Monday, 23 October 2017
09:00 - 19:00Registration Open
14:00 - 16:30WUWM Board Meeting (Board members only) at the Melbourne Convention Centre
18:30 - 20:30Welcome cocktail function, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 1, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
05:00 - 05:10Meet at the Pan Pacific South Wharf bus bay for transfers
05:10 - 06:00Travel time to Melbourne Market
06:00 - 08:15Melbourne Market tour & breakfast [More Info]
08:15 - 09:15Travel time to Queen Victoria Market
09:15 - 10:40Queen Victoria Market tour & morning tea [More Info]
10:40 - 11:15Travel time to Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
11:30 - 11:45Congress official opening address [More Info]
Speaker: Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture
11:45 - 12:30Congress Plenary sessions: The changing world and the changing business of markets [More Info]
Speaker: Mr. Colin McLeod, Professor in the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School, Australia
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 13:50Congress Plenary session: Historic marketplaces and urban regeneration [More Info]
Speaker: Mr Donald Hyslop, Chair of Trustees, Borough Markets, London's oldest food market
13:50 - 14:10Congress Plenary session: Disruption in The Chain; Changes & Chances from Farm to Fork [More Info]
Speaker: Mr René Van Gool, owner, VGA (Van Gool Advies) Den Haag, Netherlands
14:10 - 14:30Congress Plenary session: Lessons in preserving local character while modernising a marketplace [More Info]
Speaker: Mr. John Turnbull, Director of Asset Management and Development, The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) in Seattle, Washington USA
14:30 - 14:50Congress Plenary session: Queen Victoria Market's renewal program within the context of a changing city [More Info]
Speaker: Joanne Wandel, Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Program Director (City of Melbourne)
14:50 - 15:35Panel discussion: Not only maintaining, but strengthening, the role of wholesale and retail markets in the fresh food system: Donald Hyslop, René Van Gool, John Turnbull & Joanne Wandel
15:35 - 16:00Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:45Congress Plenary session: New routes to the consumer for fresh produce [More Info]
Speaker: Mr David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food and Marketing at Imperial College London and, Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K.
17:00Close - Free Evening
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
09:00 - 09:25Congress Plenary session: Landlord and tenant collaboration [More Info]
Speaker: Mr Anthony Di Pietro, Group CEO, LaManna Premier Group, Melbourne
09:25 - 09:50Congress Plenary session: Accelerating supply chain speed [More Info]
Speaker: Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business, Australia Post
09:50 - 10:05Congress Plenary session: Diversity in your management team and decision making processes [More Info]
Speaker: Jacinta Carboon, CEO Squareweave
10:05 - 10:40Congress Plenary session: Are markets ready for the circular economy? [More Info]
Speaker: Joan Ko, Environment & Sustainability Leader, Arup
10:40 - 11:00Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:25Congress Plenary session: Developing the business case for moving the Markets [More Info]
Speaker: Brad Latham, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Markets Limited
11:25 - 11:50Congress Plenary session: Evolving a traditional marketplace for future generations [More Info]
Speaker: Fiona Whitworth, General Manager- Strategy and Operations, Queen Victoria Market
11:50 - 12:15Congress Plenary session: More than moving a Market [More Info]
Speaker: Mark Maskiell, CEO, Melbourne Market Authority, Australia
12:15 - 13:00Panel discussion: Leveraging investments in infrastructure to improve operations and efficiencies for both tenants and landlords with respect to markets being organic, evolving communities as opposed to simply fixed assets. Brad Latham, Fiona Whitworth & Mark Maskiell
13:00 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:00Congress Plenary session: Marketing & logistics of agricultural products [More Info]
Speaker: Dr Hong Lan
14:00 - 14:50Digital disrupting traditional markets [More Info]
Speaker: Gareth Jude, Retail Industry Executive, Telstra
15:00 - 16:00WUWM Regional Meeting (Members only)
16:00 - 17:00WUWM Membership Meeting
19:00 - 21:30Congress function - Venue: Showtime [More Info]
Thursday, 26 October 2017
COMMUTE FROM MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY. Flights are not included in registration fees. Flights depart every 30 minutes and flying time is approx. one hour and 20 minutes with either Qantas or Virgin Australia.
Friday, 27 October 2017
06:00Board the bus
06:15Depart Novotel Sydney Hotel
07:00Arrive at Sydney Markets and commence Sydney Markets tour (coffee and refreshments)
09:00Breakfast and Networking (coffee and light breakfast)
09:30Optional viewing of change over
10:00Board the bus
10:15Depart Sydney Markets
11:00Arrive at Paddy's Market, Haymarket- SHORT INTRO TO PADDY'S, SHORT SHOPPING TIME
12:00Board the bus
12:15Depart Paddy's Haymarket
12:30Arrive at hotel - Novotel Rockford, Darling Harbour
13:30Guests to get themselves to King Street, Wharf 4 (in front of the Brew House, access through 35 Lime Street, King Street Wharf)
13:45Board Boat
14:00Cruise departs- Cruise around Sydney Harbour (substantial canapes, food stations and drinks, R&B soul band 'Brown Sugar'
18:00Cruise ends