Confor policy conference postponed

20 April 2017

Confor has postponed its planned policy conference at Westminster, after Theresa May's announcement of a general election.

The event, Planting The Future, was due to take place on Wednesday June 7th, a day before the snap poll on June 8th. 

Stuart Goodall, Confor Chief Executive, said: "I’m disappointed that the snap election means we need to postpone the conference. The minister and the many politicians that we had lined up would not be able to attend on that day. However, given that we had secured such a strong group of speakers, we will seek to hold the event later in the year when we can secure the political participation as well." 

Mr Goodall added: "The EFRA committee report, Westminster Hall debate and BBC Countryfile forests special, which all involved detailed briefing and lobbying work by Confor, have moved forestry up the political agenda. We will continue to work very hard to stress the importance of forestry and wood processing, and the opportunities it offers as we head towards Brexit." 

In the meantime, Confor will strive to maintain the increasingly high profile of forestry and promote the sector to the parties during the election campaign.