AusTimber is not just an exhibition of forestry equipment and a conference; it is a whole week of exciting activities planned to give our visitors from around the world a "week to remember". Those who attended AusTimber 2000 will remember the moving conference opening; the great networking opportunities of the Aussie Barbecue; the exciting Trans Tasman woodchopping contest; the gala dinner to announce the winner of the World Forestry Day Award; the huge International Hoo Hoo evening; and the great carnival night finishing off with the amazing fireworks display. Indeed a week to remember - and in 2004 we'll be having all this and more!
|Monday 29th March|
|9.00am on:||If your a golfer, start your week with a round of golf on the picturesque Thurgoona golf course.|
|8.30am - 5.30pm||Industry Tours of sawmills, paper plants and timber processors, as well as forest operations in the nearby region.|
|6.00pm - 8.00pm||Welcome function|
|Tuesday 30th March|
|8.30am - 5.00pm||Conference - Day 1|
|7.00pm - 11.00pm||Aussie Barbecue, music and woodchopping demonstrations. A great networking opportunity.|
|Wednesday 31st March|
|8.30am - 5.00pm||Conference - Day 2|
|6.30pm - 8.30pm||VIP Cocktail Party|
|Thursday 1st April|
|8.00am - 5.30pm||Exhibition - Day 1 (trade) Heats of the National Valmet Forwarder Competition.|
|8.30am - 4.30pm||International Investment Seminar - organised in association with URS Forestry. Sponsored by State and Regional Development NSW, and Investment Albury Wodonga.|
|7.30pm - midnight||AusTimber Gala Dinner and presentation of the 2004 National World Forestry Day Award. Organised in association with Hoo Hoo International Jurisdiction IV.|
|Friday 2nd April|
|8.00am - 5.30pm||Exhibition - Day 2 (trade)|
|8.30am - 5.30pm||Day 1 - Farm Forestry Package - seminar & field trip|
|9.00am - 5.30pm||In-forest equipment demonstration at Koetong - about an hour from Albury (trade only). Supported by Hancock Victorian Plantations.|
|Saturday 3rd April|
8.00am - 4.30pm
Exhibition - Day 3 (public and trade) Special demonstrations of log loading, tree felling and forwarder loading for the general public. Chainsaw demonstrations and woodchopping heats. "Taste of the region" - a special food, cheese and wine presentation from Rutherglen and nearby districts. Finals of the National Valmet Forwarder Competition.
|8.30am - 4.30pm||Day 2 - Farm Forestry Package - field trips|
|9.00am - 5.30pm||In-forest demonstrations at Koetong. Supported by Hancock Victorian Plantations.|
7.00pm - midnight
AusTimber Carnival Night - sponsorship support from Timberjack. World woodchopping finals and special country music concert featuring Adam Harvey.
A great night for the whole family.