“DREMA’s strength was and is creating space for face-to-face meetings and presentations of the latest technologies for the wood and furniture industries. Testing machines and technological lines, the ability to touch and see complex mechanisms, compare the offers of various exhibitors, time for negotiations − the specificity of DREMA cannot be translated into available online tools. It is also impossible to recreate the atmosphere of meetings and events accompanying the exhibition,” said Andrzej Półrolniczak, director of DREMA.
The organisers of DREMA did their best to ensure a high level of content of the events, despite the exceptional situation, to present a comprehensive offer for the wood and furniture industries − from raw materials, materials and components to pioneering solutions for furniture production, and to provide space for fruitful business meetings − and slowly return to the impetus from before 2019.
The Power of Live Meetings
The Knowledge Zone organised by the drewno.pl portal was open from the first day of the fair; it was one of the few opportunities to meet and talk with experts in various fields related to woodworking and processing, and to learn about the vocational education offer or wood certification. The drewno.pl portal also organised a meeting of authors entitled The Magic of Wood, which was attended by enthusiasts dealing with woodworking, known to the public mainly through social media.
The visitors also had an opportunity to find out more about ecological heat sources and ways of using pellets at the Biomass Magazine stand, which prepared The Clean Air Zone. It is there that the most popular models of pellet boilers and stoves were presented, and questions about these devices and pellet combustion were answered by an expert.
The second day of the fair was opened by the 6th National Furniture Congress, organised by the Polish Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers under the slogan “A decade of challenges for the Polish furniture industry.” It concerned changes in consumer behaviour, the competitiveness of the Polish furniture industry, as well as the personal development of industry employees. The third Meeting of Women of the Furniture Industry − “Own brand as the key to success” was held on Thursday.
The Power of Passion
The DREMA TOOLS and DREMA HOBBY zones were dedicated to enthusiasts of DIY and woodworking, where ITA TOOLS and its partners presented a full range of tools for carpentry, craft workshops, the finishing industry and even DIY users. Presentations of cordless solutions, new tools for 2021 and a demonstration of the SawStop-AIM technology in the TKS80 circular saw were prepared by Festool. And the Traditional Carpentry Zone, prepared by the drewno.pl website, featured a small concert by Paweł Dudziński, who played on instruments carved during the fair.
The Power of Competition
The Polish Parquet Flooring Association returned to DREMA with the impressive PARQUET ZONE, which included the 11th Parquet Industry and Parquet Flooring Service Workshop, as well as training and exams for a Journeyman and Parquet Master, organised in cooperation with the Greater Poland Chamber of Crafts. The editorial office of “Lakiernictwo Przemysłowe” (Industrial Varnishing) hosted the Varnishing Skills Training Grounds. During this interactive exhibition of equipment for surface treatment and products dedicated to wood varnishing you could test modern solutions in practice.
As always, The Polish Championship in Nail Hammering attracted a large number of visitors − this year it was held for the twentieth time! On all days of the fair, visitors could admire the works of young people submitted to the “Conjured from Wood” competition, and unique wooden bicycles created as part of the “Build a Bicycle from Wood” competition.
DREMA International Trade Fair of Machines and Tools for Wood and Furniture Industries
September 14-17, 2021
MTP Poznań Expo, Hall 5, entrance through the Eastern Hall from the Dworcowy Bridge
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (17/09 to 16:00)