ForestTECH 2024

Remote Sensing, Inventory Management, Mechanised Silviculture
  • 20-21 Nov 2024, Rotorua, New Zealand
    26-27 Nov 2024, Melbourne, Australia
    20-21 Nov 2024, Virtual Event
ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier forestry technology series. It’s run annually for forest resource managers, remote sensing specialists, inventory foresters, forest establishment and tree crop managers

ForestTECH 2024

What is the ForestTECH series?

The annual ForestTECH series is the one single technology event every year that’s the must attend event for foresters across Australasia. It’s well established and since 2019, has attracted a very strong international audience with delegates from 15-20 countries attending either in person – or remotely – every year.

It’s been run as a technology series in both New Zealand and Australia since 2007 providing an independent platform showcasing new and emerging technologies in remote sensing, data capture, inventory management and precision silviculture.

The adoption and use of new technologies by forest companies and the willingness to share lessons from in-forest trials and commercial operations across the wider industry has been one of the key strengths of this annual series.

What’s planned for 2024?

Since 2020, the cross over between new data collection technologies for forest estate reporting and operational planning along with innovations in nursery management, forest establishment, mechanised planting, automated silviculture and tree crop management have meant that these two major themes have been combined into the one single event.

Research and reporting on research results isn’t the core focus of the ForestTECH series. Rather, it’s the practical integration of this research into forest operations and what it means operationally and financially to some of these early adopters.

Again, overwhelmingly, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors at the ForestTECH 2023 series were in favour of using this same split, combining the two main themes of remote sensing and data capture technologies and precision silviculture innovations. This will again be providing the core focus for content this year for the November ForestTECH 2024 series.

Interested in presenting in 2024?

If by November of this year, you or one of your colleagues might be in a position to present and report back on recent trials, talk more widely to foresters on the integration of research operationally into your own forest operations or you can share lessons from the roll out of some of this new technology or smart operating practices, then we’d like to hear from you. Please forward details through to


Who Attends?

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.


We work closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, technology suppliers, researchers and government bodies within the forestry community to develop a strong and innovative programme. We will keep you updated as we start work on the 2024 ForestTECH series. If you have any questions, please contact Brent Apthorp via or (+64) 21 227 5177.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

ForestTECH offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in developing innovative forest management tools, technologies and resources to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australia’s leading forestry companies.

FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry, BOTH in New Zealand and Australia.

Our sponsors and partners can also benefit from exposure in which is providing monthly communication and technology updates to well over 6,000 forest resource and tree crop managers and inventory foresters from across Australasia.

Sponsorship and branding opportunities are also available for other Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) events and in the region’s most widely read weekly e-newsletter, Friday Offcuts.

For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact Gordon Thomson, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Event Partners

FIEA Partner

Sponsor Logo - Rotorua Economic DevelopmentSponsor Logo - ScionSponsor Logo - Trimble ForestrySponsor Logo - RemsoftSponsor Logo - Atlas | IntegralSponsor Logo - USNRSponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - Key Knife | Braford IndustriesSponsor Logo - Eagle TechnologySponsor Logo - ArxadaSponsor Logo - FWPASponsor Logo - C3Sponsor Logo - Holtec

Media Partners

Sponsor Logo - Friday OffcutsSponsor Logo - WoodTECH NewsSponsor Logo - ForestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - HarvestTECH News


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Rotorua, New Zealand

Distinction Hotel Rotorua
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 shortly

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Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

In the heart of the Melbourne CBD and part of the Free Tram Zone, the 4-star Jasper Hotel offers unmatched access to city transport options, shopping destinations, sporting and cultural facilities. Nearby landmarks include Queen Victoria Market, Royal Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, Melbourne University and RMIT. It couldn’t be easier to access Melbourne CBD from Jasper Hotel.

Jasper Hotel offers a selection of newly renovated rooms and suites over eight uniquely decorated floors – In addition to impressive views of the Melbourne skyline and Queen Victoria Market.

Special accommodation rates will be available shortly

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