Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo move to Melbourne proves a success with strong visitor attendance

  • Smart Expo, the national event for professionals in supply chain and logistics was held for the first time in Melbourne on 26 and 27th May 2015.

    The move to Melbourne proved a success, with a strong visitor attendance. Over two days more than 1,300 supply chain and logistics professionals viewed the latest innovation in hardware and software.

    For the first time Smart Expo was co-located with National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and Safety First Conference & Expo. “This resulted in increased visitor numbers across the manufacturing and safety sectors, exposing Smart exhibitors to a new audience of engineers, as well as professionals in the digital and sustainable manufacturing sectors”, said Simon Cooper, Managing Director of Interpoint Events – the expo organiser.

    Smart Expo again received strong industry support for the event, with 60 exhibitors and sponsors on the show floor. Smart exhibitors enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate their latest product lines and services to a targeted audience of decision makers.

    Rod le Fevre, Global Sales Manager for Microlistics had a very positive experience with a large number of people visiting their display, saying “the quality of visitors to the Microlistics display was of very high quality resulting in quite a number of realistic and potential sales leads being registered across the 2 days of the Expo. The SMART Expo is certainly now on the Microlistics trade show calendar list for the future. This event was recommended to us by one of our supply chain business partners and we will certainly recommend it to other supply chain businesses in the future.”

    Elliott Golten at Myfreight also commented on their participation, saying “the SMART expo was the perfect platform to showcase Myfreight™ – Australia’s leading freight management system. As a sponsor we experienced an increase in brand exposure that resulted in a significant number of new relationships with industry professionals. It gave us the opportunity to present Myfreight™ and demonstrate how we can relieve the stress of freight management across a wide range of industries.”

    With changing methodologies and trends in the last two years, the 13th edition of the  event continues to highlight how to make processes smarter and more efficient. This year, Smart Expo saw exhibitors showing ways to adopt agile global supply chain models, as well as improve techniques in sales and operations planning. The human factor was also at the fore, and visitors had the opportunity to learn about generational changes, leadership and safety.

    The new networking lounges on the show floor facilitated additional networking opportunities for Smart expo visitors, allowing them to discuss trends, see new products, learn about the latest technology, as well as explore new business opportunities.

    Smart Expo was supported by leading industry publications, including MHD magazine, Transport & Logistic News and Forkliftaction.com.

    Dates and the location for Smart Expo 2017 will be announced shortly. To keep updated on developments, please contact Melanie Robertson.

    For more information contact:
    Melanie Robertson
    Marketing Manager
    Interpoint Events
    Phone: +62 2 9660 2113
    Email: Melanie@intermedia.com.au