CLA South East: 2021 Forestry Conference

The Era of Opportunity: Understanding Possibilities & Enhancing Prospects 

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. 

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Event Details

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

£70 + VAT - CLA Members and Grown in Britain Certificate Holders 
£90 + VAT - Members of the Public 
£40 + VAT - Online Event