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15-16 November 2022, NEW ZEALAND | 22-23 November 2022, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA | Online Virtual

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

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ForestTECH - What is it?

Starting in 2007, every year, over 300 forest resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and technology providers to this part of the industry from throughout Australasia (and more recently, North and South America, Europe and SE Asia) have met up. It’s the annual ForestTECH series.

For 15 years now, it’s been the one forest technology event every year that’s run in both New Zealand and Australia. For the last few years, foresters from 15-20 different countries have also been participating. The word is getting around - it’s now well and truly recognised internationally as one of the leading forestry remote sensing events being run, anywhere in the world.

Since 2020, the cross over between new data collection technologies for forest estate reporting and operational planning and precision forestry innovations around forest establishment and tree crop management have meant that these two major themes have been combined into the one single event.

Overwhelmingly, feedback from delegates attending ForestTECH 2020 and ForestTECH 2021-22 have told us to stay with the same two themes for the region’s next technology update, ForestTECH 2022.

Programme Content

ForestTECH attendees will gain real insights from the research, trial results and key lessons in integrating new and developing technologies into your forest operations. This event will showcase the very latest forest industry developments.

Key Technologies include: Remote sensing | data capture | forest inventory | tree establishment | automated silviculture | mechanised planting

Event Format for 2022

In November 2022 it will have been three long years since the ForestTECH community will have met up in Australia. For New Zealand, it will have been two years. The time is well overdue for this part of the industry to finally meet up again – and to meet key technology and equipment providers, face to face.

With New Zealand and Australia opening up in 2022, it’s planned to run a ForestTECH 2022 series in both countries in November 2022. This will ensure that networking amongst remote sensing specialists, inventory foresters and tree crop managers can once again happen. It’s certainly been a long time coming.

Covid-19 Update | International Travel

Since 2020, Covid-19 has had a major impact on how we work, network and grow our businesses.

For the latest Covid-19 regulations, please check the New Zealand Government Covid19 website and the Australian Government Covid website.

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

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Speaker Profiles

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Perry Han
Forest Engineer/Resource Forester, Interpine Group

Perry is a Forest Engineer and Remote Sensing Analyst at Interpine Innovation. He has been involved in all aspects of LiDAR imputation and remote sensing data processing and has a BE(Hons) in Forest Engineering.

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Mike Sutton
Manager, Innovation & Research, Forestry Corporation of NSW

Mike has been a regular presenter at ForestTECH events, almost since we started 16 years ago. He and FCNSW have always been at the forefront of technology, innovation and developing ways to use spatial, remote sensing and mobile data and systems to improve operational forest activities.

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Claire Stewart
Portfolio Leader- New Value from a Digital Forest and Wood Sector, Scion

Claire Stewart is Portfolio Leader for New Value Digital Forest and Wood Sector at Scion with a focus on unlocking new ways of working, experiencing and understanding forestry and wood processing. Claire brings over 17 years of private and public sector experience in technology and innovation.

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Jamie Dodd
GIS Technician, HQ Plantations

Jamie started work as a forester with HQPlantations in early 2020 and migrated to their Geospatial Unit at the start of this year, to follow his keen interest in GIS and remote sensing. He is driven to find innovative solutions to curly questions and is excited to present some results here at ForestTECH.

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Joel Crowther
Silvicultural Forester, HQ Plantations

Joel is the silvicultural forester managing plantation establishment and maintenance. He has been working in the industry for three years after completing a Masters of Forest Science and Management and he is driven by his passion for forestry and to look for new innovative methods and technologies to improve forest management.

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Peter Terrett
Managing Director, 4D Global

Peter Terrett is a GNSS Specialist and first worked with GPS around 1986, when they were $90,000 each and the size of a suitcase. The technology was new and fascinated him and in 1991 he went into business to sell, support, train and consult on all things GPS.

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Pablo J Zarco-Tejada
Professor, Remote Sensing & Precision Agriculture, University of Melbourne

Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada is Professor in Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, where he leads the HyperSens Laboratory focused on remote sensing for vegetation stress detection using hyperspectral and thermal images. A highly Cited Researcher, he has authored more than 150 papers published in international journals.

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Fernando Bustamante
Technical Manager, Forestal Arauco

Chile

Fernando is a Forest Engineer from the University of Chile. He’s had more than 21 years working in different Chilean Companies in planning, silviculture and harvesting operations. He’s been working with Arauco since 2011 working as a Technical Manager in charge of Geomatics and Forest Inventories.

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James Rennie
Director, Australian UAV

James Rennie founded Australian UAV in early 2013 after a 17-year career in technical roles in consulting engineering companies. He has now amassed over 1800 commercial drone flights that have taken him around Australia and as far afield as Antarctica and Armenia. James is recognised as one of the leaders in drone service delivery in Australia and has presented internationally.

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Cassio Gomes
Forestry Innovation & Operational Development, Cenibra - Eldorado Brasil Celulose

Brazil

Cassio has significant experience in operational performance and innovation within large Brazilian forestry companies. He is a member of the Administrative Technical Council of the Collaborative Program for Forestry Mechanization and Automation.

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Rafael Soler
Mechanized Planting Specialist - South America, Bracke Forest AB

Brazil

Rafael did his undergraduate in Forest Engineering, and he’s been working with mechanized planting since 2013, when the first fully mechanized planter arrived in Brazil. Recently he has been working for Bracke Forest in South America following the development of new mechanised planting equipment.

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Christer Larsson
Product Manager, Plantma Forestry AB

Sweden

Christer has been working within the forest products industry for 40 years. During this time, he has lived in three countries and worked in 47 countries. From 2021, Christer has been the Global Product Manager for the Swedish start-up company, Plantma Forestry.

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Robin Hartley
Autonomous Systems Scientist, Scion

Originally hailing from Cornwall in the UK, Robin is a forester who has been actively involved in the development of UAV applications in NZ forestry and firefighting. He has a BSc Hons in Environmental Management, and a diverse background in fields such as logging, firefighting, arboriculture and conservation.

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John Moore
R&D Manager, Timberlands

John Moore is the Research and Development Manager at Timberlands. His research focuses on achieving the company’s strategic goal to double productivity by 2050. This includes research into forest establishment, nutrition, silviculture and genetics with the aim of increasing biological productivity.

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Brian Richardson
Manager- Precision Silviculture Programme, Forest Growers Research

Dr Brian Richardson joined the team at Forest Growers Research to lead the new Precision Silviculture Programme. He has gained international recognition for his work researching aerial application of pesticides and spray drift management and has applied this knowledge through contributions to several major pest eradication programmes within New Zealand.

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Harley Schinagl
Director & Principal Analyst, Terralab (GIS)

With graduate and post-graduate qualifications in environmental science, Harley has spent over 15 years consulting for water, energy, conservation and forestry sectors. He founded TerraLab in 2017 which is a consulting firm focusing on environmental and geospatial disciplines.

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Juan Carlos Valencia
Silviculture Operations Manager, CMPC

Chile

Juan Carlos has over 20 years experience in forest research and forest operations across public and private sectors in Chile. He started with CMPC in 2012 and is currently a Silviculture Operations Manager.


Programme

We have worked closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop strong and innovative programmes. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Brent Apthorp on brent.apthorp@fiea.org.nz or (+64) 3 470 1902.

To view the programme, click on the Australian or New Zealand tabs above.

Print versions of each programme are also available via the following links: Australia print view and New Zealand print view.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

ForestTECH 2022 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.

FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

Our partners can also benefit from exposure in the newly updated website, www.foresttech.news, 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 Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz.

Premium Sponsor

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Event Sponsors

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Featured image for “Forestry Corporation NSW”
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Featured image for “Aerial Surveys”
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Featured image for “Wood Industry Development and Education Trust”
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FIEA Partners

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Featured image for “FWPA”
Featured image for “Remsoft”
Featured image for “Toi Ohomai TePukenga”
Featured image for “Mobile Mentor | Logrithm”
Featured image for “Scion”
Featured image for “USNR”
Featured image for “Eagle Technology”
Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “Trimble Forestry”
Featured image for “Holtec”
Featured image for “Key Knife / Braford Industries”
Featured image for “Atlas Integral”
Featured image for “Arxada (formally Lonza)”

Media Partners

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  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • Virtual Online registrations can be booked. These apply to companies from outside of New Zealand. This will ensure on-line attendance by Australian and other international companies.
  • All prices exclude GST (15%).
  • * For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on www.fiea.org.nz Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard two-day conference rate. To be eligible for the Early-Bird Rate, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE Friday 15 October 2021. All 'Early Bird' discounts require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • For those attending the Rotorua event, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.
  • For Virtual Online registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work diligently to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to. You can be sure that we will have all measures in place to safeguard your health and safety.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the Rotorua conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the Rotorua venue was unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed by the New Zealand Government, those registered to attend the physical event would be transferred to a new virtual on-line event that would be set up by the organisers.
  • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions relating to any event related issues around COVID-19.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 15 October 2021, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

To read our full Terms and Conditions, Click Here.

Venues

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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:

  • Superior Room | $160.00 (incl GST)   per room per night based on single, double or twin share occupancy
  • Deluxe Room | $190.00 (incl GST)   per room per night based on single, double or twin share occupancy
  • Junior Suite | $230.00 (incl GST)   per room per night based on single or double share occupancy
  • Executive Suite | $250.00 (incl GST)   per room per night based on single or double share occupancy
Book Accommodation | Rotorua
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Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

In the heart of the Melbourne CBD and part of the Free Tram Zone, the 4-star hotel offers unmatched access to city transport options, shopping destinations, sporting and cultural facilities. Nearby landmarks include Queen Victoria Market, Royal Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, Melbourne University and RMIT. It couldn’t be easier to access Melbourne CBD from Jasper Hotel.

Jasper Hotel offers a selection of newly renovated rooms and suites over eight uniquely decorated floors - In addition to impressive views of the Melbourne skyline and Queen Victoria Market.

View Hotel | Melbourne

Registration

Early Bird   |   $795 + GST (SAVE $100)

Early Bird ends 21 October 2022. Rates are per person.

Group Rate (3+)   |   $695 + GST (SAVE $200)

A minimum of 3 attendees is required for this special rate. Rates are per person.

Workshops (In-Person Only)   |   FREE

Workshops are scheduled for both events and are free for ForestTECH 2022 delegates. These workshops will not be streamed.

Virtual Online (Internationals Only)   |   $495*

Only the New Zealand event, running on 15-16 November 2022, is streamed live online. This is restricted to attendees from outside of New Zealand AND Australia only. No GST is charged for registrations outside of New Zealand. Access to live and on-demand event videos post-event. Rate is per person.
Registration Details

General Notes:

  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at either the Rotorua, New Zealand or Melbourne, Australia conference and exhibitions.
  • Virtual Online registrations can be booked. These apply to companies from outside of New Zealand and Australia. This will ensure that those unable to travel into either New Zealand or Australia to attend in person will be able to participate directly live on-line, or view the recorded presentations at a later date.
  • All prices exclude GST (15% for NZ and 10% for AU). For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • For New Zealand transactions, including the virtual online event, a credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged. For Australian transactions, the credit card processing fee is 1.75%.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE the listed date above. All special discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on www.fiea.org.nz Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • For those attending the Rotorua and Melbourne events, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunch, refreshments, a conference handbook and post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • For Virtual Online registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all New Zealand conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand and Australian Government’s and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the venue is unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that might have been imposed by Government, the event organiser may need to either reschedule the event or move the event online. Your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates and/or format. In this situation, no refunds will be given. If the event is not moved online or able to be rescheduled within 12 months of the original date, you will be entitled to a credit or a full refund.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 21 October 2022, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

To read our full Terms and Conditions, Click Here.