Forestry Conference

13 October 2021

The Era of Opportunity - Understanding Possibilites & Enhancing Prospects

At the Grandstand, Newbury Racecourse and Online

Jointly organised by the CLA, the Forestry Commission and Grown in Britain. 

The annual Forestry Conference is jointly organised by the CLA, the Forestry Commission and Grown in Britain. The event, now in its fourth year, aims to provide strategic information and advice to help inform land ownership & management decisions and debate topical issues from a range of perspectives.

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 event will be back ‘live’ in the Grandstand at Newbury Racecourse*. However, for those unable to travel, we will also offer the opportunity for you to join us online via Zoom direct from the Conference.

‘The Era of Opportunity’ will focus on understanding forestry possibilities and enhancing the prospects of those involved in the industry. We will explore three key areas which are:

  • Payment for Public Benefit
  • Growing Stock to Sell
  • Natural Capitalisation & New Markets

Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change will provide our opening keynote and other speakers include Hillary Alison (Forestry Commissioner), The Hampton Estate, Bella Murfin (Defra) and Jo Harrison (United Utilities).

There will also be a debate on the challenges and opportunities emerging from the conference and external national and international issues, as well as a range of workshops.

Ticket prices are:

CLA Members and Grown in Britain Certificate Holders – £70+VAT

Members of the Public – £90+VAT

Online Event – £40+VAT

The live event price/s include breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day and a buffet lunch in the Grandstand.

Online bookings will be able to watch the event via live streaming on Zoom. You will be able to ask questions but not attend workshops.

A recording of the event will be made available to all attendees.

To view the full programme and book your tickets, please click here