Thursday 18th Aug, 2022

Melissa Horne to address industry at MEGATRANS2022

MEGATRANS2022, run in conjunction with BULK2022, has announced that Victorian Ports and Freight Minister Melissa Horne will present a keynote address at the Industry Breakfast on the first day of the event.
Melissa Horne

MEGATRANS2022, run in conjunction with BULK2022, has announced that Victorian Ports and Freight Minister Melissa Horne will present a keynote address at the Industry Breakfast on the first day of the event.

Horne will then join a panel discussion to answer audience questions about current state government projects to benefit the freight and logistics industry in Victoria.

She has been responsible for implementing key reforms contained in the Victorian Freight Plan and has focussed strongly on getting more freight on rail.

In 2018 she secured an $83 million investment to boost maintenance on the rail freight network. This year’s Victorian Budget contains a further $181 million to be invested in capital upgrades to the network.

Horne has also initiated changes to the management of Victoria’s ports, bringing together several agencies under Ports Victoria and charting a new path for the state’s four commercial ports.

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Caryn Anderson, Executive General Manager, Port Growth and Planning at the Port of Melbourne, will join Horne on the panel. Anderson is responsible for leading the coordination of the Port’s growth strategies and supporting activities including infrastructure planning, major projects, concession and interface management and supply chain integration.

The panel will also feature Praveen Reddy – Executive Director at Freight Victoria, Paul Scurrah – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific National, Peter Anderson – CEO at the Victorian Transport Association, and Natalie is Deputy Reiter – Secretary of Policy, Precincts and Innovation at the Department of Transport.

To attend the exclusive event, book your tickets online now. Seats are limited.

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