2022 National Forum on Urban Freight Logistics Education
The National Forum on Urban Freight Logistics Education will be held both at the QUT Gardens Point campus and online, on Friday 17 June, 2022. It will evaluate the state of education in urban freight logistics across Australia.
Forum hosts are the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, iMOVE Australia, Future Food Systems, Wayfinder, and QUT.
The forum will:
- Provide a comprehensive evaluation of the state of education in Australia on urban logistics through a national survey.
- Present a comprehensive review of international best practice in freight logistics education summarising alternative and sustainable freight logistic practices. This analysis provides a global overview of the state of education in this field.
- Evaluate urban freight stakeholders via a survey using the Delphi method to gather a broad range of perspectives relating to the need for a freight logistics curriculum, what are the enhanced skills and capabilities stakeholders would like to see in graduates, and how such a course could be offered to fit in with the needs of the industry.
- Create a proposal for new program development and implementation, which may include postgraduate award programs (such as Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas or Masters) and/or micro-credentials.
The national forum will provide a context for the research findings and offer the opportunity to discuss and refine the academic opportunities to provide guidance to develop education programs across Australia in the future.
The forum is aligned with an iMOVE project, Developing an urban freight planning course: A scoping study.
Program and speakers
8:30 Networking and coffee
9:00 Welcome to QUT
9:10 Australian Government Executive Address
9:20 Keynote Industry Address – Mr Michael Byrne
International Freight Coordinator General (AUSTRADE), Former MD/CEO Toll Holdings, Linfox P/L and Coates Hire, Senate Member University of Western Australia
9:45 National Industry Panel: Identifying the Business Need and the Challenges
- Marika Calfas, CEO NSW Ports
- James Dixon, Divisional GM South, E-commerce Deliveries, Australia Post
- Sandra Corowa, Transport Manager (QLD), Woolworths
- David Sanders, Group MD Bestrane.
- Kareena May, MD SITE Planning + Design
10:45 Morning Tea
11:00 Urban Logistics Planning and Transport Engineer Education Research Findings
- Literature Review – Professor Tan Yigitcanlar
- National Survey – Ms Sarah Briant
- Delphi Survey Findings – Dr Paul Donehue
- Education Delivery Models – Associate Dean Karen Whalen
12:00 Break Out Group Discussions
12:40 Plenary and next steps
1:00 Forum close
Register for the forum
Register for attendance, either at QUT or to attend online, by clicking the button below. You can also on this form select which of the three breakout discussion rooms you’d like to attend.
If attending in person the venue is: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) QUT Gardens Point, S Block, OJW Room 1215, Brisbane