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Supply chains front and center at national forum 

Media release – 5 April 2022

The national freight and supply chain event of 2022 is bringing together end to end supply chain expertise and global insights at the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Forum 2022 in Sydney.

ALC Chair, Philip Davies said the ALC was pleased to host Forum 2022 with a world-class line-up of industry leaders and speakers.                                                                                                     

“This is an opportunity for senior industry leaders, policy makers, technology experts, and innovators to exchange ideas and discuss the state-of-play in the sector.

“As we emerge from the back-to-back challenges of the last few years, the freight, logistics and supply chain industry in Australia is re-setting its priorities, with a renewed focus on end-to-end efficiency and productivity, safety, the resilience of supply chain systems, with an accelerated focus on climate change adaptation and making a step change in emissions reduction,” Mr Davies said.

The forum, being held at Sheraton Grand, Sydney on May 25, will feature:

  • Kate Pounder, CEO, Tech Council of Australia
  • Andrew McKellar, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology at UNSW
  • Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director, Toll Group
  • Romily Madew, CEO, Infrastructure Australia
  • Rebecca Pickering, CEO, Inland Rail

ALC CEO Brad Williams said Forum 2022 is a forward-looking event focused on preparing for the immensity of the growing freight task.

“As leaders in Australia’s end to end supply chain industry, we are at a critical juncture and the importance of what we do has probably never been so visible or so important.

“Australia’s urban freight task alone is expected to grow by 60 per cent by 2040 and our urban infrastructure is already groaning under the weight of capacity constraints.

“As we look at what lies ahead, we have a unique opportunity to drive policy, structural and technological change that will build our capacity to absorb major shocks and allow us to respond to the growing needs and expectations of Australian households, businesses, and communities,” Mr Williams said.

To find out more about ALC and to register for Forum 2022, visit the Australian Logistics Council events website https://www.austlogistics.com.au/events/  

 

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