORKS Inc.
Entrance Fee: free (pre-registration required / invitation required at door)
Concurrent Exhibition: Biomass Expo 2019 Nagano

The International Wood Fair will be reborn as FORESTRISE Innovative & Integrative Woods Industries 2019 for its second outing.

Innovative & Integrative Woods Industries build the next generation that use new technology such as ICT/IoT, drones, AI and robots as well as advanced skills and know-how from overseas. As one industry, the forest industry, encompasses and develops forestry, the forestry products industry and, further, woody biomass utilisation, that have their foundations in forest resources together. We hope it will be a combination of exhibitors that promotes products, technology and activities and an exhibition where visitors can exchange about forests.

FORESTRISE is an amalgamation of two words: forest from forest industry and rise from sunrise, people rising, quantities rising, prices rising and the rise of something (as in its beginning). It was created in the hope of regenerating and revitalising the forest industry.

Pronunciation: fɔ́(ː)rəstráiz