ICF National Conference 2018: Innovation for Change

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Headline Sponsors

Thank you to our headline sponsors: A.W. Jenkinson Forest ProductsScottish Woodlands and Tilhill Forestry

Supporters: 2Excel geospacial | Forest Research | Sorbus International | Trackplot


Behind us we have three industrial revolutions, with legacies of steam, electricity and computing; all ground-breaking at the time but now taken for granted. Can you believe that the World Wide Web is still under 30 yet is driving so much of what we do? Look at how platforms like YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn have changed the way we learn, how we work and interact.

Our businesses have changed, our lives have changed, we’ve changed. And, they are about to change again as we enter the Fourth Industrial – and digital, physical and biological – Revolution.

We have to be ready to meet new expectations both from clients and from our workforce, be open to new models for the forestry and arboricultural workplace and for its operations, and know how to ensure that considerations like health and safety aren’t compromised.  We have to be empowered to think differently and do things differently.

Put the future of your industry in your diary – 2 to 3 May 2018, and book now.



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Promote your Company at the future Conference

Contact Allison Lock to discuss the last few promotional opportunities available.

Annual General Meeting

The Institute of Chartered Foresters Annual General Meeting for members will take place during the conference at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, starting at 17.30hrs on Wednesday 2 May 2018. There is no charge for members who wish to attend the AGM only.

All bookings for the ICF National Conference 2018 are subject to these event-specific Terms and Conditions of Booking


CPD points are allocated on a self-assessment basis and may not be appropriate for all disciplines/professions. As guidance, ICF Professional Members attending the full conference, AGM and the Conference Dinner may record up to 20 CPD hours in accordance to the relevance to their own personal development plan.


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