DESCRIPTION

Background
WoodTECH has been run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) for over 20 years, both in New Zealand and Australia. It’s provided an independent showcase for local companies to evaluate the very latest innovations, technology and operating practices around saw design and operation, mill maintenance, wood scanning, sawmilling, mill optimisation and wood manufacturing operations.

In more recent times, the event has alternated each year between green-mill and dry-mill technologies. In addition to tech updates and the opportunity of sharing information between tech providers and mill staff, the annual event also provides the only opportunity for mill production and operational staff along with mill management to get together in both countries.

The last sawmilling event, WoodTECH 2019 drew in close to 350 delegates. It really struck a chord with Australasian sawmills. WoodTECH 2020, with a focus on wood manufacturing, like all other events around the world, had to be cancelled. During lockdown, and based on discussions with local mills, it was decided to still run the WoodTECH 2020 wood manufacturing event on-line. FIEA together with the local industry ran six interactive online webinars for all major mills across Australasia in July 2020.

What's Planned for 2021?
So, with this background, the region’s major sawmilling and wood products event, WoodTECH, is planned to be run in-person for wood producers in New Zealand and, virtual online for Australia in early August 2021. At this stage, it’s expected to be one of few that will be run in 2021 – anywhere around the world.

Because of the uncertainty still surrounding international travel, there is an expectation that international presenters and delegates won’t be able to travel and attend in person. It’s planned that New Zealand sawmillers and saw doctors, along with key local equipment suppliers, will be able to meet up in Rotorua, New Zealand. Australian mills will be able to live-stream the full two-day event. The event can be watched live over the two days, or on-demand post-event, for their own on-site meetings and training.

INFORMATIONS
  • COUNTRY
    Australia
  • DATES
    August 3, 2021 - August 4, 2021
  • TIMINGS
    09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • VISITOR
    5000 - 20,000
  • EXHIBITOR
    100 - 500
  • FREQUENCY
    Annual
  • TYPE & CATEGORY
    Trade Show | Home & Office
CONTACT INFORMATIONS
  • ORGANISER
    The Forest Industry Engineering Association
  • PHONE
    +61 4 5226 2337
  • EMAIL
  • WEBSITE
    https://woodtech.events/
FAIR VIDEO
Location

Melbourne, Australia, Bayview Eden Melbourne

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