GUEST SPEAKER: Minister Melissa Horne joins a strong line up of speakers for the VTA's port summit in August.
GUEST SPEAKER: Minister Melissa Horne joins a strong line up of speakers for the VTA's port summit in August.

Victorian Ports and Freight Minister to address Port Outlook

VICTORIAN Minister for Ports, Freight and Public Transport Melissa Horne is one of several high-profile representatives of the ports and channels community that the Victorian Transport Association has secured for its annual Port Outlook seminar on August 6.

Port Outlook has grown over the last four years to become one of the VTA's best-attended events, underscoring the importance of the Victorian ports sector in state and national supply chains.

"We are thrilled that Minister Horne has agreed to deliver a keynote address at Port Outlook and outline the Victorian Government's strategic vision for our ports and waterways, which are an essential part of the Victorian and national economy,” Anderson said.

"Without an efficient port network we all suffer, which is why it is essential to achieve regulatory and other settings that make our ports the most attractive for importers and exporters. It is equally important we get the balance right so that transport operators servicing the port can run profitable businesses that provide efficient, reliable and world-class services to their customers.”

Minister Horne joins a strong line-up of speakers to present at Port Outlook including:

  • Port of Melbourne CEO Brendan Bourke;
  • Victorian Ports Corporation CEO Rachel Johnson;
  • Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher;
  • GeelongPort CEO Brett Winter; and
  • Port of Hastings CEO Malcolm Geier.

Senior leaders from Port of Melbourne stevedores DP World Australia, Victoria International Container Terminal, Patrick and MIRRAT will also present at Port Outlook 2019, with other presenters being finalised.

Sponsored by Port of Melbourne, Port Outlook caters to freight operators and all supply chain participants that interact with Victoria's ports and waterways. It will feature presentations and panel discussions on key issues including port access, productivity improvement measures, infrastructure pricing and charges, Fishermans Bend Precinct planning, and more.

Port Outlook 2019 is being held on Tuesday, 6 August from 7.30am-2.30pm at Sketch Docklands. For registration and pricing information visit the VTA website.

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