As exhibitor bookings pour in for the extended Confor Woodland Show, plans are firming up for the events to be held in Confor’s marquee, under the “Grown in Britain” theme.
Grown in Britain is a campaign launched earlier this year to promote the use of home-grown timber in Britain. It is the direct result of work by Confor, following the Independent Panel on Forestry report, which recognised the very significant contributionto the woodlands and forests make to British economy, society and the environment. The report identified the need for a concerted action plan to create a more sustainable future for the woodlands and forests, and for the development of a stronger wood culture amongst the society. Grown in Britain is the core of a comprehensive response to this challenge.
As usual, the Confor Woodland Show will kick off with the lively breakfast briefing, with an expert panel drawn from across the sector. Forestry minister David Heath has been invited to attend on the second day. The usual popular receptions will be held around these events, plus Forestry Commission England is planning informative seminars.
In addition, there will be a range of interesting demonstrations, including horse-logging, crafts and axe-throwing, to keep visitors entertained.NickHoare, chairman of the Confor show committee commented, “Grown in Britain is something we can all sign up to. It is already giving home-grown timber much higher profile, with some major construction companies participating enthusiastically. We look forward to a progress report at the show. Longleatprovidesuswiththeidealvenue,beingeasytoreachandsuchadelightfulsetting.Thisisgoingtobeabumperevent.WealllookforwardtowelcomingexhibitorsandvisitorstoLongleatinSeptember. And, don’t forget that members enjoy free entry each day.”
The Confor Woodland Show will be held on 12-13 September 2013 at Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire.