APF 2024, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboricultural and fencing show has announced it has just welcomed its 100th exhibitor , Lamberhurst Engineering, to next years show. The show is taking place at Ragley Estate on the 19/20/21st September 2024.
Exhibition Secretary, Ian Millward commented ‘We are delighted to welcome back longstanding exhibitor Lamberhurst Engineering to APF 2024. It is fantastic to already have over 100 exhibitors booked in for next year twelve months ahead of the event. It emphasises that the APF show is still regarded to be the best place to sell machinery and equipment into the arb, forestry and fencing sectors and we look forward to seeing all our 2022 exhibitors return’
Over 300 exhibitors are expected for APF 2024. Booking forms are available on the website and the first APF 2024 site meeting for new exhibitors wishing to see the site and choose a stand is on Wednesday 4th October at 2pm at Kings Court Hotel, Alcester B49 5QQ
APF 2024 will take place at Ragley Estate on the 19/20/21st September 2024. APF 2024 is a biannual event. This will be the 24th Exhibition. The first Exhibition was held at Longleat Estate in 1976. It is returning to Ragley Estate after being staged there in 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022
APF 2024 is the leading exhibition for the forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing, trees and timbers sectors in the UK. Over 320 Exhibitors and 25 000 visitors are expected over the three days of the show. 90% of visitors are trade professionals working in the industry.
It showcases the very latest state of the art machines and technology being used in the industry as well as traditional but still used woodland crafts and horse logging.
It is the place where all the leading figures and associations in the industry get together to promote the forestry and arboricultural sectors, everything from seed to sawmill.
The seminar programme features leading figures in the industry speaking on topical issues of the day including plant health, pest and diseases, technology, safety and training, marketing, wood fuel and wood processing. It covers everything that is trees or timber related.
Over 2000 exhibitor staff and thousands of visitors will bring more than £1million pounds into the local economy during the course of the Exhibition in terms of hotel bookings and meals.
It features a 2000m demonstration circuit where machines are shown working in a realistic setting. With exhibitors on both sides of the circuit that is over 2½ miles of working machinery. An estimated £80 million pounds of machinery will be on show.
The following events and competitions will take place at APF 2024;
The Husqvarna World 25m Pole Climbing Championships
The Tilhill Forestry and A W Jenkinson European Chainsaw Carving Competition
The British Open Fencing Championships
UK Forwarder Driving Competition
British Tree Climbing Championships
The UK Lumberjack Championships
The Forest Worker Zone with drop-in sessions on subjects affecting the forest worker
The Arb Worker Zone with demos of the latest equipment and techniques and technical workshops
The World ‘Log to leg’ pole lathe turning championships
Extensive traditional woodland crafts area with many have-a-go opportunities
Bio Security, Bio energy, wood fuel and tree health seminars
Seminars and advice on forestry education, training and careers