FIEA delivers world class technology events for Australasian forest products companies.

We provide a unique and independent platform to showcase new and emerging technologies to the industry.

Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) has designed, managed and run over 500 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions for local companies. Our objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region.

FIEA is recognised as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries

Event Calendar

May 2020

Forest Industry Safety Summit 2020

20-21 May 2020

27-28 May 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

New practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety.

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August 2020

WoodTECH 2020

19-20 August 2020

25-26 August 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Timber Manufacturing, Dry-mill Optimisation and Robotics & Automation.

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September 2020

HarvestTECH 2020

16-17 September 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

22-23 September 2020

Wood Transport, Log Scaling and Automation & Robotics

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November 2020

ForestTECH 2020

11-12 Nov 2020

18-19 Nov 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Forest data collection, remote sensing and inventory management

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FIEA Event & Technology News

ForestTECH News
The latest updates on breaking news, research results, reports and links relevant to forest resource management and planning in Australasia.
  • ForestTECH News Issue 31
    on 4 December 2019

    Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we have produced 11 monthly issues and […]

  • ForestTECH 2019 – Event Summary
    on 1 December 2019

    Forestry resource managers, remote sensing GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and key technology suppliers from throughout Australasia […]

  • Low cost high precision seedling inventories
    on 29 November 2019

    SKYLAB in Hamburg, Germany have just presented at this year’s ForestTECH 2019 series. Two practical workshops yesterday finished the series of […]

  • Drones to plant hundreds of trees in minutes
    on 29 November 2019

    At the recent ForestTECH 2019 series run for New Zealand and Australian foresters, a US company, DroneSeed, outlined their work with forestry […]

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WoodTECH News
The latest updates on news and technologies relevant to sawmilling, wood manufacturing and wood products companies in Australasia.
  • WoodTECH Update – Issue 21
    on 4 December 2019

    Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we’ve produced 11 monthly issues and grew […]

  • What next? Fence posts without wood
    on 2 December 2019

    Business is booming for a Kiwi startup which turns plastic waste into fence posts. The new company, Future Post, has invented an environmentally […]

  • N.Z. Future Forest Products outlines expansion...
    on 2 December 2019

    N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd (NZFFP) has this week made a series of announcements about its future expansion plans. The company, which is focused […]

  • Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey report out
    on 2 December 2019

    The September quarter 2019 Australian Timber Market Survey (TMS) has shown downward price movements for untreated MGP products ranging between 0.4% […]

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HarvestTECH News
The latest updates on news, research and technologies for wood harvesting and transport operations in Australasia.
  • HarvestTECH News Issue 4
    on 4 December 2019

    Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. Whilst just set up following this year’s […]

  • Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards
    on 2 December 2019

    They say its woman’s intuition and having that natural ability to relate to tree fallers in the forest that has been a real skill that Kere […]

  • Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built
    on 2 December 2019

    The 15,000th Ponsse machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä and delivered to Lespromindustria from Russia. The machine […]

  • Hazard alert: Slip could have been far worse
    on 27 November 2019

    A reminder to all drivers to take extra care when unchaining log loads at log yards – There has been an incident where a log has slipped off a […]

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TECH Updates

FIEA Members Only

100's of papers available to FIEA Members This detailed and comprehensive resource has been set up specifically for FIEA members.

FIEA manages an extensive series of technology events each year for forest products companies. This page, Technology Updates, provides a selection of up to ten papers/presentations for each event (usually posted within two-three months after the event). These recent papers/presentations can ONLY be read and downloaded by FIEA members.

Membership details can be found in the Membership Section. For members who have forgotten their membership number, please contact our offices.

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FIEA Partners


Forest Products Map 2018

Australia & New Zealand Forestry Products
Industry Map 2018

The THIRD edition of a full colour map combining the wood processing and manufacturing operations of BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

  • A new industry resource updating the SOLD OUT 2016 issue.
  • Features over 50 major updates to mill locations, ownership and production.
  • 186 wood processing operations listed; Includes 72 sawmills, all fibreboard, particleboard, plywood, pulp & paper, veneer/LVL/CLT, paperboard and chip export operations along with major wood manufacturing operations.
  • Now the most up-to-date industry reference providing an essential mapping resource for New Zealand and Australian wood products companies.
  • Actual size: 980mm wide x 680mm tall.
Laminated Flat Maps
$70 + gst each
1-9 Folded Maps
$40 + gst each
10-25 Folded Maps
$35 + gst each

Postage & Handling Rates:
  • $15 New Zealand
  • $25 Australia
  • $35 Other (international orders outside of New Zealand and Australia)
Please Note:
  • Prices are the same in both New Zealand dollars and Australian Dollars.
  • GST is ONLY applicable to orders placed WITHIN New Zealand OR Australia. New Zealand GST is 15% and Australian GST is 10%.
  • FIEA Members receive a 10% discount.

For our full set of terms & conditions, shipping and return policies, click here.


    FIEA Membership

    Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) members are provided an extensive range of benefits. Working closely with forestry and wood products companies throughout Australasia, the membership benefits have been structured to provide a package of services not being covered by other industry groupings.

    Membership rates are low by industry standards. Membership is voluntary. It’s also not being set by any collected levy. FIEA members join only if they see real value in the array of discounts being offered through the technology programmes and resources that are being supplied.

    Technology Updates on the FIEA website is one of the most comprehensive listing of resources available on any one website. The resource is being used extensively by member companies as an essential up-to-date reference for evaluating new and emerging technologies, for troubleshooting and for on-site training. Over 150 plus presentations/papers are able to be accessed by FIEA members.

    FIEA is also now the largest provider of weekly and monthly forest products news in Australasia. In addition to breaking news and technology updates every week through Friday Offcuts and WoodWeek, free copies of FOUR leading industry magazines are sent directly to all FIEA members to ensure they stay abreast of key issues that will impact on their business.

    FIEA Membership

    - Discounts off FIEA Events
    - Access to FIEA Presentations & Resources
    - Discounts off Friday Offcuts & WoodWeek Rates
    - Free Trade Magazines

    Become an FIEA Member


    About FIEA

    The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has since 1998 been running an extensive series of technical programmes for forestry and wood products companies.

    Programmes are being run, over 500 at last count, for both New Zealand and Australian operations.

    An independent forum for local companies is provided by FIEA to evaluate new technologies. Networking with other companies and leading local and international technology providers is also a significant benefit of these events.

    Forestry and wood products companies, largely distant from most major technology providers, can through FIEA, evaluate a wide range of new and emerging technologies suited to their own operations. FIEA is well established as a leading provider of technology transfer services for forest products companies.


    FIEA Contact Details

      (+64) 7 921 1382

      1800 126 398 (from Australia)

    Rotorua Office

    • Forest Industry Engineering Association
    • Building X91, Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    • PO Box 1230, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
    • Ph (+64) 7 921 1382

    Dunedin Office

    • Forest Industry Engineering Association
    • c/o Distinction Dunedin Hotel, 6 Liverpool Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    • PO Box 904, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    • Ph (+64) 3 470 1902

    Forest Industry Engineering Association: A division of Innovatek Ltd

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