The launch of MEGATRANS, a new, multi-dimensional transport and logistics event to be held in Melbourne in 2018, has created a stir across industries and all levels of government.
On the back of strong support from the 3PL and fleet sector following last week’s official launch, Show Director, Simon Coburn, now revealed that the event has attracted political support on the highest level, too.
According to Coburn, the Victorian Government has readily embraced the MEGATRANS concept, knowing just how crucial a strong and integrated transport and logistics industry will be for the State’s economic future.
The Hon. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, as well as Ports, commented, “I appreciate the opportunity for the Victorian Government to be a key partner of MEGATRANS, and support the promotion of the logistics, materials handling and freight industries to a national and international audience.”
Coburn said he was excited to see that the Victorian State Government has taken note of the magnitude of the event by coming on board as a key partner early on.
“The fact that we are the first to address megatrends such as population growth, urbanisation, congestion, demographic change and sustainability by providing one central platform for all industries along the supply chain has not gone unnoticed.
“We are facing a real political and socio-economic challenge that can only be addressed by pooling resources and bringing various industries and stakeholders together under the one roof, and MEGATRANS is seen as part of the solution.”
Coburn also disclosed that the event will kick off with a large-scale ministerial breakfast featuring business leaders and industry influencers from the transport, logistics, infrastructure and materials handling industries, as well as government officials and key decision makers representing the national and international supply chain.
According to Coburn, it will be provide a unique opportunity to learn about the Government’s future strategies first hand and be part of cross-sector movement to tackle the challenges ahead.
MEGATRANS will make its debut from 10 to 12 May 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and will cover the entire supply chain from point of origin to point of sale – including the wider infrastructure and logistics industry.
Coburn said MEGATRANS will bring together stakeholders from all sectors – including from road, rail, air and sea transport through to logistics management, warehousing, materials handling and infrastructure development.
The three-day expo will thus provide a “platform for everyone involved in planning, executing and documenting the flow and storage of goods” between the point of origin and point of consumption.