Improving Wood Transport & Logistics
The very popular independent ForestTECH technology series has been run annually for forest managers and technical foresters since 2007. After the inaugural events were run in New Zealand and Australia, the ForestTECH programme was split into two complementary components. The very latest field data capture tools, forest sampling and inventory systems, remote sensing technologies and forest management & estate planning provided the focus for the first year. The other looked at advancements and improved practices in genetics and tree breeding, nursery technologies, land preparation and plantation silviculture.
Together, around 200 forest resource and inventory foresters attended ForestTECH 2011. The event ran in both countries with the focus on remote sensing for improving forest inventory and management planning. Feedback from both the 2010 and 2011 events suggested we combine the two streams back into a larger ForestTECH event looking at the full spectrum of innovative tools and technologies that have been developed to improve forest management operations. This combined technology event is scheduled to run in late 2013.
ForestTECH 2012 will instead focus on improving transport and logistics in the forestry sector. It will build on the excellent wood supply chain technology events that were designed by the Forest Industry Engineering Association along with forestry companies and logistics specialists. The last independent wood supply chain event for forest products companies ran in May 2010.
So, what is ForestTECH 2012?
Like the Wood Supply Chain Optimisation technology series, ForestTECH 2012 will be targeting key decision makers from forestry and wood products companies. It will provide long overdue and practical updates on innovations, strategies and technologies that are being used by forest products companies to improve planning, logistics and operations within the wood supply chain. It will run in Australia on 28-29 November and again for NZ forest products companies on 4-5 December 2012. Further details can be found on www.foresttechevents.com.
At this stage we are seeking EOI from interested companies, organisations and individuals who are this year keen to be involved – in presenting, in exhibiting or who have comments or suggestions on the programme design, to make contact with FIEA Director, Brent Apthorp at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE Friday 1 June.
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