Advisory panel

Official Event Advisory Panel

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event is timely and relevant for all stakeholders working in the Online Retail Logistics Sector

Dean Salakas
Chief Party Dude
The Party People

Dean Salakas is the Chief Party Dude at The Party People who claimed over $200,000 in government grants. The Party People is the market leader for party supplies in Australia.

Abdul Jaafar
General Manager, Supply Chain
Fantastic Furniture

Abdul’s career spans more than seventeen years’ experience within the supply chain industry where he has successfully worked for some of Australia’s leading transport & retail groups including Allied Express, TNT Express, Steinhoff International & Fantastic Holdings.

During this time he has been promoted on numerous occasions and held a number of senior management roles including Global Supply Chain Manager, General Manager & National Operations Manager. As a result, Abdul has a diverse skill set spanning all facets of the Supply Chain & Logistics industry, including road transport, ocean freight, quality, warehousing, rail, freight forwarding and global cargo.

As a senior manager he has also demonstrated my strong business acumen, negotiation skills and ability to foster a positive team environment that is geared towards the achievement of short, medium and long term business objectives. In particular, he is experienced in formulating strategic plans, preparing and analysing financial forecasts and budgets, managing change within the organisation, negotiating contracts and contract renewals, fostering positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and resolving complex issues in a prompt and effective manner.

David Rogers 
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation



Andrew Gaythorpe 
Manager, Retail Supply & Inventory
Australia Post

Online Retail Logistics 2017