The 2012 Future Forestry Finance Conference was very well received by over 200 delegates from both Australia and New Zealand. With an impressive line-up of local and overseas experts on forest products markets, changes to carbon markets and new products coming to market, there was something for everyone from both the forestry and wood products industry and the finance industry. Over the two days of the conferences there was plenty of valuable networking time as well for delegates from a range of disciplines.
For 2012 the Auckland running of this conference was changed to include a formal welcome to delegates from the local Iwi. This added a special touch for the many delegates who attended from Maori trusts and other indigenous groups with forestry interests. Furthermore one of the six conference sessions was entirely devoted at Maori trustees to help them learn as much as possible about current issues and market updates which are vital to New Zealand forestry businesses.
In Sydney a large proportion of the audience was made up of CEOs and senior executives from across the forest and wood products sector. With this particular makeup there was a significant focus for this conference on emerging and potentially transforming technologies for lifting wood products values in new markets.
Access to conference presentations has been provided for everyone who attended the Future Forestry Finance 2012 event. For those who missed the 2012 conference series, you can obtain access to these by joining FIEA as a member.
FIEA members receive access to papers/presentations from this and all other FIEA events (see details here
about becoming a member). This is the most comprehensive resource of forestry and wood products technologies in Australasia and over 450 papers/presentations are now available for FIEA members’ use.