Supplying more than timber – Annual Forestry Conference 2019

On the 9th October we return to the wonderful Newbury Racecourse for the annual Forestry Conference, in partnership with the CLA and The Forestry Commission. The conference is a key event in Grown in Britain week 2019, which runs from 7th– 13th October.

There will be informative and thought provoking sessions and practical advice for foresters, landowners, managers and farmers. There will be a focus on how the forestry sector is about so much more than just timber.

This conference will bring together a range of voices from different backgrounds to explore how forestry offers a variety of benefits and services beyond wood, in the South East and further afield. There will be a keynote address from Sir Harry Studholme, chair of the Forestry Commission, about the opportunities and challenges facing it in a post-Brexit world, as well as other important speakers.

We will:

  • Review the current position of timber markets in the South East
  • Explore the strengths and limitations of supply chains
  • Look at ways the sector can help tackle issues around clean air and water quality
  • Consider what can be learnt from practices in other European countries
  • Hear about the experiences of successful businesses operating in the industry.

The full conference agenda can be viewed here.

How to book

Tickets cost £50 plus VAT for CLA members and Grown in Britain licence holders, and £80 plus VAT for all others. Price includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Book your space here if you are a GiB licence holder, if not you can book your space here 

Grown in Britain week is a week to celebrate our trees, woods and forests and the amazing products they produce. If you are holding an event, open day, conference or offer let us know and we can add it to our calendar on our dedicated web page.