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ITB Asia, Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show, is an annual three day B2B trade show and convention designed to bring together the key travel industry leaders in the region. It convenes international exhibitors and buyers from the MICE, Leisure and Corporate travel markets.
Today, ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry for forging new partnerships and strengthening existing business relationships with the most important players in the region.
On its eleventh year, ITB Asia will be held in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 16 -19th, 2018. The show is organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd. In 2005, the growing stock of forests worldwide was about 434 billion cubic meters, 47% of which was commercial.
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.
Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper, and as a feedstock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.
As an abundant, carbon-neutral renewable resource, woody materials have been of intense interest as a source of renewable energy. In 1991 approximately 3.5 billion cubic meters of wood were harvested. Dominant uses were for furniture and building construction.
In 2005, the growing stock of forests worldwide was about 434 billion cubic meters, 47% of which was commercial.