14-15 November 2023, NEW ZEALAND | 21-22 November 2023, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA | Online Virtual

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

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Event Details

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 17 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 forest technology events being run, anywhere in the world.

Since 2020, the crossover between remote sensing and new data collection technologies for forest operational planning and innovations with forest establishment and tree crop management have meant that these two key themes have been combined. Event delegates overwhelmingly have continued to support both the content and the format with the conference, exhibitions and workshops providing ample learning and networking opportunities.

Programme Content

This event will showcase the very latest forest industry developments including;

Remote sensing | data capture | in-forest UAV applications |forest inventory | precision planting | precision fertilisation and spraying |mechanised silviculture | mechanised tree planting.

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, typically attend the series and include: forestry managers | forest owners | technical foresters | forestry consultants | forest researchers | forest resource managers | inventory foresters | technology & equipment suppliers | forest GIS & remote sensing specialists | tree crop, forest establishment & silvicultural managers.

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We will be working closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop another strong and innovative programme for 2023. If interested in presenting at ForestTECH 2023, please make contact with Brent Apthorp on or (+64) 21 227 5177.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

ForestTECH 2023 offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in developing innovative forest management tools, technologies and resources to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australia’s leading 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, BOTH in New Zealand and Australia.

Our sponsors and partners can also benefit from exposure in which is providing monthly communication and technology updates to well over 6,000 forest resource and tree crop managers and inventory foresters from across Australasia.

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-newsletter, Friday Offcuts.

For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact Gordon Thomson, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Premium Event Sponsor

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Event Sponsors

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FIEA Partners

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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 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.




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 $195 (single|double|twin)
  • Deluxe Room $215 (single|double|twin)
  • Junior Suite $255 (single|double)
  • Executive Suite $295 (single|double)

* All accommodation rates incl. GST

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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 Jasper 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.

Special Accommodation Rates to be confirmed