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

November 2019

ForestTECH 2019

13-14 Nov 2019
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

19-20 Nov 2019

Forest data collection, remote sensing and inventory management

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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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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 29
    on 8 October 2019

    Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We open this issue with a new approach to fighting forest fires. A joint Canadian initiative […]

  • New satellite will help monitor wildfires from...
    on 2 October 2019

    Currently, in Canada, wildfires are managed using an approach known as ‘initial attack’, in which fires are detected early and fought […]

  • Hyperspectral Imaging for Forestry
    on 2 October 2019

    This article is part of our ForestTECH 2019 featured sponsors From monitoring plant evolution through to using remote sensing to track forest health, […]

  • First Esri Forestry Workshops for NZ
    on 24 September 2019

    To capitalise on those travelling through to Rotorua to attend the New Zealand leg of the ForestTECH 2019 series this year, two workshops have been […]

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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 19
    on 8 October 2019

    Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Over 350 delegates attended last month’s WoodTECH 2019 technology series in New […]

  • WoodTECH 2019 Summary
    on 1 October 2019

    Once again, WoodTECH 2019 has provided a stand out update for sawmilling companies and equipment and technology providers. Close to 350 […]

  • AutoBox with SICK navigation and safety sensors
    on 30 September 2019

    While this article is not so wood related, it is a great example of how warehouses and distribution centres in other sectors are automating their […]

  • Hyne open up operations to wider community
    on 25 September 2019

    Hyne love to share their passion for timber, but their Australian mills at Tumbarumba NSW and Tuan near Maryborough QLD are just a little out of the […]

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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 2
    on 8 October 2019

    Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. I hope you all enjoyed our first monthly issue of HarvestTECH.News sent out last month. Thanks […]

  • RealWear for forestry or wood products?
    on 1 October 2019

    Company-X has become the first and only Australasian reseller for head-mounted tablets from established global innovation leader, RealWear. The […]

  • NZ’s first all-female forestry crew
    on 28 September 2019

    It’s a girl group of a very different kind – meet New Zealand’s first all-female forestry team. Source: NZ Herald

  • A contractor’s guide to electronic logging...
    on 28 September 2019

    This is the second of a two-part series by Kamloops, B.C., log hauler and logging contractor Greg Munden, sharing his company’s experience […]

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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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