Registration Now Open - ForestWood Conference

26 Jan 2018
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ForestWood 2018 Conference

When: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Where: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 


After the new government unveiled its game-change plan for a billion trees, the national ForestWood conference picks up the working challenge.

ForestWood 2018 is our first opportunity to seek out the ways to meet common objectives. What’s needed to get the billion trees growing in the right places to produce the right results and how to get fair competition for the logs being harvested now?

We will be dealing with the key issues; where the land will come from, who is going to be doing the planting, the future of the ETS and the climate change impact, what the new Forest Service is going to be up to, and what encouragement is coming from the government to put the resulting timber production to good use.

The draft conference programme developed around this challenge is now available.

Registration Now Open

Registration is now open. ForestWood 2018 will bring all parts of the value-chain together for a common collaborative effort and will provide a unique networking opportunity. This is the only opportunity to participate in a whole-of-industry conference and will be an event not to be missed. Join in the latest discussions and register today.

Registration Fees
Member registration rates are available to members of the host and supporting organisations: FOA, WPMA, FICA, and NZFFA. A special rate is also available to members of NZIF.

Special Deal for Group Registrations
Receive a 10% discount when you register 3 or more attendees from the same organisation.

Register Now

Conference Dinner Sponsored by C3
Wednesday 21 March 2018, from 5pm
Te Marae, Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa
Cost per ticket: $125

Pre-dinner drinks, a three-course meal, entertainment and a limited bar tab is included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased for colleagues, friends and family.

Continue to network into the evening, by attending the ForestWood 2018 Conference Dinner. This will be an evening not to be missed, with special guest Davey Hughes from Swazi Apparel.

He has hunted caribou in the Arctic Circle, grizzlies in Alaska and buffalo in Tanzania. He’s the bane of Customs officials’ lives, runs the gruelling Coast to Coast each year, and is the man behind the highly successful Swazi outdoor clothing label; he’s a passionate conservationist and he sure knows how to spin a yarn or two. Davey Hughes - aka the Swazi Man - is many things, but one thing he most certainly is not is conventional.

Davey lives life to the full, but what underpins all of this is his absolute love of New Zealand: “It’s about family, it’s about business and it’s about the people of this nation. He Tangata.”

Sponsorship and Trade Exhibition

If you are interested in being a conference sponsor or exhibiting at ForestWood 2018 or would like further information on participating in the conference, please contact the conference organiser, Paardekooper and Associates by email or telephone +64 4 562 8259

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If you know of anyone that may be interested in the ForestWood 2018 Conference, please feel free to forward this information on to them.

If you would like more information on any aspect of this conference, please contact the Conference Organiser:
Paardekooper and Associates

P: +64 4 562 8259 




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