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Wood tech sponsorship & exhibition opportuunities


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Wood tech sponsorship & exhibition opportuunities

  1. 1. September 2015 Melbourne, Australia S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. 2. The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is well known for its regular world class programmes that showcase the very latest developments in sawing and scanning technologies. For well over 15 years SawTECH, ScanTECH and Wood Manufacturing events have been run for Australasian wood processing companies. In September 2013 an inaugural WoodEXPO ran in both New Zealand and Australia, the last major event run in the region. It highlighted new innovations, new products and new equipment to improve local sawmilling, wood manufacturing and wood panel companies operating efficiencies – and profitability. To remain internationally competitive, local sawmills increasingly are looking at tools and technologies that can be used to increase lumber yields, improve grade recoveries, get higher production speeds out of their saw-lines, lower the service or maintenance requirements of equipment and reduce the sawing costs for their operation. Sawmillers increasingly are working much more closely with their technology providers. The last couple of years has seen some of the most sophisticated sawing technologies and saw designs developed in recent times. To showcase these developments, WoodTECH 2015 has been set up for local sawmilling companies. This year the event has also had a major overhaul. A large cross section of sawmillers in both countries will be having input to the redesign. In addition to sawmill optimisation and saw selection and operation, previous technology events on Mill Maintenance, Log & Lumber Scanning and Lumber Quality Control have all been built into this year’s event. There’s also a much greater emphasis on the practical issues of selecting and running saws, low cost improvement tools and on smaller to medium sized operations which are such an integral part of the Australasian sawmilling industry. The common theme when speaking to industry is to focus on how to get the best out of the resource and operation as well as investment in new plant. A better understanding on how saws within the mill are been selected, maintained and operated and how to get the most out of each saw centre is also high on the list of priorities. As well as technology within the mill – the environment in which the production team is working and interacting is a critical part of working smarter – from reconfiguring production lines in the mill through to finding faster ways to identify and reject unacceptable products. The returns through the power of the “team” are indeed significant. WoodTECH 2015 is long overdue. This latest technology series will provide an essential and independent update on an array of exciting new wood scanning, sawing and mill optimisation technologies as well as some innovative human resource practices best suited to local processing operations. As with previous events, it’s being designed for both senior management as well as production and operational staff from local mills. Background: Excellent opportunity to hear about technology advancements & networking with other sawmillers & suppliers. (ScanTECH 2010) Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17, Sept 2015 Bayview Eden Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23, Sept 2015 Distinction Rotorua Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION 2
  3. 3. Who will be attending WoodTECH 2015? • Sawmill site managers • Sawmill production and engineering managers • Mill supervisors, maintenance and production staff • Saw-doctors • Equipment, product and service suppliers to Australasia’s sawmilling industry Programme Planning: We are currently working closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a practical two day programme for Australasia. Further details on the programme content will be available shortly. If wanting to contribute to the programme design, please get back to us asap. Event Promotions: WoodTECH 2015 will be heavily promoted through the media, direct mailing, trade magazines, industry associations and related e-newsletters, internet blogs and social media, and the forestry industry’s leading weekly e-newsletters, Friday Offcuts ( and WoodWeek ( Special complimentary weekly banner advertisements in Friday Offcuts (OR WoodWeek) have been included for WoodTECH 2015 sponsors and exhibitors leading up to the event. Sponsors and exhibitors should also look closely at taking up options of additional promotion through the weekly e-newsletters in and around the event. Well run and informative. Well organised. Well done. Excellent conference with very informative presentations. (ScanTECH 2010) Who is the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA)? Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has run an extensive series of technology related events for Australasian forest products companies. Over 300 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions have been run for local companies in both countries. FIEA’s key objective through these events is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region. FIEA is recognized as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries. For more information on FIEA or the services being supplied, see Programme Details: MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION 3
  4. 4. Five Star Sponsor $5,000 + GST* NZ$3,000 + GST AU$3,000 + GST Four Star Sponsor $4,000 + GST* NZ$2,500 + GST AU$2,500 + GST Three Star Sponsor $3,000 + GST* NZ$2,000 + GST AU$2,000 + GST *For accounting and tax purposes, each venue will be invoiced in the appropriate currency. For sponsorship for both venues, 50% of the total amount will be invoiced in NZ currency and 50% in Australian currency. Participation in the “Technology Showcase” session ** Display/Exhibition space at the venue Logo to appear on promotional flyers Complimentary event registration for company employee / nominated client to the full event 25% discount off standard conference rate for any additional company registrations A list of registered delegates provided to your company prior to the event Advert included in conference handbook Acknowledgement and company logo included in the conference handbook Logo to appear on the event website (with a link to your website) Logo to appear in email marketing (with a link to your website) Complimentary weeks of single side banner advertising in Friday Offcuts (or WoodWeek). Special discounted rates also off any additional advertising*** Discounted advertising rates (30%) in Australasian Timberman in the lead up to the event. Sponsorship Opportunities Five Star Sponsor Four Star Sponsor Three Star Sponsor 3 Half Page 4 Half Page 2 3 2 Sponsorship Package Both Events (New Zealand & Australia) New Zealand Only Australia Only Sponsorship Benefits Well-run, informative – some great practical tips. Got a lot of value from it. A good blend of leading edge technology plus basic saw-doctoring & sawing principles. (SawTECH 2011 MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION Quarter Page 4
  5. 5. Sponsorship Details: ** Technology Showcase (Popular programme session): Five Star Sponsors are entitled to be involved in this “showcase” which will be included as part of the conference programme. In the showcase, each participating sponsor is able to do a short 5-10 minute rapid fire presentation to the full audience. This session provides Five Star sponsors with a unique opportunity to raise their profile and present specific company or product information to all the event delegates. Note: Five Star Sponsors will be limited to FIVE ONLY at each venue. *** E-newsletter Banner Advertising: All event sponsors will receive complimentary single side banner advertising spaces in Friday Offcuts (OR WoodWeek). This will be utilized in the two months leading up to the event to ensure maximum coverage for our sponsors. FIEA will place the advertisement (logo plus link through to the company’s web site or alternatively, an advertisement if supplied by the sponsor – specifications available on request). As an additional benefit, to maximize coverage and promotions leading up to or immediately after the event, sponsors can elect to take out a further one month’s banner advertising in Friday Offcuts (OR WoodWeek) at a 20% discount off the normal advertising rates. However because of expected demand the placement and positioning of the advertisements will be on a “first come first served” basis. • Deadline for Event Brochure Printing: For inclusion of sponsors’ company logos into the event flyers, confirmation of sponsorship has to be received BEFORE Friday 29 May 2014. Sponsoring companies can indicate their interest after this date, but because of production schedules, may be unable to be included into the programme flyers that are being used to promote the event. Note: Company staff not participating in the full conference, but attending the event to man the displays, will be charged a special discounted rate of $100 + GST per day. Names of any staff taking up this option, along with the days that staff will be attending, will need to be sent through to our Rotorua office. This discounted rate does not include access to conference presentations or attendance at conference dinner. • Promotional benefits for sponsorship will commence once payment is received. You may also like us to consider your participation in the event as a presenter, or alternatively you may like to recommend an overseas or local expert for inclusion in the conference programme. If you would like to discuss these sponsorship opportunities please contact Gordon Thomson on Tel: (+64) 7 921 1384, Mob: (+64) 27 275 8022 or email: For speaking opportunities, please contact Brent Apthorp on Tel: (+64) 3 470 1902 or email A good mix of presenters and participants, excellent expert input, and once again great networking opportunities. (SawTECH 2011) MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION 5
  6. 6. Register your Interest: Additional Marketing Opportunities: The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) provides a range of unique marketing opportunities for companies wanting to increase their exposure to the forest & wood products industries in New Zealand & Australia. • E-newsletter Advertising Friday Offcuts is the most widely read weekly e-newsletter by forestry and wood products companies in Australasia. WoodWeek is a complementary weekly e-newsletter designed for forestry managers and contractors. Weekly and longer term options are available for banner, display, jobs and equipment advertising. • FIEA Partners FIEA Partners assist in bringing a wide range of technology events and conferences to Australasian forestry, wood processing and manufacturing companies each year. Compared to individual event sponsorship, the targeted promotional benefits and opportunities for product and service promotion offered through annual sponsorship are substantial. If you would like to consider extend your WoodTECH 2015 event sponsorship and become an FIEA Partner, please contact our FIEA Sponsorship Manager. Register Your Interest If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at this event, or any of the above marketing options please contact: Gordon Thomson FIEA Sponsorship & Events Manager Tel: (+64) 7 921 1384, Mob: (+64) 27 275 8022 or Email: If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss a tailored package, please contact us today. Great networking – very enjoyable. Good to have the opportunity to chat with others about their sites & pick up ideas. (SawTECH 2011) MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION 6
  7. 7. Order number Cheque payable to Forest Industry Engineering Association enclosed, or Direct credit our Westpac NZ Account: 03-1552-0257749-00, or Direct credit our Westpac Australia Account: BSB 033115-Account # 137710, Innovatek Ltd, or Please debit my MasterCard / Visa (circle one) Amount enclosed: $ Credit card number: CSC Number: Expiry date: Cardholder’s name: Cardholder’s signature: Payment: Company: Name: Position: Postal Address: Tel: Email: Signature: Date: Details: Please check you have filled in all details, signed and return to: Fax: (+64) 7 921 1381 Email: Postal: PO Box 1230, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand Tel: (+64) 7 921 1384 Mob: (+64) 27 275 8022 Confirmation of Event Sponsorship I would like to confirm that our company will sponsor as detailed below: Five Star Sponsor $5,000 + GST* NZ$3,000 + GST AU$3,000 + GST Four Star Sponsor $4,000 + GST* NZ$2,500 + GST AU$2,500 + GST Three Star Sponsor $3,000 + GST* NZ$2,000 + GST AU$2,000 + GST Sponsorship Package Both Events (New Zealand & Australia) New Zealand Only Australia Only Please note: • For accounting and tax purposes, each venue will be invoiced in the appropriate currency. For sponsorship for both venues, 50% of the total amount will be invoiced in NZ currency and 50% in Australian currency. • New Zealand GST is 15% and Australian GST is 10%. • Promotional benefits for sponsorship will commence once payment is received. • Please note that any damage caused by the sponsor to the event, venue, or equipment supplied, will be the responsibility of the sponsor. Any loss or damage to sponsors equipment during the event will also be the responsibility of the sponsor. Good stuff, very good presenters. Great to see mill guys presenting. (SawTECH 2011) MILL SCANNING - SAWING - OPTIMISATION Tearoffalongperforatedline 7
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