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16th (Thursday)

Online ArcGis Workshop (Initiation and Advanced)

09:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Incubadora de Empresas
Enrolment at: http://www.esriportugal.pt/formacao-florestas

17th (Friday)

Online ArcGis Workshop (Initiation and Advanced)

09:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Incubadora de Empresas
Enrolment at: http://www.esriportugal.pt/formacao-florestas

10:00 a.m. to noon
Forestis Technical Days

Noon to 02:00 p.m.
Demonstrations with the machines on exhibition

Noon to 01:00 p.m.
Launch of the Rural Network project FLOREST@CONJUNTA

02:30 p.m.
Children’s show ‘Floresta Viva’
Jobra band

04:00 p.m.
ANEFA General Assembly

04:00 p.m.
Presentation of Forest Shredder
(Bermarthor / REN)

10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. 
Various demonstrations of forestry and biomass equipment

18th (Saturday)

Mini conferences cycle

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Solutions against the Asian hornet

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Forestry Education: a mandatory direction

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Simulation “Tree cutting accident”
(ACT/Bombeiros de Albergaria)

11:00 a.m. to Noon
Demonstrations with the machines on exhibition

11:45 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Program Clean & Fertilize (Better Eucalyptus Project)

02:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Demonstrations with the machines on exhibition

02:30 p.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Management on the scale of landscape and ecosystem services

03:15 p.m. to 03:45 p.m.
The impact of management in the output of eucalyptus

04:00 p.m. to 04:30 p.m.
Grouped Forest Areas: a solution for small forest estates

04:45 p.m. to 05:45 p.m.
Accident prevention in forestry work + Simulation “Forestry tractor accident”
(ACT/Bombeiros de Albergaria)

06:00 p.m. to 07:30 p.m.
Forestry Technologies
(ForestWISE, Altice Labs, TerraGes, INESC TEC)

10:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Forwarder operator competition
(Cimertex / Forest Corte)

10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. 
Various demonstrations of forestry and biomass equipment

19th (Sunday)

02:30 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Folklore meeting

10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. 
Various demonstrations of forestry and biomass equipment

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Demonstrations with the machines on exhibition

Equipamentos profissionais para bombeiros florestais

  • ESRI Portugal
  • F.A. Cortez & Filhos
  • Fernando da Silva Dias
  • Fernando Manuel da Silva Campos (FERSILCA)
  • Fertinagro
  • Firemap
  • Floresta Virtual
  • Fluidraulica – Equipamentos hidraulicos
  • FNAPF – Federação Nacional das Associações de Proprietários Florestais
  • ForestCorte Máquinas
  • ForestFin, Florestas e Afins
  • Forestis
  • Fravizel
  • FSC Portugal
  • FTS – Tecnhnical Solutions
  • Futur vida
  • Geo-Orbital
  • Geopredial
  • Green Place
  • Grupo Alves Bandeira
  • Harpia – Tech
  • Herkulis – Comércio de Máquinas e Alfaias Agrícolas
  • Hermanos Toimil Garcia
  • Husqvarna / Carlos Alberto Fontes
  • Hydraubox
  • Ibero Massa Florestal
  • Irrimac
  • ISA
  • Júlio Amílcar Batista da Silva
  • Jumaq
  • Liscampo
  • Louritex-Hidrosafe
  • Lucas e Felix
  • Lyracomb, Lda


01. ExpoFlorestal organizes with partner forestry equipment companies (Cimertex and ForestCorte) a competition of forwarder operators, which aims to:

  • Promote the brands and equipment of partner companies;
  • Create connections at ExpoFlorestal that benefit and increase the visibility of the sector;
  • Dignify forestry work and attract potential workers.

02. ExpoFlorestal provides a dedicated area for the competition, which consists of two parallel obstacle courses along which various tasks will be performed:

  • Loading 5 logs on the left and 5 logs on the right side of the machine. It can only be loaded one log at a time, but the order is arbitrary. After loading all the logs, the participant moves to the next task.
  • The gate. The gate is a row of small logs spaced 0.5 m between them. The task is to extract three trunks (about 5 m long) through the gates (0.5 x 0.5 m), without destroying the gates, and to load the trunks. For each gate that falls down, 2 penalties are recorded. After completing this task, the participant moves on to the next.
  • The tower. The operator has to build a tower, consisting of four logs (about 0.4 m long, 25-50 cm in diameter). The operator can choose the stacking order, but it is advisable to start with the larger logs. In the beginning the logs are arranged in an upright position. If a log is knocked over, it should be lifted with the claw. The tower should stand until the claw is moved back to the forwarder body in order to complete the task. Only then will the judge accept the task and allow the progression to the final task.
  • The final task. 5 logs should be loaded on the left or right side of the machine (depending on the lane). The last log should not be lifted – just captured with the claw. At this moment, the time measurement is stopped.

03. Each partner company will provide a piece of equipment, which they will suggest, as well as an operator / technician from the company, who will accompany all the competition participants during their manoeuvres with the respective equipment.

04. The competition will take place under the principle of a duel between two simultaneous competitors, but the final classifications will be attributed with points (time / penalties) in each Equipment Brand.

05. Up to a maximum of 24 professional forwarder operators or reload tractor operators shall be admitted, provided they submit a statement from their employer attesting to their status as a forwarder or reload tractor operator and that he / she has the necessary training / experience for participating in the competition.

06. At the time of registration, candidates will select their hierarchy of preference in the use of the available equipment, and the Organization of the competition will assign the machines to the operators according to the date of registration and to the preferences they selected.

07. Registrations must be submitted to the expoflorestal e-mail (geral@expoflorestal.pt) by the end of May 17, and it comprises the following elements that must be sent:

  • registration form available at the expoflorestal website.
  • statement referred to in the article 5 above.

08. The competition will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the period between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, at the ExpoFlorestal venue. On May 17, there may be free training opportunities, provided that they are properly articulated with the Organization.

09. The following prize will be awarded to the winner by equipment Brand:

  • Cimertex: ___________
  • ForestCorte: _________

10. The jury of the Competition consists of four elements – representing ExpoFlorestal and the two partner companies – and will have the power of unilateral decision on any question / dispute arising during the competition.