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Welcome

The Supply Chain Forum is firmly established as the premier strategic event for supply chain executives.

Supply chains are becoming more responsive to changing consumer demands whilst maintaining operational efficiency. New levels of connectivity, transparency and social mobilisation are amplifying end-to-end risks and creating opportunities for businesses operating across increasingly diversified markets. Traditional supply models risk sliding into irrelevance.

Executives are navigating this increasingly complex circumstance to forge a new business reality. Thrust to the strategic forefront, effective supply chain management has become the critical driver of value and advantage.

The Supply Chain Forum is the most senior gathering of supply chain executives in Australia. It is the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance business performance today.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, outcome-focussed agenda with over 40 C-suite perspectives from the highest levels of supply chain management in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from the leaders of all the major industry stakeholders from across the nation.

  • Gain insights from the experiences of the nation’s most influential organisations and executives
  • Be Inspired by the most distinguished minds in supply chain and logistics
  • Learn lessons of exemplary management practise from high-performing teams
  • Uncover what it takes to change the game in supply chain logistics
  • Determine what the future holds for your supply chain sector
  • Network effectively at dedicated lunches, breaks and drinks events with world-class executives

Gain access

// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


speaker
Nir Ten Bosch
Venture Chief Executive Officer, Connected Freight
Shell (SGP)
speaker
Dr John Gattorna
Global Supply Chain ‘Thought Leader’
speaker
Neal Tomblyn
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Lockheed Martin (USA)
speaker
The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
speaker
Molly Harriss Olson
Chief Executive Officer
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
speaker
Marcus Burke
Project Director – Compliance and Technology
National Transport Commission
speaker
Paul New
Executive Director
The Institute for Drone Technology
speaker
Shaun Toussaint
National Supply Chain Loss Manager
Coles
speaker
Simon Rowe
Supply Chain Transformation Manager
Kimberly-Clark Australia
speaker
Andrew Spence
National Manager Operations and Supply Chain
BlueScope
speaker
Jeremy Goodman
Director - Supply Chain
Carnival Australia
speaker
Krishna KNG
Director Supply Chain ANZ - Castrol
BP
speaker
Len Blackmore
Deputy Executive Director - Procurement
Transport for NSW
speaker
Sari Mackay
General Manager Supply Chain
GrainCorp
speaker
Ingilby Dickson
Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor
speaker
Dr Rodolfo Garcia-Flores
Research Scientist
CSIRO Data61
speaker
Nick Gothard
Director of Supply Chain Management
Boeing Defence Australia
speaker
Ron Hurley
General Manager Supply Chain
Fuji Xerox
speaker
Rosita van Vuuren
Merchandise Operations Manager & Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less
speaker
Professor Elizabeth Chang
Professor in IT and Logistics
Australian Defence Force Academy
speaker
John Bacon
Head of Supply Chain & Merchandise Support
Coles Liquor
speaker
Adel Salman
Head of Supply Chain
Bega Cheese
speaker
Ben Dobson
National Forecasting and Planning Manger - Meat
Woolworths
speaker
Elizabeth Kaneyson
Supply Chain Program Manager
Thales
speaker
Dr Segaran Narayanan
Vice President Pacific Supply Chain
Schneider Electric
speaker
Greg Bodkin
Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence
Cochlear
speaker
Senior Representative
Australian Border Force
speaker
Senior Representative
Westpac Institutional Bank
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Sessions

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Tuesday 18th September 2018
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Ingilby Dickson
    Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor

  • 08:55Ministerial Welcome (Via Video)

    National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy – A Federal Government View
    The Hon Michael McCormack MP
    Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

  • 09:05Keynote

    Dynamic Supply Chains: How to Design, Build and Manage People-centric Value Networks
    Dr John Gattorna
    Global Supply Chain ‘Thought Leader’

  • 09:40Outlook Session

    Global Movement: Obstacles and Opportunities for Modern Supply

    Deepening fissures in globalisation, cautious scepticism on free trade, a drift towards isolationism—all signs of a global paradigm shift impacting the movement of goods. Combined with reduced automation costs, consumer demands for seamless service delivery and renewed attention to sustainability, supply chain managers are revaluating their priorities for continued success in the digital age. How can executives account for international risk and political fluctuations in their supply chains? What competitive forces are challenging traditional thinking about supply? How are Australian companies faring compared to global agents?

    Jeremy Goodman
    Director - Supply Chain
    Carnival Australia
    Adel Salman
    Head of Supply Chain
    Bega Cheese
    Len Blackmore
    Deputy Executive Director - Procurement
    Transport for NSW
    Senior Representative

    Westpac Institutional Bank
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Keynote

    Traceability and the Long-Term Viability of Modern Supply
    Molly Harriss Olson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
  • 11:35Leadership Session

    Courageous Leadership: A New Domain for Supply Chain Management

    From the sheer pace of digital discovery to radical changes in consumer preferences, the complexity of modern logistics is thrusting supply chain leaders to the strategic forefront. Leaders who find a path through this volatility are shaping organisation-wide strategy and forging a new business reality. What does courageous leadership in supply chain strategy look like? How are supply chain leaders working across interior portfolios to build internal capabilities? Can the supply chain function evolve to become synonymous with a company’s reputation? How do you build your legacy as a supply chain executive?

    Molly Harriss Olson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
    Dr John Gattorna
    Global Supply Chain ‘Thought Leader’

    Ben Dobson
    National Forecasting and Planning Manger - Meat
    Woolworths
  • 12:25Partner Keynote

  • 12:50Lunch Welcome Remarks

    Senior Representative

    Australian Border Force
  • 12:55Lunch & Networking

    Sponsored by Australian Border Force
  • 13:50Keynote

    Connected and automated vehicles - What will it mean for freight?
    Marcus Burke
    Project Director – Compliance and Technology
    National Transport Commission
  • 14:15Strategy Session

    The Art of Motion: Supply Chains as a Strategic Advantage

    Supply chain strategy is crossing into a new business threshold. No longer confined to the logistics of executing business strategy, supply chain leaders are becoming determinative in how the enterprise chooses to compete. How can leaders assess the limitations of their existing supply networks? Is visibility through integrated supply an imperative for shaping business objectives? How has the supply chain evolved to unlock new business opportunities for companies?

    Shaun Toussaint
    National Supply Chain Loss Manager
    Coles
    Simon Rowe
    Supply Chain Transformation Manager
    Kimberly-Clark Australia
    Nick Gothard
    Director of Supply Chain Management
    Boeing Defence Australia
  • 15:05Keynote

    Integrated Supply: Honing Supply Chain Capabilities
    Sari Mackay
    General Manager Supply Chain
    GrainCorp
  • 15:30Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 16:00Risk Session

    Security Over Supply: Addressing Vulnerabilities in Volatile Markets

    There is no claim of ignorance in supply. Whether it be the ubiquitous risk of social media or cyber threats intensified by attacker footholds in the pipeline, a comprehensive risk and security strategy is crucial for seamless supply.  Are cloud-security and cyber-resilience developing in pace with technology in integrated supply chains? Should supply chain executives assume greater responsibility for a company’s risk portfolio? What systems are in place to transform supply chain vulnerabilities into opportunities? How can managers cultivate a risk appetite to remain competitive in a dynamic market?

    Elizabeth Kaneyson
    Supply Chain Program Manager
    Thales
    Krishna KNG
    Director Supply Chain ANZ - Castrol
    BP
    Sari Mackay
    General Manager Supply Chain
    GrainCorp
  • 16:50Global Keynote

    Leadership and Logistics: Supply Chain Management as a Strategic Priority
    Neal Tomblyn
    Director of Strategy and Business Development
    Lockheed Martin (USA)
  • 17:25Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Ingilby Dickson
    Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor

  • 17:30Close of Day One

Wednesday 19th September 2018
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Ingilby Dickson
    Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor

  • 09:05Visionary Keynote

    Collaboration in Motion: Partnering for Supply Chain Performance
    Nir Ten Bosch
    Venture Chief Executive Officer, Connected Freight
    Shell (SGP)
  • 09:40Customer Session

    New Supply Pathways: Reaching Consumers Faster

    Inspired by customisation, enticed by cost, and motivated by ethical consumption—the contradictory interests of today’s consumers are disturbing long-standing distribution models. Organisations that mould their product pathways on consumer preferences are gaining the competitive edge. How are supply chain managers reconciling diverging customer preferences? Will further consumer empowerment disrupt long-standing distribution models? How are novel distribution pathways bringing consumers closer to their products, and brands closer to their consumers?

    Greg Bodkin
    Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Operational Excellence
    Cochlear
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Platinum Keynote

    Senior Representative

    Westpac Institutional Bank
  • 11:35Sustainability Session

    Held to Account: Ushering in a New Era of Supply

    From responding to investor demands for transparency to vying for consumer allegiances, sustainable practice plays a central role in contemporary supply chains. As the dimensions of sustainability shift, from purely environmental arguments to social and economic cases, it is critical that supply chain managers build their sustainability knowledge. How should leaders assign priorities within the expanding sustainability agenda? How would anticipated regulatory developments impact the commercial landscape? Will leaders be able to market sustainability as a point of distinction once regulation becomes prolific?

    Dr Rodolfo Garcia-Flores
    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Data61
    Andrew Spence
    National Manager Operations and Supply Chain
    BlueScope
    Rosita van Vuuren
    Merchandise Operations Manager & Head of Quality and Sourcing
    Best and Less
    Nir Ten Bosch
    Venture Chief Executive Officer, Connected Freight
    Shell (SGP)
  • 12:25Keynote

    Blockchain for Supply Chain and other Industrial Applications
    Professor Elizabeth Chang
    Professor in IT and Logistics
    Australian Defence Force Academy
  • 12:50Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50Keynote

    Drone Technology and the Future Supply Chain
    Paul New
    Executive Director
    The Institute for Drone Technology
  • 14:15Innovation Session

    Simplicity from Complexity: Unleashing Innovation in the Future of Supply

    Whether born of necessity or from ambition, innovation is an undeniable force in modern supply. Blockchain remodelling and the Internet of Things are converging, animating an abundance of dormant data in supply chains. Robotics technology and artificial intelligence are simultaneously absorbing rapid consumer-driven change. How can executives create a culture of innovation to discern realistic applications for hype-cycle technologies? Are leaders effectively leveraging the innovative power of suppliers? A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so how do leaders advance the entire supply chain? How can managers identify unnecessary complexity in supply? What does the future hold for supply chain leaders?

    Ron Hurley
    General Manager Supply Chain
    Fuji Xerox
    John Bacon
    Head of Supply Chain & Merchandise Support
    Coles Liquor
    Paul New
    Executive Director
    The Institute for Drone Technology
  • 15:05Closing Keynote

    Tailor your Supply Chain – Designing the Logistics of the Future
    Dr Segaran Narayanan
    Vice President Pacific Supply Chain
    Schneider Electric
  • 15:40Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Ingilby Dickson
    Board Director and Supply Chain Logistics Advisor

  • 15:45Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.westpac.com.au/corporate-banking

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets. We take a supply chain perspective of our customer’s business, providing innovative risk and financing solutions designed to add value to our customers’ and their strategic trade counterparts business.

www.abf.gov.au/trustedtrader

Our mission is to protect Australia’s border and manage the movement of people and goods across it. We seek to facilitate the legitimate movement of trade through programs such as the Australian Trusted Trader.

Celebrating its 4th year, the Supply Chain Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior supply chain professionals, the Supply Chain Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

InterContinental Sydney

117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 3 August) Standard Price Per Delegate (from 4 August)
Supply Chain Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
Supply Chain Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 + GST
Supply Chain Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 + GST
Supply Chain Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to supply chain professionals, email angelg@cmgroup.com.au to register.

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    All prices quoted are in AUD. Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. All prices quoted exclude GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

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    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
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    Is media registration available?
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    Cancellation Policy
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    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.