Wood Transport & Logistics 2023

Insights into new innovations, tools, technologies and smart operating practices being employed by leading forestry, wood harvesting and log transport companies
  • 24-25 May 2023, Rotorua, New Zealand
    + LIVE Online

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Case Study – Marian College: Building an engineered timber school inside a warehouse
View PresentationBill FrankOwernSheppard and Rout ArchitectsNew Zealandjvanderlingen@sheprout.com(+64) 27 240 6201
Case Study – Helping Clients Make Wood Work Better
View PresentationJared KeenTechnical Director - Structural EngineeringBECA LtdNew ZealandJared.Keen@beca.com(+64) 27 889 3742Phill BatemanSenior Structural EngineerBECA LtdNew Zealandphill.bateman@beca.com(+64) 27 612 6066
Phill Bateman
Senior Structural Engineer, BECA Ltd, New Zealand
phill.bateman@beca.com | (+64) 27 612 6066
Prepare for Change: The Step Change and preparation companies will need to plan for?
View PresentationAlisha FrancisSales Manager Growth and RetentionKeith AndrewsNew Zealandalisha.francis@keithandrews.co.nz(+64) 27 271 9571
Rolling out the first Nationwide Hydrogen Refuelling Network Plans, progress and future opportunities for heavy transport fleets
View PresentationAndrew ClennetCEOHiringa EnergyNew Zealandaclennett@hiringa.co.nz(+64) 27 704 7007Dion CowleyProject Development & Public Sector LeadHiringa EnergyNew Zealanddcowley@hiringa.co.nz(+64) 27 489 6030
Dion Cowley
Project Development & Public Sector Lead, Hiringa Energy, New Zealand
dcowley@hiringa.co.nz | (+64) 27 489 6030
Beyond Spreadsheets - Managing harvest plans and woodflow
View PresentationBen RobertsHarvest Optimisation ManagerForicoAustraliaben.roberts@forico.com.au(+61) 428 156 134Corinne WatsonGeneral Manager APACRemsoftNew Zealandcorinne.watson@remsoft.com(+64) 21 518 478
Corinne Watson
General Manager APAC, Remsoft, New Zealand
corinne.watson@remsoft.com | (+64) 21 518 478
NZs first Hydrogen Powered Logging Truck
View PresentationBrendan KingGroup General ManagerTR Group LtdNew Zealandbrendan@trgroup.co.nz(+64) 27 452 7748
Accelerating the Adoption of Off-Road Automated-Vehicle Technology Development of an off-road truck platooning system for the forest industry
View PresentationBryan BrilhartVP of Strategic Partnerships - Robotic ResearchRRAIUSAbbrilhart@roboticresearch.com(+1) 410 596 6130
Australian Forest Contractors Association national log transport initiatives Includes the Log Haulage Code of Practice, log truck stability and log load crowning tools
Carlie PorteousGeneral ManagerAFCAAustraliacarlie@afca.asn.au(+61) 438 873 307
An Australian Perspective Learnings from the transition from a weight based to cubic metre based supply chain process for hardwood pulpwood
View PresentationDarren HerdGeneral Manager - Plantation PerformanceForico Pty LimitedAustraliadarren.herd@forico.com.au(+61) 419 376 796
Supply Chain Management Systems in Forestry - A case study from a log haulage contractors perspective
View PresentationDavid JollGM Forestry LogisticsTrimble ForestryNew Zealanddavid_joll@trimble.com(+64) 27 212 2887Francis RichardsonTransport Data AnalystOrana EnterprisesAustraliafleet@oranaenterprises.com.au(+61) 400 590 356
Francis Richardson
Transport Data Analyst, Orana Enterprises, Australia
fleet@oranaenterprises.com.au | (+61) 400 590 356
Developing a Sustainability and Decarbonisation Blueprint for Heavy Transport Dual-fuel technologies and planning for an end-to-end scalable hydrogen refuelling network.
View PresentationGareth WishartGM InnovationHW Richardson Group LimitedNew Zealandgareth.wishart@hwr.co.nz(+64) 27 429 7235
Automatic Chain Throwing and Tensioning Experience with log truck trials to date
View PresentationIan BrownManaging DirectorWoodhill Consulting LtdNew Zealandwoodhill13@icloud.com(+64) 21 883 073Phil KirkDirectorWaimea Engineeringphil@waimeaeng.nz(+64) 27 479 3972
Phil Kirk
Director, Waimea Engineering,
phil@waimeaeng.nz | (+64) 27 479 3972
The C3 Log Vessel Grapple – C3’s innovation journey to on port safety
View PresentationJan AugustynGM Business Performance ImprovementC3jan.augustyn@c3.co.nz(+64) 21 954 774
Making the Conversion: Diesel to Electric
View PresentationLex ForsythGeneral ManagerJanus Electric LtdAustralialex@januselectric.com.au(+61) 408 455 474
Making the Conversion: Diesel to Electric
View PresentationWendy FennellManaging DirectorFennell ForestryAustraliawfennell@fennellforestry.com.au(+61) 417 814 066
Heavy Road Transport Issues
View PresentationMike McRandleRegional & Sector ManagerIa Ara Aotearoa | Transporting New ZealandNew Zealandmike@transporting.nz(+64) 27 556 6099
Tackling Speed, Fatigue & Distraction Pairing smart technology solutions Seeing Machines and EROAD to tackle truck driver safety and the safe operation of their vehicles
View PresentationStephen DiversRisk & Compliance ManagerDynes Transport Tapanui LtdNew Zealandstephen.divers@dynes.co.nz(+64) 21 833 334

Event Partners & Sponsors

Premium Sponsor

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Event Sponsors

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Event Supporters

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FIEA Partners

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Media Partners

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