ALC Forum hits the spot, big plans for 2012

Don Telford.


Nearly 300 people gathered in Melbourne on 21-22 February for the 2011 ALC Forum, with the theme of Freight Networks for the Future.


Through the history of the movement of freight in Australia there has never been a more important time to ensure our supply chains are safe, efficient, reliable, sustainable and internationally competitive.


Through good infrastructure decisions and the introduction of correct new national legislation, the ALC Forum provides one way in which the industry can come together to discuss and articulate the views that all governments need to hear and act upon.


The purpose of the Annual Forum is to transfer information and exchange ideas at all levels and across all modes.


ALC assembled the leaders of our industry- as well as government and union representatives, to articulate their views on what is being done and what needs to be done in building our future freight networks.


ALC chairman Don Telford said: “My own experience in this industry has been across most aspects of the freight transport and logistics chain – road and rail transport, shipping, stevedoring and warehousing.


“During this time I observed many changes, in particular the move away from each individual aspect of the transport chain to a focus on the management and efficiencies of the whole supply chain.


“Governments are also increasingly looking for a view that reflects the depth of the transport and logistics industry and the efficiency of the total supply chain. This alignment of our views will create many of the future opportunities for our industry.

I also thank those speakers and sponsors of the forum. Our success is due in no small part to your support,” Mr Telford said.


Plans are already underway for the 2012 event. Expressions of interest are now being sought from prospective speakers, exhibitors and sponsors. For more information please visit

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