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Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, 17 October
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Golf Classic
St. Michael’s Golf Club
Sponsored by Mobotix AG & Quorum Security Systems
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Argent
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. RWTA Board of Directors Meeting
(Invitation Only)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Museum of Contemporary Art
Sponsored by Toyota Material Handling
Wednesday, 18 October
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Argent
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Barista/Specialty Coffee Bar
Sponsored by Labourforce
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Coffee/Tea in the Expo
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session

Welcome Remarks

  • David O’Brien, Managing Director, Doboy Cold Stores and RWTA & IARW Chairman
  • Nick Pedneault, President, Congebec Logistics and WFLO Chairman

Keynote Presentation

  • Consumer Trends That Will Disrupt Your Business
    Mark McCrindle, Founder & Principle, McCrindle Research

Industry Perspective

  • Global Cold Chain Update
    Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO, GCCA
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Spouse/Partner Activity – NSW Art Gallery – Private Tour of the Archibald Prize Exhibit
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coffee/Tea Break in the Expo
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

Retailer Perspective

  • State of the Food Industry
    Kevin Gunn, General Manager, Supply Chain, Coles

Processor Perspective

  • Managing the Cold Supply Chain
    Mark Olson, Distribution & Logistics General Manager of Supply Chain, Primo Smallgoods/JBS
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Expo
Sponsored by Wagner Fire Safety, Inc.
1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Cold Chain Café
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Happy Hour in the Expo
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Business Meetings (informal)
6:30 p.m. Dine Around
Thursday, 19 October
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration
Sponsored by Argent
8:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Barista/Specialty Coffee Bar
Sponsored by Labourforce
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. “Experience Australia” in the Expo
9:10 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Education Sessions

  • Big Data: Digital Transformation for Cold Chain
  • Export Outlook for the Australian Meat Industry
10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Education Sessions

  • Chain of Responsibility: What is Your Logistics Risk?
  • Panel Discussion: The Future of Automation
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Coffee/Tea Break
11:10 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Education Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Recruiting and Retaining Next Generation Talent
  • Energy Management Best Practices in a Global Company
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Closing Plenary Session

Frank Vale Award: Candidate Presentations

Keynote Presentation:

  • Daring to be Vulnerable
    Peter Sharp, Viral Media Specialist and Altruistic Explorer

Closing Remarks

  • David O’Brien, Managing Director, Doboy Cold Stores and RWTA & IARW Chairman
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Business Meeting (informal)
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. RWTA AGM
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Closing Night Event

Schedule subject to change.