23 Jun 2020

APF 2020 postponed

The APF 2020 show - the largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass event - has been postponed, it has been announced.

According to a new statement, directors of APF 2020 have decided to postpone the event, due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid-19.

The revised plan is to roll forward the show to 23/24/25th September 2021 at the same venue at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire

Exhibition Secretary Ian Millward said: “ It is with a very heavy heart that we made this decision, but taking all of the above into account it became obvious that there was only one sensible option and that was to postpone until September 2021.

"The show is the industry flagship event and everyone in the organising team is passionate about the show and want to make it the best we possibly can. We simply cannot stage the event this year to the size and quality our exhibitors, sponsors, visitor and ourselves want. We sincerely hope that in 12 months time the world will have returned to something much closer to normal and we can run the event as we and everyone else want.

"Although the decision to postpone will impact financially, we remain in a robust financial position and exhibitors will not lose their site fees. We will roll these forward to APF 2021. Any visitors who have already bought advance tickets can either carry forward their tickets to APF 2021 or request a refund."

The show is a biannual event and after APF 2021 we will continue with this two-year cycle so the next event would be 2023 then 2025 etc.

Read the full statement here