Eagle Technology is a FIEA Partner
Remsoft is a FIEA Partner
Holtec is a FIEA Partner
NZ Logger is a FIEA Partner
USNR is a FIEA Partner
Key Knife | Braford Industries is a FIEA Partner
FWPA is a FIEA Partner
Atlas | Integral is a FIEA Partner
Arxada is a FIEA Partner
Trimble Forestry is a FIEA Partner

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

FIEA's platform of events showcases the best and brightest minds from the industry and around the world. Held each year in Australia and New Zealand, these events are global leaders and bring in the latest new and emerging technologies direct to the Sector. FIEA's core events include: ForestTECH, WoodTECH, HarestTECH and the Forest Industry Safety Summit.

May 2024

Wood Transport & Logistics 2024

22-23 May 2024
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND + Virtual Online

Insights into wood handling & transport innovations, automation, log scheduling & logistics being employed by leading forestry, wood harvesting and log transport companies.

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June 2024

Environmental Forestry 2024

25-26 June 2024

Brings together key technical and management specialists from industry and government. It is designed both for people with boots on the ground and those planning operations to meet policy requirements.

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July 2024

Residues2Revenues 2024

30-31 July 2024

The economics of better-utilising forest residues, bin wood, offcuts left on landings, logs that don't meet MDF, pulp-mill or chip export log specifications and sawmill residues are finally starting to stack up.

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November 2024

ForestTECH 2024

  • 20-21 November 2024, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
  • 26-27 November 2024, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The ForestTECH series, run annually since 2007, is the ‘must-attend’ technology event for all forest resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists and inventory foresters from across Australasia.

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Wanting to Attend?

Registration details can be found on the event's website. You will also be able to subscribe to receive email updates about the event.

Wanting to Present?

If interested in presenting at any of the events, please contact:

John Stulen, FIEA Director, (+64) 7 921 1382, (+64) 27 275 8011, john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz.

Sponsoring or Exhibiting?

If interested in sponsoring or being involved with displays at any of these planned events (best to book early as these are sold out every year), please contact FIEA’s Marketing & Sponsorship Manager:

Gordon Thomson, (+64) 7 921 1384, (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@innovatek.co.nz.

Longer term sponsorship and branding opportunities can also be discussed.


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

NZ Logger is a FIEA Partner
Trimble Forestry is a FIEA Partner
Atlas | Integral is a FIEA Partner
C3 is a FIEA Partner
Scion is a FIEA Partner
Key Knife | Braford Industries is a FIEA Partner
Remsoft is a FIEA Partner
USNR is a FIEA Partner
Holtec is a FIEA Partner
Rotorua Economic Development is a FIEA Partner

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.

FIEA is 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, 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 Resources
- Discounts off Friday Offcuts Rates
- Free Trade Magazines

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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.


  (+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