FAST AND FORWARD FORESTRY EXPO - Friday 18 Nov + Saturday 19 Nov - Rotorua Racecourse

We're heading to Queenstown...

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’s time to shift to the next level of thinking and to take our people with us. We see leadership and communication as the essential skills to make a significant change in performance. These skills assist greatly in developing functional relationships in teams and across the supply chain, ultimately improving both business and health and safety outcomes. 

This year our speakers will give you a different take on these skills and our industry participants will tell you how engaging with their people and developing these skills has changed their businesses for the better. This conference day leads onto the FICA Conference in Queenstown over the following two days so check that programme too.

Please note that to comply with the Framework set by government, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. The event will operate under the orange traffic light setting. At all times advice from the Ministry of Health will guide the terms and conditions of the conference.


Keynote speaker - Nigel Latta

Safe and Healthy: The psychology of effective workplace practices

VIP Speaker – Callum McKirdy

Afternoon Speakers

Dual Workshops
Lance Burdett
Shelly Davies
Alicia McKay


8.00am Registrations Open

8.30am Conference Welcome

9.00am VIP speaker – Callum McKirdy

9.50am  Perspectives from the Industry (Panel)
- Allan Laurie - Forest Manager Certification
- Alan Paulson - Tree Jacking
- Wayne Dempster - Plant & Structures Regs / Steep Slope Harvesting Guide

10.50am Morning Tea in Trade Area

11.15am Keynote speaker Nigel Latta

12.30pm Lunch in Trade Area

1.30pm Lance Burdett

2.10pm Shelly Davies

3.30pm Alicia McKay

4.10pm Q & A’s

4.15pm End of day and Trade Displays

5.00pm Cocktail hour

6.00pm Dinner


Smart / casual but remember its gonna be colder than North Islanders are used to!

Accommodation Info

The conference is held at the Millennium Hotel, 32 Frankton Road, Queenstown.

Millennium Hotel
32 Frankton Road Queenstown New Zealand 9300
T. +64 3 450 0150
Check-in: 2.00pm - Checkout: 10.00am
Book Millennium Hotel

Copthorne Hotel & Resort (another accommodation option close by)
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown New Zealand 9300
T. +64 3 450 0260
Check-in: 2.00pm - Checkout: 10.00am


The Safetree conference is being organised by FICA. Send your enquiries / questions to:

Prue Younger
Phone 021 2765484 or email

Lydia Price