Fast & Forward Forestry is coming to Rotorua from 18-19 November 2022. NZ’s first event of this kind, the Fast & Forward Forestry is an expo event bringing the forestry industry together and showcasing forestry to the rest of NZ.


We have been knocked back by COVID, by market demand and by the ever-increasing requirements for safety in our industry but we keep coming back.


It’s time to celebrate and showcase forestry advances to the industry and the contribution forestry makes to the New Zealand economy. Let’s come together and feel proud of where forestry is today!



Fast & Forward Forestry Expo is a chance for our equipment providers to get in front of our contractors, forest owners and forest professionals to demonstrate the advancements in technology and mechanisation.


There are plenty of innovations from an international reach and conceptual perspective, that we totally under-estimate. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate the industry, services, advancements, people and career pathways to the general public. Bringing together successful brands, initiatives, innovative organisations, and contributors to the success of forestry in NZ, the Fast & Forward Forestry Expo is open to everyone.

  • Showcasing the forestry to a wide audience – industry, public and government

  • Providing a one stop shop for contractors to investigate, try & buy new technologies

  • Demonstrations by equipment providers

  • Providing a social occasion to network for industry

  • Low entry cost

  • Cost effective for the equipment and service providers

  • Collaborating - all in this together!


Everyone! This is a low entry-fee ticketed event open to the general public.  

  • Contractors

  • Forest Owners

  • Forest Professionals

  • Equipment Providers

  • General public and overseas visitors are all welcome!


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If you’re in the business of forestry and are interested in showcasing your offering, there are plenty ways to participate. This event is being held at Rotorua Racecourse, and limited spaces are available – get in quick to avoid disappointment. FICA Sponsors / Partners will get first priority. Sites are available to anyone that has any connection to forestry. This includes organisations across the supply chain, including industry service companies, forestry organisations, equipment providers, trucking and vehicle firms etc. Choose from the Trade Stand options below.

4-Star Sponsor

12 available

Cost: $15,000 + GST


Size: 25m x 25m


  • Advert in brochure

  • Entitled to live demos with plan submitted for approval by the Committee

  • Logo and recognised as Four Star Sponsor

  • 25 comp tickets

  • 10 dinner tickets

  • 12 VIP Pass Holders

2-Star Sponsor

10 available

Cost: $7,500 + GST


Size: 10m x 10m


  • Logo and recognised as Two Star Sponsor

  • 10 comp tickets

  • 4 dinner tickets

  • 6 VIP Pass Holders


20 available

Cost: $2,500 + GST


Size: 3m x 3m


  • Name and listed as partner

  • 2 staff tickets

  • Priority dinner ticket purchase

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Fast & Forward Forestry is proudly bought to you by the Forest Industry Contractors Association. Formed in 2002, FICA gives a common voice on relevant issues and to foster development and improvement in the New Zealand forestry contracting industry.

FICA currently has approximately 200 member companies made up of logging contractors and a range of associate members. FICA is governed by a board of experienced contractors and a number of committees. Contact us if you wish to be involved with the board or committees.

FICA provides plenty of industry information, feedback and ensures up to date communications. We have practical workshops, a national discount scheme, regional industry developments, field visits and a national voice for the industry.


Fast & Forward Forestry is brought to you by FICA. Send your enquiries / questions to:


Prue Younger

Phone 021 2765484 or email office@fica.org.nz

Lydia Price

email admin@fica.org.nz