David Venables, has a specialised background in hardwood, with a BSc in Timber Technology and more than 20 years experience in the international marketing of hardwood products. He is responsible for their promotional and marketing programmes in Europe, the Middle East and India. David is an acknowledged expert on wood markets and the uses and applications of hardwood species and products. He has developed a number of technical publications for the AHEC, including the "Guide to American Hardwoods". He is an experienced speaker, frequently making presentations on American hardwoods and other wood related topics, to trade, manufacturing and architectural audiences worldwide.