Annual Forestry Conference will return this autumn – with a fantastic line-up

Bookings now open for CLA, Forestry Commission and Grown in Britain event
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The annual Forestry Conference is normally attended by up to 200 foresters and industry figures.

Our annual Forestry Conference will return this autumn – with a fantastic line-up.

It will be held at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday, October 11, run by the CLA in partnership with the Forestry Commission and Grown in Britain.

Supported by Pryor & Rickett Silviculture, the 2023 theme is 'Next generation: Securing our future', and will feature a packed programme of sessions and talks.

The conference is normally attended by up to 200 foresters, farmers, landowners, land managers and other stakeholders from across the country, and provides a strong platform to hear from a range of experts and case studies, share experiences, network and collaborate.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the Office for Environmental Protection
  • Sir Edward Milbank, landowner and director of CSX Carbon
  • Andy Howard, CEO of CSX Carbon
  • Tom Williams, Managing Director of Maydencroft
  • Jez Ralph, owner of Evolving Forests
  • Christopher Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal Forestry Society
  • Phoebe Oldfield, designer and furniture maker
  • Ben Harrower, BH Wildlife Consultancy.

Further speakers and case studies will be announced shortly. CLA President Mark Tufnell will also be participating in a session.


Tickets include a full day's programme, lunch, and tea and coffee. They are priced at £100 + VAT for CLA members and Grown in Britain certificate holders, and £125 + VAT for non-members.

Book here

If you have any issues booking online, please call the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 or email and the team will be happy to assist.