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ForestTECH 2021-22

Remote Sensing, Inventory Management, Mechanised Silviculture
  • 23-24 February 2022, Virtual Event, New Zealand
ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier technology series. It’s run annually for forest resource managers, remote sensing specialists, inventory foresters and tree crop managers

Event Summary

Finally, in late February 2022, the ForestTECH event ran – albeit with a changed format. Under very trying circumstances including stringent Government restrictions that had been imposed on travel and meetings because of Covid-19, the annual forest technology update originally scheduled to run in November 2021 was postponed by four months.

The spread of Omicron within the New Zealand community early in 2022 meant that to ensure the safety of delegates, exhibitors and presenters that had planned to meet up in Rotorua, New Zealand, the ForestTECH 2021-22 was switched to an online virtual event. It ran, as scheduled and using the exact same two-day programme, on 23-24 February 2022.

Programme Content

The changed format for the ForestTECH 2021-22 event was strongly supported by all of those involved. Over 300 delegates attended from 15 different countries. Two days of stimulating presentations from researchers, forestry companies and technology providers were given on the very latest developments around remote sensing, data capture, forest inventory, tree establishment, automated silviculture and mechanised planting.

In addition, insights along with detailed analyses on the financial and operational performance improvements that had been achieved through the adoption of some of these new technologies were able to be outlined by leading forestry companies drawn from across New Zealand and Australia, Chile, South Africa, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Canada.

Detailed information along with recorded presentations (where speaker approval had been given) from the two days have been supplied to all registered delegates which will provide an invaluable resource, learning tool and listing of key contacts for their operations.

A special report with five videos presented as part of the ForestTECH 2021/22 event on tech advancements and operational trials being undertaken with mechanised planting has also been added.

Next Event

Planning for future events has already started. If you, or one of your colleagues, is interested in presenting, please forward details to events@fiea.org.nz. We would especially like to hear about recent trials and the integration of research into your operations. If you are willing to share lessons from the roll-out of new technology or smart operating practices with a wider audience, we’d like to hear from you.

Who Attended

Forestry managers | forest owners | technical foresters | forestry consultants | forest researchers | forest resource managers | inventory foresters | technology & equipment suppliers | forest GIS & remote sensing specialists | tree crop, forest establishment & silvicultural managers.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. For a full range of future sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact our Marketing & Sponsorship Manager on (+64) 7 921 1384 or sponsorship@fiea.org.nz.
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