VIC Regional Event: Future of Regional Logistics - Evolving infrastructure, technology and workforces


Thursday, 20 Feb 2020
10:00am - 04:30pm



La Trobe University, Main Lecture Room, 133 McKoy Street, Wodonga Victoria 3690


Event Description:

Future of Regional Logistics - Evolving infrastructure, technology and workforces

La Trobe University, Main Lecture Room, 133 McKoy Street, Wodonga Victoria 3690

10am – 4:30pm,  Thursday 20th February 2020

Engaging mix of speakers from organisations leading the way in their fields of transport & logistics, infrastructure, agricultural trade, defence, education and equipment manufacturing:

  • Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities & Regional Development, Shane Sykes (Inland Rail Regional Liaison Leader) - "Opportunities for complementary investments in industrial parks and transport infrastructure along the Inland Rail Melbourne - Brisbane alignment and surrounding regions"


  • Port of Melbourne, Head of Planning - Business Development - "Evolving dynamics of the Port of Melbourne supply chain with current transformational infrastructure investments and 2050 Port Development Strategy"


  • Grain Trade Australia, Pat O’Shannassy (CEO)- "Domestic and export grain transport forecasts, opportunities and challenges"


  • NewVolt Infrastructure, Greg Politakis (Managing Director) - "Infrastructure to enable electrified road freight on Australia’s major transport corridors"


  • KPMG, Brendan Richards, (Partner Deal Advisory, Transport & Logistics Segment Lead) -2030 vision for regional logistics: Trends in technologies, business models, customer demand


  •  Grain Trade Australia, Tim Ross (Projects Manager) - National Heavy Vehicle Regulator-supported Chain of Responsibility training workshops for regional businesses


  • Wodonga TAFE, Simon Macaulay (National Manager Driver Education Centre of Australia) - Women Driving Transport Careers mentoring program



  1. Logistics networks: What do current infrastructure investments mean for regional transporters, exporters, importers, domestic suppliers and defence logistics?
  2. Technology: When will we see electric & low-carbon-fuel buses, freight and waste vehicles around the regions?  What network optimisation tools and collaborations will help maximise use of equipment and infrastructure capacities?
  3. Workforce Development: Developing a skilled regional workforce to meet the new demands

Discounted accommodation is being offered by Quest Wodonga for delegates attending the event from outside the region.

Delegates can enjoy discounted rates (15% off) at Quest Wodonga by booking online at using the promo code CILTA2020, or by phone on +61 2 6043 8300.

The discounted rates also apply for extended stays through the weekend.

Note: discounts are not offered for bookings made via third party sites (, etc) or at time of arrival.

Primary Event Contact:

Karyn Welsh - 1300 68 11 34 ||


Registration Link:

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