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Harvest & Haul Conference a major milestone for forestry contractors

The Australian Forest Contractors Association Harvest & Haul Conference and Trade Expo on 3 June at Coffs Harbour is being touted as one of the best events ever organized by the association.

The full-day conference and expo will be followed by the inaugural Hall of Fame dinner.

Already, several keynote speakers have been engaged and the topic coverage is wide-ranging and thought-provoking.

The program is:

8.30 am

9.00 am
Official Opening

The Chairman of AFCA opens and previews the day which focuses on the future of forest contractors and ideas on how to meet the challenges that face them.

9.15 am
Keynote Speaker

Gary Olsen (Tigercat) looks at the current international status of the forest industry and will make some predictions for the future

10.00 am
Speaker TBC.

10.30 am
Morning tea & Trade Expo

A chance to network and visit trade exhibitions staffed by industry representatives

11.00 am
Forest Certification in the future

Case study : Certification Schemes for Private Forest Owners

Phil Lacey .P F Olsen Australia

11.30 am
Marketing Our Industry

Ric Sinclair FWPA

Performance Based Standards Systems (Mark Brown)

Authorities look at potential changes in vehicle performance

12.30 pm
Lunch & Trade Expo

Enjoy lunch and another chance to speak to industry representatives

1.30 pm
Trucks :Future Development & Safety

Speakers discussing future developments in trucking features and safety issues including the “Trucksafe” program

Rod Bartolo (Mercedes Benz) & Peter Elliott (ATA)

2.30 pm
Industry Presentations at Trade Booths

3.00 pm
Afternoon tea

3.30 pm
Work and Lifestyle

Do we balance our work and leisure time enough?

4.00 pm
Ready to Meet The Future

A presentation by a former Australian Olympic representative designed to help you face the future with confidence

4.45 pm
Conference Close

6.00 pm
Pre-Dinner Drinks

7.00 pm
Hall of Fame Dinner

The conference and trade expo is being held at the Novotel Resort, Coffs Harbour. Register your interest now with David Drane on 0413 997 257 or by email [email protected]