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.
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November 2020

ForestTECH 2020

18-19 November 2020
In-Person + Virtual Online Event

New technologies in forest data collection, remote sensing and inventory management

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April 2021

Forest Industry Safety Summit 2021

13 April 2021
In-Person + Virtual Online Event

New practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety.

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Sponsoring or Exhibiting?

If interested in sponsoring or being involved with displays at any of these planned events in 2021 (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,

Longer term sponsorship and branding opportunities can also be discussed.

April 2021

HarvestTECH 2021

13-14 April 2021
In-Person + Virtual Online Event

New technologies in wood transport, log measurement and scaling and mechanised harvesting.

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August 2021

WoodTECH 2021

3-4 August 2021

11-12 August 2021
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

New innovations, technologies, processes and systems in sawmilling, scanning, saw maintenance and mill optimisation.

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Wanting to Present?

If interested in presenting at the HarvestTECH, WoodTECH or ForestTECH events please contact:

Brent Apthorp, FIEA Director, (+64) 3 470 1902, (+64) 21 227 5177,

If interested in presenting at Forest Safety & Technology, please contact:

John Stulen, FIEA Director, (+64) 7 921 1382, (+64) 27 275 8011,

November 2021

ForestTECH 2021

16-17 November 2021
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

23-24 November 2021

New technologies in new forest
inventory, data capture, reporting and management systems.

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Wanting to Attend?

If interested in attending any of these events, all details, including how to register, can be found on the event's website. You will also be able to subscribe to receive email updates about the event.

We run a wide range of events and focus on new technologies and innovations within the forestry and wood products sector. New FIEA events will be featured on this events calendar.


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 40
    on 6 October 2020

    Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As detailed, plans for the ForestTECH 2020 event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 18-19 November […]

  • New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge
    on 30 September 2020

    Twelve months ago, ultra-fast charging (UFC) pioneer, StoreDot, achieved a world first with its partner BP by successfully fully-charging a […]

  • GDC drones prove worth
    on 30 September 2020

    Drones have become a valuable asset for the Gisborne District Council. with three machines proving their worth several times over. Use of the drones […]

  • The Ban on Chinese Drones, Part 2: What Happens...
    on 30 September 2020

    In all likelihood the use of Chinese-made drones and Chinese-made drone components by federal agencies will soon be banned. An amendment, which […]

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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 30
    on 6 October 2020

    Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we highlight a number of significant changes that have occurred in just four […]

  • Machine Guarding Separates People From Machinery
    on 30 September 2020

    It is vital that machinery which requires human interaction is adequately guarded to protect workers from risk, says WorkSafe. This message comes […]

  • AKD restarts Irrewarra sawmilling operation
    on 21 September 2020

    AKD has announced that they will recommence operations at their Irrewarra sawmilling site to provide more Australian produced timber for their […]

  • Timberlink selects new CLT and GLT equipment...
    on 17 September 2020

    Timberlink Australia is pleased to announce that following an extensive international review, Danish based Kallesoe Machinery A/S has been selected […]

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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 13
    on 6 October 2020

    Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. The response to those wanting to present at the region’s major log transport and wood harvesting […]

  • Forest company fined for RMA breach
    on 30 September 2020

    Forest management company PF Olsen has been fined NZ$198,000 for poor harvesting practices that contributed to the devastation caused by forestry […]

  • Relocatable bridges a winning solution for Juken...
    on 30 September 2020

    A bridge designed to carry heavy forestry loads is a substantial capital investment – but what if you could relocate that bridge and use it across […]

  • Silvicultural work highlighted in new videos
    on 30 September 2020

    Silviculture workers are crucial to the success of New Zealand’s forestry industry. However sometimes the important work they do can be […]

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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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