The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has confirmed that new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack, will make his first major address to industry at ALC Forum 2018.
The Deputy Prime Minster will be the featured speaker at ALC’s Annual Dinner, being held in conjunction with ALC Forum 2018 in Sydney from 6-8 March.
“We are thrilled that the new Deputy Prime Minister has chosen ALC Forum as the venue for his first significant address to industry in relation to his new portfolio responsibilities,” said ALC Managing Director, Michael Kilgariff.
“His address will be an integral part of an agenda that includes other senior political figures such as the New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese, who will both deliver keynote addresses during Forum.
“As an industry leader, ALC works closely with political representatives at all levels, and across the partisan divide on key policy issues that impact upon our supply chains.
“ALC Forum is the most significant annual gathering of professionals involved in the nation’s freight logistics industry, and this year’s event comes at the crucial time, as the Federal Government continues developing the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, ahead of its expected release in November.
“The Strategy is not just an industry blueprint, but a significant national economic initiative. It is imperative that we get policy settings right now, so that Australia can meet its growing national freight task.
“The agenda for ALC Forum 2018 is focused on determining how industry can ensure the Strategy effectively meets its needs, and drive greater supply chain efficiency and safety,” he said.