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Improving Our Environmental Performance in Forestry

28-29 June 2022 | Rotorua, New Zealand + Online

Improving our environmental performance across the forest industry brings both challenges and rewards. For the first time, our Environmental Forestry 2022 Conference will bring together a wide range of foresters working on improving industry outcomes.

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Environmental Forestry 2022

Overview

Improving our environmental performance across the forest industry brings both challenges and rewards. For the first time, our Environmental Forestry 2022 Conference will bring together a wide range of foresters working on improving industry outcomes.

We seek to facilitate speakers and delegates to share successes and learnings among peers across a range of forest management companies for large and small forest estates. As a result, delegates can make positive change and learn from each other to establish and improve best practices. We will also encourage participation and contributions from national and regional regulatory agencies.

What's Planned?

We plan to include a range of case studies across the forest production cycle from harvest planning to post-harvest audits and impact assessments. Best practices and recent developments will be discussed through shared learnings among industry professionals. A cross-section of forest operations will be included in the range of professional presentations.

The conference agenda will appeal to regional council staff and management from forest company professionals, from small to large forest companies as well as regulatory and policy staff from local councils, Ministry for Primary Industries, NZ Forest Service and the Ministry for the Environment.

Covid-19 Update | International Travel

Since 2020, Covid-19 has had a major impact on how we work, network and grow our businesses. Things have changed in 2022. High community vaccination rates have enabled both New Zealand and Australian governments to lift the regulations put in place during the pandemic.

  • Indoor mask use is the only requirement when New Zealand's covid traffic light system is set to 'Red' or 'Orange'. While mask use is still encouraged, masks are not needed when the country is ‘Green’.
  • For the latest Covid-19 regulations, please check the New Zealand Government Covid19 website and the Australian Government Covid website.
  • International borders are open - mostly. Australia is open to international travellers and New Zealand is reopening earlier than initially scheduled. It is important to check each country’s international travel requirements before you book tickets. These will likely evolve throughout the year. Further details on NZ international requirements can be found on covid travel stages and visa waiver countries. For travel to Australia, visit the Government website and check out state details.
Conference Scope
  • Keynote Address / Overview / Background / Scene-Setting
  • Slash Management – From Challenge to Opportunity
  • Case Studies – Leading Best Practice Exemplars
  • Focus on Specific Operations and Woodlots to Meet Standards
  • Pre-Conference Workshop on wilding conifer management
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Who Will Attend?

  • Environmental foresters from large and small forest management companies
  • Senior operation managers from forest companies
  • Regulatory and compliance staff from regional councils and local government agencies
  • Staff from both policy and management groups at national government agencies
  • Owners and senior operations staff from forest engineering contracting companies

Programme

We have worked closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions, please contact John Stulen on john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz or (+64) 7 921 1381.

Environmental Forestry 2022 Programme

28-29 June 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand + Virtual Online

DAY 1     Tuesday 28 June 2022 | Networking Function

Timezone: NZDT

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Addressing Wilding Conifer Issues identified in the Year One Review of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

  • Dr Susan Secker, Manager Operational Policy, Forestry Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Dr Karl Yager, Senior Analyst - Operational Policy Forestry & Resource Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Olivia Adams, Analyst, Operational Policy, Forestry & Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

In Kauri Room, Distinction Hotel

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Conference Icebreaker 'Meet and Greet' Function

In Exhibitors Area

DAY 2     Wednesday 29 June 2022 | Conference Programme

Timezone: NZDT

Session 1 | Welcome, Overview & Background

Session Chairperson: Hugh Riddiford, CEO, eLandNZ

8.05am

What are Forestry's Environmental Challenges & What Must Change for More Sustainable Outcomes - Industry Perspective
Grant Dodson, CEO, City Forests & President, Forest Owners Association (FOA)

8.45am

Erosion, sedimentation and slash – Is the Sector doing Enough to Manage this Trifecta?
Dr Susan Secker, Manager Forestry Operational Policy, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

9.15am

From RMA to NBA - What's Changing for Forestry and What You Need to Know
Charlotte Wright, Director, Element Environmental Ltd

9:45am

Q&A Session

10.00am

Morning Tea

Session 2 |Key Environmental Issues - Today's and Future Industry Challenges

Session Chairperson: To be confirmed

10.30am

NZFOA Environment Committee Overview - Key Challenges for Environmental Harvesting
Sally Strang, Environmental Manager, Manulife

11.15am

From Today to Harvest 2050 – What Needs to Change and When Between Now and Then
Young Foresters Panel Session: Sarah Orton, Environmental Forester, PF Olsen & Marcella Pitt, Technical Forester, Manulife
Chair: Campbell Harvey, University of Canterbury, PhD Candidate

12.00pm

Lunch + Networking

Session 3 | Case Studies - Best Practice Exemplars

Session Chairperson: John Stulen, Director, Innovatek

1.25pm

Geospatial landslide modelling for targeted erosion control
Raphael Spiekermann, Scientist - Geomorphologist, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

2.00pm

Case Study 2: Northland Forestry Environmental Working Group – What it does and why it works
Zivana Pauling, Northland Regional Council

2.30pm

Q&A Session

2.40pm

Tech Talks

  • IECA: Joe Johnson, Director of: The Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association
  • Eagle Technology: Murray McCallum, Business Development Executive
  • Remsoft Inc: Corinne Watson, General Manager, Asia Pacific

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

Session 4 | Focus on Specific Operations to Meet NESPF Standards

Session Chairperson: John Stulen, Innovatek

3.30pm

Managing woody residues on steep land sites. Where we agree, and where we should investigate further
Campbell Harvey, PhD student/Assistant Lecturer, University of Canterbury

4.00pm

Presentation: Environmental management and woodlots – How do you keep track of it all when 100 are logged a year?
Myles Guy, Environmental & Land Use Business Manager, John Turkington

4.30pm

Blaze-It Bridges Case Study: Transportable, Easily Installed and Removed Waterway Crossings
Josh Blazek, GIS & Environmental Coordinator, Farman Turkington Forestry

4.45pm

Q&A Session

5.00pm

Conference concludes with Networking

In Conference Exhibitors Area

Pre-Conference Workshop

Addressing Wilding Conifer Issues identified in the Year One Review of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

The Report on the Year One Review of the NES-PF (the Year One Review) identified issues across three key areas where improvements could be made to further address wilding conifer management from plantation forests. This workshop will outline the next steps in addressing these issues.

  • Dr Susan Secker, Manager Operational Policy, Forestry Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Dr Karl Yager, Senior Analyst - Operational Policy Forestry & Resource Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Olivia Adams, Analyst, Operational Policy, Forestry & Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

Key Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 28th June 2022
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Venue: Kauri Room, Distinction Hotel, Rotorua
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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Environmental Forestry conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved throughout the forestry sector. Exhibition spaces are always at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. 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, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz.

Premium Event Sponsor

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Event Supporters

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Event Sponsors

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Featured image for “Wood Industry Development and Education Trust”
Featured image for “PGG Wrightson Turf | DuraVeg”
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FIEA Partners

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Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “Atlas | Integral”
Featured image for “Trimble Forestry”
Featured image for “Arxada (formally Lonza)”
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Featured image for “Mobile Mentor | Logrithm”
Featured image for “Remsoft”
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Featured image for “Holtec”

Media Partners

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Registration

Standard Rate$895 + GST

Standard rate starts 28 May 2022. Rates are per person.

Group Rate (3+)$795 + GST

A minimum of 3 attendees is required for this special rate. Rates are per person.

Networking FunctionFree

Held on the evening of 28 June 2022. In-Person Only.

Pre-Event WorkshopFree

Wilding Conifer Management Workshop. Held on the afternoon of 28 June 2022. In-Person only.

Virtual Online$695*

Rate is per person. Australian and international attendees only. Access to live and on-demand event stream. GST is not charged on registrations based outside of New Zealand.

Registration Details
  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • Virtual Online registrations can be booked. These apply to companies from outside of New Zealand. This will ensure online attendance by Australian and other international companies.
  • All prices exclude GST (15%). For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • The Early Bird and Super Early Bird Rates applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE the listed dates above. All special discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on www.fiea.org.nz Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • For those attending the Rotorua event, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • For Virtual Online registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work diligently to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the venue is unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that have been imposed by the Government, the event organiser may need to either reschedule the event or move the event online. Your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates and/or format. In this situation, no refunds will be given. If the Event is not moved online or able to be rescheduled within 12 months of the original date, you will be entitled to a credit or a full refund.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 27 May 2022, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

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Venue

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 are available:

  • Superior Hotel Room: $150.00 incl. GST (per room per night based on single, double or twin share occupancy)
  • Deluxe King or Twin Hotel Room: $180.00 incl. GST (per room per night based on single, double or twin share occupancy)
  • Junior Suite $220.00 incl. GST (per room per night based on single or double share occupancy)
  • Executive Suite $240.00 incl. GST (per room per night based on single or double share occupancy)
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