The countdown is on for the Trade and Transport Day, and launch of the Rail Day at the 6th biennial GS1 Supply Chain Week.

With less than two weeks to go, the Trade and Transport Day is being held on 7 September at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, Sydney, and on 14 September at Sumac and Sketch, Central Pier at the Docklands in Melbourne. The Rail Day will take place on 5 September at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.

scw-2015-trade-transport_081015_032Marcel Sieira, Head of Customer Engagement and Business Development at GS1 Australia said, “This year we have exciting new additions to the program including the new rail sector.

“The rail program will focus on standardising the way materials are identified and the technologies required for implementation to improve safety, reliability and quality across the Australian rail industry.”

Hosted by GS1 Australia, the Trade and Transport Day, and Rail Day promise to deliver an interactive learning experience for trade, transport, logistics, rail and supply chain professionals. Attendees will discover the role of GS1 standards, and the next steps to improve visibility and efficiency, reduce costs and manage assets effectively.

GS1 Australia’s Head of Marketing and Training Solutions, Richard Jones, said, “The Trade and Transport Day is bringing together industry experts and influencers who will share insights about the need for end-to-end visibility and interoperability in your supply chain.

“This is an ideal opportunity to find out about the benefits and challenges of new age visibility solutions, some of which are here today.”

Speakers and topics at the Trade and Transport Day include:

  • Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director at Australian Logistics Council – ‘Industry response to the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy’
  • Cameron Webb, General Manager IT Product and Value Chain at Woolworths – ‘A retailer’s perspective on the importance of supply chain visibility’
  • Heath McMichael, APEC, G20 and Multilateral Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – ‘APEC developments and the use of GS1 standards for cross border efficiencies’
  • Mark Ullah, Growth and Innovation Executive at Telstra – ‘The next wave of innovation’

For the first time, the Rail Day will bring together industry experts and speakers including:

  • Phil Allan, Chief Operating Officer at Australasian Railway Association – ‘The adoption of GS1 standards for identification of MRO materials’
  • Tony Anetts, Senior Manager Supply Chain at Sydney Trains – ‘Update on current work involving parts and component identification within rail’
  • Amy Lezala, Section Lead at SNC-Lavalin Rail and Transit – ‘The reliance on the availability of quality data for a quality outcome’
  • Michael Mowat, Senior Manager Logistics at V/Line – ‘Status of V/Line’s project to identify parts and components using GS1 standards’

Delegates will also have the opportunity to network with sponsors of the event to explore how their solutions will enable the implementation of GS1 standards. Event sponsors include Stibo Systems, MessageXchange, SICK, DSI, Checkpoint Systems, Pacific Commerce, and Matthews Australasia.

For registrations or further information, visit or contact Katya Saliba, Events Manager at or 03 9550 3476.

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