Results of the exhibitor and visitor survey: INTERFORST 2022 impresses with key topics

INTERFORST, international key trade fair for forestry and forest technology, was held at the exhibition grounds in Munich from July 17 to 20, 2022. During the event, the exhibitors and visitors were asked about various aspects. The results clearly show that the participants at INTERFORST value not only the quality of the event but also the topic focus and what was offered in the supporting program.

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Interforst was particularly convincing with its key topics and various demonstrations.

Key topics on the advance

"Forest regeneration & forest management” and “forest protection” were already defined as pioneering fields for the industry in the run-up to INTERFORST 2022 and were accordingly the focus of attention.

The survey also shows that the trade fair chose the right topics in this regard, with a total of 27 percent of the exhibitors having “forest regeneration and forest management” in their portfolio this year. That’s an increase of seven percent over the previous event. Growth for “forest protection” is even higher: 19 percent of the exhibitors had the topic in their portfolio, which is an increase of nine percent.

Demonstrations with top marks

Other topics also impressed. The DLG Forest demonstration arena, for example, celebrated its premiere this year with its presentations. Although it was new, it received top marks from the trade visitors. 68 percent rated it as “excellent” or “very good”. A further 32 percent awarded an overall rating of “good”.

INTERFORST growing in importance

INTERFORST also did well in the question about its importance. Almost two thirds of the trade visitors, 63 percent in total, expect INTERFORST “to become significantly or slightly more important.” A further 34 percent think the importance of the trade fair will stay the same.

Petra Westphal, Exhibition Director of INTERFORST, is pleased “that these results clearly show that we identified and implemented the latest topics in the industry last year at INTERFORST. We impressively succeeded this time in combining all the key fields.” And Jasmin Regiert, Exhibition Manager of INTERFORST, adds: “The interplay of business, science and politics was stronger than ever before in 2022. That makes INTERFORST without a doubt the platform for people to meet and share.”