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INTERFORST 2022 on its best path

Published on :Saturday, October 16, 2021

INTERFORST preparations in full swing. Only a few months left for the upcoming edition of one of the leading international trade fairs for forestry and forestry technology scheduled in July 2022. Once again it is expected to be able to maintain the record level of 2018 with scientific events and practical special shows despite the pandemic-related imponderables.

Petra Westphal, Exhibition Director at INTERFORST, is pleased that, “we are fully on course with the figures and planning. As of now, there are even signs of a slight growth in internationalization. Under the current conditions even this can’t be taken for granted and proves that the industry will continue to need and use trade fairs as a platform in future.”

INTERFORST 2022 will occupy around 80,000 square meters—11,000 square meters of hall space in B6 and 69,000 square meters of outdoor space. In total, around 450 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors are expected. “At the last INTERFORST,” explains Westphal, “36 percent of the exhibitors came from other countries. Our goal is to increase this share to 40 percent.” The choice of INTERFORST’s focus country, Czech Republic, will also contribute to this: “We see a lot of potential in the Southeast European market, especially when it comes to visitors,” explains Westphal. “The Czech Republic will therefore be taken into account in all the framework program items. One of two matchmaking workshops that we are organizing together with the German Agricultural Society (DLG) sets its focus on Southeast Europe.”

For 2022, the topics of “Forest Conversion / Climate Change,” “Forest Maintenance and Utilization Lines,” and “Forest Technology and Digitalization” are the centre of attention in the congress and forum area.

“On this day, our supporting program is completely oriented toward small and medium-sized private forest owners. In addressing this clientele, we are supported in particular by the AGDW-Die Waldeigenthaber, its regional associations and the Austrian Forest Association.”

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