For Immediate Release
Issued: March 26, 2020

Venosta, QC – Over the last 50 years, Demo International has become North America’s largest and most recognized ‘live, in-woods’ forestry equipment show; this years’ event scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Quebec 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 September 22-23 at the Delta Ottawa City Center, Ottawa, Ontario. The program was 90% 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 (For full details in Quebec, please click here), 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.

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 & conference in the near future.

Thank you and be safe.

For more information:
Peter Robichaud
Executive Director 
Canadian Woodlands Forum 
Phone (902) 897-6961 • Cell (902) 899-6420

Demo Conference 2021

“Digital Transformations in Forest Operations:
A leap forward in driving business growth and competitiveness.”

Over the years, forest operations have constantly evolved to ensure the sector’s competitiveness, enhance sustainability and improve workforce conditions.

Mechanization and new technologies have been critical throughout this evolution process. The two-day, “Digital Transformation in Forest Operations” Conference will provide a forum to explore some of the next technological leaps at the doorstep of forest operations.”

Exciting recent developments in the fields of robotics, automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data will be presented, focussing on how the forest sector can leverage these developments to continue driving their businesses forward successfully and sustainably.

Through keynote addresses, technical sessions and discussion panels, the Conference will offer diversified perspectives from contractors, forest industry representatives, researchers and technology providers.

Mark Your Calendar!


Program and registration details coming soon!

Your participation as a partner of the DEMO International® 2021 Conference is essential to the success of the event;
we would not be able to hold this event without your generosity and support. We hope that your organization will associate with this major event for the forest community.

Click the link  for the full details: DEMO SUPPORT GUIDE 2020

If your organization would like a customized package, we will gladly tailor the benefits to match your needs.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or having a display booth at this event, please contact:

For Sponsorship Opportunities:
Peter Robichaud
Canadian Woodlands Forum
Tel: 902 897-6961

For Exhibit Space:
Bruce Chisholm 
Canadian Woodlands Forum
Tell: 902 227-8554


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