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DEMO International postponed to 2021


April 7, 2020
By DEMO International

Over the last 50 years, Demo International has become North America’s largest and most recognized ‘live, in-woods’ forestry equipment show; this year’s event scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Que., in the Gatineau Valley Region was shaping up to be an excellent show.

As part of DEMO International, the pre-show conference entitled, “Digital Transformation in Forest Operations: A leap forward in driving business growth & competitiveness,” was also scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at the Delta Ottawa City Center, Ottawa, Ont. The program was 90 per cent complete and delegate registration was about to be launched in April 2020.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented level of uncertainty and has had a profound impact on people’s health, livelihoods and travel, both globally and across Canada.

Based on the current circumstances and uncertain timelines, and to comply with the stated policies and requirements from our Public Health authorities throughout the country, the Canadian Woodlands Forum, in partnership with our host, SBC Cedar, and show and conference partners, have decided to postpone DEMO International 2020 until 2021.

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As disappointing and unprecedented that this decision is, it was made in the best interest of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, partners, contractors, and conference speakers and delegates.

We are in the process of investigating new dates for the event, and we will continue to monitor information from the Public Health authorities; we look forward to sharing rescheduled 2021 dates for the show and conference in the near future.