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Steep Slope Logging

Mechanisation & Automation

Harvest Plannning

March 12, 2019 – Networking Function
March 13, 2019 – Conference Day
March 14, 2019 – BC Forest Safety Field Tour
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Vancouver
Canada

HarvestTECHX provides an essential and independent platform to showcase new innovations and operating practices suited to our North American harvesting operations.

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Updates


Call for Speakers

The conference team at lnnovatek, Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest are pleased to announce their newest industry conference for leading loggers and forest managers for 2019. Formerly called the Steep Slope Logging Conference, the new name – HarvestTECHX – covers all machined based forestry and logging operations for west coast operations in North America. The conference theme for 2019 ...

Event Details

Background

The conference team at Innovatek, Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest are pleased to announce their newest industry conference for leading loggers and forest managers for 2019.

Formerly called the Steep Slope Logging Conference, the new name – HarvestTECHx – covers all machined based forestry and logging operations for west coast operations in North America.

The conference theme for 2019 is “Smarter Logging Automation & Technologies”.

HarvestTECHx 2019 is scheduled for 12-13 March 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, Vancouver, Canada.

This conference will be highlighting how automation and technology are advancing operational safety and productivity for operators, contractors and foresters within the North America’s forest industry.

What's Covered?

  • Keynote presentations on key paradigm shifts to logging and forestry technologies.
  • Experts detailing key development, technologies, issues and new opportunities impacting the sector. This will include a full line-up of award winning technologies, innovative new platforms, exciting application and early adopters.
  • Technology start-up entrepreneurs discussing how best to connect and collaborate with early adopters and other operators.
  • Case studies by passionate early adopters highlight how they have integrated technology in their business.
  • A panel of young leading loggers to outline what they would like to see next in technology and future equipment trends.
  • Short, sharp updates on commercial services and innovative products for loggers and forest managers. Speakers are allowed 5 minutes each to get their message across.

Who should Attend?

  • Forestry managers
  • Forest owners
  • Harvest planners
  • Harvesting contractors
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry H&S managers
  • Forestry consultants
  • Plantation forestry researchers
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Programme

We are currently designing the HarvestTECHx 2019 event programme. We are working with a wide range of key international and local technology providers, forestry companies and researchers to shape the best technology programme possible.

If you are interested in participating as a speaker, or would like to help in some other way, please contact the programme director, John Stulen via john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz.


Contact Programme Director

Programme Outline

  • SESSION 1: Logging Automation: Future Prospects
  • SESSION 2: People, Technology & Safety
  • SESSION 3: Harvest Planning & Telematics
  • SESSION 4: Where to Next?

Registration

Early Bird Ends February 14, 2019

$560 + tax

Per Person

Standard From February 15, 2019

$695

Per Person

Venue

Red Lion Hotel

510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626, USA

Accommodation: Special Steep Slope Logging 2017 room rates are available to delegates at the Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview. Please state you are attending the Steep Slope Logging 2017 conference when booking.

For online accommodation bookings go to the hotel website or call
 Tel: +1 (360) 636-4400
Contact Innovatek for the code to get special accommodation rates.

Sponsors


Sponsorship Opportunities

HarvestTECHx 2019 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.

Venue

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, Canada

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel offers guests the best of many worlds—the luxury of an upscale experience just 7 km from Vancouver International Airport, the convenience of being situated near Richmond’s many business districts and accessibility to Vancouver.

Accommodation: Special room rates will be available to conference delegates.

Hotel Website
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About Us

HarvestTECHx is presented by the Logging & Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest Magazines in cooperation with Innovatek Ltd
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.
TimberWest Magazine
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
Logging & Sawmilling Journal
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
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Contact

Key Contacts

TimberWest / LSJ
Anthony Robinson
  (+1) 604 990 9970
robinson@forestnet.com

300 Admiral Way, Suite 105
Edmonds, WA 98020
USA

Innovatek
Tahlia Hopkins
(+64) 7 921 1382
tahlia.hopkins@innovatek.co.nz

PO Box 1230
Rotorua 3010
New Zealand

How can we help?

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