8 August 2018, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
15 August 2018, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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The Forest Industry Safety Summit showcases new practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety – focused on local and practical outcomes.
Over 500 forestry contractors, managers, owners, health & safety leaders, harvest planners, transport operators and government representatives attended each of our last Safety Summits in 2015 and 2017.

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Event Details

#1 People and Culture

This will be our primary focus as it is a strong driver of safety improvement. Our keynote speaker for these sessions will be focused on how CEOs need to initiate and own changes in safety attitudes. Other speakers will continue with this theme on what drives culture change and how everyone in the workplace can benefit from learning from incidents in a informative and positive way.

#2 Technologies and Systems

At the same time as software is making safety administration easier, machinery technologies are changing fast at the leading edge of primary and extraction industries. Our focus is to bring the leaders with relevant experience In exciting new technologies can help us in forestry. Technologies from within (think Waratah’s developments on chainshot) and autonomous control from outside (think Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future at Pilbara) can be profitably adapted, adopted and successfully employed in forestry sector.

Event Dates & Locations

  • 8 August 2018, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
  • 15 August 2018, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Who will be Attending?

  • Forestry contractors
  • Forestry managers
  • Forestry owners
  • Forestry consultants
  • Health & safety leaders
  • Harvest planners
  • Transport operators
  • Government representatives


New Zealand 2018 Programme:

Tuesday 7 August – Pre-Conference Networking Function
Wednesday 8 August – Conference Sessions
Thursday 9 August – FISC Workshop

Australia 2018 Programme:

Tuesday 14 August – Pre-Conference Networking Function
Wednesday 15 August – Conference Sessions
Thursday 16 August – Workshop

For a taster of what is included in the Forest Safety series, take a look at the 2017 conference programmes below.

2017 New Zealand Programme

Please view the 2017 New Zealand programme.

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2017 Australian Programme

Please view the 2017 Australian programme.

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2017 Principal Sponsors

2017 Premium Sponsors

2017 Event Sponsors

FIEA Partners

2017 Supporting Organisations

Media Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forest Safety 2018 Conference will be a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in forest safety to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australian forestry companies. This is a major event for this regions forestry sector and the last event, back in 2017, attracted over 500 industry representatives.

Exhibition spaces at this event are at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

For a full range of sponsorship options and benefits for Forest Industry Safety & Technology 2018, or upcoming FIEA technology programmes planned, please include your details in the form on the right.

Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel, NEW ZEALAND

390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference. After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer.

Free car parking is available at the venue, however spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Special accommodation rates are available to delegates for a limited time:

  • $170 Superior Room
  • $190 Deluxe Room
  • $250 Hotel Suites

All rates include GST and are per room per night, based on single or double share occupancy.

Please book accommodation directly with the Distinction Rotorua Hotel via the online booking button below. If you have difficulties in using the online booking, you can call 0800 654 789, (+64) 7 349 5200 or email reservations@distinctionrotorua.co.nz.

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Bayview Eden Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

6 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Perfectly positioned for business and pleasure. Bayview Eden Melbourne is located adjacent to the beautiful Albert Park Lake & Golf Course and close to all Melbourne has to offer.

Special accommodation rates are available to delegates for a limited time:

  • $162 – Superior Queen or Twin Room only
  • $182 – Superior Queen or Twin Room with breakfast (extra breakfast + $20)

Accommodation rates include GST.

For reservations phone (+61) 3 9250 2222, email bayvieweden@bayviewhotels.com or book directly via the hotel website. Please state you are attending this conference when booking.

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Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has run an extensive series of technology related events for Australasian forest products companies. Over 500 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions have been run for local companies.

FIEA’s objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region. It is now recognized as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries.

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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