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Demo 2016 technical conference coming to Vancouver!

May 31, 2016 - The organizers of the Demo International 2016 technical conference would like to cordially invite you and your colleagues to Vancouver to attend the Demo International 2016 Conference. The two-day conference entitled, “Canada’s Forest Sector: Adapting to a new reality. Technology and innovation as a catalyst for success,” is scheduled for September 19 to 21, 2016 and is co-hosted by the Faculty of Forestry, UBC, and the Canadian Woodlands Forum in association with FPInnovations, the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) and the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF/IFC).

In addition to the diverse technical program, the event will also host the 108th Annual General Meetings of CIF/IFC and the 2016 AGM of COFE, along with interesting and informative pre and post conference field trips, as well as an opportunity to attend Demo International 2016.

Demo International 2016 is owned and presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum and will be hosted by the Faculty of Forestry, UBC in Maple Ridge, B.C. on September 22 to 24, 2016. Occurring only every four years, this world class event has evolved into one of North America’s largest and unique outdoor equipment shows, all in a unique setting, the forest; live and in action!

Over the course of the conference, 12 individual themes with over 80 speakers from across Canada and internationally, will address key topics such as: new silviculture practices, logistics and transportation; adapting to steep slopes; ground based harvesting systems; forest biomass production and handling; new technology in forest management, forest roads, forest modelling and human factors and safety.

Over 350 delegates from throughout North America and further abroad are expected to attend the DEMO International® Conference; along with the equipment show later that week, Vancouver will certainly be the place to be in September 2016!

Visit the conference website at www.demointernational.com for full program and registration details. Take advantage of the ‘early-bird’ registration fees! You can pre-register on-line, and don’t forget to book your hotel room!

The organizers of the Demo International 2016 technical conference would like to encourage your participation and we hope to see you in Vancouver this September.


Peter Robichaud
Co-Chair, Demo International Conference
Executive Director, Canadian Woodlands Forum

Kevin Lyons
Co-Chair, Demo International Conference
Faculty of Forestry, UBC

May 31, 2016  By Peter Robichaud and Kevin Lyons

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