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  • 24
    Mar
    Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Conference
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    The Annual GCFF conference – 1st glimpse at results
    24-25 March 2015, Hagley Oval Pavilion, Christchurch

    The 2nd annual conference for the ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future (GCFF) research programme 2013-2019’

    Conference Purpose

    The six-year ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future’ (GCFF) research programme is one of the most significant initiatives being taken by the forestry growing sector and focuses on improving the value realised from existing forests and doubling the productivity of future forests in a sustainable way.

    The successful 2014 kick-off conference presented the overarching, high level goals of the research programme, placed its science in an international context, and discussed the role of successful engagement and tech transfer in achieving real impacts.

    The 2nd conference in 2015 will present results on recent advances in forest productivity research in New Zealand, new contributions to the sustainability of the New Zealand forest industry, and new insights into the place of forestry in the primary sector economy of New Zealand. Keynotes by national and international speakers will include: Advances in Productivity Research in the Pacific North-West, International Trends in Water and Forest Research, and Integrated Land Management.

    Who should attend?
    Industry and government stakeholders and other interested parties.

    Location and Dates
    The conference will be held at the Hagley Oval Pavilion, Hagley Park, Christchurch on 24 March and there will be an organised field trip to Canterbury forests on 25th March.

    GCFF Conference outline

    Tuesday 24 March: 
    Conference presentations at new Hagley Oval Pavilion
    9.30am registration and coffee
    10.20 - 10.20 am welcome and introduction
    10.20 – 5.20 pm presentations
    5.20 - 6.30 pm posters
    7.00 pm conference dinner (at new Ilex Botanic Garden)

    Wednesday 25 March: 7.45 am – 4.30 pm field trip Canterbury forests (meet at Chateaux on the Park)

    Associated meetings/workshops:
    -    Mon 23 March 2-4.30 pm Phenotyping innovation cluster meeting
    -    Thu 26 March 9 am – 5 pm Swiss Needle cast workshop
    The draft conference and meeting/workshop programmes are availalbe on the GCFF website.

    Registration and costs
    Total cost for GCFF conference is $195 (GST inclusive) for the two days 24-25 March.
    24 March – Presentations and conference dinner $145
    25 March – Field trip including transport and lunch $50

    Associated meetings/workshops
    Mon 23 March 2-4.30 pm Phenotyping innovation cluster meeting (open to all, free)
    Thu 26 March 9 am – 5 pm Swiss Needle cast workshop (open to all, $50)

    Please note that online registration is essential and spaces are limited.

    It is recommended to book accommodation in Christchurch early in advance due to currently reduced availability of motel/hotel facilities in the city.

    Enquiries
    Please contact Peter Clinton (peter.clinton@scionresearch.com) for conference programme enquiries and Joy Wraight (joy.wraight@scionresearch.com, 03 364 2949) for logistical conference enquiries.
     

     

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  • 26
    Mar
    Swiss Needle Cast Workshop

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    Thursday, 26 March 2015
    University of Canterbury Dovedale Campus, Christchurch

    Part of the GCFF Annual Conference, more details and online registration can be found at:

    http://gcff.nz/news-and-events/

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  • 30
    Mar
    2015 NZ Industrial Biotech Symposium

    2015 NZ Industrial Biotech Symposium
    Rotorua
    30-31 March 2015 

    Biobased Industrial Products

    The global rise of industrial biotechnology reflects an increasing shift away from modern industrial practices that rely heavily on the use of fossil fuels, man-made chemicals and non-renewable materials.

    New Zealand is well known for an abundance of renewable feedstocks and a wealth of technologies for producing bioproducts. Targeting non-pharma, non-fuel biomaterials, the symposium will focus on bioproducts derived from renewable feedstocks and bioproducts produced through a biological process.

    Hosted by NZBIO and Scion, the NZ Industrial Biotech Symposium features high calibre New Zealand and international speakers and thought leaders over a 1.5 day technical programme.
     
    Click here for more information and to register.


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