First and foremost, we hope that you are doing well, and that business has started to return to some sense of normality; COVID-19 has had an overwhelming and profound impact on people’s health, livelihoods and travel over the past year. As you recall, the pandemic prompted the decision last spring to postpone Demo International originally scheduled for 2020 with new scheduled dates of September 16-18, 2021.
The Demo International management team has been actively engaged in reviewing and discussing the circumstances around the pandemic and the likelihood/feasibility of executing the show in 2021. As part of the due diligence process, including developments related to the vaccine roll-out, travel restrictions, public confidence and health protocols etc., the management team also solicited existing Demo exhibitors for their insight and feedback in order to help the team consider the options and make the best decision moving forward. Based on their assessment and recommendation, the Canadian Woodlands Forum in partnership with our host SBC Cedar & show partners, have made the difficult decision to postpone DEMO International until September 22 – 24, 2022.
As disappointing that this decision is, it was made in the best interest of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and contractors; and with DEMO International always drawing a large international crowd, as well as people from all parts of Canada, it was felt that conditions would continue to improve throughout the year, and that 2022 would offer a safer environment and ensure a successful show.
Based on the optimistic responses from the exhibitor survey outlining support for a 2022 show, we have determined the September 22 – 24, 2022 window works best for all parties involved. All suppliers are being informed of the change.
We will continue to update all exhibitors and look forward to working with you towards a successful event in 2022.
Thank you and stay safe. For more information contact:
DEMO International® will take over the Ottawa/Gatineau area, September 22 – 24, 2022. A world-class event for the forestry industry, this edition will be hosted by SBC Cedar (SBC) on one of their forest properties in Venosta, Quebec.
Typically occurring only every four years in different regions across the country, originally slated for 2020, the 2022 edition will mark the 14th edition of DEMO® International. Over the course of its 50-year history, DEMO® International has evolved into one of North America’s largest and unique outdoor equipment shows. The “all live and in action, in-woods” event will attract thousands of leaders in the equipment manufacturing sector featuring the latest technologies in forestry equipment, products and services covering all aspects of woodlands operations, including fully mechanized to small-scale forestry operations.
Ottawa/Gatineau is the birthplace of the Canadian Forest Industry. Visit the Gatineau Valley Historical Society website for interesting stories about the history of the industry in the area.
Lots to see and do! We’ve provided some links to help you plan your trip
WHERE TO STAY
Book your room EARLY! We have provided a list of places for exhibitors and visitors to enjoy your stay.
Registration details coming
DEMO International® will be located 45 minutes north of Gatineau in the beautiful Gatineau Valley, in Venosta Quebec.
View our maps of the area and the show site below: