Canadian Biomass Magazine

Registration open for DEMO International 2024

June 11, 2024
By Canadian Woodlands Forum

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is excited to announce that registration is now open for its flagship event, DEMO International, to be held outside the Ottawa/Gatineau area in the beautiful region of Venosta, Que., from September 19 to 21, 2024. Visit to register and learn more.

This world-class event, occurring only every four years, will mark the 14th edition of DEMO International. Over the course of its 55-year history, DEMO International has evolved into one of North America’s largest and most unique “live, in-woods” forestry equipment shows.

This year’s host is SBC Cedar (SBC), which operates sawmills in Quebec and New Brunswick. The event will take place on a property in Venosta, located within a forty-five minute drive north along the Gatineau River.

Visitor show times:
Thursday, Sept 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 21: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Event highlights:

  • Witness over $100 million in forestry equipment: See hundreds of state-of-the-art machines and cutting-edge equipment in action.
  • International exhibits: Discover products and services from world-wide top manufacturers and suppliers in the forestry sector. Large and small scale forestry equipment including forest harvesting , forwarding, biomass, small scale equipment for woodlot management, firewood processors.
  • Exclusive new product line reveals: Be the first to see the latest innovations and product launches in the forestry industry.
  • Live demonstrations: Experience real-world applications of advanced forestry machinery and techniques.
  • Exciting loader competition: Watch skilled operators showcase their talents in a thrilling, high-stakes competition.
  • VIP Day Experience – Sept 19 : Enjoy exclusive access to demonstrations, networking events, and meet-and-greets with industry leaders.
  • Educational school programs – Sept 20: Inspiring the next generation with hands-on learning opportunities and interactive exhibits.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with industry experts, professionals, and peers to expand your network and business opportunities.
  • Innovative technology: Explore the forefront of forestry technology and how it’s shaping the future of the industry.
  • Interactive displays: Engage with hands-on exhibits that showcase the latest in forestry innovation.
  • Family-friendly events: Enjoy a range of activities suitable for all ages, making it a perfect outing for the whole family.

2024 DEMO International Technical Conference:

Kick off the week with the leading two-day DEMO International Technical Conference on September 17 and 18 at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, Ont. Organized by the Canadian Woodlands Forum in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, FPInnovations, and Université Laval, this conference is a must-attend event for industry professionals, researchers, and stakeholders passionate about forestry innovation and sustainable practices.

Conference highlights include:

  • Bridging Generations: Adapting to Change and Shaping the Future of Forest Operations
  • Logging Around the World
  • Adapting Forest Management to a Changing Climate
  • Low-carbon Wood Supply Chain
  • Digital Forestry
  • Automation in Forestry
  • Adaptive Forest Management Practices
  • National and International Perspectives from across Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland

These sessions will cover the latest advancements in forestry technology and management, fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovation in forest management and wood product utilization.

For the full program and to register for both the show and the conference, click here.

Who should attend:
Demo International attracts a diverse range of attendees who are interested in forestry equipment, technology, and industry trends. Here are several groups that should consider attending:

  • Loggers and timber harvesters
  • Contractors
  • Woodlot Owners
  • Forestry and natural resource management departments
  • Universities and colleges with forestry programs
  • Research institutions focusing on forestry and environmental science
  • Students and educators in forestry and related fields
  • Professional associations for foresters and loggers
  • Trade organizations representing the forestry sector
  • Chambers of commerce with interests in natural resources
  • Forestry consultants
  • Forest managers and rangers
  • Silviculturists
  • Environmental assessment and planning firms
  • IT and software providers for forestry management
  • Insurance companies providing coverage for forestry operations
  • Local, regional, and national lawmakers involved in environmental legislation
  • National and International organizations focused on forest management and policy
  • Individuals interested in forestry
  • Hobbyists and enthusiasts of forestry and outdoor activities
  • Community members from regions where forestry is a key industry

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to witness the future of forestry, engage with industry leaders, and participate in educational and interactive experiences. Register now and be part of North America’s premier forestry event of the year!

About DEMO International
DEMO International is the flagship event of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, showcasing the latest in forestry technology, sustainable practices, and industry innovations. It brings together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from around the world to explore the future of forestry.

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