Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo brings together all those interested in the forestry, farming, rural and cottage industries. Expanding on last years event it was asked by industry to include the rural and complete natural resource based industries. So we are!

After 8 successful events in Ontario, Saw Tech has decided to return to Renfrew for 2018. With attendance of over 8,000 delegates for the first event hosted in the valley the organizers are expecting an even larger crowd for 2018. Renfrew is Ontario’s largest county and home to more wood related businesses than any other county in Ontario. Renfrew is also home to some of the oldest lumber businesses in Canada. In central and eastern Ontario, the local forest industry generates $573 million every year.

Building on the success of this year’s show, plans have been solidified for Renfrew to host once again Ontario’s largest forestry expo at the Ma-Te-Way Activity center, July 20-22, 2018.

Glenn Dredhart (Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo show manager) said that this next event will host even more displays and more activities along with more exhibitor engagement due to the expansion of the event. We had 190 indoor and outdoor exhibits in 2017 and are expecting over 250 for 2018 making this event the largest forest expo in Canada. Exhibits covering every aspect of the forest will be on display in Renfrew.

Over 8000 forest enthusiasts attended Renfrew’s 3 day event in 2017 and the exhibitors were all happy with the turn out of the event, stating that the quality of the attendee was the best they have seen in many years of attending other similar events. Sales were done right on site at the event and companies continue to have business trickle in well after the event was over.

Glenn added that with attendees travelling from other provinces and states the immediate economic impact was great for the Ottawa Valley and for Renfrew with restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and gas stations all feeling the economic benefit from the event.

The Canadian Trade-Ex Group (show organizers) are already working hard to produce an even larger event and a larger crowd of delegates and visitors to experience what the Forest has to offer in the Ottawa Valley for 2018.

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