AFCA 2023 Conference - 'our future in forestry'

AFCA held its bi-annual Conference for a glimpse into 'Our Future in Forestry'!

The event was a fantastic opportunity for AFCA members and sponsors as well as forestry professionals and industry leaders to come together and explore the potentials that lay ahead in our industry. With a line-up of informative guest speakers, insightful discussions were had on various topics relevant to the industry's future landscape.

It was the perfect occasion to connect, collaborate, and collectively envision the future of forestry and network with like-minded professionals, engaging in thought-provoking discussions, and gaining valuable industry knowledge.

A huge thank you to our presenters for taking the time and joining us for this event, a first for AFCA, however now a staple on our AFCA calendar! The presentations were not only informative but created many discussions after the event so again thank you.

Our Speakers Included:

  • The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon- Chair of AFPA
  • Tim Woods, Industry EdgeForestry for a changing housing market
  • Jonathan Crellin, PaccarFuture fuels update
  • Paul Mahoney, Dept of Conservation NZ The history & future of forestry
  • Jillian Aylett-Brown, MechlogSkills for the future - Seed Program
  • Adan Taylor, GMT LoggingRoadside processing of residues from whole tree harvesting in Queensland forest operations
  • Industry panel - Future of Native Forestry
  • Industry panel- The future of Finance, Super & Insurance


A special thank you to our valued sponsors for their support of this fantastic event which made the day such a success.

Also to those who attended, we, the team from AFCA, hope you enjoyed the day!