Conference Day Two

Conference Day Two - Wednesday 11 October

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08:30 | Welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

David Rogers, Chairman, Asia Pacific Logistics Federation


09:00 | Urban and CBD delivery in the national freight and supply chain strategy

  • Freight doesn’t vote – curfews and the removal of loading zones
  • Apartment living – the effect that the growth in apartments is having on freight delivery
  • How can technology best overcome this problem?

Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council

09:30 | Measuring the “Last Mile” – how companies are tackling last mile challenges while still providing customer satisfaction

  • Analysing the cost of the last mile over the rest of the supply chain cycle
  • How utilising different types of technology can improve performance
  • Ensuring reliable timely delivery and how implementing new strategies can assist

Levi Aron, Country Manager, Deliveroo

10:00 | How warehousing plays an important part of online retail logistics

  • Effects of e-Commerce on the Australian logistics landscape
  • Effects of e-Commerce on the Australian warehousing sector
  • How to position your business for the most cost effective warehousing solution

James Condon, Director of Industrial, Savills Australia

10:30 | Morning tea

11:00 | Towards a 21st century logistics strategy for online retail

  • Managing your inventory planning and forecasting program
  • Handling the physical inventory and optimising your warehousing for storage density
  • Assessing the current state of software and technology for logistics 
  • Avoiding the pitfalls that plague almost every software and technology implementation

Andrew Clark, Founder, Logistics Help


11:30 | PANEL DISCUSSION: The future of shopping – Omni-Channel 2.0

  • Click & Collect – changing the way resources are being used and preparing for a growing demand in the way customers purchase and expect multiple channels to receive their products
  • How leveraging data analytics to deliver integrated and tailored experiences in a seamless fashion is helping your business stand out among other retailers?
  • What does it mean to offer customers the ability to move seamlessly among channels & receive same-day delivery?

Panel Moderator:
Mehdi Fassaie, President and Founder, Fluent Commerce
Ben Hare, Director - Chief Operating Officer, Tinyme
Leo Zaitsev, Director of Commercial Operations, Klika Group
Nathan Huppatz,
Co-founder, &
Deb Ellis,
Partner, Gattorna Alignment

12:15 | Networking lunch

13:15 | Building the pillars of targeted eCommerce selling

  • Easy and effective ways of ensuring a successful eCommerce business
  • Ensuring solid foundations for the online space
  • How to measure success and future positive growth

Simon Molnar, Chief Executive Officer, Ice Jewellery


13:45 |  PANEL DISCUSSION: Skilled leadership – training the right people to build future success

  • How to identify new skills you need to meet an ever-growing customer demand and how to manage vertical and horizontal integration
  • How redefining traditional skills creates advancements in effective supply chain management
  • How technology and point of service systems are changing the shopping experience for customers and retail experience for team members

Panel Moderator:
David Rogers, Chairman, Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

Adrian Pidgeon, Retail Logistics Manager, Ikea
Richard Whetton, Head of Fulfillment, Catch Group
Vince Spiteri, Operations and Supply Chain Leader, Green’s General Food

14:30 | Operations excellence – creating a competitive advantage

  • Assessment of the current state of operations excellence
  • Tools and strategies to improve performance focusing on leadership, teamwork, problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Sustainment and continuous improvement to maintain best practice

Peter Nemtsas, Managing Director, Myoora Transformations

15:00 | Afternoon tea

15:30 | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Reverse Logistics

It’s an important part of any transaction, specifically for online retailers. Let’s discuss the challenges, opportunities and solutions to make your return process run more smoothly.

Moderated by:

Peter Nemtsas, Managing Director, Myoora Transformations

16:00  | Interactive Q&A session with members of the advisory panel
This session considers the opportunities offered by the constantly evolving online retail space. The event’s advisory panel will facilitate a discussion to explore how organisations could prepare for future opportunities within different sectors of the industry.

Andrew Clark, Founder, Logistics Help

Dean Salakas, Chief Party Dude, The Party People
Apurva Chiranewala, Growth Leader, Sendle

Trent Allan, Head of eCommerce & Marketing, Home Clearance (Winning Group)

16:30 | Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!

16:40 | End of Day Two and close of the conference

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