Nominations sought for CILTA Awards event

T&L companies urged to recognise individual and company excellence

Nominations sought for CILTA Awards event
CILTA has added a new category to its awards event in 2017.


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) annual Awards for Excellence and Innovation is quickly approaching and nominations are open to recognise the contributions of industry members.

Scheduled for October 28 over a Sydney Harbour Luncheon cruise departing from Circular Quay, the 2017 awards will cover seven categories highlighting the achievements of both individuals and companies in the transport and logistics industry.

"This is not just a matter of self-promotion, but an important benchmark for transport and logistics in Australia and internationally," CILTA chairman Dr Neville Binning says.

"I encourage every CILTA member to search for a person or organisation they consider operating at a high or innovative level, and nominate them for our awards.

"We need to highlight our best people and their achievements as well as promote the quality of our whole sector both in Australia and internationally."

This year will also mark a milestone for the event with a new award being introduced to shine a light on the role of women in the industry, according to CILTA national manager Karyn Welsh.

"This year is the first year of our ‘Professional Woman in Logistics and Transport’ award sponsored by Move Bank," Welsh says.

"Given Transport and Logistics is known to be a male dominated industry, we’d like to acknowledge and recognise the efforts of our women in Logistics and Transport for 2017 and beyond."

Companies nominating individuals or departments for an award are completely acceptable, she says, as "sometimes we don't really appreciate the difference we are making in the roles we occupy."

For those heading along, Welsh says it is "a great networking event with decision makers from all areas of transport and logistics and this year we also have our International President, Kevin Byrne attending."

"CILT Australia is one of 34 nations that make up CILT International a truly global member base in which we can network."

This global opportunity has been shown through the hosting of "a number of student and industry delegations throughout the year from Hong Kong, Philippines, India," Welsh says, which have "been able to facilitate tours of our Ports, Manufacturing and Logistics and Warehouse facilities due to the cooperation of our members."

Nominations for all seven categories, listed below, close on October 6.

Full details for the event are available here

Categories are: 

  • Young Transport Professional of the Year 2017
  • Professional Woman in Transport and Logistics for 2017
  • Excellence and Innovation in Moving Freight
  • Excellence and Innovation in Moving Freight
  • Excellence and Innovation in Safety
  • Excellence and Innovation in Professional Development
  • Excellence and Innovation in Humanitarian or Defence Transport and/or Logistics


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