CLA South East: Forestry Conference 2021

The Era of Opportunity: 

Understanding Possibilities & Enhancing Prospects 

Wednesday 13 October, 8.30am - 5.30pm
at the Grandstand,
Newbury Racecourse and Online

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 (Environmental Consultant and 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. 

The full programme can be viewed here.

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 book, please visit click on the link below. 

For further information and/or questions, please contact CLA South East on 01264 313434 or 

This event is partnered by Pryor and Rickett.

Networking partners include

LC Energy, Tillhill

*Subject to Covid Restrictions. Should we have to move the event online due to Covid, a full refund will be offered and those who wish to join online will be sent a new link in order to purchase the online access. 

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Event Details

Wednesday 13 October 2021
8:30AM - 5:30PM
Newbury Racecourse, The Racecourse, RG14 7PN

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

Members of the Public - £90+VAT

Online Event - £40+VAT