SCLAA Trade Visit to China, Port of Guangzhou SCLAA China

Last chance to join China trade visit

There’s only four days left to register for the SCLAA Trade Visit to China, taking place from 30 July to 10 August 2019.
The Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance was set up by Australian International Trade Association (AITA)and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) on 23 November 2018. The alliance aims to promote cooperation in supply chain & logistics between Australia and China by providing a series of services including exhibition, conference, forum, training program.
The Supply Chain & Logistic Association Australia’s Trade Visit is a special event for Australia-China Supply Chain & Logistics Alliance, where you will participate in the following activities:

  • Belt & Road Australia China Logistic and Supply Chain Alliance 2019 welcoming dinner, China-Australia & NZ Trade Forum & Networking Dinner, Beijing.
  • AU & NZ Quality Export Base Promotion & Matching Forums in Beijing, Tianjin and other locations.
  • Belt and Road Economic and Trade Cooperation Summit.
  • Xining City Development & Investment Fair in Xining, Qinghai.

These are annual events in China in the sector of supply chain and logistics, especially organised by SCLAA and AITA to provide a unique opportunity for the alliance members to further engage with the China supply chain & logistics industry, from business groups to governments and NGO. It also provides a chance for those leading enterprises to display, promote and integrate with the China market.

  • Meet the key governments, NGO and companies (including ports site visit) in each location.
  • Visit the Australian and NZ embassies and other related organisations.
  • Business networking and matchmaking in the Forum & Networking Dinner in Beijing and other forums in various locations.
  • Visit three port cities in China.

Download all information and a copy of the itinerary here.
 

Airbnb moves into transportation market with new appointment

Airbnb has announced that it will create a new business to focus on building an end-to-end platform that combines where you stay, what you do and how you get there. To lead this department the company has appointed aviation professional Fred Reid as Global Head of Transportation. Fred was formerly founding CEO of Virgin America.
The company says it is focused on reimagining travel by building an end-to-end travel platform that combines where you stay, what you do, and how you get there, all in one place. To achieve this goal, Airbnb is investing in creating new businesses that will power our growth over the long-term.
“There was a time when getting on a plane was a magical trip of its own, but over the years, how you get to where you’re going has become an experience we endure, not enjoy. We believe that needs to change. We couldn’t ask for anyone better to take on this monumental task than Fred, and I’m honored that he’s agreed to work with us,” Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community said.
A global aviation expert with more than three decades of experience, Fred has a proven track record of innovating and building products that have been loved by consumers around the world. He joins Airbnb from his role as President of Cora Aircraft Program, a division of Kitty Hawk, where he oversaw the development of one of the most advanced autonomous electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in the world. Prior to that, he was President of Flexjet, an independent operating unit of Bombardier, the world’s largest business aviation manufacturer.
“Airbnb and its incredible global community have revolutionised where you stay and what you can do when you travel. I’m excited to work with them to tackle the third part of the travel experience: how you get there. Whether in the air or on the ground, there are tremendous opportunities to create products and forge partnerships with other companies that make travel easier and even fun. Realizing those opportunities will take years and require constant experimentation, and I’m truly honored to have the chance to take on such an audacious challenge with this team,” Fred Reid, Airbnb Global Head of Transportation said.
Fred was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Virgin America, shaping America’s “next generation airline” from the ground up, including its unique and beloved inflight service and entertainment, catering quality, and interior design. He served as President of Delta Airlines and led the formation of SkyTeam, regarded as the most integrated global airline alliance. He was the first U.S. national to ever lead a major international airline when he was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines in 1996 and was the co-architect of the Star Alliance, the first ever multi-airline, independently branded alliance.

Queensland workers need travel compensation: MP

Independent Gladstone MP Liz Cunningham has vowed to block any moves by the Queensland government to remove compensation for workers who are injured travelling to and from work.

Cunningham met with union members on Thursday ahead of a review into the WorkCover compensation scheme set to be released in state parliament this week.

"No-one wants to see anyone injured at work, but it happens in workplaces of all descriptions," Cunningham said.

"In central Queensland, a lot of workers travel long distances to work by car, and they deserve to be covered."

According to the Gladstone Observer 100,000 Queenslanders suffer from a work-related illness or injury each year, with more than 1200 of those coming from the Gladstone region.

CFMEU Gladstone organiser said Ben Loakes said he understands first hand how important WorkCover is.

Loakes was in a car accident on the way to work when he was 18, and spent nine months in hospital.

"The only thing that kept my head above water was the compensation payment," he said.

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