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23-24 November 2021, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND | Virtual Event, Australia & International

ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier technology series. It’s run annually for forest resource managers, remote sensing specialists, inventory foresters and tree crop managers

Event Details

ForestTECH - What is it?

ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier annual forest technology event. It’s being run now for 14 years, principally in New Zealand and Australia. It’s aimed at resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and more recently, tree crop supervisors and forest establishment and silvicultural managers.

What happened last year?

Last year ForestTECH 2020, against all odds, ran in Rotorua, New Zealand. In the lead up to the annual technology event, most within the industry would have thought that it would have been a very hard (in fact, nigh near impossible) task to get forestry resource and tree crop managers together from across Australasia at any physical event.

Despite COVID-19, country border restrictions, tight health and safety requirements for running physical events and a minor scare in Auckland the week before the event, ForestTECH 2020 ran in Rotorua, New Zealand last November 2020.

Record attendances

Well over 300 attended ForestTECH 2020. Workshops, meetings, field demonstrations and a two-day technology conference and trade exhibitions all ran for the wider industry over the week. The live and virtual hybrid format for ForestTECH 2020 also enabled a much wider cross-section of international presenters and delegates to be involved.

Delegates from 20 different countries for the first time were involved as part of the online streaming of the event out of Rotorua, New Zealand. Companies located in; New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Columbia, Chile, Ireland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, South Africa, Latvia, Singapore and the United Kingdom were involved in ForestTECH 2020.

What’s planned for ForestTECH 2021?

Content: For the first time, last year, ForestTECH 2020 was split into two main technology streams;

  1. Remote sensing, data capture and inventory management, and
  2. Forest establishment, mechanised planting and silviculture.

Format and location: The 2021 event will again be run in Rotorua, New Zealand. Uncertainties around country borders being open, international travel and a reluctance still by many individuals and companies to travel outside New Zealand means that the format used in 2020 (physical delegates in New Zealand with the full event being streamed to Australian and other international delegates) will be used for ForestTECH 2021.

ForestTECH 2021 will cover:
  • Remote sensing/ satellite imagery technologies
  • Mechanised & automated planting systems
  • Advances in silvicultural treatments
  • Data capture technologies and operational use
  • Inventory management
  • Big data management IT solutions
  • Drone-based imaging and data capture
  • Options for AI and deep learning
Interested in presenting?

If interested in presenting at the ForestTECH 2021 this year (either in person in New Zealand or remotely), please register your early interest by emailing brent.apthorp@fiea.org.nz.

Who Will Attend?

Over 300 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 | Tree crop supervisors | Forest establishment | Silvicultural managers

Who Will Attend?

Over 300 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 2021 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 2021 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, www.foresttech.news, which is now providing monthly communication to well over 4,000 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 Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz.

FIEA Partners

Toi-Ohomai
NZ Logger
Eagle Technology
Atlas Integral
Lonza
USNR
C3
Trimble Forestry
Key Knife / Braford Industries
Holtec
Remsoft
FWPA

Media Partners

Friday Offcuts
Woodweek
NZ Logger

Venue

Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND

Distinction Rotorua Hotel
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 available soon.

Accommodation