16-17 November 2016
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
22-23 November 2016
16-17 November 2016, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
22-23 November 2016, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
ForestTECH is New Zealand and Australia’s leading forest management technology series, providing companies with the latest technologies, innovations and practical tools to increase forest operations productivity.
ForestTECH 2016 – Event Summary
Over 250 delegates attended November’s ForestTECH 2016 series in Rotorua and Melbourne. The gathering of foresters were treated to a wide range of new tools and technologies, key results from in-forest trials and practical case studies on the day-to-day forest planning and operations.
This year the event highlighted new data collection technologies and advances in how to access, process and better interpret the associated big data streams. Rapid improvements in smartphones and tablets, the development of user friendly forestry apps and increasing connectivity have changed just how forestry companies use this data improve their operations – everything from the measurement of wood volumes out in the field through to the scheduling and logistics around wood flows.
Day one focused on the digital technology revolution, sensor networks, machine learning, cloud infrastructure operational UAV use and a rapid-fire Tech Showcase session. The second day detailed advances in liDAR and hyperspectral mapping and their successful integration into forest operations. Opportunities in using low cost satellite imagery data platforms like Landsat, Sentinel 2 and Google Earth was also covered.
The industry is currently riding a wave of change. Technology continues to evolve at ever increasing rates. Many of the tools and techniques used by local forest managers five years ago have now been superseded and the skill-set required over the next five years will see even more change.
2016 Event Gallery
New Safety Tech Innovations
Te Karere, a TVNZ Maori news programme, produced the following report on innovations in workplace safety highlighted at ForestTECH 2016.
The New Digital World
This video provides a great introduction into how the digital world and information technology are evolving and changing society and how we work.
ForestTECH offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in developing innovative tools, technologies and resources for forestry planning and management to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australia’s forestry companies.
Exhibition spaces are always 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 ForestTECH 2017, 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, email@example.com
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Event Sponsors for 2016
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)
Forest Industry Engineering Association
Building X91, Sala Street,
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
PO Box 1230,
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Ph (+64) 7 921 1382
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