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

September 2019

WoodTECH 2019

11-12 Sept 2019

17-18 Sept 2019
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Wood scanning, sawing & sawmill optimisation

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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

20-21 May2020

27-28 May 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Showcases new practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety – focused on local and practical outcomes.

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June 2020

WoodTECH 2020

22-23 June 2020

28-29 June 2020
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Timber Manufacturing, Dry-mill Optimisation & Wood Treatment.

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September 2020

HarvestTECH 2020: Wood Flow

Provides practical tools, new innovations and key insights to improve the wood supply chain’s planning, logistics and operations.

Last held for New Zealand and Australia in June 2018.

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FIEA Event & Technology News

FIEA Updates
ForestTECH News
  • Presenter profiles – ForestTECH 2019

    ForestTECH 2019, this region’s annual gathering of resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters and […]

  • Has the drone bubble burst?

    Once a promising, futuristic tech at the start of the 2010s, drones are now the centre of a troubled, overcrowded sector. New commercial drone […]

  • ForestTECH News Issue 28

    Welcome to the latest issue of We open this issue with a new report highlighting that New Zealand and Australian employees are more […]

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WoodTECH News
  • WoodTECH Update – Issue 18

    Welcome to the latest issue of This September is a big month. WoodTECH 2019 will be running in New Zealand next week and Australia the […]

  • NZFFP acquires Claymark Group

    The board of N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd (“NZFFP”) announced yesterday (29 July) that it has entered into a sale and purchase […]

  • Record turnout of sawmill tech providers

    September 2019 will again see one of the largest gatherings yet seen in this region of wood scanning, sawing, saw and mill maintenance technology […]

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HarvestTECH News
  • HarvestTECH News Issue 1

    Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with harvesting contractors, […]

  • New service for harvesting & wood transport...

    Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with harvesting contractors, […]

  • EWC programme opens forestry pathway

    The shake-up of vocational training in New Zealand has been welcomed by the forestry industry here, just as its own apprenticeship programme takes […]

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Forest Safety News

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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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