Meet the speaker: Darren Rawlinson, Regional Director, Solutions Development – APAC at Dematic

In Darren’s role, he works across some of the most innovative automation and technology projects across the Asia Pacific region. At MEGATRANS2020 he will be sharing some of that expertise as he discusses the opportunities among the disruption.

Working across the Asia Pacific region, Darren has noticed a real shift towards demand for faster, more convenient delivery. “We’re seeing this across the entire region, many Asian countries are able to offer a two-hour delivery window, but half of that time is spent in traffic. So, they are picking and packing in record time to meet that consumer demand,” he says.

For Darren, that same-day delivery model presents a number of challenges for the traditional bricks and mortar retailers. “If people can check a price on their phone while they are in store, and that vendor can guarantee home delivery that same afternoon and is competitive on price, this really creates a challenging environment for traditional retailers,” he says.

Darren is looking forward to connecting with the industry at MEGATRANS2020 and says that these kinds of events are rare in the logistics and transport industry. “There really only is two or three opportunities like this a year, so I really urge everyone to get involved and come and see what we have to offer at MEGATRANS2020,” he says.

Darren will be speaking on the Friday 3rd April on the topic From disruption comes opportunity. For more info and to book your place: https://www.megatrans.com.au/.