Future of Regional Logistics – Evolving infrastructure, technology and workforce

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This event engages a mix of speakers from organisations leading the way in their fields of transport & logistics, infrastructure, agricultural trade, defence, education and equipment manufacturing to be announced soon.

Topics covered:                 

  1. Logistics networks: What do current infrastructure investments mean for regional transporters, exporters, importers, domestic suppliers and defence logistics?
  2. Technology: When will we see electric & low-carbon-fuel buses, freight and waste vehicles around the regions?  What network optimisation tools and collaborations will help maximise use of equipment and infrastructure capacities?
  3. Workforce Development: Developing a skilled regional workforce to meet the new demands

Two events are also available the following morning Friday 21st February:

  • Breakfast meeting: Logistics in Natural Disasters – Emergency Response & Reconstruction – $38.50 per person
  • Free site tour of two intermodal terminals – SCT Logistics at Logic Barnawartha and Ettamogah Rail Hub Albury.

Delegates staying overnight can enjoy discounted accommodation (15% off) at Quest Wodonga by booking online at www.questwodonga.com.au using the promo code CILTA2020, or by phone on +61 2 6043 8300.

The discounted rates also apply for extended stays through the weekend.

Note: discounts are not offered for bookings made via third party sites (booking.com, wotif.com etc) or at time of arrival.

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First Speaker Announcement:    Infrastructure & networks

  • Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities & Regional Development, Shane Sykes (Inland Rail Regional Liaison Leader)
    • Opportunities for complementary investments in industrial parks and transport infrastructure along the Inland Rail Melbourne – Brisbane alignment and surrounding regions
  • Port of Melbourne, Head of Planning – Business Development
    • Evolving dynamics of the Port of Melbourne supply chain with current transformational infrastructure investments and 2050 Port Development Strategy
  • Grain Trade Australia, Pat O’Shannassy (CEO)
    • Domestic and export grain transport forecasts, opportunities and challenges
  • NewVolt Infrastructure, Greg Politakis (Managing Director)
    • Infrastructure to enable electrified road freight on Australia’s major transport corridors


Second Speaker Announcement:  Technology

  • Scania Truck & Bus, Anthony King (Sustainable Solutions Manager)
    • Driving the shift towards sustainable road transport with biofuels, biogas, CNG, LNG, hydrogen and electric-powered trucks 
  • Mov3ment, Mark Gjerek
    • Evaluating trends, financial cases and practical applications of new fuels, vehicle & systems technologies and business models for freight and passenger transport
  • DuluxGroup, Carly Cummings  (Distribution Optimisation Manager)
    • Shared logistics networks and the future of Australian supply chains competing in a global market 
  • TK’Blue Agency, David Coleman
    • How to measure and reduce environmental impacts of multimodal freight supply chains as a lever for economic performance