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

COVID-19 Update

Because of current restrictions around COVID-19 in New Zealand, Australia and around the world, a number of our technology events have either been moved online or been postponed. We will continue to work with our partners and speakers and keep you updated on new developments.

June 2020

Forest Industry Safety Summit 2020

16-18 June 2020
Online Series of 4 Webinars

New practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety.

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July 2020

WoodTECH 2020

Dates: 13-24 July 2020
Online Series of 6 Webinars

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

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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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HarvestTECH 2020

Dates TBC
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Dates TBC

Wood Transport, Log Scaling and Automation & Robotics

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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 36
    on 3 June 2020

    Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and […]

  • TracPlus announces NZ$5m investment
    on 29 May 2020

    TracPlus has successfully closed a significant funding round with New Zealand’s most experienced technology investment firm, Movac, investing […]

  • What Impact Will BVLOS Have on Drone Use?
    on 29 May 2020

    As increasing numbers of geospatial professionals realize the potential for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations in drone […]

  • Remotely operated robot herds NZ sheep
    on 28 May 2020

    In recent tech events run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association we’ve profiled world leading robotics technologies that are being […]

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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 26
    on 3 June 2020

    Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and […]

  • Standardising advice for NZ timber construction
    on 28 May 2020

    The Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA) has long recognised the need for standardised, good quality information in New […]

  • Robotic fabrication using plywood building blocks
    on 28 May 2020

    A team of post-graduate students from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture’s Design Computation Lab has created a modular home office […]

  • CHH restructuring of LVL operation
    on 28 May 2020

    About 160 jobs are at risk after Carter Holt Harvey proposed a restructure of its Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) business in Marsden Point in New […]

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HarvestTECH News
The latest updates on news, research and technologies for wood harvesting and transport operations in Australasia.
  • Swire Bulk takes delivery of new bulk carrier
    on 16 June 2020

    Swire Bulk, the bulk division of The China Navigation Company, has taken delivery of its new, log-fitted bulk carrier into service. MV Singan is […]

  • Benefits of automated in cab driver monitoring
    on 16 June 2020

    Guardian, the in-cab fatigue management system from Seeing Machines, recently was part of a breakthrough study into driver behaviour at Monash […]

  • HarvestTECH News Issue 9
    on 3 June 2020

    Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing […]

  • Silviculture subsidy to support Kiwi locals
    on 29 May 2020

    Silviculture in New Zealand got a boost with a support subsidy package announced last week from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) which will […]

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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.

Access TECH Updates

FIEA Partners


Forest Products Map 2020

Australia & New Zealand Forestry Products
Industry Map 2020

The FOURTH 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 2018 issue.
  • Features over 50 major updates to mill locations, ownership and production.
  • 171 wood processing operations listed; Includes 67 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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