Kruger and Albo headline acts at ALC Forum


Toll's newly-crowned boss will join a bevy of keynote speakers at next month’s Australian Logistics Council Forum

February 14, 2012

Toll’s newly-crowned boss will join a bevy of keynote speakers at next month’s Australian Logistics Council Forum to discuss ways of coping with future logistics challenges.

Brian Kruger, who succeeded Paul Little on January 1, has been named alongside representatives from Star Track Express, Queensland Rail, Qantas Freight, Maersk and Woolworths to provide their thoughts on the industry at the two-day event.

Two of the industry’s most important decision makers will also speak at the event, with the ALC confirming federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay among the attendees.

The annual event will cover a broad range of issues, including national road, rail and maritime regulations, transport infrastructure, ports, chain of responsibility and improving freight efficiency.

"This will be industry’s best opportunity in 2012 to rigorously discuss and influence the national debate on logistics infrastructure, regulation and safety", ALC Managing Director Michael Kilgariff says.

"With the expected growth of the national freight task, industry and government must focus their efforts to achieve greater efficiencies along the supply chain to boost flat-lining productivity levels in the logistics sector."

Albanese has praised the ALC event, which will also include former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer who will speak about lobbying for a holistic approach to logistics.

"The Forum’s high-level discussions about the international positioning of the domestic freight logistics task and how we can respond to the challenges and opportunities confronting us will help to position Australia strategically in the long term," Albanese says.

The Forum is being held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth from March 28 to 30.

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