Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to the below organisations for their support of the Forestry Australia 2022 Symposium.

Strategic Sponsor

Major Sponsors

The Australian Government is proud to support the Forestry Australia 2022 Symposium.

The symposium theme ‘Leading, adapting and reimagining – the future of forestry’ is relevant now, more than ever as we consider the challenges and opportunities for the forestry sector in a changing climate.

Our forestry industries are a key economic driver and important employer in regional Australia – they provide the essential sustainably sourced wood and fibre materials we all need and that will help to build Australia’s low carbon economy future.

The Australian Government is committed to supporting the forestry industry and delivering on the initiatives outlined in its A Future Grown in Australia plan.

These initiatives will expand the work of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation, strengthen the Regional Forestry Hubs, support the establishment of new forest plantations, increase value adding in our wood processing sector, and better use of our wood resources. The plan will also support new training programs to help build the forestry workforce of the future.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is actively working with industry and forming new partnerships with stakeholders to implement measures that build strong, sustainable forestry industries for our nation’s future.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise responsible for sustainably managing approximately 812,000 hectares of public production forest (Permanent Timber Production Zone land).

Our people work in a variety of forest management areas across Tasmania, including regeneration, firefighting, work health and safety, conservation, certification, research, forest health, planning, harvesting, finance, administration, stakeholder engagement, communications, information technology, natural capital, geographic information systems, land management, project management and people and culture.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s core objectives are to efficiently and effectively make available agreed wood volumes and other services to our customers; professionally manage public production forests to maintain wood resource and other environmental, cultural and economic values; for our people and contractors to go home safe and well every day; and to achieve and maintain financial sustainability.

There has never been a better time to plant trees.

VicForests is a State-owned business managing the harvest, sale, and regrowing of sustainable timber from Victorian state forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

It’s important to us that anyone who buys timber products harvested by VicForests can be secure in the knowledge that it has been harvested responsibly, sustainably and with care and respect for our forests.

Our “tree to table” story is social, economic and environmental.

We are proud of the way we harvest, sell and regrow sustainable timber, while ensuring that protecting our precious wildlife in our native forests is central to everything we do.

The products made from the wood we sell have a unique hardness, strength, durability and beauty that only slow grown native hardwood timber can produce.
Each year we harvest around 3000 hectares, or 0.04% of Victoria’s native forests.

Before any harvesting we conduct extensive flora, fauna and habitat surveys which tell us which prescriptions are needed to protect important environmental and cultural values, including retaining hollow-bearing trees to protect species that live and dwell within them.

Forest regeneration is essential to our work and values. We replant harvested areas with the same type of forest that was originally there for the future enjoyment of generations to come.

Our harvesting and regeneration story is underpinned by our passionate biodiversity scientists and forestry experts.

Supporting Sponsors

Since 1982, ACIAR has brokered international research partnerships to help address agricultural challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

ACIAR brokers and invests in research partnerships in developing countries to build the knowledge base that supports crucial development objectives:

  • Improving food security and reducing poverty among smallholder farmers and rural communities
  • Managing natural resources and producing food more sustainably, adapting to climate variability and mitigating climate chang
  • Enhancing human nutrition and reducing risks to human health

In pursuing these objectives, ACIAR works to ensure that our research programs pay particular attention to:

  • Improving gender equity and empowerment of women and girls
  • Fostering more inclusive agrifood and forestry market chains, engaging the private sector where possible
  • Building scientific and policy capability within our partner countries

FWPA is a not-for-profit industry services company – sometimes referred to as an RDC (Rural Research and Development Corporation) – funded by the Federal Government, member levies and research grants.

We collaborate with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, invest in effective and relevant R&D and deliver programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain and ensure positive environmental and social outcomes.

Forestry Corporation of NSW manages environmental conservation, tourism, fire and renewable timber production in around two million hectares of public State forests.

We manage multiple-use native forests, as well as NSW’s largest plantation estate comprising approximately 230,000 hectares of softwood timber plantations and 35,000 hectares of hardwood timber plantations.

We manage a million hectares of high value forests permanently set aside for conservation, partner with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect cultural heritage, maintain free visitor areas, manage fire, control pests and weeds and facilitate access for primary industries including apiary, grazing and quarrying.

We also sustainably produce renewable hardwood and softwood timber products, meeting the community’s demand for timber and wood products and supporting regional employment.

Our forest management is independently certified to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management and our operations underpin a vital and vibrant renewable timber industry in regional NSW.

Forico is more than Tasmania’s largest plantation forest and supply chain manager.

Forico continue to challenge the status quo and create value from the unique assets under management. So, whilst we are refining our conventional fibre assets and supply chain, we are also leading the charge on new initiatives

  • Natural capital accounting – we know we cannot manage what we cannot measure. Environmental services are important to Forico, and we are leading the charge on sophisticated systems to demonstrate value and create new markets.
  • Climate change – we consider that we have a strong role to play in a changing climate. We are focused on optimising our approach to assets that mitigates risk, as well as recognising our leadership role as part of the solution at a global scale.
  • Carbon neutrality and trading – we understand the carbon value of our enterprise, and we recognise the mandate to deliver on it.
  • Renewable energy – we are exploring new ways of harnessing energy from the forests we manage. This includes wind energy infrastructure, as well and embedded energy from our harvest residues.

At the end of the day, Forico seeks to add value, develop a culture of knowledge and innovation, and maintain industry leadership.

Margules Groome is an Australian and New Zealand owned business providing independent advice to the global forest industry. Our clients include private companies, governments, and institutional investors. Over the past five years we have delivered 600 projects globally including annually valuing about USD9 billion of timberland.

Our mission is to be the consultant of choice by demonstrating skill, diligence, and quality in all our projects.

The global macro-economic outlook is changing rapidly, presenting opportunities and challenges for investment in timberland-based climate offsets and in traditional timberland. Wood supply shortfalls for structural, fibre, energy generation and other uses are increasingly shaping markets.

Our range of services are designed to help clients take advantage of new opportunities to position for the future.

Margules Groome’s main operational centres are Melbourne, Auckland, Amsterdam and Stellenbosch (South Africa). Our Global Consulting Alliance network extends to the Americas and Nordics.

New Forests is a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, with AUD 7.8 billion in assets under management across 1.1 million hectares of investments. We manage a diversified portfolio of sustainable timber plantations and conservation areas, carbon and conservation finance projects, agriculture, timber processing and infrastructure. We aim to generate shared prosperity for our clients and the communities in which we operate and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.

New Forests’ vision is to see investment in land use and forestry as central to the transition to a sustainable future. To achieve this vision, New Forests’ investment strategies support the role of forests as nature-based solutions, provide sustainable wood fibre for the growing circular bioeconomy, and contribute to the sustainable development of regional economies and rural communities. Headquartered in Sydney, New Forests is a Certified B Corp and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Africa and the United States.

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At OneFortyOne we’re dedicated to the ultimate renewable – timber.

Our forests and mills in Australia and New Zealand produce wood products that are used daily.

OneFortyOne harvests and plants millions of trees every year. These millions of trees form our 175,900 ha of forests, including thousands of hectares of conservation land that significant species of plants and animals call home. Our forests also contain important historical and cultural sites as well as artefacts that we are committed to protecting.

Our Jubilee and Kaituna sawmills manufacture timber products such as structural timber, decking and posts, which are used to build homes, fences, vigneron posts and even chicken coops.

OneFortyOne operations are an integral part of our communities. We are major employers in the regions we work and we’re proud to invest in supporting our local environment and local people.


Symposium Dinner Sponsor

HQPlantations – Growing for generations

Managing productive, healthy forests in a sustainable way is at the heart of everything we do.

We conduct our business with this in mind – everyone, from our ethical investors to our passionate employees, valued customers and contractor partners, is committed to our vision to create and sustain plantation value and security for generations.

That’s why we’ve recently made a Climate Change Commitment to net zero by 2030 and we’re adapting the way we work get there.

Our ongoing focus on managing our landscape with integrity and maintaining our social licence to operate with communities is driving the consultation phase of our First Nations Engagement Framework, a leading initiative recognising and working with the Traditional Owners of Country where our plantations grow.

In the field and the office, we’re moving towards precision forestry to optimise the productivity and value of our plantation estate.

Together, these are powerful changes in our management approach that honour the past and prepare us for a bright, innovative and resilient future.

Welcome Reception Sponsor

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Session & Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Indufor is a specialist forest sector consulting group with global operations. Founded in Finland in 1980, Indufor today has offices in Helsinki, Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai and Washington DC. We provide independent, robust advice to a broad range of public sector and private sector clients worldwide. We advise clients on resource management and key strategic issues, based on deep sectoral expertise and analytical rigour. Our key areas of practice include forest valuations and due diligence, forest resource monitoring and mapping, advisory on wood and fibre-based products, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) assessments, strategy and sustainability, climate change and ecosystem services.

Indufor is delighted to be supporting the Forestry Australia 2022 Symposium.

Session Sponsor

Forest Solutions Pty Ltd was founded in 2008, and is a small business providing specialist services in native forest silviculture, including seed management. We have a staff of five, including two Forest Scientists, Owen Bassett (Director) and Peter Fagg (both FA members), one strategic planner, and two technical foresters. Our contracted associates are extensive, and include Victoria’s prominent consultants and retired Foresters in the forest silviculture sector.

Our mission is to, “Aid recovery, assist restoration and build the resilience of Australia’s temperate forests”.

Our cliental includes DELWP, DEDJTR, DPC, VicForests, HVP Plantations, Trust for Nature and the Victorian Apiarists Association.

Session Sponsor

Greenwood Strategy is a leading consulting and advisory services provider, specialising in high quality commercial, technical, policy and strategic advice to key decision-makers in the Australian forestry, agribusiness and natural resources sectors. We aim to enhance the role of forestry in regional Australia and facilitate informed strategic, commercial and policy decision-making to deliver increased investment, employment and profitability. Greenwood Strategy has deep contemporary knowledge of the opportunities and challenges for the forest and wood products sector, combined with exceptional industry networks, experience across the supply chain and detailed understanding of the financial and commercial drivers for the sector.

Session Sponsor

Founded in 1980, Midway is Australia’s largest high quality woodfibre processor and exporter with operations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Six woodfibre products are sold from five export facilities to major players in the Asia pulp and paper industry. Midway also manages over 50,000 ha of plantations in Victoria, Northern Territory and Tasmania for large investors and small landholders.

The Midway Group’s values drive our culture to a be trusted corporate citizen that is respected and valued in the communities in which we operate: Safety and the Environment; Honesty, Integrity and Respect; Performance; Sustainability; and Community.

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

The School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne.

The School of Ecosystem and Forest Science embraces a wide range of disciplines in the study of ecosystem processes and ecosystem management. Staff and students work in urban, rural, and wildland settings in Australia and across the world.

Our goal is to innovate in teaching, research and engagement. We collaborate widely across the University and beyond. We work in partnership with policy makers, practitioners and communities to generate knowledge that is relevant and useful for decision-making.

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