Supply Chain Symposium confirmed

The supply chain symposium, which is being supported by CILT NZ, will take place on 28 August 2019. The day-long event is being organised by The Forklift Association in an effort to provide business leaders and their peers with a rare opportunity to gain a perspective of the likely future landscape of supply chain.

“We’re really pleased with the feedback we’ve had from the industry about this event and plans are firming up fast,” says Andrew Stone. “This is the first real chance the leaders of supply chain businesses will have to do a focused and independent review of what fundamental innovations will be coming to their operations in the next three to five years.”

The event, which is not vendor-centric, is being brought together by The Forklift Association, in association with CILT NZ and FTD magazine, and will traverse three key innovation themes – each is a foundation for multiple operational areas. The themes will get a thorough treatment for at least 90 minutes and be led by unique leaders in the subjects:

  • Data and technology – Lauren Salisbury
  • People and culture – Cherie Tirikatene
  • Sustainability – Barbara Nebel.

Expert specialists

Supporting them will be expert specialists as the dialogue maps out the likely trajectory and range of effects of each of the three themes in supply chain operations. Participants will be invited before the day to contribute their questions and thoughts to ensure the speakers address them during the day. The format is designed to provide deep coverage of the subject matter while engaging with participants.

The intention is to reach an accord in each of the three themes to allow an industry-led pathway. “While vendors have their role to play in bringing the technologies to market, no one knows better how it can be utilised than industry itself,” says Mr Stone.

The day-long symposium is supported by ASB and Goodman, the global property group. Invitations to industry leaders will be made in late May, and limited public tickets may be made available in mid-June.

Where and when

  • When: Wednesday 28 August 2019, 10am–4pm
  • Where: ASB North Wharf, 12 Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

To register your interest for tickets, visit or contact Andrew Stone: