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Demo 2000 International

Exhibition and Conference Schedule of Events

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Technologies for New Millennium Forestry, the companion conference to Demo 2000 International, will be part of the attraction for the 8,000 to 10,000 attendees from 30 countries. Its goal is to promote the sharing of ideas on important issues facing the forest industry, as well as foster the implementation of new concepts, technologies and practices which will help the industry meet the challenges and expectations of the 21st century.

About 50 speakers from Canada and abroad will present their experiences and provide practical information for better management of current and future issues facing the industry.

The conference takes place September 11 to 13 in the Grand Okanagan Hotel in Kelowna, BC. The two and a half days of meetings will include 10 technical sessions as well as other gatherings.


Monday, Sept 11 from 3 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday, Sept 12 from 7 am to 11:30 am
and from 1:15 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday, Sept 13 from 7 am to 12 noon


8:30 to 11:30 am
Session 1A: Road building and transportation systems
Session 1B: Partial cutting practices
Session 1C: Planning and decision tools for wood supply management

2:30 to 5 pm
Session 2A: Harvesting under special constraints
Session 2B: Environmental challenges in woodlands operations
Session 2C: Silviculture systems for special conditions


8:30 to 11:30 am
Session 3A: Riparian zone management and reducing site disturbance
Session 3B: Workforce development and issues

2:30 to 5 pm
Session 4A: Advanced and emerging technologies
Session 4B: Planning and managing for multiple values and land use

5 to 6 pm
COFE business meeting

Full conference registration fees are $375 CDN and include all 10 sessions, four social functions, a one-day pass to Demo 2000 International and all applicable taxes. A special reduced rate of $140 CDN is available for contractors. Fees will be higher onsite.

Come ready for action!
September 14 to 16, 2000
9 am to 5 pm each day

Demo 2000 International is North America's largest, active exhibition of wood harvesting and forest management systems. More than 100 exhibitors with 300 of the latest woodlands machines operating on a 200 hectare site will supply all the latest harvesting systems for commercial thinning and final felling, cable yarding, heli-logging, chipping, road construction, transportation, GIS/GPS, site preparation, planting and stand tending. Located 40 kilometres from the city of Kelowna, BC, the site contains every size of wood and every type of terrain and conditions found in the industry including volumes from 60 to 400 tons per acre, diameters from eight to 27 inches and slopes from negligible to 60 per cent.

Demo 2000 International is owned and sponsored by the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF). The host company is Riverside Forest Products Ltd. Fees are $40 per day for each day of the three-day event.

Bus transportation to the Demo site from several hotels in Kelowna and Penticton will be provided every morning. Vehicle parking will be available on a pre-registered basis near the site. Transportation will also be provided to the demonstration sites themselves from the parking lot.

To register for Demo 2000 International or for the preDemo conference, call (514) 3926947. To register online, visit www.cwfcof.org.

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