13-14 June 2018
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
19-20 June 2018
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
WoodFlow 2018 is Australasia’s premier technology event providing practical tools, new innovations and key insights to help improve planning, logistics and operations within the wood supply chain.

Event Details

What’s WoodFlow 2018?

The Woodflow series is Australasia’s premier technology event run every two years. It provides insights into innovations and new tools being developed and employed by leading forestry, wood products and transport companies.

The objective, with 30% – 40% of delivered log costs being contributed by transport, is to profile the very latest technologies for moving wood from the forest through to the log yard, processing plant, port or market. New initiatives and operating practices being employed to improve planning, logistics & operations within the wood supply chain are also showcased.

The FIEA event is run every two years. It’s run in both Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, the wood harvesting event, HarvestTECH, was sold out. Over 450 logging contractors, forestry managers and key suppliers attended. It was the largest event of its type yet seen in New Zealand. In September 2016, over 250 harvesting contractors, wood transport operators and planners attended FIEA’s Wood Flow Optimisation event.

The 2018 event will be building on the success, momentum and feedback provided by industry over the last two years.

What’s Covered?
  • Effective tools, models and case studies for collaboration through the wood supply chain
  • Remote sensing and real-time tracking of logs and wood products
  • Innovative systems to integrate planning, operations, harvesting, transport & sales
  • Advances in automated measurement, materials handling, packaging and distribution
  • New innovations around log and wood product handling, trucking, rail and shipping
  • New mobile communications and data transfer technologies for local operations
  • Developments in information technology and data management
  • Impacts and opportunities using robotics, automation, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, telematics and UAV’s
  • Health and safety initiatives around forestry and wood transport operations
  • Resolving key skills and labour shortages
  • International models adding value to supply chain management
Who Will Attend?

The New Zealand and Australian wood processing industry, including:

  • Harvesting and wood flow planners
  • Wood harvesting and haulage contractors
  • Transport operators
  • Forestry managers
  • Forest owners
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry consultants
  • Forestry researchers
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Key suppliers to forestry, wood harvesting & transport operations

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Wood Flow Optimisation 2016 offered a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in wood harvesting, transport and logistics to maximise their exposure to the New Zealand and Australian industries. The last FIEA event aligned to this two-yearly series, HarvestTECH 2017, exhibition space SOLD OUT two months before the event ran.

FIEA has earned a well-deserved reputation over 20 years of providing both event sponsors and exhibitors with a unique independent platform for promoting their products and services to forestry and wood products companies in this region. Details for sponsorship and exhibiting at the Woodflow 2018 technology series will be made available later in 2017.

For early information on planned sponsorship options and benefits for the planned Woodflow 2018 series, or other upcoming FIEA events, please include your details in the form on the right or contact Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz.

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Venues

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 will be available to delegates and will be updated on the website soon.


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 will be available to delegates and will be updated on the website soon.


Contact

FIEA

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 200 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


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