WoodTECH Update – Issue 14

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news.

We are pleased to announce that the programmes for September’s two-yearly sawmilling series, WoodTECH 2019, have just been finalised and are available now to view on the event website. With input from a number of mills and key suppliers from around this region, a practical programme of workshops, exhibitions and presentations from major technology providers to the sawmilling industry from around the globe have been set up. See further details and links below. At this stage, it would pay to check out what’s being planned this year so you can plan in and around these dates.

This month we’ve built in a number of interesting stories, including an international report on the state of global sawn timber market, local investments in New Zealand’s Waipapa Pine and Australia’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill and we cover the launch of the first of many NZ Timber Design guides planned.

Microsoft has also released its report, ‘Future Ready Business: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Growth Potential Through AI’. It shows that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to double the rate of innovation within New Zealand and Australia by 2021, however, most companies have no strategy to capitalise on it. Like it or not, it’s going to impact directly on local wood processing and manufacturing operations.

That’s it for this month. Enjoy this latest issue.

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