11-12 Nov 2020, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
18-19 Nov 2020, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier technology series. It’s run annually for Australasia’s forest resource managers, planners, GIS and remote sensing specialists and inventory foresters.

ForestTECH 2020 | Event Details

Forestry resource managers, remote sensing GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and key technology suppliers from throughout Australasia attend ForestTECH each year.

Over 250 delegates were involved last year. As well as Australian and New Zealand companies, this time the annual event draws in forestry companies and key tech providers from around the world, including the USA, Canada, Europe, South Africa and South America. This technology series has now truly established itself on the international forestry calendar.

Last year we covered:

  • Storage, processing and management of "big data"
  • 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 into the field
  • Satellite tools for mapping, planning and operations
  • New innovations in mobile forest apps and collection tools
  • Results from remote sensing research and in-forest trials
  • 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

We expect another exciting programme for 2020.

Interested in Presenting?

We will soon be sending out expressions of interest for presenting at ForestTECH 2020. Already, from the many local and international companies involved in 2019, we have a growing list of interested people and companies.

If interested in presenting at the ForestTECH 2020 series, please register your early interest by emailing

Who Attends?

Over 250 representatives from the New Zealand and Australian forestry industries, including: Forestry managers | Forest owners | Technical foresters | Forestry consultants | Forestry researchers | Forest resource managers | Inventory foresters | Technology & equipment suppliers | Harvest planners | Forest GIS & remote sensing specialists


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

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.

ForestTECH 2020 is already being planned. We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. Early partners will benefit from exposure in the the newly updated website,, which is now providing monthly communication to well over 6,000 resource managers and inventory foresters in this region.

Sponsorship and branding opportunities are also available for other Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) events and in the region’s most widely read weekly e-newsletters, Friday Offcuts and WoodWeek.

For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact our Sponsorship Manager, Gordon Thomson on (+64) 7 921 1384 or

FIEA Partners

Lewis Controls
Key Knife / Braford Industries
Eagle Technology
Atlas Integral
NZ Logger
Trimble Forestry

Media Partners

Friday Offcuts
NZ Logger



Distinction Rotorua Hotel, NEW ZEALAND

390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference.

After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Free car parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Special accommodation rates will be announced soon.

View Hotel WebsiteDistinction Rotorua Hotel

Bayview Eden Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

6 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Perfectly positioned for business and pleasure.

Bayview Eden Melbourne is located adjacent to the beautiful Albert Park Lake & Golf Course and close to all Melbourne has to offer.

Special accommodation rates will be announced soon.

View Hotel WebsiteBayview Eden Melbourne