June 2017: Elmia Wood, world’s largest forestry fair, bigger than ever

In Jönköping by Lake Vättern

Elmia Woods, Jönköping, Sweden

Here at Swedentips.se we usually don’t report about business news. Forestry, however, is an area that affects tourism. Sweden wouldn’t be the same without its huge forests. It is not a coincidence that Sweden is host to the world’s largest forestry fair: Elmia Wood. This fair is constructed out in the forest every fourth year and welcomes visitors from around the world.

The fair in Jönköping, Småland continues to raise the bar for international forestry fairs. In June 2017, it will finally be time again for Elmia Wood. This global trade fair is creating even more space than before to present all the innovations for the entire logistics chain from seedling to industry.

“We’re focusing even more on presenting the breadth of forestry operations and efficient, practical applications that create growth and return on investment,” explains Jakob Hirsmark, manager of Elmia Wood. “There will also be shows of harvesting in full operation, in real life conditions.”

Modern forestry is all about efficient production and logistics that must function all the way from the seedling stage to when the raw material reaches industrial customers. Elmia Wood from June 7 to 10, 2017 focuses on the totality of this process in several ways.

Final Felling Arena

One innovation is an arena for final felling that stretches across seven hectares, the Final Felling Arena. Here the leading manufacturers will demonstrate their harvesters in full operation in front of the public, who can see and compare the machines and how they perform.

Logistics: Load & Transport

Another new section at Elmia Wood will be Load & Transport, which brings together everything to do with forestry logistics. Here visitors can see products and services for

  • the maintenance and construction of forest roads
  • the transport of forest raw materials
  • timber handling at terminals and woodyards

“These products were exhibited at previous editions of Elmia Wood but we’re now gathering all of them in their own dedicated area to give visitors a better overview,” Hirsmark says.

Drones: Unmanned aerial vehicles at the the Drone Zone

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made their debut in the forestry sector. So far this is an exciting technology for the future with limited practical use, but drones are now at the point of becoming a self-evident part of forestry operations. At Elmia Wood drones will have their own area, the Drone Zone, where visitors can decide for themselves what the new technology can offer.

The home of innovations

Elmia Wood is the self-evident stage where the latest forestry innovations can first encounter the market and the world. Both world-leading manufacturers and individual innovators help to make Elmia Wood the world’s most important arena in which to show new products and new ideas for efficient forestry. Many forest machines and other equipment have first met the public in the forests outside Jönköping.

50,000 visitors from all around the world are expected

Traditionally the world’s biggest forestry fair attracts over 500 exhibitors and about 50,000 visitors from all around the world.

More info

  Hotels in Jönköping

Book now: Hotels, hostels, B&Bs in Jönköping

Many hotels are already almost booked out for June 7 to 10, 2017 – so be sure to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

  Hotels in Ulricehamn

If you come from Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg and rent a car, you could alternatively book accommodation in Ulricehamn on the way to Jönköping – it is probably cheaper and less crowded there:

Book now: Hotels, hostels, B&Bs in Ulricehamn

  Holiday homes by Lake Vättern

If you are a group of people visiting the Elmia Wood, you could also share a holiday home (including cottages, villas, cabins and apartments) and thus save some money:

Book now: Holiday homes by Lake Vättern

Elmia Woods, Jönköping, Sweden

Related article

Sweden from above – Two beautiful drone films with stunning landscapes

Source and photos: Elmia AB