Feedback on the programmes announced last week has already been extremely positive. This year a raft of new disruptive technologies already been trialled in the forestry industry – and allied industries – are going to be showcased for the first time in this region. Another key feature of the series this year are the pre-conference workshops that have been set up for ForestTECH 2018 delegates.
As we’ve done in the past, ForestTECH 2018 conference delegates have the opportunity of registering for a series of pre-conference workshops in both countries. This provides those attending the technology series some additional time with some of the key presenters in smaller groups. The workshops are free to ForestTECH 2018 conference delegates and will run on the afternoon before the main conference runs at each venue.
Workshops this year include: Developments in Forest Management & Wood Procurement Software, ArcGIS, Mixed-Reality Applications for Forestry (this workshop is being taken by two leading companies in this space right now, Microsoft and Taqtile Inc who are based in Seattle and have developed some innovative uses around HoloMaps and their own Manifest mixed-reality solutions) and VR Assessments for Forest Inventories.
Because off space available at each venue, the workshops are limited to a maximum of 40 delegates in Rotorua, New Zealand and 35 delegates in Melbourne, Australia. Places, as they have done in the past, are usually snapped up. They will be filled on a “first in – first served” basis so if wanting to secure a space, best to get onto it shortly.
Full details on the programmes and further information relating to the conference or workshop programmes can be found on the event website, www.foresttech.events.