The EGF has appointed the University of Pretoria to conduct research


The Event Greening Forum has appointed the University of Pretoria to conduct research on the use of wood in the exhibition industry.

Read the article on why the EGF is doing this research.

The research will address the following concerns:

  • What proportion of exhibition stands in South Africa are made out of wood and wood products like MDF.
  • A rough estimate of the number of exhibition stands that use wood and wood products.
  • How often these exhibition stands are used, on average.
  • How much wood waste is produced once these stands are no longer needed, and what happens to this waste.

The research will also present best practice recommendations on how to use this resource more responsibly, both for constructing and using exhibition stands, and once it has become what is traditionally viewed as waste.

There is a unique opportunity for a maximum of six companies to sponsor this research; all sponsors will be acknowledged on the research report, which will be published by the University of Pretoria through its academic channels, and shared with Event Greening Forum members.
The cost of a sponsorship is R10,000. A big thank you to our first sponsors: Scan Display and Inspire Furniture!
If you are interested, please contact Lynn McLeod on 082 891 5883 or
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