EGF Wood Research Feedback

Last year, the Event Greening Forum (EGF) contracted the University of Pretoria to research the use of wood in exhibition stands and its disposal after a single use, to better understand the sustainability challenges it may pose (especially in terms of waste management) and to put forward best practice recommendations. This year, the EGF is hosting a series of events to share the report findings. Please find details for the first two of these events below.
The EGF acknowledges and thanks the five South African stand builders who collectively funded this research: African Graphix, bluCubeInspire Furniture Rentals, Neworld Exhibitions and Scan Display.



Durban: EGF Wood Research Feedback
AAXO and South African Tourism are hosting a networking event, and the EGF has been invited to present its wood research findings. EGF member Justin Hawes will give an overview of the initial concerns that motivated the research, as well as what the research covered, what the findings were, and suggestions for how the industry can tackle this issue responsibly.
As an added treat, the first 50 people to RSVP will each receive a ticket to the Decorex pop-up market which is taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre on 22 March, from 10am to 8pm. You’ll get to enjoy new features, trends, free demos and talks, competitions and much more. For more info about Decorex Durban 2019, CLICK HERE.


Date: Friday, 22 March 2019
Venue: Saddlers Arms, the Greyville Convention Centre
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: FREE
RSVP:  Click here


Lunch and refreshments will be included.




If you would like to receive a copy of the research report, please send an email to