Sponsors and Exhibitors

The International Urban Forestry Congress is bringing three major networking events in urban forestry and arboriculture into one location, set in Vancouver, BC, home to some of the most productive and natural ecosystems on earth. Delegates of the congress include local governments, organizations, corporations and the professions of forest workers that serve them.

The congress is a one venue, multiple conference experience that brings together local governments, organizations, corporations and the professional forest workers who serve them. Canadian Member of Parliament, the Honourable Joyce Murray will be speaking at the International Urban Forestry Congress. Ms. Murray has been a longtime advocate for environmental sustainability. She recently received the Canada Clean50 Award, which recognizes her commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the environment. As the MP representing Vancouver Quadra, and her dedication to environmental issues, make Ms. Murray an ideal speaker for the International Urban Forestry Congress. We look forward to welcoming Joyce Murray MP.

Why You Should Sponsor

As a valued Sponsor or Exhibitor at the IUFC 2018 you will be able to:

  • participate in a premier international event for the urban forestry community
  • gain  significant brand exposure to the largest collection of professionals and organizations working in Urban Forestry with well over 500 delegates expected;
  • showcase your organization in the combined exhibition, refreshment and poster area for maximum exposure
  • increase awareness and exposure of your organization via a variety of marketing mediums;
  • develop business connections and strengthen relationships through face to face engagement
  • exhibit and generate new leads, develop your brand or launch a new product through the exhibition
  • maximize your time and resources by showcasing your organization to a relevant and influential audience in an environment away from the competition of every day distractions
  • ensure your organization stays abreast of current developments and research in the field of urban forestry and use this information to stay ahead of the market;
  • discuss Urban Forestry issues in the world class setting of Stanley Park and Vancouver, Canada

Becoming a sponsor is easy. There are sponsorship options at different price-points, including options with premium exhibit space and benefits.

Find out more about exciting sponsorship opportunities by downloading the Sponsorship Prospectus  with an itemized account of the benefits attributed to the sponsorship levels.

Exhibitor Opportunities

IUFC 2018 will be hosting a traditional exhibitor trade show. It will allow organizations to showcase their products and expertise related to arboriculture and urban forestry, and connect with delegates providing networking and dialoguing opportunities with Canadian urban forest leaders.

Who are the Visitors?

  • Participants will represent regional (BC, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho ), national (Canada) and global (from Asia, Europe, US-Canada and elsewhere) industry experts, including arborists, urban foresters, park managers, landscape architects, foresters, policy makers, researchers and educators.
  • Industry leaders and decision-makers within companies requiring services and equipment

Who are the Exhibitors?

  • Businesses that supply equipment or services to consulting and climbing arborists, municipal foresters, wildland/urban interface…

Located within the Westin Bayshore ballroom, the exhibition will be fully integrated in to the Congress program and taking place between October 1st and 3rd, 2018. Coffee and snack stations will be set up within the Exhibition Hall to increase traffic. The Welcome Reception on Sunday evening will also be held in the Exhibition Hall to further increase networking opportunities.

All stands will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however, priority will be given to Canopy, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors.


To assist in your decision making or planning, please contact the IUFC 2018 Sponsorship Committee Chair:

Mike Larock RPF

Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship

Association of BC Forest Professionals

Please complete the Sponsorship and Exhibition Application Form as soon as possible to secure your preferred packages and booth spaces. When the completed form is received, we will send you an invoice for your total contribution amount.