ForestTECH has proved to be one of New Zealand and Australia’s most popular conference on new technology and innovation in the forest industry. In 2018, we brought ForestTECHx to Vancouver, Canada. ForestTECHx will return once again in 2020! This is an invaluable chance to meet and hear from the latest innovators in the North American forest industry.
March 17-18, 2020
Vancouver, CANADA

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Event Details

ForestTECHx is one of the region’s leading forest management technology series, providing companies with the latest technologies, innovations and practical tools to increase forest operations productivity. The ForestTECHx 2018 programme focused on:

  • The age of disruptive innovation: Just how is it changing the way we do and will be doing business?
  • How can forest managers best harness improvements in mobile connectivity and satellite imagery?
  • Big Data: Effective storage, processing and management or information being collected through remote sensing.
  • Harvest planning tools: How can harvester head data be utilised?

The ForestTECHx 2020 event programme will be developed with a wide range of key international and local technology providers, forestry companies and researchers. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, or would like to help in some other way, please contact the programme director, John Stulen via

Past Programme: ForestTECHx 2018

Wednesday March 7th, 2018

7:30am: Registrations

8:00am: Welcome & Introduction by conference hosts
Anthony Robinson, Logging & Sawmilling Journal and John Stulen, Innovatek Ltd

SESSION 1: The age of disruptive innovation: just how is it changing the way we do and will be doing business?
8:15am Keynote Address: Disruptive innovation: Brought to you by big data
Garret Mullooly, Chief Operating Officer, TreeMetrics, IRELAND

8:50am: How Timbeter is streamlining costs, sales and logistics
Vallo Visnapuu, Chief Executive Officer, Timbeter, ESTONIA

9:20am Case Study: Disruptive innovation
Kevin Lim, President and CTO, Lim Geomatics, CANADA

10:00am: Coffee break and Networking

Who will Attend?
  • Forestry managers and owners
  • Harvest planners
  • Harvesting contractors
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry H&S managers
  • Forestry consultants
  • Plantation forestry researchers


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, Canada

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel offers guests the best of many worlds—the luxury of an upscale experience just 7 km from Vancouver International Airport, the convenience of being situated near Richmond’s many business districts and accessibility to Vancouver.

Accommodation: Special room rates will be available to conference delegates at a later date.


Early Bird Ends December 13th 2019


+GSTPer Person

Standard Rate From December 14th 2019


+GSTPer Person

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

ForestTECHx 2020 will offer a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in forest harvesting and management to maximize their exposure to North American forestry companies.

Be part of another major event for this regions forestry sector. Exhibition spaces are always at a premium and Innovatek has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry.

For a full range of future sponsorship options and benefits please contact John Stulen at Innovatek.

Media Partners

About Us

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.

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.

Click HERE to view our current issue online

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.

Click HERE to view our current issue online


Key Contacts

LSJ / TimberWest
Anthony Robinson

(+1) 604 990 9970

PO Box 86670
BC V7L 4L2

Tahlia Hopkins

(+64) 7 921 1382

PO Box 1230
Rotorua 3040
New Zealand

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