New Future Leaders’ Forum to kick off in November

Daimler and ATA seek to build on success of initiative’s inaugural year

New Future Leaders’ Forum to kick off in November
The first team of future leaders in Canberra


The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific are gearing up for a new iteration of the Daimler Truck and Bus Future Leaders’ Forum. 

The 2019 forum will deliver a "career-defining" professional development program to a hand-picked group of 18- to 40-year-old trucking business owners and employees, the organisers say. 

"The inaugural Daimler Truck and Bus Future Leaders’ Forum was incredibly successful and surpassed all expectations of what a program like this could deliver," ATA chair Geoff Crouch says. 

"The trucking industry is constantly changing, and we face many issues that we have not experienced before. Now is the time to engage a new generation of professionals who can lead the way to ensure the future of the industry remain viable and sustainable."

The first part of the 2019 Daimler Truck and Bus Future Leaders’ Forum will be held in Canberra on November 12-13, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their potential as future leaders of the industry and the ATA’s network of member associations. 

Read how the future leaders fared in Canberra first time around, here

The program will include intensive workshops and take-home leadership projects on key industry issues, which will be presented at Trucking Australia 2019, held in Perth from April 3-5.

Participants will also be mentored by experts in leadership, media and political training during the Forum. 

"We were excited to see the talent and vision on display during the 2018 Daimler Truck and Bus Future Leaders’ Forum, which will help build a stronger, safer and more productive industry," Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead says. 

"It is clear that this type of initiative, which nurtures the next generation of Australia’s transport industry leaders, can help make the transport industry to be a destination industry for the country’s finest."

Crouch said the ATA is encouraging member associations to nominate someone they believe would thrive in the program and make a difference as an industry leader. 

"There are many wonderful individuals within our member associations who are making positive change in the industry," he adds.

"I am also pleased to announce the 2019 Forum will accept an eligible representative from the ATA’s safety accreditation scheme TruckSafe."

Participants must be involved as an owner or employee in a trucking business that is a financial member of an ATA member association or TruckSafe. A participant could also be a direct member of an ATA association that offers individual membership.

More information can be found here.


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