Safetree Conference: Connect for Success
19 & 20 November 2020, TSB Auditorium (Shed 6), Wellington
FISC and FICA are again proud to partner to support the success of our forestry companies and the health and wellbeing of our foresters.
It is becoming more and more obvious that successful work is about more than just best safety practices. It’s also influenced by the health and wellbeing of workers, the work environment and how well external pressures to achieve productivity are managed. This conference will address those issues and offer tangible ideas on how they can be managed.
The presentations and workshops are relevant to a broad range of people, from CEOs to frontline workers, members and non-members of FICA and general industry participants. The speakers in the morning will talk about health and safety from a leadership and successful work perspective, offering real examples of how these can be put into practice. The afternoon workshops are about lifting capability, so attendees will come away with some new tools and skills to use.
Format will be key note speakers in the morning:
Keynote speaker - Dr Lance O'Sullivan
Jeff Fleury, NZTA & RTA
Technical Advisory Groups Discussion Panel
The People Interpreter - Allison Mooney
Learning Wave – Negotiation Skills - David Duff
Attendees will be able to attend both workshops as we will run 2 sessions
The conference will bring a number of key speakers with solutions and tools to reduce these challenges that are faced every day.
There will be opportunity for delegates to check out products and equipment at the Trade Display area both on the 19 & 20 November. Get together on the first night Thursday 19 November and network before the conference with a Welcome Dinner and dinner speaker before we break into the conference and guest speakers the next day.
19 November, Thursday - Trade Stands and Welcome Dinner
1.00pm: Trade Stands Open – 20 stands
3.00pm: Afternoon Tea
5.15pm – 6.15pm: Happy Hour
6.30pm: FICA Dinner at TSB Auditorium (Shed 6)
8.30pm: After-dinner Speaker sponsored by FICA
10.00pm: End of Evening
20 November, Friday - Conference Day
9.00am: Conference Welcome
9.15am: Keynote Speaker – Dr Lance O’Sullivan - Topic: How does smart healthcare create a safe work environment in the bush
Dr Lance O’Sullivan is an accomplished author, national and international speaker, role model and disruptive leader and innovator. From a young boy labelled by society as a trouble maker, Lance developed into a passionate advocate for Māori health. He is a pioneer for equal health care in his community and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand. In June 2012 Lance made the headlines when he left his former employer after a difference in patient philosophy – he believed in treating patients regardless of whether or not they could afford treatment. He left disillusioned with a system that failed to deliver the care needed for his patients and vowed to change the system for the better.
Now ensconced in the Far North of New Zealand, Lance has set about making this happen. Harnessing the skills he acquired from his cultural heritage and medical training, he and his wife Tracy established Navilluso Medical, a healthcare company committed to developing innovative ways to ensure appropriate and quality health care reached the right people in the right place at the right time.Lance and Tracy, have seven beautiful children (5 boys and 2 girls).
They live and work in Kaitaia, a remote and challenged area of rural New Zealand. Lance truly believes that he has led a charmed life and even now reflects on this…“I used to feel that I should pinch myself to see if how life had played out for me was real or a dream”. Lance founded The MOKO Foundation, inspired by the opportunities that he himself had experienced in life and which allowed him to grow and develop into a well-educated, well-rounded, family man and community leader.
Today, as the Chair of The MOKO Foundation, Lance is truly passionate about and devoted to connecting people with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand.
10.00am: Jeff Fleury, NZTA & RTA Expert - Topic: Be Professional Get Home Safely
Jeff officially works for the NZTA and the Roll over Prevention Safer Journey Programme is being done in conjunction with the RTA.
Jeff has taken this journey with 6000 attendees and at 190 meetings since starting in March 2016. Not only does this tell you that this program has had great support, but a significant attendance from the log transport sector and forest owners/managers. From the top of the north island to the bottom of the south and from a couple of dozen drivers through to a record 227 in Gisborne, Transport Agency Heavy Vehicle Specialist Jeff Fleury has presented every workshop. His ongoing enthusiasm and dedication to help improve driver safety is great to see and with overwhelmingly positive, showing he has hit the mark with industry.
10.40am: Morning Tea in Trade Area
11.00 am: David Langford Group Manager Infrastructure & Assets (New Plymouth District Council) – Topic: Supply Chain leadership in practise
Like many organisations, New Plymouth District Council relied on the Lowest Price Conforming model when tendering for work. But in 2017 with a new Head of Infrastructure and CEO in place, it knew something was broken and a new approach to procurement was needed. The Council had a vision to become a supply chain leader, where its role was to coach, mentor, lead and inspire its contractors. Their aim was to develop a culture where their staff are not just good at planning and execution but are prepared to challenge the status quo, be a bit curious, push the boundaries and do some innovative stuff.
11.40am: Technical Advisory Group Discussion Panel
12.30pm: Lunch in Trade Area. Sponsor (AVAILABLE)
1.15pm: Workshops (Choice of two)
The People Interpreter – Allison Mooney
Regardless of what organisation we’re in, we all deal with people. Transformation occurs when we respect and celebrate each other’s differences.
You will come away from this session with a very effective but simple tool that will change the way you see others, and wished many years ago that you had learned how to “Press the Right Buttons” thus avoiding people challenges.
Allie is a fun, entertaining speaker but most important she has a message that is informative and life changing and she speaks not only to the intellectual mind, but to the heart also.
Negotiation Skills - Learning Wave
In life, we are all involved in negotiating in many different situations. Whether you are negotiating a simple solution between two people or negotiating a business deal, the fundamental principles of negotiation are the same. This workshop explores these fundamental principles and phases of negotiation. It will cover what skills are required, styles of negotiating, some simple rules of negotiation and touch on potential outcomes of negotiation
2.45pm: Afternoon tea in Trade Area
Learning Wave - Learning Wave
4.45 – 5.00pm: Conference ends
Registrations NOW OPEN, Register Below
Where: TSB Auditorium (Shed 6), Wellington
When: Thursday 19 & Friday 20 November, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we are keeping all registrations for the Safetree Conference at the early bird price.
Registration LAST DAY 05 November, 2020 - $250 + GST
We are also offering 1-Day registration Package for Friday Conference Day 20 November, 2020 - $150 + GST
*No refunds for cancellations 2 weeks prior to conference date
Access to the Trade Stands both days
Happy Hour - complimentary drinks
Dinner and Dinner Speaker Thursday night at Shed 6
Conference all day Friday at Shed 6
Guest speakers and workshops
All catering - morning & afternoon teas & lunch
Hotel Options - this is your own responsibility and cost
2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011
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Trade Stands Available
We have fifteen places for suppliers and supporters of the industry to promote & showcase their products.
As safety and wellbeing are at the forefront of this conference, your business maybe ideal to get involved. The area is in a dedicated room alongside the main conference location and will be the meeting area for morning & afternoon teas and lunch.
The open hours are Thursday 19 November 1pm – 5pm and Friday 20 November 8.30am – 3.30pm.
The stand includes:
2.5m x 2m floor space
Trestle table & black cloth
Logo & contact details in Conference Handbook
Happy hour drinks Thursday 19 November 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Cost for Trade Stand: $550 + GST, includes one registration
Please contact us by email email@example.com to confirm your space TODAY
Sponsorship Packages Available
We have a few areas that are available for sponsors to get more involved in the conference and take opportunity to promote your business, company and products.
The sponsorship packages include:
Signage at event / venue
Signage with acknowledgement of sponsor on tables
½ page advert & contact details in Conference Handbook (Thursday sponsorship only)
Logo & contact details in Conference Handbook (Friday sponsorship only)
Afternoon Tea Thursday 19 November: $750 + GST
Happy hour drinks Thursday 19 November 5.30pm – 6.30pm: $2000 + GST SOLD
Dinner & Guest Speaker Thursday 19 November 5.30pm – 6.30pm: $3000 + GST SOLD
Morning Tea Friday 20 November: $750 + GST SOLD
Lunch Friday 20 November: $1000 + GST
Afternoon Tea Friday 20 November: $750 + GST SOLD
Contact Prue Younger firstname.lastname@example.org to book your sponsorship as soon as possible and discuss further value to your package as negotiable.