Freight Futures 2030

Driving long-term success & sustainability

24 - 25 Jun 2019Grand Millennium, Auckland
Event Details

Agenda

8:30
Registration and coffee
9.00
Opening remarks from the Chair
9.10
Opening Address: Freight of the future – engineering a sustainable and resilient industry

When advances in technology and best practice are coupled with a push towards emissions reduction and a zero-carbon economy, the future of freight in New Zealand will require input and collaboration from all players across the freight, shipping, logistics and supply chain industries. In doing so, this will help support the development of neighbouring industries and of the New Zealand economy.

  • What will be required in the short- and long-term to achieve maximum emissions reduction and a zero-carbon economy
  • Collaboratively using business and industry networks to meet and exceed decarbonisation, business and labour targets
  • Potential new business avenues created through these efforts
Peter Sherwin, Partner, Grant Thornton
9.40
E-Commerce and multi-modal transport - is NZ’s regulatory system fit for purpose?
  • An overview of the current legislation governing carriage of goods
  • Issues raised by commercial and technological developments
  • The Rotterdam Rules – should NZ become a signatory?
Simon Cartwright, Partner – Transport and Trade, Hesketh Henry
10.20
Morning break
10.50
Making hubs work for you – an inspection of leading multi-modal hubs
  • Location, location, location – building on existing networks and transport lines to guarantee the biggest impact on turnarounds and freight traffic
  • Joining the dots – utilising careful logistics planning to ensure smoother transfers between distant hubs
  • Jack of all trades, master of none – understanding the local terrain to know when to limit the number of transport options
Blair Morris, General Manager Ruakura, Tainui Group Holdings
11.30
Panel: Future freight hubs – multi-modal freight reducing logistics and supply chain waste
  • Growing pains – lessons learnt so far in building future hubs and the key challenges overcome
  • How multi-modal hubs will enable growth and development for New Zealand businesses and the economy
  • Which technology options will best suit the NZ freight and logistics environment?
  • What plans are already in the pipeline and how companies can better prepare for them
Murray King, Director, Murray King & Francis Small Consultancy Ltd
Blair Morris, General Manager Ruakura, Tainui Group Holdings
Alan Piper, GGM Sales & Commercial, KiwiRail
Allyson Wood, Senior Lecturer, Manukau Institute of Technology
12.30
Lunch break
1.30
Rebuilding cost effectiveness and business sustainability

Limited labour availability and increasingly higher costs compounded by a highly competitive market is not a sure-fire recipe for long-term success. How can the sector adapt or transform?

  • Understanding the causes of current industry-wide pressures and concerns
  • Escaping the rush to the bottom and increasing margins
  • Identifying key success factors, maximising efficiency and improving overall business sustainability
Peter Sherwin, Partner, Grant Thornton
2.10
Going the distance – how technology is changing the way we move heavy freight
  • Making the most of transport and warehousing advancements to enable more effective material handling
  • Utilising technology to streamline and optimise customs clearance procedures
  • Getting cargo from A to B quickly and efficiently without compromising on quality
Allyson Wood, Senior Lecturer, Manukau Institute of Technology
2.50
Afternoon break
3.20
Carbon Neutral Freight - building resilience through sustainability in New Zealand’s freight environment
  • Using carbon measurement and mitigation to optimise the freight system and future proof the industry
  • Leveraging your supply chain to manage business risk and liability
Dr Ann Smith, Chief Executive, Enviro-Mark Solutions
4.20
Keynote address: The “Art” of Movement – From factory to foxhole

From New Zealand to the world and vice versa, the New Zealand Defence force has successfully transported people, cargo and freight, at time on its own and at times in partnership with valued commercial partners.  ‘People’, ‘pieces’, ‘parts’, and ‘packages’ and ‘parcels’ are the daily diet of the Defence Force’s movements and freight ecosystem - be that for humanitarian aid, disaster relief or combat operations at home or in far flung and at times inhospitable places.  The closing address will focus on the daily realities of New Zealand Defence Force operations beginning with its operations in Timor Leste in 1999 through the 2000s and into the future where short notice and extreme time and environmental constraints prevail.

Brig. (Ret.) Charles Lott, Chief – Joint Defence Services, New Zealand Defence Force
5.00
Summary remarks from the Chair and networking drinks
9.00
Welcome back from the Chair
9.10
Mechanisms for addressing industry-wide recruitment and retention concerns

All too often, all it takes to find that long sort after spark of inspiration is to approach a problem with a different set of eyes.

  • Working with different sectors and industries to overcome the challenge of attracting the right kind of applicant
  • Rebranding or retargeting – how each these can play a role in improving trends
Tania Williams, GM Engineering Leadership, Engineering New Zealand
9.50
Culture as a competitive advantage: The transformational role of workplace culture in a rapidly-changing world

Join Napier Port as they explore the lanes they took to address their recruitment and retention concerns through the use of positive culture change.

  • Understanding workplace culture as a disruptive force
  • Showcasing how a people first approach helped Napier Port build a resilient and agile culture
Viv Bull, GM Culture and Community, Napier Port
10.30
Morning break
11.00
Going green – decarbonisation efforts within the industry
  • An inspection of future fuel options available for road, rail, air and sea freight
  • How and why decarbonisation requires more than just a change in fuel type
  • Real world examples of how industry-wide carbon reduction initiatives have improved business outcomes
Liz Yeaman, Managing Director, Retyna Consulting Ltd
11.40
The right tech for the right job – a look at industry best use for HFC and BEV

Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology is no longer just for small vehicles. The technology of both has advanced to the stage where they can both aid in the cost-effective decarbonisation of the freight industry.       

  • Exploring the best usage for each technology type and why they will co-exist
  • Real life examples of how both technologies are being implemented within the freight industry
Dan Kahn, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Hiringa Energy
12.20
Lunch break
1.20
Structuring freight networks to better withstand disruptions
  • How recent disasters have forced improvements in contingency planning and encouraged resilience in local freight networks and supply chains
  • Better connecting New Zealand to global networks to minimise disruptions during local and global disasters
Jon Adams, Executive General Manager, Toll New Zealand
2.00
Making the most of data to drive improvements in supply chain and logistics
  • Getting comfortable with data management and leveraging information to drive innovation and improve efficiency
  • Identifying which tools will be most beneficial and cost effective
  • Highlighting which key indicators are most likely to give valuable results and feedback, while allowing for analysis of improvement and measurement of ROI
Dritan Ramohitaj, Chief Executive Officer, Bearing 360
2.40
Afternoon break
3.10
Sustainable supply chains evolving to meet changing consumer needs
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability across the supply chain
  • Structuring your supply chain in a manner that is sustainable, cost competitive and doesn’t impact on company values
  • Exploring ways to maintain customer choice and sustainability in terms of delivery options
Chris Foord, Chief Logistics & Fulfilment Officer, The Warehouse Group
3.50
Closing address: Turning freight dreams into freight reality
  • What targets should the New Zealand freight environment focus on first to encourage uptake of emission reduction practices and improve long-term sustainability
  • Finding common ground on which methods and best practices to follow to ensure smoother supply chain and logistics flow
  • The practicalities and challenges of implementing advances in technology into the New Zealand transport environment
Todd Moyle, Chief Executive (Acting), KiwiRail
4.30
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference
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