15-16 November 2017
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
21-22 November 2017
15-16 November 2017, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
21-22 November 2017, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
ForestTECH is New Zealand and Australia’s leading forest management technology series, providing companies with the latest technologies, innovations and practical tools to increase forest operations productivity.
ForestTECH is this region’s premier technology series. It’s run for Australasia’s forest resource managers, planners and inventory foresters and run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA).
Since 2007, it’s the one event every year that continues to draw in foresters to one location in both countries. Key researchers, technology providers and forest owners are also now picking up the opportunity of building in their own client meetings, workshops and discussion groups around both the New Zealand and Australian events to capitalize on this “once a year” turnout.
What Happened Last Year?
Over 250 delegates attended the ForestTECH series in November 2016. Last year’s event highlighted new data collection technologies and advances on accessing, processing and better interpreting the associated big data streams being collected.
Rapid improvements in smartphones and tablets, the development of user friendly forestry apps and increasing connectivity had changed just how forestry companies were using this data to improve their operations – everything from the measurement of wood volumes out in the field through to the scheduling and logistics around wood flows.
What’s Planned for 2017?
The technology has moved on considerably in just 12 months. The quality and quantity of data being collected through an array of new sensors and platforms has continued to sky-rocket. The task now being grappled with is how best to use the collected data and convert it into something usable for all stakeholders.
New tools and technologies have been developed, in-forest trials by leading technology providers along with forestry companies have been completed and are being built into day-to-day forest planning and operations. Numerous research projects have also been completed and are ready to be presented to local companies.
ForestTECH 2017 will provide local forestry companies with a timely and independent overview of new data collection tools, systems for better measuring, managing and analysing this information and forestry apps that have been developed, are available, and can add value, both operationally and financially, to local forestry companies.
The focus for this year’s series will be on “unlocking the true value of data” for forest operations. Key themes for this year’s event will include:
- Storage, processing and management of “big data”
- Analysing and using harvester data for inventory management
- The practical application of automation, robotics and sensors by forest managers
- Integrating virtual and augmented reality into forestry operations
- Results and lessons from reconciling remote sensing data in the field
- New innovations in mobile forest apps and collection tools
- Mobile communications advances in more remote locations
- Workflow solutions for data collected from airborne and UAV systems
- New mapping and GIS applications
- Changing skill sets required by today’s forest resource managers.
Who Will Attend?
- Forestry managers
- Forest owners
- Technical foresters
- Forestry consultants
- Forestry researchers
- Forest resource planners
- Inventory foresters
- Technology & equipment suppliers
We work closely with a wide range of New Zealand and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme.
If you are interested in being considered as presenter, or would like to recommend an early adopter case study or international expert, please contact us using the button below.Apply
ForestTECH offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in developing innovative tools, technologies and resources for forestry planning and management to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australia’s forestry companies.
Exhibition spaces are always at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.
For a full range of sponsorship options and benefits for ForestTECH 2017, or upcoming FIEA technology programmes planned, please include your details in the form on the right.
Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, email@example.com
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Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has run an extensive series of technology related events for Australasian forest products companies. Over 500 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions have been run for local companies.
FIEA’s objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region. It is now recognized as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries.
FIEA Contact Details
(+64) 7 921 1382
1800 126 398 (from Australia)
Forest Industry Engineering Association
Building X91, Sala Street,
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
PO Box 1230,
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Ph (+64) 7 921 1382
Forest Industry Engineering Association
c/o Distinction Dunedin Hotel,
6 Liverpool Street,
Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
PO Box 904,
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Ph (+64) 3 470 1902
Forest Industry Engineering Association: A division of Innovatek Ltd