HarvestTECHx 2019

Improving Safety & Productivity in Logging
  • 12-14 Mar 2019, Vancourver, Canada

HarvestTECHx 2019


The conference team at Innovatek, Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest ran HarvestTECHx for leading loggers and forest managers in 2019.

Formerly called the Steep Slope Logging Conference, HarvestTECHx covered all machined-based forestry and logging operations for west coast operations in North America. The conference theme was “Smarter Logging Automation & Technologies”.

HarvestTECHx 2019 highlighted how automation and technology are advancing operational safety and productivity for operators, contractors and foresters within the North America’s forest industry.

What was Covered?

  • Keynote presentations on key paradigm shifts to logging and forestry technologies.
  • Experts detailing key development, technologies, issues and new opportunities impacting the sector. This included a full line-up of award winning technologies, innovative new platforms, exciting application and early adopters.
  • Technology start-up entrepreneurs discussed how best to connect and collaborate with early adopters and other operators.
  • Case studies by passionate early adopters highlight how they have integrated technology in their business.
  • A panel of young leading loggers outlined what they would like to see next in technology and future equipment trends.
  • Short, sharp updates on commercial services and innovative products for loggers and forest managers.
  • Workshop on winch assisted logging


Innovatek specialises in connecting and supporting businesses with the latest intelligence, technologies and innovations best suited to their operations.

Innovatek also produces Australasia’s two leading newsletters for the forest products industry, Friday Offcuts and WoodWeek.

Logging and Sawmilling Journal

Established in 1969, Logging and Sawmilling Journal covers both woodlands and timber processing sectors from the small logging contractor to the senior executive building state-of-the-art mills, wood energy and wood pellet facilities.

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Since 1975, each issue of TimberWest has been packed with valuable job stories on successful mechanized harvesting, wood processing techniques and equipment. Also inside you’ll find timely information on legislation, industry news, annual events, people profiles and products reviews.

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Who Attended

  • Forestry managers
  • Forest owners
  • Harvest planners
  • Harvesting contractors
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry H&S managers
  • Forestry consultants
  • Plantation forestry researchers