Freight operators a key component of MEGATRANS2018

MEGATRANS2018 will bring together the entire supply chain under one roof for the first time, to help facilitate national and international collaboration. Freight operators play a vital role in this supply chain and will play an important part of the tradeshow.

With Visa Global Logistics leading the way, MEGATRANS2018 offers a unique platform for fleets and freight operators to engage with their potential customers across a range of industries spanning manufacturing, retail, FMCG, food and beverage manufacturing, mining, as well as with importers and exporters. 

“This is two-pronged approach for us. Given our innovative approach to business, MEGATRANS2018 provides us a platform to be seen as market leaders, and branding at an event like this is crucial. But more importantly, to be able to engage with our core audience of importers and exporters, as well as with the key buyers of freight services across such a wide range of industries – this is such a strong value opportunity for us,” says Visa Global Logistics CEO Simon Hardwidge.

“We understand that as a freight services business we play an important and instrumental role in the freight and logistics sector. It just made sense to be involved”.

Join other freight services businesses at MEGATRANS2018 and be part of the logistics event of 2018.

NHVR joins MEGATRANS2018 lineup

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) will exhibit at MEGATRANS2018, the multimodal supply chain trade show taking over the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 10–12 May, 2018.
The NHVR will use MEGATRANS2018 as a platform to meet the nation’s road freight operators, explained Sal Petroccitto, CEO of NHVR.
“It is extremely important that we, as a regulator, meet face to face with the country’s operators, so we can better understand their issues and their priorities,” he said.
“In bringing together Australia’s freight and logistics industry, MEGATRANS2018 will have global significance, and we are excited to get involved as a representative of the country’s heavy vehicle road transport sector.”
Petroccitto noted that the NHVR continually strives to drive efficiencies for the industry, and it embraces opportunities for communication with the operators its regulations affect.
“In the past, Australia’s road freight sector has been fragmented,” he said.
“This is something the NHVR is working to change by creating, communicating and observing national standards.
“We work for and with industry to make it safer, more productive and more efficient. To do this, we need feedback from the industry, and MEGATRANS2018 will be a crucial part of our communication strategy in 2018.”
Simon Coburn, Show Director for MEGATRANS2018, noted that the inclusion of the NHVR will bolster the wide range of businesses already set to exhibit at the show.
“Having such a prominent organisation come on board with MEGATRANS2018 shows us an event of this scale is needed and necessary to help connect the sectors comprising Australia’s supply chain,” he said.
Designed to provide a single point of contact for all heavy vehicle regulation in Australia, the NHVR manages programs such as National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme, recognised globally for its contribution to improved efficiency, safety and productivity in Australia’s fleet.

SAF-Holland joins MEGATRANS2018

SAF-Holland is the latest commercial road transport equipment specialist to join supply chain trade event MEGATRANS2018.
The company is a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the global commercial vehicle industry, which has provided a range of solutions for fleet operators to boost freight productivity, equipment efficiency and safer operations through the implementation of innovative SAF-Holland components and technology.
The OEM is known for providing the commercial road transport industry with axle and suspensions systems, landing gear, braking systems, truck and bus suspensions and couplings.
SAF-Holland is a welcome addition to the multimodal logistics and supply chain event, which will make its debut in Melbourne next May.
SAF-Holland will take the opportunity at the trade event to meet directly and engage with OEMs, end-users and third-party logistics companies that are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their knowledge of components technology and their requirements to reduce tare weight, improve productivity and increase safety.

Last chance to attend 2017 CCF Summit and Awards

Time is running out to register for the 2017 CCF Australian Infrastructure Summit and National Earth Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place in Canberra 21 – 22 November.
The event gives delegates unique insight into the major developments taking place in the civil construction space, bolstered by a range of industry speakers and a full summit program including:
*Opening presentation by the Hon Darren Chester MP, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
* Launch of the 2017-2018 CCF Infrastructure Report
* National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS)
* CLARA’s ‘Smart City Project’
* NHVR’s ‘Heavy Vehicle Permit AccessCONNECT Program
* Australian Rail Track Corporation’s ‘Inland Rail Project
Attendees can view the full Summit program, and register for the event and the 2017 CCF National Earth Awards Gala Dinner – recognising excellence in civil construction projects across Australia – here.

A-Safe to bring unique safety barriers to MEGATRANS2018

Inventor and manufacturer of fixed, polymer safety barriers for protection for buildings, personnel and equipment – A-Safe – has signed on to exhibit at MEGATRANS2018.
A-Safe barriers absorb and dissipate impacts from vehicles or hardware, providing protection for structures, people and machinery, and have been used around the world in a variety of warehouse and industrial applications.
The barrier specialist joins the growing number of exhibitors set to appear at supply chain event MEGATRANS2018, which takes over the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 10-12 May 2018.
Connecting the Australian and international supply chain, the trade will bring together those who plan, implement and control the efficient and effective forward flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and point of consumption.

Civil infrastructure industry on show in Canberra

Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) has announced that the 2017 Civil Contractors Federation Infrastructure Conference will be held on 20–21 November at the QT Hotel in Canberra.
The event will also incorporate one of Australia’s most prestigious civil construction awards night – the CCF National Earth Awards, which recognises excellence in civil construction projects throughout Australia.
“This is an open event to CCF members, industry, government officials and the media,” said CCF National CEO Chris Melham.
“Civil Contractors Federation is proud to invite you to attend this year’s event which will feature four exciting components: a ‘welcome’ cocktail networking reception; the Australian Infrastructure Outlook Breakfast, which will launch the 2017 CCF Australian Infrastructure Outlook Report; the 2017 Australian Infrastructure summit, that will cover some of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects and issues of national significance; and Australia’s prestigious 2017 National Earth Awards Gala Dinner.
“Celebrating its 24th year, the highly prestigious CCF National Earth Awards will once again recognise excellence in civil construction from across Australia. The Awards night is a ‘Black Tie’ affair and will be held in the magnificent ‘Great Hall’ of the Australian Parliament.”

A passion for supply-chain knowledge sharing

It’s great to have a passion for your work, and Rob O’Byrne, CEO of management consultancy Logistics Bureau, certainly has that in spades – particularly in the supply-chain education area.
One way O’Byrne chooses to support the industry is through providing free education programs to the industry.
After 20 years at the helm of Logistics Bureau, O’Byrne’s passion in recent years has turned to helping others, he told Logistics & Materials Handling. His businesses, for example, all share some of their income with charitable organisations around the world and, in 2012, he established a social enterprise in the southern Philippines that provides outsourced administration services.
O’Byrne explained that his interest in promoting education has grown over the years. “I think it’s an age thing!” he said. “Once I got into my fifties, I found I was getting much more interested in helping to educate our next crop of supply chain leaders, and so I established a ‘members only’ academy to do just that, the focus being on personal development as well as technical and management topics.
“It then seemed a natural next step to bring our passion for education to a much broader audience and so we established ‘Supply Chain Leaders Insights’ in 2016. It’s a public event that brings 200 delegates together with 20 industry experts and leaders to share knowledge in a small-group coaching environment. It’s proved immensely popular.”
O’Byrne added that the event is intentionally low cost – tickets cost just $87 – and all proceeds go to charity on the day. “In this way, it feeds our other passion for helping those in need too,” said O’Byrne.
He said that for 2017, the Supply Chain Leaders Insights event will provide participant with an added, continuous-learning module. “In trying to add more value to our delegates this year, I thought it would be fun to provide them all delegates with a 12-month online education program as another useful resource and a thank you for attending,” he said. “Why not, I thought – it will really help them in their roles and careers.”
In talking to O’Byrne, the passion really shines through and it’s obvious where he gets his greatest satisfaction these days – like many Australian business leaders, it’s through giving others a helping hand.
Supply Chain Leaders Insights 2017 will be held on 17 October in Melbourne, and 19 October in Sydney. Find out more here.

Supply chain coaching day to reveal industry secrets

Business management consultancy firm Logistics Bureau has released details of its upcoming supply chain coaching days, to be held in Melbourne and Sydney.

The Supply Chain Leaders Insights conference series was kicked off last year by Logistics Bureau founder Rob O’Byrne, who is passionate about bringing supply chain education to a broader audience.
“We’re not a conference company, so we don’t need to make a profit doing this,” he said. “We do this as part of our ‘give back’ programme to the industry.
O’Byrne shared that the full-day interactive seminars will provide up-close access to more than 20 logistics experts from across the industry.
The fully catered event will take place on Tuesday 17 October in Melbourne, and Thursday 19 October in Sydney.
Over 200 delegates are expected to attend the full-day sessions of coaching, sharing and networking.
Tickets cost $57 using the promo code ‘LMH’, and all ticket sale proceeds go to charity on the day, with delegates allocating the funds to six worthy charities on the day.
“It’s a conference, but not as you know it,” said O’Byrne. “For a start, there’ll be far fewer PowerPoints – it’s all about small-group coaching to maximise the opportunities for learning and sharing.
“Participants will be able to choose the sessions that best suit their needs from 20 running concurrently throughout the event, the one-hour sessions will be a blend of teaching, coaching and Q&A. Delegates will gain from new knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.”
Find out more about the event, book tickets and see how the events went last year, head to the Supply Chain Leaders Insights website.

Two spots remain in TCA Tech hub

Positioned at the heart of MEGATRANS2018, Transport Certification Australia’s Telematics Hub has proved a popular component for next year’s show with just two exhibition spaces left.
The multi-modal transport and logistics event will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10 to 12 May 2018. Spread across a 30,000m2 footprint, the show will distinguish between four distinct functional areas, including; Logistics and Materials Handling, Warehouse & Storage, Infrastructure; Road Transport and Air, Sea & Rail.
The TCA’s Telematics Hub is a core section of the event’s Technology Showcase, which will straddle the entire exhibition floor to reinforce the importance of technological trends such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Infrastructure and Intelligent Multimodal Transport Solutions.
With a focus on increasing productivity through intelligent multimodal transport solutions, the TCA Telematics Hub will showcase world-leading technology from telematics specialists such as Teletrac Navman and Tramanco, and demonstrate how Australia leads the way.
 
Find out more on the MEGATRANS2018 website.

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