Unique Opportunity for Young Industry Professionals

7 March 2023

This opportunity comes with a free conference registration – up to about five of them in fact for – for this year’s WoodWorks South Island 2023 event running in Christchurch, New Zealand.  

The event organiser (Innovatek Ltd) has teamed up with the WIDE Trust, a charitable Trust formed in 2018 that supports the development and education in New Zealand’s forestry and wood industry sectors.

What’s being offered?
To help out younger employees, recent graduates and new entrants into the industry, this new arrangement will enable up to *five young employees, recent graduates or students* to attend the upcoming WoodWorks South Island 2023 event in New Zealand with all major conference expenses being paid.

This event covers mass timber technology developments, including LVL and CLT, prefabrication and connection systems are set to transform commercial buildings. WoodWorks 2023 will showcase the practical experiences of a range of building professionals and focus on completed New Zealand and Australian projects.

This event brings together architects, project managers, designers, fit-out specialists, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists and engineers. So, as well as the opportunity of learning about new technology, staying abreast with the very latest in research and operating practices, learning about emerging technologies, you’ll be able to network with industry movers and shakers. Now that’s an offer just too good to pass up.

Previous offers for tech events last year were snapped up. Details for the event can be found on the event website,

Applicants for the complimentary places have to be actively employed within relevant industries or in a recognised training scheme, apprenticeship or course. The places are available only to those that haven’t yet registered to attend the conference. And, to ensure the package is targeting the right person, the applicants should also be 35 years or younger.

What do I do if interested?
Places will be filled on a *first in-first served basis*, provided the eligibility criteria have been met. So, if keen on picking up one of these complimentary available spaces for the upcoming WoodWorks South Island 2023 event, please make contact with

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