Join us for a deep-dive into the critical role supply chains play and the factors that can affect their sustainability.
With the global pandemic highlighting how important transport and logistics are to economies, what's next in the sector and how can it evolve to meet the challenges ahead? Join RMIT and industry experts as they explore significant developments and opportunities in the sector and how collaboration can drive sustainability.
Presented by the College of Business and Law, the event will also mark the formal launch of the Global Transport and Logistics Research Group.
Mr Gallacher has held the position of Ports Australia CEO since 2017. Before this, he held several positions in the Parliament of New South Wales during his 21-year tenure, including Member of the Legislative Council, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Leader of the Government and Leader of the Opposition. Mr Gallacher also worked as Police Detective after his graduation from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Professional Services.
Mr Dickinson is a former ships' officer and has enjoyed a 42-year career in the maritime industry. He is the elected vice-chair of the ITF Seafarers' Section and the spokesperson for European Seafarers on the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Maritime Transport. He occupies several positions in the ETF Maritime Transport Section and ITF Fair Practices Committee. Nationally Mr Dickinson is also a member of the Trade Union Congress General Council and Executive Committee, a member of the National Council of Maritime UK, a Trustee Director of the UK's two maritime pension schemes: the MNOPF and the Master Trust Ensign Retirement Plan.
Dr Hoffmann has held various positions within the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for 17 years, focusing on trade facilitation and shipping. Prior to this he worked as Economic Affairs Officer at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the International Maritime Organisation. Having graduated with a PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg and worked as Assistant Professor, Dr Hoffman has maintained great interest in academic research. He continues to work with and support many academics around the world on research in the area of International Maritime Transport and Trade Logistics, in which he is also widely published.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer