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The Australian Ports Business and Operational Conference is for people involved in the everyday running and management of Ports. It is the first event of it’s kind in Australia making it a perfect place for all those involved in both the corporate and waterside management Ports and maritime services to come together to trade ideas and learn from industry experts.
More than 100 industry delegates are expected to attend the first national Ports’ Business and Operational Conference in Townsville on 26-27 June; endorsing support for the city following the recent floods that devastated the region.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Hon. Mark Bailey will open the inaugural event which will be focused at the senior decision makers whose operational responsibilities are critical for the day-to-day running of our nation’s port network.
“Ports play a vital role in keeping the Queensland and Australian economy moving. The Townsville Port alone supports more than 8,000 jobs and sees more than $8 billion in trade every year.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to driving jobs and economic development across Queensland, and we know that our state’s ports and maritime industries play a huge role.
“As the country’s number one exporter of copper, zinc, lead and sugar, I couldn’t think of a more fitting place to host this Australian-first ports event than right here in Townsville,” Mr Bailey said.
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the conference would provide a huge boost for the region as it continues to recover from the devastating floods.
“You can’t think Townsville without thinking the port. From defence and tourism to agriculture and resources, Townsville Port’s eight berths connect our community with more than 136 ports around the world,” Mr Stewart said.
“I’m proud that Townsville will host Australia’s first-ever Ports’ Business and Operational Conference and look forward to seeing the positive outcomes the conference will generate for our community, now and into the future.”
Townsville Port chief executive officer Ranee Crosby said the conference represented the perfect opportunity to showcase the critical role of ports.
‘‘Ports are the vital gateways for 99 per cent of the country’s trade, supporting economic development, job creation, environmental sustainability and supporting communities they serve with essential everyday goods.”
Mike Gallacher, chief executive of Ports Australia said it was the perfect time to show support for Townsville and the region by holding the conference.
‘‘The recent floods only firmed our resolve to bring the nation’s port family to Townsville for a two-day event,’’ he said.
‘’Townsville is a port city. The locals know the value of the port and the port works hard to be a proactive member of the community. That makes the city a perfect place to host the very first Australian Ports Operational Conference.’’
The conference provides the perfect opportunity for ongoing collaboration, comprehensive planning and leadership to meet maritime transport industry future needs.
The annual SCLAA Women in Logistics luncheon is an event that challenges thinking, inspires action, encourages diversity and motivates collaborative change.
Over the past three years, this thought-provoking event has hosted successful women from various reaches of the Australian logistics industry. They have told their stories about career trials, tribulations and triumphs.
Join the supply chain and logistics community to hear and share ideas that can be put into practice to encourage diversity in the workplace across the country and highlight the need for men and women to support each other through collaboration.
The SCLAA is delighted to announce that The Hon Melissa Horne MP, Victoria’s Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Ports and Freight, will open the 4th annual Women in Logistics Luncheon.
Ms Horne is the Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Ports and Freight and Member for Williamstown in the Andrews Labor Government of Victoria. Prior to being appointed as Minister in the Andrews Government immediately following the 2018 Victorian election, Ms Horne was a senior corporate and public affairs executive. She has worked in senior roles in both the government and corporate sector for more than 15 years and has significant experience in the transport portfolio, including as an executive director for the Level Crossing Removals Project.
Date: Friday, 30 August 2019
Time: 12 noon to 4.00 pm
Venue: Leonda by the Yarra
2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, VIC
Tickets: $170 per person, $1,700 for table of 10
Complimentary parking on site.
The Australasian Supply Chain Institute has opened registrations for ASCI2019, to be held from 17-19 September at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
This second annual Australasian peak gathering of supply chain managers will bring together over 300 attendees in a world-class 3-streamed conference, co-located exhibition and social program, centred around this year’s theme: “Technology enabling human excellence in supply chain management”.
- Hear secrets from supply chain management leaders on how to improve efficiency, better understand and respond to customer demands, adapt and continue to thrive in a rapidly changing global market environment.
- Learn how cutting edge technologies can be harnessed to improve your supply chain management, rather than becoming under-utilised, confusing and expensive clutter.
- Try your hand at ASCI’s exciting Leadership Challenge, with lots of twists and surprises and the chance to win the esteemed Challenge Cup.
- Network with a broad range of leading professional supply chain managers from Australia and abroad.
- Keep up to speed with the latest developments from our partner, APICS, the global leader in supply chain certification programs.
The official ASCI2019 advisory board
ASCI has appointed an advisory board of local and international leaders in supply chain management to help to shape the event program. Members of this group include:
- Philippe Lussert, Vice President Supply Chain, Danfoss, Germany.
- Melinda Caygill, Head of Supply Chain Academy, Coles.
- Eddie Xiao, Director Supply Chain Asia Pacific, WD-40 Company.
- Ryan Jones, Lead Supply Planner, NBN Co.
- Phillip Marr, National Logistics Manager, USG Boral.
- Effie Gorringe, Director of Operations, L’Oreal.
- Alexandra Avarnitis, Head of Supply Chain Transformation, Coca Cola Amatil.
- Wendell Rumbel, Demand Planning Manager, Campbell Arnotts.
- Damir Pletikosa, National Marketing Manager, Dexion.
- Paula Powell, Sales and Operations Planning, Cement Australia.
- Renu Agarwal, Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management, UTS.
- George Mihailidis, Director of Operations, Saint-Gobain.
- Hitesh Radadiya, Supply Chain Manager, Beak & Johnston Pty Ltd.
- Sandra Indramohan, Supply Chain Director Oceania, Xylem.
- Chris Purcell, Head of Supply Chain Development, Metcash.
- Judy Quirk, Supply Chain Director, Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.
- Angus Borland, Supply Chain Planning Manager – ANZ, Nufarm.
- Cornelia Schmidt, Demand Collaboration Manager, Blackmores.
ASCI invites any other interested supply chain practitioners to contribute their ideas to the ASCI2019 event program. Contact Alicia Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.