MEET THE SPEAKERS
Abe Eshkenazi serves as the chief executive officer for the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. ASCM is a new association that was launched under Eshkenazi’s leadership in 2019. It is built on the foundation of APICS, which Eshkenazi has led since 2006. Prior to joining APICS, he was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
Lawrence established The Australian Trade & Logistics Corporation to ensure importers and exporters are kept up-to-date with the latest international trade, logistics and supply chain innovations and providers in order for them to achieve long-term growth and success when doing business globally.
Laurence Jones is a qualified engineer with over 40 years experience. His skill areas include general management, operations, maintenance, design, construction, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, industrial relations, safety, environment, risk assessment and auditing. He joined the TT Club in December 2006 as Director Global Risk Assessment. His role in the TT Club covers internal advice and support in underwriting decisions and claims assessment, and externally he works proactively with clients and industry to identify areas where risks may be reduced.
Nic van der Ryden
Nic van der Reyden has extensive experience, acting for shipowners, charterers, logistics and mining companies and their insurers, including P&I and H&M, in all aspects of international and domestic shipping and logistics. His work involves the full range of charterparty, contract of affreightment and bill of lading disputes as well as contract drafting and advisory work. He is also accumulated significant experience acting in matters relating to offshore supply vessels, FPSO’s, heavy lift and project cargoes, marine casualty and fire investigations, ship arrest, coastal shipping regulation and ship sale/purchase transactions.
International trade and shipping
Xavier Eiglier has an extensive global background in shipping and logistics. Known for his work on transformation projects including the implementation of large-scale cold storage solutions, streamlining shipping operations, the introduction of ERP systems as well as inventory tracking solutions. Today, Xavier’s position is that a digital mindset is the key to business transformation.
Stephen heads up the Marine Fuels and Lubricants business unit at Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Viva Energy is the largest manufacturer and supplier of fuels to the Marine industry in Australia. Stephen joined Shell Australia (now Viva Energy) in 2006 as International Marine Fuels Sales Manager for Oceania following 17 years with the Australian National Line (ANL) where he held various commercial management and business development roles, based in Australia, Asia and the USA. He holds an MBA (Hons) from Deakin University.
Michael Potenza is the Chief Commercial Officer at Agility Logistics Australasia. He is responsible for all Commercial, Sales, Strategic Accounts, Product Management, Tender Management and Procurement activities at Agility. He has over 25 years’ experience, driving business through customer acquisition, global solutions management, new business development and supply chain consultancy. He’s proven leadership in people management, change management, leadership, sales management and corporate customer service in various geographies, has seen great results achieved for both customers and companies he has represented.
Stewart Lammin was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Flinders Port Holdings in March 2018. Stewart was the General Manager of Flinders Ports for six years and was responsible for the overall performance of the Ports business. Stewart is a highly experienced ports industry professional with over 35 years in the sector. He started his career at shipbroking house, Simpson Spence and Young in Sydney and later spent 15 years with Hamburg Süd in various roles across the country.
Peter van Duyn
Peter is the Managing Director of Espero Logistics Solutions and works as a Maritime Logistics Expert at the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Peter has project managed several logistics chain studies for port authorities in Australia. He has written a number media articles and provided commentary on port privatisation, stevedoring operations and port planning. He has provided expert advice to port authorities, government agencies and publicly listed logistics companies.
Zoran Kostadinoski is the Head of Border and Biosecurity at the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc (CBFCA). The CBFCA functions as a peak national industry association and the influential voice for customs brokers, international freight forwarders and other associated entities concerned with international trade.
Stuart holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He is also a PhD candidate at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems. Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive and transport sectors, including executive leadership roles at VicRoads, Austroads and Transport for Victoria.
Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role. He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, land use, transport and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.
As the General Manager for Parcel & Express Services, Ben Franzi is responsible for providing world class parcel services to our local and international customers as well as eCommerce solutions and marketplaces. Ben has extensive experience in executive finance, operational, product management and strategy roles; he successfully guided the strategy direction for parcels and freight services of Australia Post as it shifted from a mail service to an eCommerce service provider.
Paul Soong is the Regional Director of BluJay Solutions ANZ with more than 25 years’ experience in Information Technology. Experienced in multiple industries including Transportation and Logistics, Finance and Manufacturing, Paul focuses on software solutions for enterprise accounts, channels management in applications, mobility and business intelligence and business continuity, with local and multinational IT vendors, coupled with experience with working within the partner community.
Monica Velez is a passionate and engaging logistics & supply chain expert, backed by twelve years of international experience across businesses including Keralty, CEVA Logistics, Asahi Beverages and Colliers International. Monica understands operational, strategic and commercial objectives to ensure best-practice, and understands the opportunities for businesses around supply chain transformation, network optimisation, strategy and digital challenges. She is a detail-driven problem solver, laterally thinking and methodical in her approach, and is technically minded thanks to her Masters of Engineering in Integrated Logistics Management.