1 Marketing Manager, City Forests, a Dunedin-based forest products company. Email: email@example.com *Corresponding author.
Abstract: The Editor assures me that it is a tradition that the chair of the conference committee writes ‘The last word’. I hope it’s because he thinks the chair, having generated significant insight about the industry, will want after the conference to enlighten you all. This is an opinion piece based on what I saw and heard at the 2016 conference sessions. The NZIF conference brings together the widest cross-section of professionals in the industry. As an annual event it’s a great opportunity to take a snapshot of the mood of the industry and where we are heading. Based on a snapshot at this year’s conference I had two ‘lightbulb’ moments. (no keywords)