What an amazing turnout for The 61st Annual Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards! This year saw the return of the awards to its regular November timeslot and was a sell-out shortly after early bird pricing ended, making it the most successful to date. The event was held at the fabulous Park Hyatt Melbourne which provided a luxurious marble pillared setting and was hosted by former Logies host, actor & comedian Shane Bourne. The awards attracted the who’s who of Australian Supply Chain with keynote provided by the honourable Michael Gallacher who looked at the past & future challenges in Supply Chain and the importance of government working with the industry.
An important aspect of the awards and a key pillar for SCLAA is to provide events that facilitate networking, collaboration & the sharing of ideas. This year we partnered with Whispir to provide an innovative platform where guests could locate companies and people to network with during meal breaks. A simple but important addition that helped bring people together on the night.
The ASCLA's are now a key event on the Supply Chain calendar and offers recognition and encouragement for those in the industry that over the past 2 years and even now are under incredible pressure. These challenges also provide opportunity, as the spotlight is increasingly on the industry and awareness of Supply Chain’s contribution to the economy at an all-time high. Certainly, something to celebrate.
Innovation, hard work & excellence are now more important than ever and it was a pleasure to recognise those who have achieved much over the past year. Congratulations to all the ASCLA winners, High Commendation recipients & finalists for your amazing efforts and contribution. Look out for the awards photos & interviews of all ASCLA winners on the SCLAA Social Media pages over the coming weeks - hosted by our valued media partner, Import Export TV.
I am very much encouraged by the leadership team at SCLAA who volunteer their time tirelessly and enthusiastically. Their passion and commitment to the industry that they are a part of is an inspiration to me. My heartfelt thanks goes to the ASCLA inner circle: Chief Judge Cathy-Anne Jones, VIC TAS Division; President Rakesh Bandipelli & Partnership manager Megan White. Thanks to SCLAA Chair Sue Tomic for her exceptional leadership and courage to change the association to what it is today. Thanks to the ASCLA committee for your hard work in making these awards so memorable. To the VIC TAS division committee who were the feet on the ground at the event - thanks for your passion and drive on the night. You certainly lived up to our creed - to be humble on the outside, confident on the inside & to support & work with each other as a team to achieve our goals. If this sounds like something that you would like to be involved in for 2023, please reach out to myself – I would love to welcome you as part of the SCLAA family.
Once again we had great support from industry and my appreciation goes to the event sponsors this year, Platinum sponsors JLL & uTenant, Silver sponsors Gamma Solutions and Import Export TV & supporting partners Ligentia, Dematic, LMA & Americold.
What is next for the ASCLA's? The massive support from industry this year and the popularity of the event will mean that we look at ASCLA 2023 through new eyes with a vision to take next year’s event to a new level. Stay tuned!
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