Users of mobile devices can now download a new FOREST EXPO app for the 34th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2017 – sponsored by the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA).  The app provides full coverage of the event’s exhibitors, the floor plan, special events during the show, with links to social media. It’s available for Android and I-phones – download on the Goggle play or I-Tunes App Store; search for FOREST EXPO.

“Here is a handheld tool to manage your show schedule in real time,” noted SFPA exposition director Eric Gee.  “Visitors can schedule appointments with exhibitors and take notes about what they see at the show,” he added. They can also connect with other attendees and exhibit personnel, making for a more interactive networking experience. “This app is the latest in exposition event technology and provides the user with a wealth of information in the palm of their hand,” commented Gee.

Sponsored and conducted by SFPA every two years since 1950, this event has traditionally included many of the biggest names in the business displaying everything from sawmill machinery to materials handling equipment, attracting key representatives from the nation’s largest wood products manufacturers.

Complete details about Expo 2017, including the exhibit space application, the floor plan and a list of companies already signed up, are available at

For questions about Expo 2017, contact Eric at 504/443-4464 (option 3), or e-mail him at

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SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.