Inaugural MEGATRANS hailed as a great success for the industry.

Prime Creative Media held the inaugural MEGATRANS2018 in Melbourne from 10 – 12 May, bringing together Australia’s supply chain and logistics industry under one roof for the first time in Australia.

Used by many businesses as an opportunity to launch new products, communicate with others in the industry and to network with delegates and exhibitors alike, the first-ever MEGATRANS2018 was hailed as a great success for the industry.

Attended by senior leaders, decision makers and business owners, this was the first time in Australia where the premier freight, transport, logistics and supply chain management organisations could be found together under one roof.

A rare opportunity for all modes of transport and logistics to get together and discuss common concerns such as productivity, safety and efficiency, MEGATRANS is now firmly placed as a must-attend networking event in the logistics and supply chain events calendar.

Held in partnership with MEGATRANS2018, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) assembled a list of senior leaders from the Victorian Ports communities to address the future of Australia’s ports industry.

Peter Anderson, CEO at VTA spoke of the need for more collaboration across the entire supply chain, freight and logistics industry. “We all have a common goal of driving for improvement, productivity and efficiency, but the hard part is for us to coordinate and work together,” he said.

Sal Petroccitto, CEO of National Heavy Vehicle Regulator used MEGATRANS2018 as an opportunity to launch a new Safety Management System (SMS) for the industry. “Everybody working within the supply chain wants to see a safer and more productive model for drivers and workers,” Sal told delegates.

A common theme across the three days was the need to raise the profile of the industry and the contribution it has to GDP and the community. This was stressed by Michael Kilgraff, CEO of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC). “People don’t understand how their food gets there, it’s important for us to have these kind of conversations with consumers and policy makers about how our industry works,” Michael said.

For Joost Bekker, Business Development Director at PTV the show presented the opportunity to not only speak with new contacts but to reconnect with current connections. “We’ve been able to connect with businesses we are already talking with as the whole industry is here,” Joost said.

Commenting on the success of the event, Simon Coburn, Show Director said: “It has been great to hear all the feedback from the industry and to realise that this was a much-needed event for the logistics and supply chain sector. We look forward to working with you all on the next MEGATRANS event.”