MEGATRANS2018 to host ARTSA Global Leaders’ Summit

Ken Kroeger, Chairman, Seeing Machines, speaking at a previous Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit.

Ken Kroeger, Chairman, Seeing Machines, speaking at a previous Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit.

The Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) is bringing domestic and international logistics leaders together under one roof for the ARTSA Global Leaders’ Summit – an integral feature of MEGATRANS2018.

Global disruption – a phrase making the rounds in the global and national logistics and supply chain industries – is a broad expression of some of the technical innovations and advancements changing how goods are moved from point of origin to their destination.

The Global Leaders’ Summit, run in conjunction with multi-modal trade show MEGATRANS2018 in May next year, aims to explore this term and just how the Australian and international supply chain can thrive in this new age of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and the like.

Key questions the Summit aims to address include:

  1. What are the disrupters and drivers?
  2. What does disruption mean for freight and logistics?
  3. The current status of disruption in Australia and globally?
  4. Is our industry prepared for global disruption, and how do we exploit it?

The event will cover disruption and its relevance within the global marketplace, while providing an engaging platform for solution providers and heavy-fleet operators to discuss and engage, alongside freight customers, disruptive trends in the market. These include: harmonisation, automation and autonomous vehicles, ownership of companies and equipment, road pricing, environmental regulations, new propulsion systems and human resources.