Focus on Forestry is back!

March 17, 2023
This ‘big daddy’ wheeled harvester from Tigercat attracted a lot of attention at the 2019 Focus field day held at White River, Mpumalanga.

The good news for forestry stakeholders is that the Focus on Forestry Conference and Expo is back after a four-year hiatus.

It will be held over three days from 7-9 November 2023 at the Karkloof Country Club in the KZN midlands. Save the date and dust off your boots, the organisers have promised an action-packed programme of presentations, an exhibition and a field day at a nearby Sappi plantation.

Focus on Forestry 2023 is organised by CMO, Nelson Mandela University and Forestry South Africa. It has been the premier get-together for forestry stakeholders in Southern Africa for a number of years. The last event was held at White River in Mpumalanga back in April 2019. Then COVID-19 came out of nowhere, shutting down public events, disrupting business and impacting almost every aspect of our lives.

Since then virtual events have become the norm, but they don’t quite hit the spot as the most valuable part of real live gatherings is the opportunity to exchange ideas face-to-face, network and socialise with forestry colleagues from near and far. 

Focus is targeted at a broad range of stakeholders including forest landowners and growers (large and small), managers and contractors, while also offering valuable insights to academics, researchers, consultants, training providers, governmental organisations and services and equipment suppliers into the industry.

Demonstrating a planting rig at the 2014 Focus event held near Piet Retief, Mpumalanga back in 2014.

The breakdown of the event is as follows:- 

  • 07 to 08 November (Karkloof Country Club) – conference and exhibition.
  • 09 November: Focus on Forestry Field Day and Demos – Sappi plantation close to the conference venue.

 More detailed information will follow soon, including registration information for delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. Early bird registrations will be discounted, so watch this space!

 Enquiries can be directed to andrew@cmogroup.io.

 

This looks risky, but it’s not. Fogmaker about to demonstrate the power of its on-board fire suppression system at the 2019 Focus event at White River.
Foresters checking the log quality after a de-barking demo during the Focus field day at Hilton, KZN in 2017.
Michal Brink and Andrew McKuen of CMO, organisers of a number of Focus events over the past 10 years.
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