PROGRAM

MORNING SESSIONS

PLENARY PROGRAM

8:25AM I TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN


Blockchain, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics are all technologies business leaders are trying to make sense of today. Learn from international and local experts on the technological disruptions that are shaping our domestic and international supply chains. SPEAKERS Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia Robert Beideman – GS1. Head of EPCglobal, Inc. PANELLISTS Robert Beideman – GS1. Head of EPCglobal, Inc. Levine Naidoo – IBM James Hulse – Coles (Melb) Brad Fraser – Woolworths (Syd) Peter Carter – CSIRO|Data61




9:30AM I STANDARDS IN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS


A panel session of key transport operators and customers discussing freight visibility, productivity and efficient e-fulfilment to create an excellent customer experience. We will discuss the National Freight & Supply Chain strategy and why Australia needs one and the benefits of adopting standards in the digitalisation of the freight sector. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION Ian Christensen - iMOVE PANEL MODERATOR
David McNeil
- Liberty Steel PANELLISTS Kerry Holmes - SmartFreight (Syd) Ben Newton - Woolworths (Melb) Gavin Baxter - Australia Post (Melb)
Karl Brooks - DHL Supply Chain (Syd) Kirk Coningham - Australian Logistics Council (Syd) Saar Davidi - Catch (Melb)
Mark Chaston - Border Express (Melb)




10:40AM I TRACEABILITY AND SAFETY TRENDS


The ability to track and trace the history of products and shipments is becoming a foundational business capability for businesses to survive in today's economy. Whether it be fighting illicit trade, ensuring safety, supporting claims and meeting local or international regulations. Learn how GS1 standards are providing the foundations for global traceability systems with support from industries, solution providers and regulators. SPEAKERS Ann McDonald – Department of Agriculture PANELLISTS Ann McDonald – Department of Agriculture Rose-Elphick Darling – Deakin Jeff Denton – AmerisourceBergen Andrea Currie – Coles (Melb)




11:30AM I DIGITAL COMMERCE


Learn how engaging product content, accurate master data and improved item discovery is being used by businesses around the world through the application of global standards and the benefits they are seeing. SPEAKERS Rocco Braeuniger – Amazon (Syd) PANELLISTS Rocco Braeuniger – Amazon (Syd) Kate Conroy – Google Lee Ashton – Myer




10:20AM I MORNING TEA





12.20PM I LUNCH






AFTERNOON SESSIONS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Innovation and automation, the new world of supply chain. What does best practice look like and what’s on the horizon? Global and local industry leaders will share their insights on the changing landscape. They will also discuss how data management has become the central ingredient to most effectively manage products throughout the supply chain lifecycle for traditional retail and Ecommerce platforms.

1:10PM I THE NEW WORLD OF SUPPLY CHAIN (Automation/Innovation)


As retailers increasingly move toward warehouse automation, suppliers need to know what this transformation means for them so they can prepare for new ways of doing business. SPEAKERS James Hulse – Coles (Melb) Brad Fraser – Woolworths (Syd)




2:00PM I DATA AND DIGITAL IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPPLY CHAIN


Explore the digital challenges shaping the future of global supply chains in the Food and Beverage industry. SPEAKERS Robert Beideman GS1 and EPCglobal, Inc. PANELLISTS Robert Beideman GS1and EPCglobal, Inc. James Hulse – Coles (Syd) Matt Lowe – Lowe Creative (Melb)




3:10PM I EVOLUTION OF BARCODES 40 YEARS YOUNG


Listen to retailers and suppliers discuss the changing retail landscape and the role technological disruptions play. SPEAKERS John Bacon – Coles Liquor (Melb) James Hulse – Coles (Syd) PANELLIST John Bacon – Coles Liquor (Melb)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






ONLINE RETAIL

Explore some of the current trends impacting organisations’ digital channel execution, customer experience and inventory visibility, as well as leveraging the power and reach of marketplaces. These sessions will address business considerations for small businesses as well as large enterprises.

1:10PM I KEEPING THE CONSUMER IN FOCUS


What do consumers want from retailers and brands these days?
• Seamless experience
• Simple view of inventory
• Technology that supports both of these needs

This session will look at technology deployments from major global companies in the form of case studies. See what has been achieved, and what can be achieved when the consumer is at the heart of these deployments. Stacey Shulman (Intel USA) has had a decorated career in driving transformational change through technological deployments such as RFID. Nathan Alexander (Seafolly) and George Moenmvasitis (Solos) will share what Seafolly is currently trialing in Bondi and how this has driven deeper consumer engagement.

SPEAKERS

Stacey Shulman – Intel USA
Nathan Alexander – Seafolly
George Moenmvasitis Solos




2:00PM I SMALL BUSINESS


Small business remains the hub of Australian retail, representing 33% of industry employment and 29% of sector GDP. However, the landscape is being disrupted as international players extend into the domestic market through brick & mortar stores, and the growth of Ecommerce brings both global competition and more accessible overseas opportunity. Retail small businesses are increasingly turning to digital channels to extend their reach, either via marketplaces or direct to consumers through owned online channels reaching international markets.

Barbara Cullen will deliver the opening speech for the Small Business session at the Melbourne conference and will participate in the panel discussion. Kate Carnell will deliver the opening speech for the Sydney Small Business session and will participate in the panel discussion with representatives from Alibaba, Private Label Australia and Aloe Beauty Australia.

SPEAKERS Barbara Cullen – Business Victoria (Melb) Kate Carnell – Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) PANELLISTS Kate Carnell Small Business Ombudsman (Syd) James Hudson Alibaba Calliope Sofianopoulos Private Label Australia Michele McCulloch Aloe Beauty Australia (Syd)




3:10PM I GROWTH AND GROWTH OF MARKET PLACES


Marketplaces as a channel to consumers have been growing exponentially in recent years. Amazon & Ebay now account for 43% of total US Ecommerce Market and Alibaba accounts for 86% in China. Consumers benefit from expanded assortment, price competition and convenience. Sellers are provided with reach to a far wider, global audience. Marketplaces as a channel may not be as evolved in Australia as in other global markets, but this is changing. In this session we explore both the potential challenges and opportunity this brings for Australian retailers and sellers.

Hear from Jekin Patel (Amazon) around what is driving Amazon’s local success. He will be joined by expert panelists from Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly) and Google (Kate Conroy). In Melbourne, hear from senior experts from The Nile (Jethro Marks), Catch of the Day (Richard Whetton) and Channel Advisor (Simon Kelly).

SPEAKERS

Jekin Patel – Amazon (Melb)
TBC – (Melb)

PANELLISTS Simon Kelly Channel Advisor Richard Whetton Catch (Melb) Jethro Marks The Nile (Melb) Jekin Patel Amazon (Melb) Kate Conroy Google (Syd)




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






HEALTHCARE

With increased focus on ‘digitising’ healthcare, the continued emphasis on safety and the need for efficiency improvement bridging the gaps between the supply chain and other parts of the health ecosystem has never been more important. To meet the challenges of traceability, interoperability, data global harmonisation and the demand of tomorrow's ‘digital’ healthcare, real collaboration is crucial. These sessions have been designed to bring together stakeholders and thought leaders to support our transformation process.

1:10PM I FACING THE CHALLENGES OF AUSTRALIAN HEALTHCARE TOGETHER


This session will be presented by three keynote speakers.

1. Looking into the future of Australian healthcare and understanding the drivers for change. Alison Verhoeven from Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association will share some of their unique insights into the challenges ahead.

SPEAKER
Alison Verhoeven
– Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)

2. Digitising Australian healthcare. Post opt-out, the Australian Digital Health Agency team are leading an ambitious work program to support the continuous improvement of our health system.

SPEAKER
Angela Ryan
– Australian Digital Health Agency (Melb)
Tim Kelsey – Australian Digital Health Agency (Syd)

3. Traceability of Healthcare Products. When we look around the world ‘traceability’ and ‘track & trace’ underpin much of the changing landscape, so what do we need to consider in Australia in the future?

SPEAKER
John Skerritt
– Australian Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration)




2:00PM I BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE PATIENT


As we continue to strive for interoperability, consistency of data and a more connected health system, health IT and informatics play a critical role. Understanding the strategic challenges as we try to bring the virtual and physical together and where we need to focus next are the key areas of this session. SPEAKERS

Angela Ryan – Australian Digital Health Agency

PANELLISTS Angela Ryan – Australian Digital Health Agency
Tony Abbenante – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (Melb)
Peter O'Halloran – ACT Health (Melb)
Maryanne Molenaar – Eastern Health (Melb)
Neville Board – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (Syd)
Sandra Cook – ACT Health (Syd)
James Grant – eHealth Queensland (Syd)




3:10PM I BUILDING SMARTER SUPPLY CHAINS TO SUPPORT HEALTHCARE


As the needs of the health system continues to change, the supply chains that support it need to transform to build greater traceability, improve efficiency and ensure that they are leveraging technology to become world leading. This session will bring some insights from elsewhere around the world and discuss where we are today, and look over the horizon at where we are headed. SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Jeff Denton – AmerisourceBergen Corporation Rod Treadwell – Healthshare NSW Brett Henderson – AusIndustry Mandeep Sodhi – Nestle APAC




2:50PM I AFTERNOON TEA






RAIL

8:25AM I TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN


Blockchain, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics are all technologies business leaders are trying to make sense of today. Learn from international and local experts on the technological disruptions that are shaping our domestic and international supply chains. SPEAKERS Maria Palazzolo GS1 Australia Robert Beideman – GS1. Head of EPCglobal, Inc. PANELLISTS Robert Beideman – GS1. Head of EPCglobal, Inc. Levine Naidoo – IBM James Hulse – Coles (Melb) Brad Fraser – Woolworths (Syd) Peter Carter – CSIRO|Data61




9:30AM I STANDARDS IN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS


A panel session of key transport operators and customers discussing freight visibility, productivity and efficient e-fulfilment to create an excellent customer experience. We will discuss the National Freight & Supply Chain strategy and why Australia needs one and the benefits of adopting standards in the digitalisation of the freight sector. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION Ian Christensen - iMOVE PANEL MODERATOR
David McNeil
- Liberty Steel PANELLISTS Kerry Holmes - SmartFreight (Syd) Ben Newton - Woolworths (Melb) Gavin Baxter - Australia Post (Melb)
Karl Brooks - DHL Supply Chain (Syd) Kirk Coningham - Australian Logistics Council (Syd) Saar Davidi - Catch (Melb)
Mark Chaston - Border Express (Melb)




10:40AM I TRACEABILITY AND SAFETY TRENDS


The ability to track and trace the history of products and shipments is becoming a foundational business capability for businesses to survive in today's economy. Whether it be fighting illicit trade, ensuring safety, supporting claims and meeting local or international regulations. Learn how GS1 standards are providing the foundations for global traceability systems with support from industries, solution providers and regulators. SPEAKERS Ann McDonald – Department of Agriculture PANELLISTS Ann McDonald – Department of Agriculture Rose-Elphick Darling – Deakin Jeff Denton – AmerisourceBergen Andrea Currie – Coles (Melb)




11:30AM I DIGITAL COMMERCE


Learn how engaging product content, accurate master data and improved item discovery is being used by businesses around the world through the application of global standards and the benefits they are seeing. SPEAKERS Rocco Braeuniger – Amazon (Syd) PANELLISTS Rocco Braeuniger – Amazon (Syd) Kate Conroy – Google Lee Ashton – Myer




10:20AM I MORNING TEA





12.20PM I LUNCH