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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR INAUGURAL CeMAT EVENT IN SYDNEY

07-04-2015
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For the first time, professionals from the Asia-Pacific region won’t have to travel to Europe to find the latest in innovative intralogistics, materials handling and warehouse solutions because CeMAT, the world’s leading fair in this sector will open its doors in May 2015 in Sydney.

Following its winning formula worldwide, it will bring a wealth of international exhibitors and renowned industry leaders to share solutions and showcase innovation in warehousing automation.

CeMAT Australia, to be held at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, from May 5-7, will feature live product demonstrations, product launches and on stand events to provide visitors with a hands on experience during the three-day event.

The show will also feature case studies and highlight industry trends during its dedicated conference, panel sessions and workshops.

Mr Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs Australia is keen for the Australian market to be exposed to international trends at CeMAT AUSTRALIA with the core intention to share industry knowledge and explore how to create a smart, efficient and integrated supply chain.

“With 15% of Australia’s GDP coming from the transport and logistics industry, it’s a critical component of our economy. No other industry offers companies such huge scope for rationalisation and savings as the materials handling and logistics sector,” he said.

Logistics Operations Manager Kris Lancaster from Foodstuffs New Zealand, which control an estimated 52 percent of the New Zealand grocery market, will assess the key drivers for automation or manual picking to enable better business outcomes.

During his keynote Kris will candidly weigh up the cost of automating versus the potential value it can provide in reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. 

Ben Franzi, General Manager, Global eCommerce Platforms for Australia Post, will share his journey on how he managed the transition from a traditional mailing business to making Australia Post a thriving ecommerce service provider.

He will discuss how ecommerce is changing the transport and logistics industry and how other businesses can build resilience into their system design.

Armin Weih, Deputy Managing Director, VDMA – Europe’s leading engineering association representing member companies in mechanical engineering and leading the way in developing intralogistics solutions for the world market, will discuss global trends, challenges and industry 4.0.

Mr Stockbridge said CeMAT Australia represents a fast-growing sector of over 165,000 businesses, consisting of lifting equipment and crane manufacturers, forklift truck and warehouse technology producers, software developers and even complete system providers.

“Bringing innovations from across the globe, CeMAT will also feature a large number of international visitors from China, Malaysia, India, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan,” he said.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

Register for the conference with promo code Ind100 and get $100 off the conference ticket:

www.cemat.com.au

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