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31 October, 2012

FOCUS 2012: Theme - "Harvesting and logistics in 2012:  Playing by the new rules"

A reminder about the 2012 FOCUS on Forest Engineering conference and field day on the 7th and 8th of November in White River Mpumalanga.

This year's conference theme  is "Harvesting and logistics in 2012:  Playing by the new rules"

  1. We have a very Relevant topic on the Wednesday for all SHEQ managers, foresters and contractors related to legislative requirements that affect each one of us every day.
  2. We have a once in a lifetime keynote speaker at the dinner on Wednesday night - Bobby Goodson - the star of the Discovery channel programme: "Swamp Loggers"
  3. We have a  FREE OF CHARGE field day on Thursday morning the 8th - please send all your staff to this free equipment demonstration!
  4. If you wish to still register for any of the above 3 events, then please drop an email to gill@forestrysolutions.net - copied above.

New legislation increasingly affects foresters, contractors and equipment suppliers. Focus on FE 2012 will examine some of this legislation and explain the operational consequences to delegates. Some of the focus areas will be:
  • Timber transport - AARTO, Consignor/Consignee, PBS
  • New health and safety legislation
  • Haulage tractors
  • The transport of labour
  • The mining act - gravel pits?
  • The effect of the construction act on forestry
  • And in addition to this - new forest engineering research results will be presented
  • And much more!

The conference programme has been attached for your information: Conference programme

The venue for the conference will be Ingwenyama Sport and Conference Resort in White River and the venue for the field day will be the Komatilland Witklip plantation. The field day will display both live and static demonstrations.

To register for the conference please follow the instructions on the attached registration form and email it back to Gill at gill@forestrysolutions.net. Accommodation can be booked directly through Ingwenyama Sport and Conference Resort on Tel: 013 750-7000. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Gill on gill@forestrysolutions.net.

Contact: Gill Shuttleworth
Forestry Solutions
Tel: (013) 751 2908
Fax: 086 617 4330
E-mail: gill@forestrysolutions.net

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