Published 02-06-2022

CeMAT Australia 2022 conference program announced


Returning to Melbourne in 2022, CeMAT AUSTRALIA is back and set to encourage supply chain resilience at a time when it is most needed.

Taking place 19-21 July 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022 is a three-day program brimming with a diverse mix of keynotes, panel discussions, case studies, demonstrations and more.

Designed for professionals with an interest in warehousing, manufacturing, materials handling, intralogistics and supply chain management, the event is a must at a time when the call for a supply chain that is connected, reliable and ethical gets louder.

World-leading Keynote 

Heading up the conference program this year will be keynote speaker Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer, Centre for the Edge at Deloitte Australia.

Peter’s long list of achievements includes co-founding of packaging company, and being the recipient of the 2020 Deloitte Social Impact Award in recognition of his work on Community Led Recovery during the Black Summer fires of 2019-20. 

Peter will open the CeMAT 2022 conference addressing Rethinking, Reinforcing and Reconnecting the Supply Chain – An Innovator’s Perspective.

“For decades efficiency has been the focus for the Supply Chain. The pandemic and its flow on effects, combined with a volatile geopolitical environment, has upended ‘business as usual’. Organisations now have no choice but to rethink the Supply Chain,” says Peter.

His keynote – part inspirational, part call to action – will address what is driving everything from warehousing to fulfillment, from technology and equipment investment to partnership and employment policies.

“Societal and policy issues are also at the forefront, with the demand for greater focus on climate, waste, emissions and ethical practices,” adds Peter.

“At the same time, we have seen that organisations and individuals have been able to meet challenges using digital and other technologies, surfacing the innovation capability that was always there but suppressed. The shift to online commerce, separating work and place, both working and accessing talent from anywhere and building new networks with a focus on flexibility has been breathtaking.”

Hard questions and hot topics

Some of the hot topics that will be covered during the conference by other speakers include the market trends driving retail change and how the supply chain can adapt to meet them; modern day slavery; greenifying the supply chain; and warehouse safety in the age of autonomous vehicles.

There will also be case studies on fulfilment centres by Marley Spoon; the invention of an inventory robot by DHL; and enhanced technology in warehouse design by a major Australian supermarket.

The innovators, pioneers and eCommerce success stories who will take to the CeMAT stage include OzHarvest Australia (charity partner); MyDeal and Women in Supply Chain.

Among the panel discussions will be a conversation on shipping by female industry leaders led by Jacqui McCombie, MD at Globelink International.

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Networking Drinks

All CeMAT delegates will have the opportunity to reconnect in person around drinks with the leaders in supply chain and logistics during a 2-hour networking event onsite on Wednesday 20 July. Featuring a soon to be announced special guest speaker, attendees will enjoy a fun, relaxed atmosphere and the chance to meet peers, speakers, sponsors and industry experts.

The latest warehouse innovations

This must-attend event will showcase impressive new technology, equipment and case studies of major innovations in supply chain automation, same day delivery, fast returns, expanding fulfilment and distribution centres, smart factories and more. 

The pressure is now on for Australian companies to elevate manufacturing and distribution processes to reach the standards of businesses in the US and Europe. The future belongs to those who can work faster, smarter, safer and greener. There are great opportunities for companies who invest in automation, digitalisation, better use of data and environmental change.

CeMAT AUSTRALIA will showcase the newest most innovative solutions from exhibitors across the logistics, supply chain management, materials handling and intralogistics sector. 

You are invited to join other professionals representing all areas of logistics, warehousing, distribution, procurement and technology at CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022. It is free to attend.

There will be displays and demonstrations from pioneering companies such as Knapp; Dematic; WITRON; CMTP; Addverb Technologies; Daifuku; Big Ass Fans; CombiLift and many more.

The event is an unmissable opportunity to see first-hand how Industry 4.0 can revolutionise the materials handling and intralogistics industry and how to rethink resilience and efficiency. Australian firms have the potential to dramatically impact their future prospects with world leading practices, ideas and innovation.


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