Freight2020 User Group Conference Australia/New Zealand

– GETTING THE MOST FROM FREIGHT2020 –
– NEW FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES –
– USER TIPS FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED –
– GUEST SPEAKERS AND FOCUS SESSIONS –

Who is invited to attend VISION?

All current users of the Freight2020 transport management system
including business owners, managers, and administrative staff.

– INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES –
– FUTURE OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY –
– IMPROVING EFFICIENCY & PROFITABILITY –
– NETWORKING WITH USER GROUP –

Special guest speakers @ VISION

Tim Suffield, Associate Director, ANZ

Tim Suffield, Associate Director, ANZ

Tim is an Associate Director within ANZ’s Client Insights and Solutions Team and has authored and presented numerous road transport-related analytical reports. See recent ATN article here.

Mark Armstrong, Vice President and Managing Director International, (EMEA & APJ), Progress

Representing Progress and OpenEdge, the robust and future-ready development environment of Freight2020, Mark Armstrong describes how OpenEdge digital transformation is paving the highway to the horizon for users of Freight2020.

Presenters and speakers include

Grant Walmsley

Grant Walmsley, General Manager,
CMS Transport Systems

Andrew Power of CMS Transport Systems

Andrew Power, Software Development Manager,
CMS Transport Systems

Neil Foley of CMS Transport Systems

Neil Foley, Operations Manager,
CMS Transport Systems

Denise Zumpe

Denise Zumpe, SafeSense Workplace Safety

Leigh Cripps SRT Logistics

Leigh Cripps, Manager Finance and IT,
SRT Logistics (MDBA case study)

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PRE-EVENT | EVENING TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017

— 5:30pm to 7:30pm —
PROGRESS WELCOME TO FREIGHT2020 VISION
Complimentary welcome drinks and canapés for
visiting delegates @ Rydges Melbourne
— 8:00pm onward —
OPENEDGE TEPPANYAKI DINNER EXPERIENCE
Complimentary dinner at Ginza Teppenyaki in Little Bourke Street, 3 set menu banquets to choose from (including vegetarian), drink options included

RYDGES MELBOURNE WELCOMES DELEGATES WITH EARLYBIRD ACCOMMODATION DEALS

FULL-DAY EVENT | WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017

— 8:00am to 5:00pm —
Full day of plenary and breakout sessions with catered breaks and all-day
espresso cart @ Rydges Melbourne (see agenda below)

CONFERENCE AGENDA

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and arrival coffee @ Rydges

08:30 – 09:55

PLENARY SESSION #1: Progress Room

Welcome and keynote addresses

  • Official opening of VISION 2017 by Grant Walmsley and Rob Mullins (CMS Transport Systems)

Special guest speakers: big views, future focus

  • Digital transformation: moving forward with the OpenEdge development environment of Freight2020 – presentation by Mark Armstrong, Vice President and Managing Director International (EMEA & APJ), Progress.
  • Australian road freight transport industry insights and forecasts presented by expert analyst, Tim Suffield, Associate Director, ANZ – what are the challenges on the road ahead? – where are the greatest opportunities arising?

09:55 – 10:15

Morning break @ Rydges

Help yourself to espresso coffee, variety of teas, snacks, free WiFi.

10:20 – 13:00

PLENARY SESSION #2: Progress Room

Freight2020 ‘lightning launches’: new for 2017

  • Freight2020 MDBA with guest: Leigh Cripps, SRT Logistics – how 24/7 protection of vital business data guards against unforeseeable but commonly-occurring disaster.
  • Freight2020 BI360 (business analytics) – launching the new, customisable ‘management dashboard’ for Freight2020: an instant, easy-to-read display of business performance data.
  • Freight2020 User Community WIKI – where system documentation and user knowledge can be shared 24/7.
  • New Freight2020 UI (user interface) – preview the more contemporary look-and-feel of Freight2020 including the Google-like menu icons, user-friendly drag-and-drop functionality, and much more.
  • Freight2020 development roadmap – what’s next in Freight2020 system development and how development is driven by industry change and user-community needs.

Freight2020 ‘superstar’ user success stories

Two of Australia’s most efficient, ultra-optimised companies share insights about their successful deployment of Freight2020:

  • Discover how Australian Bay Lobster Producers innovate using Freight2020 to manage the complexities of 1PL in biotech/aquaculture from QLD breeding to USA plates. Presented by John Bryant, BBus (Acc), FCA, FCPA, CMC, MAICD, Finance Director of ABLP and former CFO of QLD-based explosives carrier Rocky’s Own Transport.
  • Learn how WA-based ‘power-users’ Coastal Midwest Transport went paper-free with Freight2020 delivering astonishing mobility and end-to-end business automation; how massive customer adoption of the Freight2020 Online Customer Portal was achieved, and much more.

13:00 – 13:35

Lunch break @ Rydges

Working-style buffet lunch of salads, sandwiches, and sweets.

13:40 – 14:20

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

Upstream Room

Freight2020 Operations/Warehouse integration

Take a ‘deep dive’ into item-level tracking, RF scanning, integrated system interactivity for a state-of-the-art, end-to-end transport and 3PL warehousing solution. Learn from one of Victoria’s most experienced warehousing managers now helping others as a Freight2020 Operations and Warehouse Management expert.

Transtech Room

Real-time driver fatigue management

How dedicated fatigue-management technology provides dramatic improvement in the management of safety and compliance. Presented by Transtech with CMS Transport Systems.

OpenEdge Room

Freight2020 Financial Accounting

Streamlining financial accounting with system-wide integration. Still using another accounting system with Freight2020? How to prepare for a smooth transition. For existing users, get advanced tips on GST, periodical payments (finance contracts), and more.

14:25 – 15:05

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

Upstream Room

Digital document management

How automation creates a more efficient paper-free environment – the astonishing business-wide power of Freight2020 combined with Upstream solutions. Leave your paperchase at the door!

Transtech Room

Managing compliance with Freight2020

How Freight2020 provides integrated management of compliance – more important than ever with changes to chain of responsibility laws coming in 2018. Guest speaker, Denise Zumpe, from SafeSense Workplace Safety, gives practical advice.

OpenEdge Room

Freight2020 Mobility

Join this interactive demo of the Freight2020 app for driver mobility which now also enables depot scanning. If your business wastes too much time chasing driver-related paperwork, you won’t want to miss this session.

15:05 – 15:25

Afternoon break @ Rydges

Help yourself to espresso coffee, variety of teas, snacks, free WiFi.

15:30 – 16:10

BREAKOUT SESSION #3

Upstream Room

Freight2020 Payroll

The payroll system so good, non-transport companies are using it. Learn from a transport-expert CPA about the power of integrated payroll. See how easily superannuation is managed by Freight2020, and the new ’employee portal’ and ‘one touch payroll’.

Transtech Room

Real-time driver fatigue management

Did you miss the earlier session? Get into this room to learn how dedicated fatigue-management technology provides dramatic improvement in the management of safety and compliance. Presented by Transtech with CMS Transport Systems.

OpenEdge Room

Business analytics with Freight2020 BI360

An in-depth look at Freight2020 BI360 for monitoring business performance in real-time. All the KPIs that business owners and managers really need to know are right there at any moment on an easy-to-read, customisable dashboard. BI360 is the must-have tool for business decision-makers – don’t miss this session. Presented by Mike Marriage PMP, Progress, with CMS Transport Systems.

16:15 – 16:55

BREAKOUT SESSION #4

Upstream Room

Digital document management

If you missed the earlier session, here’s another chance to find out how automation creates a more efficient paper-free environment – the astonishing business-wide power of Freight2020 combined with Upstream solutions. Leave your paperchase at the door!

Transtech Room

Freight2020 Fleet Management

Managing costs and maintenance, improving vehicle profitability. Hear from a Sydney-based carrier how Freight2020 has totally streamlined the scheduled maintenance component of fleet management, and much more!

OpenEdge Room

Freight2020 Online Customer Portal

How your customers can interact in real-time with Freight2020 providing a company-branded interface for self-service 24/7. Learn how companies like Coastal Midwest Transport have saved resources, increased efficiency, and improved customer convenience and satisfaction by having up to 80% of customer service processing tasks handled by Freight2020.

16:55 – 17:00

Conclusion and giveaways

Rydges Melbourne venue facilities

Rydges is a popular conference venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, the Bella Bar, Locanda Restaurant (executive chef Paul Griffiths, ex-Palazzo Versace, former ‘Chef of the Year’), a fitness centre, and heated rooftop pool with poolside room service. Perfect for business travellers, guest rooms boast the “Rydges Dream Bed”, flat-screen TVs, work desk, ergonomic chair, mini-bar, and free WiFi. Rooms are available in a variety of configurations from reasonably-priced twin or queen studio rooms with ensuite through to luxury spa suites and multi-bedroom, multi-bathroom apartments with expansive city views.

How to find Rydges Melbourne

Address details

Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9662 0511

Getting there

When travelling from the airport, take the Tullamarine Freeway and turn left into Flemington Rd when nearing the city. At the roundabout, continue straight ahead onto Elizabeth St. Turn left at Victoria Parade and right into Exhibition St. Rydges Melbourne is on your left. Taxi or Uber is approximately $50 and 30-40 minutes. Shuttle service is approximately $18 and 1-hour journey time (book through SkyBus).

Parking

Wilson Parking is located under the hotel with lift access to reception. Max vehicle height is 1.9m. Charges apply. Discount rates for hotel guests – present your car park ticket to reception to access this discount prior to departure. Hotel guests pay approximately $30/day with unlimited exits. On-site parking is subject to availability. If necessary, you will be directed to a secondary parking station nearby.

Where to book flights

Welcoming visitors to Melbourne

Optional pre-event dinner at Ginza Teppanyaki

Complimentary pre-event drinks and canapés