Forest Industry Safety Summit 2020

New practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety
  • 16-18 Jun 2020, Online Webinars, New Zealand
The Forest Industry Safety & Technology conference showcases new practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety – focused on local and practical outcomes.
John Stulen, Director, Innvoatek

Forest Industry Safety Summit 2020


The Forest Industry Safety & Technology 2020 series became an online event.

Given the directives from the New Zealand and Australian Governments on running events and the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided that this year’s Forest Industry Safety & Technology 2020 conference be transformed into an online webinar series! Details were sent to all delegates, speakers and sponsors.

While it was disappointing that we could no longer hold the physical event, the online event proved to be an engaging and informative format – especially during the ongoing pandemic.

People and Culture

People and culture are a strong driver of safety improvement. Our keynote speakers focus on how CEOs need to initiate and own changes in safety attitudes. A major theme is what drives culture change and how everyone in the workplace can benefit from learning from incidents in a informative and positive way.

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 leaders with relevant experience in exciting new technologies that 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) will be showcased. Many of these innovations, which have already been successfully adopted by the industry, will be highlighted throughout the event.

Who Attended

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