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 are bringing ForestTECHx to Vancouver, Canada. A chance to meet and hear from the latest innovators in the North American forest industry.
March 7, 2018
Vancouver, CANADA

Event Details

What’s Planned?

Session 1
The age of disruptive innovation: Just how is it changing the way we do and will be doing business?

Session 2

How can forest managers best harness improvements in mobile connectivity and satellite imagery?

Session 3
Big Data: Effective storage, processing and management or information being collected through remote sensing.

Session 4
Harvest planning tools: How can harvester head data be utilised?

Field Tour

A field tour is planned for the day after the ForestTECHx conference, looking specifically at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, and how they are impacting the industry.

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


Executive Airport Plaza Hotel

7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

Accommodation: Special ForestTECHx 2018 room rates are available to delegates at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel Richmond. Please state you are attending the ForestTECHx conference when booking.

For online accommodation bookings go to the hotel website or call
Tel: +1 (604) 278-5555
Contact Innovatek for the code to get special accommodation rates.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

ForestTECHx offers 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 sponsorship options and benefits please contact John Stulen at Innovatek.

Event Sponsors
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 3010
New Zealand

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