Australia depends on WA to generate more than 40 per cent of its export income so the freight and logistics sector is critical to supplying the input and outflow of goods.
CCI, WA Road Transport Association and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA have joined forces for the one-day summit to be held at the CCI function centre in East Perth on May 25.
The summit will bring together leaders of every economic sector of the WA economy, with representatives from all levels of Government and the freight/logistic industry to identify and discuss the policy priorities needed to improve WA freight and logistics productivity.
Hear from Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers Chief Financial Officer Tanya Rybarczyk, who will speak on developing a higher productivity freight and logistics system, while Urban Development Institute WA Chief Executive Officer Alison Hailes will address urban freight and planning issues.
Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council of WA and Infrastructure Australia board member Nicole Lockwood will identify the freight and logistics priorities for WA.
Regardless of what sector of the economy you are in, the productivity of the WA freight and logistics industry impacts you and your business.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti will open the summit and provide a keynote while CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham will look at the importance of freight to the WA economy.
Newnham says it’s an exciting time for the freight and logistics industry with the new Government’s plan to introduce a state infrastructure body to oversee and review infrastructure projects.
He says the summit is an ideal way to discuss the need to keep developing infrastructure in WA to bring down the costs of freight and make our exports more competitive.
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