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

Marc Bergeron
Property Manager
SBC Cedar
(418) 507-2525

Mark Cusack
National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
(506) 333-1064

DEMO International® 2021 Heads to the Nation's Capital!

Less than one year remains until DEMO International® takes over the Ottawa/Gatineau area, September 16 to 18, 2021. 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.

Occurring only every four years in different regions across the country, 2021 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.

Live equipment demos, in-woods and in action!

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

Book your room EARLY! We have provided a list of places for exhibitors and visitors to enjoy your stay.

Registration details coming
in 2021


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: 


Peter Robichaud, Executive Director,
Canadian Woodlands Forum
Phone: (902) 897-6961
Cell: (902) 899-6420

Mark Cusack, National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Phone: 506 333-1064

Marc Bergeron, SBC Cedar,
Low Property Manager

Cell: (418) 507-2525