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Demo International is back

Oct. 15 2014 – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is proud to officially announce that its flagship event, DEMO International, will be held in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, on September 22-24, 2016. The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia will host the event at their Malcolm Knapp Research Forest located within an hour's drive east of downtown Vancouver.

This world class event, occurring only every four years, will mark the 13th edition of DEMO International. During the course of its 49 year history, DEMO International has evolved into one of North America's largest and unique outdoor equipment shows. The "all live and in action, in-woods" equipment show will attract over 150 exhibitors featuring the latest technologies in equipment, products and services covering all aspects of woodlands operations. Past shows have attracted anywhere from 5,000 to 16,000 individuals interested in forestry from around the world.

The UBC Knapp Research Forest has been helping fill the need for research, demonstration and education on 5,153 hectares of land owned by the University of British Columbia since 1949. The Knapp Forest is a unique "working forest" that contains stands ranging from new plantations to old growth and is accessed by a network of over 180 kilometers of forest roads, bridges and trails. It also contains a working sawmill and a retreat center at Loon Lake. The Knapp Forest is truly a multiple use research forest, providing an ideal location and forested venue for an event of the scope of DEMO International 2016.

In addition, the Canadian Woodlands Forum is pleased to announce that they will work once again with Master Promotions Ltd., Canada's largest independent trade and consumer event management company, who will provide professional management services on behalf of the CWF.

The CWF is a not-for-profit membership based organization recognized for its commitment to improving the efficiency and profitability of knowledge-based woodlands operations. The programs and services offered by the CWF help foster improved communication and business relationships, and provide the opportunity for members to network and share best practices, technologies and innovation.

October 15, 2014  By  Amie Silverwood

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