THE date for next year's APF Exhibition has been set.

Thousands of guests, exhibitors, and members of the public will head to Warwickshire's Ragley Estate on September 19 until September 21, 2024. 

The biggest names in the industry - likely to include manufacturers such as Ponsse and Stihl - will use the event to show off the latest products and innovations, with forwarders, forestry tractors, harvester heads, and cone splitters set to be among the highlights.

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A major date in the British forestry calendar, APF is regularly praised for bringing together every aspect of the industry in one place. 

Speaking at 2022's edition – the first time it had been held in person since the COVID pandemic –  Ian Millward, APF exhibition secretary, said: "It was excellent and we really enjoyed it. 

"We were blessed with the weather and the crowds came in through the gates and everyone had happy faces. 

Forestry Journal: Brands such as Timberwolf used APF 2022 to launch their latest products Brands such as Timberwolf used APF 2022 to launch their latest products (Image: FJ)

"People were ready to come out. Equipment needed replacing or people wanted to come out and buy something."

The 2022 exhibition also saw the ARB Show take place concurrently at APF for the first time, offering guests the chance to see the latest innovations in arboriculture. 

Sponsors of last year's event, including Forestry Journal, praised the show for its impact on the industry and its power to bring people together, with four-year reunions taking place across the site. 

John McNee, editor of FJ, said: "This is exciting news for everyone involved in forestry. APF always presents the perfect opportunity to meet readers, subscribers, and everyone at the heart of the industry. 

"We are already counting down the days and can't wait to see you all in Warwickshire." 

Forestry Journal will once again at the heart of the event, bringing you exclusive coverage across our website, social media channels, and in your copy of the magazine.