With the theme, Moving Forward: Supply Chains of the Future, Marcus Barber, Strategic Futurist, will be opening the 2008 Supply Chain & Logistics Conference, organised by Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia , (SCLAA), in conjunction with other industry associations.
The 2008 Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will be held on Thursday, the 31st of July and Friday, the 1st of August at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland.
Marcus Barber is a Strategic Futurist and Value Systems specialist. He is the facilitator of the strategic futures block at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, the premiere management training programme for the Department of Defence that brings military personnel from around the globe to a year-long residential strategy training programme.
Marcus Barber is the co-presenter on the National Geographic Channel’s TV series, Future Matters, author of The Money Tree and How to Grow One - Creating Success in Your Business and the soon to be completed - Killing Trends: the Graceful Art of Innovation and is an advisory board member of the recently established Australian Strategic Planning Institute and the Australian Bill of Rights Initiative.
Additional keynote speakers or the conference will include: Professor Alan Harrison, Cranfield Centre for Logistics and SCM in the UK; Robyn Keast from the Australian Centre of Business Research; Michael Mitchell, General Manager, Perkins Shipping Domestics Logistics Services; Jeremy Davey, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety.
The Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will draw approximately 400 delegates from all over Australia and Internationally through the newly extended programme.
A large proportion of the delegates will be key decision-makers, capable of influencing debate and decision. Delegates will include chief executive officers, senior executives and management, who are involved at all levels of procurement, manufacturing and materials management, and the people responsible for contracting, outsourcing, warehousing and logistics and other supply chain activities in the private enterprise, government (state, local) or public sector business enterprises.
2008 Exhibitors and Partners already confirmed include: Haymans Electrical, OfficeMax, ProcureNet, Logistics Recruitment, Syscan International, Konica Australia, Trades & Labour Hire, Quadrem, Mincom, Manhattan Associates, Schenker, Blackwoods, Open Windows, central Queensland University, Air Road, MEGT and RS Components.
The Supply Chain & Logistics Conference is organised by industry associations including the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, (SCLAA), the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), QUT School of International Business, CIPS Australia, the Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the South East Queensland Procurement Network group. The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) supports the event.