Distribution 2020 and Beyond

Technology is transforming every industry, and the distribution sector is no exception, experiencing change and disruption like never before. Join industry experts and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, at one of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants – Café Sydney.

What we will cover

  • Digital transformation – the key to improving customer experience
  • The Amazon effect – tips to combat the disruptors
  • Streamlining internal systems to add to your bottom line profit
  • Case study – a digital transformation story from a local distribution company

Meet our Panellists

Our expert panellists will share local and global insights from industry, customer and technology supplier perspectives.

Ivan Imparato is Vice President at the Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) and a senior executive in the supply chain industry with 30 years of experience in a corporate setting. He is most experienced, in driving efficiencies in a BAU environment, managing strategic transformational change in high profile, diverse, complex and quality driven environments, applying a customer service mindset.
He has a comprehensive career with a globally iconic/leading brand in the automotive industry. An outstanding reputation for delivering sustainable customer service models underpinned by inventory optimisation, program and project management, financial management, developing high performance teams with a strong cultural mindset of continuous improvement.

Tony Corley is the Senior Global Product Manager – Distribution at Epicor. He has 24 years of Distribution ERP experience and has worked in various roles including Application Consultant, Strategic Implementation Manager, Strategic Consultant, Territory Manager, and Solution Engineer. Tony’s experience has helped him understand the business challenges that distributors face. Tony lives in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Craig Ogilvie is the IT Manager at P&R Electrical with over 30 years experience in IT within the Electrical Wholesale industry. After jointly developing the legacy solution run by P&R has managed the implementation of the company’s new ERP solution. He continues to monitor technological and industry trends to see how they could be implemented to improved efficiencies for both the company and their customers.

Meet our MC

Geoff Hird is Publisher and Managing Director at WF Media. He has 28 years’ experience in technology and industrial business-to-business media. From his senior position at one of Australia’s premier specialist media companies, Geoff keeps a close eye on industry trends and developments, especially in terms of technology disruption. He served 6 years as Chairman of industry body, Publishers Australia.

Who should attend?

Logistics Managers | Distribution Managers | Managing Directors | Operations Managers | CEOs | CFOs

The Agenda

7.30am          Registration, coffee and networking on the deck

7.45am          Seated for hot breakfast

8.15am          MC welcome and intro panellists

8.20am          Panellist presentations

9.00am          Q+A interactive session

9.30am          Networking on the deck – coffee and juice

10.00am        Event concludes

27 February 2019, Café Sydney
5 Sydney Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney


To register your interest in attending this event, please enter your details below. Spaces are strictly limited so our team will be in contact to confirm your place, or advise your wait list status.