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FORST live shows significant growth



The visitors of the international demonstration fair FORST live, which takes place in Offenburg from 7 - 9 April 2017, can be pleased about a broader range since due to the high exhibitor’s stand the exhibition surface will be expanded.

 - Wood as energy source is one oft the main topics at FORST Live
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Wood as energy source is one oft the main topics at FORST Live

“This high industry support makes us proud and we already look forward to this unique live event at the Exhibition Center Offenburg”, emphasizes the Project Director Volker Matern the constant development of the event. On the 46,000 sqm open-air exhibition ground as well as on the 6,000 sqm Baden-Arena a demonstration landscape will be exhibited where the relevant forestry special machines, from soil processing to timber harvest up to wood processing for lumber or as energy source, will be presented. Next to forest- and agricultural large machinery, tractors, chain saws, trailers and rope winches, automatic saw and splitter machines, mobile sawmills, chippers and shredders, milling and shredding machines will be shown in practical use. Moreover, different geo-information systems will be provided.

Wood as energy source

Another emphasis is placed on the use of wood as energy source. More than 40 prestigious manufacturers of pellet and wood-fired boilers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will provide further developments and market innovations in the Baden-Arena and the open-air exhibition ground north.

For the first time in this year’s edition, an expert forum about wood energy will be provided which is supposed to ensure more transparency for the wood purchasing of consumers. Moreover, specialist companies obtain information about the newest certifications. The Federal association of firewood trade will focus on information for the consumer within its expert forum.

Synergy with hunter fair WILD & FISCH

The preparations for the parallel fair WILD & FISCH are well underway. Prestigious distributors will present established products and numerous innovations for hunters and fishermen. Perches, hunting knives, hunting weapons and their care, optical equipment, hunting clothes and off-road vehicles will be the focus of the main topic ‘game’. Fishing enthusiasts awaits a presentation of lures, rods and additional supplies as well as fishing clothes of the second main topic ‘fish’.

In addition to the broad presentations, the combination of the fairs FORST live and WILD & FISCH awaits with an attractive program that is included in the entrance price as well as the visit of these two trade fairs.

Tickets can be bought in advance for 12 euros and for 14 euros at the box office. Tickets are available online at