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With coronavirus (COVID-19) representing one of the largest disruptions to supply chains the world has faced since the era of globalisation, taking an informed view to the future of local and international trade will be key for the decades ahead.
The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) is focusing its 2021 conference and awards on these long term challenges, under the theme of the United Nations’ Decade for Action.
Taking stock of the task that supply chain organisations and managers have faced since the beginning of 2020, the conference, to be held on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February at the William Inglis Hotel in Sydney, will take a look back at a tumultuous 2020, and see what challenges lie ahead.
With international trade already beginning to rebound, especially for countries trading with China and other East Asian countries, being ahead of the trends in the sector will be key. Furthermore, the re-routing of international supply chains has seen rail take on an expanded role, with continental rail services competing with shipping and air cargo.
At the same time, the ongoing challenges of climate change, resilience, and building a circular economy, will continue to have an impact on the way that goods are exchanged across Australia and New Zealand and around the world.
Until July 31, ASCI is offering a discount on standard registration, with a saving of up to $400. This covers access to the conference and its speakers’ depth of expertise, as well as networking opportunities. At the conference, ASCI will also present the industry awards for supply chain excellence at a gala dinner.
There is also the opportunity to get an insight into the smart supply chians of the future, with a tour and a moderated panel discussion focusing on the opportunities that Western Sydney Airport will bring to the Sydney Basin and wider region. This will be held on February 25.
For more information and to book tickets click here: https://www.asci-2021.com.au/
This article first appeared on www.railexpress.com.au
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