The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-19T02:44:28Z Camp Quality Convoy Victoria returns to the road again for children’s cancer 2019-03-19T02:44:28Z camp-quality-convoy-victoria-returns-to-the-road-again-for-childrens-cancer I hope you're having a good day. We're reaching out to you today to see if you can help us generate interest for a very valuable children's charity... Camp Quality. The charity is once again hosting its Camp Quality Convoy Victoria to raise much funds to help children and families touched by cancer. Can you help us spread the word and generate some registrations amongst truck drivers and motorcyclists? A full press release is below (and attached). Below the press release is a dropbox link for images, and associated captions. If you need any of these images compressed and emailed direct please don't hesitate to ask. Kind regards, Alison Treloar Senior Account Manager Seftons 0422 093 639 alison.treloar@seftons.com.au Issue date: 19 March 2019 Camp Quality Convoy Victoria returns to the road again for children’s cancer It’s back! The Camp Quality Convoy Victoria will hit the road again on Sunday 7 April after a year off, with dozens of trucks and motorbikes expected to join the fun at Avalon Airport. Australia’s leading provider of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline has announced it will continue its generous support of the event and is also entering a special guest in the Convoy. The new International Pro-star demonstration truck will take a break from its tour around Victoria to feature in the day’s activities and is expected to draw a lot of interest from truck enthusiasts. For Truckline’s Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart, this event holds special meaning for her and her family, after sadly losing her niece to childhood cancer at just five years of age. “I’m proud that Truckline is continuing their support of and involvement in this event and to see it back again after a hugely successful 2017 Convoy. It was a terrible tragedy for my family when we lost my niece, so I’m keen to do anything I can to support other families living with cancer,” Casey said. “Camp Quality is an incredible organisation that does so much for children growing up with cancer and their families. The programs and services offered to these children and their parents and siblings have a lasting impact and are such a great help through such a difficult time.” Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall acknowledged that continued support from Truckline and other sponsors allowed the event to return and focus on raising as much money as possible. “With the ongoing support from Truckline and principal partner Viva Energy, we wouldn’t be able to hold an event like the Convoy and raise the money we do. Having corporate sponsors means all the funds raised by the truck drivers, the motorbike riders and the community at large supports Victorian kids to help children 0-13 deal with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad. We are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer. We create opportunities for the kids to be kids again: in-hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.,” Kendra said. “In the words of a family member: Camp Quality provides us with the opportunity to escape the daily treadmill of everyday life. To have smiles and laugher in the midst of a dark time is priceless.” Kendra told us. After a year off, this year’s Convoy will proceed slightly differently from earlier events, including the introduction of a Show and Shine following previous feedback. Registration fees for trucks and motorbikes in the Convoy are also substantially reduced this year, making the convoy accessible for participants, with all Convoy entrants encouraged to use the event to drive fundraising from their own networks. The Convoy will start from Avalon Airport at 8:00am on April 7, arriving back at the airport around midday where the Show and Shine and a range of family-friendly events will take place, including face painting for the kids, courtesy of sponsor Truckline. General entry is a gold coin donation, which includes the family activities on-site, and a raffle will be conducted to support the fundraising initiative. The day will conclude at 3pm. To register for the Convoy, go the website convoy.org.au ENDS About Truckline Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 60 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 22 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 25,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving. PHOTOS A dropbox link for photos is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b03o5kzh1imzddx/AAAgtw51eknvp4dInvpXWE2na?dl=0 Captions are as follows (easily referenced with filenames): 1. Sponsor Truckline will be entering the new International ProStar demonstration truck in the convoy 2. Truckline’s Casey Stewart whose family has experienced their own childhood cancer tragedy 3. Truckline VIC TAS Territory Business Manager Casey Stewart with Truckline Hallam Manager Ian Miles 4. Truckline's Casey Stewart with the International ProStar demonstration truck which will join the Convoy 5. On the road at past Camp Quality Convoys 6. The line up from past Camp Quality Convoys 7. All parked up at previous Camp Quality Convoys 8. Truck drivers and motorbike riders alike gather for Convoy MEDIA ALERT: Pickles Hosts Mackay’s Massive March Industrial Equipment Sale (March 14 - 20) 2019-03-13T21:45:55Z media-alert-pickles-hosts-mackay-s-massive-march-industrial-equipment-sale-march-14-20 WHAT Australia’s largest industrial equipment auctioneer Pickles, will host six online auctions and one live auction on behalf of two Queensland behemoths in the construction and engineering sectors.   Stock has been sourced from Epoca Constructions (fleet rationalisation), a privatively owned and operated civil, structural, and mechanical engineering company, and Q H & M Birt, a family-owned delivery orientated construction contractor.    Millions of dollars’ worth of functional, high-quality fleet including portable buildings blocks, prime movers, dozers, loaders, trucks and trailers will be auctioned off, and stock has been grouped into the below auctions:   1.      Light Vehicles & Utilities Online Auction 2.      Truck & Trailer Online Auction 3.      Earth Moving & Mobile Plant Online Auction 4.      Cranes, Forklifts & Access Equipment Online Auction 5.      Containers & Portable Buildings Online Auction 6.      Mackay Light Industrial & Workshop Equipment Online Auction 7.      Major Earthmoving Equipment Auction   WHERE & WHEN ONLINE AUCTIONS (1-6) VIEWINGS All stock can be viewed by making an appointment, please call 1300 869 602.   AUCTIONS Thursday, 14 March 9am AEST to Wednesday, 20 March. Check the sale info, linked on each asset listing, for full details of the auction.   LISTING Please view listing here   LIVE AUCTION (7) VIEWINGS All stock can be viewed prior on Friday, 15 March 2019 and Monday, 18 March 2019 in person by appointment or online.    AUCTIONS  Tuesday, 19 March from 10am at Lot 12, Ron Searle Drive, Mackay Harbour.   LISTING Please view listings here.   For bidders unable to attend, Pickles offers an online bidding facility – Pickles Live – allowing bids to be placed Australia-wide in real time.  Interested parties are asked to register on the site prior.    ABOUT PICKLES Pickles is Australia’s leading marketplace for used vehicles, salvage, industrial, and general goods, offering thousands of quality assets every week at below-market prices.   With over 50 years’ experience selling on behalf of trusted vendors including government departments, major financial institutions, fleet, lease and insurance companies, and major corporate businesses, Pickles offers customers value, flexibility, and convenience.    ABOUT EPOCA CONSRUCTIONS Epoca Constructions is a privately owned and operated civil, structural, and mechanical engineering company established in 1970. Epoca Constructions is a highly valued contractor providing professional construction services to a wide client base.    ABOUT Q H & M BIRT Q H & M Birt is a well-known family owned civil and mining contracting company with over 40 years of experience in the industry. The business has grown to be a dynamic provider in the construction industry, managing a diverse range of projects Australia wide.     SYSPRO appoints Rob Stummer to lead Australasia Region 2019-03-05T00:13:24Z syspro-appoints-rob-stummer-to-lead-australasia-region Sydney – 5 March 2019 – Global Enterprise Resource Planning provider, SYSPRO today announced the appointment of Rob Stummer as Chief Executive Officer of SYSPRO Australasia. Lauded as a strategic technology industry leader, Stummer will apply his vast experience in Enterprise Application Technology to drive SYSPRO’s continued growth across the Australasia region. He has held executive positions in private as well as publicly listed companies including KPMG, Accenture and most recently IFS. SYSPRO Chief Executive Officer, Phil Duff has welcomed Stummer’s appointment: “Rob has a proven track record of growing and improving performance in complex commercial environments so we are delighted to have someone of his caliber leading this important region.”  “Rob will be instrumental in aligning strategy, leadership and culture to deliver sustainable results for all stakeholders in the region. He displays great vision and I believe that his approach to creating ‘strategy with purpose’ will drive significant growth going forward,” adds Duff. Stummer holds several degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Melbourne. “Today’s pace of change is exponential and digital transformation has never been more important. I am passionate about translating vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and ecosystems to drive results. SYSPRO is leading the charge with digital transformation and innovation, so I am excited to be able to leverage this to increase our market share and deliver exceptional service to our customers and partners in the region,” says Stummer. ENDS. About SYSPRO SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.  Janet Matton joins pitt&sherry's Board 2019-03-04T22:46:28Z janet-matton-named-as-non-executive-director-on-pitt-amp-sherry-s-board-2 Media Release   5th March 2019   The Board of pitt&sherry welcomes Janet Matton as a Non-Executive Director. Chairman, Paul Hardy commented: “Janet brings a wealth of experience to this position and we are excited about her appointment.”   Janet is an AICD graduate and currently, a director of Better Care Victoria, Epworth Healthcare and Chair of the Eastern Community Legal Centre Janet was head of operations for IBM in Australia and New Zealand where she oversaw the extensive and robust management systems of the entire IBM company, a $4.5B entity in Australia and NZ.     Janet has a forte for ensuring businesses embrace technology-enabled business model changes that both minimise strategic and operational risk and maximise business growth and return. Janet’s capabilities include the ability to work at both the strategic and detailed operational levels with a talent for developing strategic initiatives and translating them into operational success. Her vast experience encompasses strategic change programs, acquisitions and divestitures, large scale project management and leadership of large, complex teams.  She has more than 20 years of senior, corporate management experience across multiple disciplines including Finance, HR, Strategy and IT.    Janet also brings broad international experience, having spent 12 years living and working in the USA, UK, Europe, Japan and China. Janet was recognised in 2012 as a finalist in the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards and awarded Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2010.  It is very pleasing that pitt&sherry has attracted someone of Janet’s calibre and experience that will be a great benefit to pitt&sherry.   pitt&sherry’s board have been looking to bring a fresh perspective and extend its experience base. Janet brings not only vast experience but passion, critical thinking and positive energy and is a very welcomed addition.     About pitt&sherry   pitt&sherry is an inspired thinking company which embraces the challenges of a changing world with agility. Our deep knowledge and advisory capability provide market-leading solutions to the transport, industrial, mining, energy, and community infrastructure sectors Australia wide.    www.pittsh.com.au   Media Contact; Dan MacInnis, Marketing, 0400507037, dmacinnis@pittsh.com.au Sydney reinforces its position as Australia’s automated vehicle mecca 2019-02-27T23:49:39Z sydney-reinforces-its-position-as-australia-s-automated-vehicle-mecca The nation’s peak driverless vehicle industry collective says a commitment by the New South Wales Government to host a national Centre of Excellence and a world-leading summit later this year demonstrates a strong commitment that puts the state at the leading edge of innovation and reinforces that it is well and truly open for business. Under an agreement struck between Transport for NSW and the Australia and New Zealand International Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), the state will host what is expected to be the biggest automated vehicle exhibition and trade show ever seen in Australia in October 2019.  ADVI Executive Director, Ms Rita Excell, said the strong show of support by the NSW Government and Transport for New South Wales demonstrates their forward-thinking in transport technologies and will go a long way to address Australia’s slippage in automated vehicle readiness rankings recently released. “ADVI and our partners are very excited about this opportunity to align more closely with the work being undertaken in NSW to ensure the focus moves beyond limited trials and deployments to achieving true commercialisation of this technology as already seen in other parts of the world,” Ms Excell said. “This new collaboration takes the introduction of automated vehicles onto our roads to the next level and is sure to attract national and global attention. In October 2019, the world’s focus is expected to turn on Sydney when it hosts the biggest automated vehicle event ever to be held in Australia. Ms Excell said previous international driverless vehicle summits have attracted all of the world’s leading automated shuttle manufacturers and other industry leaders, and AVDI looks forward to bringing its industry partners to Sydney and inviting them to put their driverless vehicle innovations on display for the world to see. “Transport for New South Wales has an ambitious and comprehensive program of works in place to best prepare the state for a world where driverless vehicles share the road, and they have ensured that this technology is at the very heart of its long-term transport vision – and ADVI is pleased at the opportunity to be part of that exciting journey,” she said. “Future Transport 2056 is the first Strategy of its kind focused on harnessing the rapid advancement of driverless technology and innovation across NSW’s transport system to transform the user experience, improve communities, and boost economic performance.” ### About the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) ADVI is the peak body that spans the wide ecosystem of driverless vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. With a membership of more than 120 leading organisations across a wide range of sectors, ADVI offers a unique opportunity for partners to collaborate with Governments, Industry and researchers, to position Australia and New Zealand amongst the world leaders in the development and deployment of driverless technology. ADVI’s education, advocacy and demonstration efforts help to inform and raise awareness, encourage community acceptance, and ensure understanding of the economic, environmental and lifestyle benefits of driverless vehicles. News: Industrial IOT Innovator MOVUS Launches First Wireless, Intrinsically Safe, AI Condition Monitoring Tool 2019-02-27T23:28:58Z news-industrial-iot-innovator-movus-launches-first-wireless-intrinsically-safe-ai-condition-monitoring-tool Brisbane, February 28 2019 - MOVUS®, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched the most advanced and cost-effective intrinsically safe, certified condition monitoring technology in a bid to reduce maintenance costs. FitMachine EX has been built specifically for explosive environments where monitoring and maintaining the equipment is extremely hazardous, so safety is critical to engineering and maintenance processes. These include upstream oil and gas, refineries, industrial chemicals, mining and food processing sites. MOVUS designed FitMachine EX in partnership with major oil and gas companies following its win of the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program sponsored by Woodside, Chevron, BHP, WesFarmers Chemicals and South32. MOVUS also undertook extensive certification process, included internal systems and processes, manufacturing auditing processes and material management control to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018, the quality system for manufacturing devices for Explosive Atmospheres. “From our work with major industrial organisations, we recognised the need for an intrinsically safe sensor. Safety is a core value at MOVUS and we are now excited to bring the FitMachine EX solution to market for the oil & gas, and food processing industries,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We understand that these are extremely sensitive environments where equipment downtime directly impacts the bottom line. By providing the most advanced artificial intelligence-powered condition monitoring solution at a cost-effective price, FitMachine EX delivers a very compelling solution,” he added. MOVUS has chosen ALS as its main go-to-market business partner for FitMachine EX, due to ALS’s asset reliability and condition monitoring expertise in the heavy asset industries. “We have been working with MOVUS for more than twelve months and see great value in the FitMachine EX. Our clients have been asking for an intrinsically safe wireless sensor, and we are very pleased with this advanced technology, rigorous testing and certification, and the rapid development speed,” said Mushfiq Rahman, ALS Group General Manager. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial intrinsically safe wireless sensor, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and an artificial intelligence engine. The system continuously monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are extremely valuable in avoiding unplanned downtime. MOVUS will showcase FitMachine EX at the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference in Perth March 13 - 15. FitMachine EX is available for pre-purchase now, please visit sales@movus.com.au / https://www.movus.com.au/ex to learn more. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with global customers across many industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, a compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. FREIGHTLANCER.COM MOVES 3 GIANT CATERPILLAR DUMP TRUCKS FROM ORANGE TO ROCKHAMPTON ! 2019-02-22T02:04:03Z freightlancer-com-moves-3-giant-caterpillar-dump-trucks-from-orange-to-rockhampton HOW DO YOU MOVE 3 GIANT CATERPILLAR DUMP TRUCKS FROM ORANGE TO ROCKHAMPTON ?   This is NOT a joke …..it’s a real life problem for Josh Mullens and his team at Freightlancer.com .They had to move 200 tonnes of mining equipment in the shape of 3 giant Caterpillar dump trucks, one of the world’s largest dump trucks, from country NSW to Far North Queensland. They did it by dismantling the trucks into two parts, removing the wheels and with police escorts moved them one at a time, each trip taking 8 days. Mission Impossible? Mission Accomplished! Josh Mullens, Freightlancer  CEO says “Freightlancer processes millions of dollars’ worth of jobs as we truck, ship and move anything and everything all over Australia and all over the world by crowdsourcing through our 6,500 transport companies and 30,000 trucks as well as having access to movers all over the planet ….and access to our parent company Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN) with their 32 million strong army of freelancers worldwide. We have the ability to move anything, anywhere at any time from Manly to Madagascar, from Rio Tinto to Rio de Janeiro, from West Australia to the West Indies and everywhere in between.   Freightlancer.com is a bit like Deliveroo for truckies except every order is checked by a member of our staff to ensure all the paperwork, details, logistics are correct!” “ We service the mining, construction, tunnelling, rail, oil and gas industries and are great at HOT SHOTS!  These are not the latest alcoholic liqueurs, HOT SHOTS are known in the mining industry for when a piece of equipment breaks down and its costing $10,000 an hour or $100,000 a day in lost production unless the piece of equipment is replaced quickly. We specialise in freighting HOT SHOTS equipment nationally and globally with smart solutions for saving money on the transport costs. A recent HOT SHOT saw us truck a piece of equipment from Perth to Orange at half price by getting a truck to leave from Perth and meet another truck half way that came from Orange!” TO INTERVIEW JOSH MULLENS email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412501601     Workplaces of the future are all about ‘Super-Experiences’ 2019-02-21T22:54:53Z workplaces-of-the-future-are-all-about-super-experiences-2 Workplaces of the future are all about ‘Super-Experiences’ Mirvac launches new discussion paper on the importance of awe-inspiring workplace experiences Mirvac Group (Mirvac) [ASX: MGR] launches a new discussion paper, ‘The Super-Experience: Designing for Talent in the Digital Workplace’, which highlights the rise of ‘super-experiences’ in the workplace and their impact on culture, engagement and productivity, at WORKTECH 2019 in Sydney. A first look at the discussion paper was revealed this week at a VIP masterclass at Mirvac’s headquarters at the EY Centre, Sydney with special guest speaker Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, the ‘Willy Wonka of Design and Science’. The paper spotlights how businesses are upping the ante when it comes to workplace experiences and raising the bar in an effort to compete for talent, attract Millennials and innovate amid rapid technological change. From 3D digital waterfalls to the first orchestra of space scientists, super-experiences surprise and delight employees bringing people together to enhance productivity, innovation, wellbeing and lifelong learning. General Manager of Workplace Experiences, Paul Edwards said: “With the rise of Artificial Intelligence automating data driven jobs, ‘super-experiences’ will play an increasing role in boosting performance on imaginative, empathic and creative types of work to future-proof the workforce. Super-experiences can make you feel excited or that you’ve achieved something; they can stimulate curiosity, create a sense of purpose or instil a sense of belonging. These emotional reactions drive positive interactions for employees and the businesses they work for.” A global study by Deloitte in 2017 found that 80 per cent of executives rated employee experience either very important (42 per cent) or important (38 per cent), but only 22 per cent reported that their companies were excellent at building a differentiated employee experience. This shows there is work to be done in creating super-experiences in the workplace. “In the past, the property industry and wider business world has put physical assets before people, and hard metrics around space and infrastructure before softer issues of behaviour, perception and belonging. That needs to change. “Mirvac is currently working on a range of unique projects that reflect this new approach including an experience master-plan for Suncorp Australia’s headquarters at 80 Ann Street, Brisbane, as well as curated, cultural and learning based experiences at South Eveleigh in Redfern,” Mr Edwards said. The discussion paper highlights the different types of super-experiences in the workplace including: Awe-inspiring experiences Research shows that a sense of awe in the workplace can encourage employees to think differently and improve their creativity. For example, the elevator in One World Trade Centre, New York, has an immersive digital display that reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled plains to the current forest of skyscrapers. This experience moves individuals to another state of mind as they travel up the 102 stories of the building. Curated experiences Experiences are becoming highly curated, with organisations orchestrating opportunities to bring people together. For example, Mirvac has included staircases through the middle of their office floors at the EY Centre in Sydney to allow for cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary collaboration and to enhance the ‘bump in’ factor for employees. We are also seeing a rise in co-working spaces that target specific professional skills and industry sectors. For example, The Wing in New York is a space designed specifically for entrepreneurial women. The Learning experience: We are seeing a growing onus on ‘omni-learning’ where people are encouraged and expected to constantly update their skills independently and pass on learnings to colleagues. As a result, learning spaces typically found in museums and universities are entering the corporate office to create a culture of continuous learning. For example, Kahoot has developed learning platforms for Facebook to help engage employees in social learning through digital gaming. Mirvac’s world-leading technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh in Sydney is one example of a precinct being transformed with authentic experiences both for people who work there and the wider community. One of the super-experiences in the precinct is the creation of a rooftop Indigenous farm, which will grow exclusively native Australian produce. Visitors to the farm can learn about gardening, participate in regular historical talks and tours of the site or volunteer to tend the plants. This experience pays homage to the cultural history of the site in an innovative and interactive way. Mirvac partnered with WORKTECH Academy, a global knowledge platform for the future of work, to co-author the report. If you’d like to receive a full version of The Super-Experience: Designing for Talent in the Digital Workplace report please download it here https://worktech.mirvac.com/superexperience For further information please contact: Rebecca Jagger or Camilla Cox DEC PR on behalf of Mirvac mirvac@decpr.com.au (02) 8014 5033 About Mirvac Mirvac is a leading Australian property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). Mirvac’s investment portfolio has interests in office, retail and industrial assets, while its development business has exposure to both residential and commercial projects. With over 45 years of experience, Mirvac has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across all of the sectors in which it operates. Workplaces of the future are all about ‘Super-Experiences’ 2019-02-21T22:48:35Z workplaces-of-the-future-are-all-about-super-experiences-1 Workplaces of the future are all about ‘Super-Experiences’ Mirvac launches new discussion paper on the importance of awe-inspiring workplace experiences Mirvac Group (Mirvac) [ASX: MGR] launches a new discussion paper, ‘The Super-Experience: Designing for Talent in the Digital Workplace’, which highlights the rise of ‘super-experiences’ in the workplace and their impact on culture, engagement and productivity, at WORKTECH 2019 in Sydney. A first look at the discussion paper was revealed this week at a VIP masterclass at Mirvac’s headquarters at the EY Centre, Sydney with special guest speaker Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, the ‘Willy Wonka of Design and Science’. The paper spotlights how businesses are upping the ante when it comes to workplace experiences and raising the bar in an effort to compete for talent, attract Millennials and innovate amid rapid technological change. From 3D digital waterfalls to the first orchestra of space scientists, super-experiences surprise and delight employees bringing people together to enhance productivity, innovation, wellbeing and lifelong learning. General Manager of Workplace Experiences, Paul Edwards said: “With the rise of Artificial Intelligence automating data driven jobs, ‘super-experiences’ will play an increasing role in boosting performance on imaginative, empathic and creative types of work to future-proof the workforce. Super-experiences can make you feel excited or that you’ve achieved something; they can stimulate curiosity, create a sense of purpose or instil a sense of belonging. These emotional reactions drive positive interactions for employees and the businesses they work for.” A global study by Deloitte in 2017 found that 80 per cent of executives rated employee experience either very important (42 per cent) or important (38 per cent), but only 22 per cent reported that their companies were excellent at building a differentiated employee experience. This shows there is work to be done in creating super-experiences in the workplace. “In the past, the property industry and wider business world has put physical assets before people, and hard metrics around space and infrastructure before softer issues of behaviour, perception and belonging. That needs to change. “Mirvac is currently working on a range of unique projects that reflect this new approach including an experience master-plan for Suncorp Australia’s headquarters at 80 Ann Street, Brisbane, as well as curated, cultural and learning based experiences at South Eveleigh in Redfern,” Mr Edwards said. The discussion paper highlights the different types of super-experiences in the workplace including: Awe-inspiring experiences Research shows that a sense of awe in the workplace can encourage employees to think differently and improve their creativity. For example, the elevator in One World Trade Centre, New York, has an immersive digital display that reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled plains to the current forest of skyscrapers. This experience moves individuals to another state of mind as they travel up the 102 stories of the building. Curated experiences Experiences are becoming highly curated, with organisations orchestrating opportunities to bring people together. For example, Mirvac has included staircases through the middle of their office floors at the EY Centre in Sydney to allow for cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary collaboration and to enhance the ‘bump in’ factor for employees. We are also seeing a rise in co-working spaces that target specific professional skills and industry sectors. For example, The Wing in New York is a space designed specifically for entrepreneurial women. The Learning experience: We are seeing a growing onus on ‘omni-learning’ where people are encouraged and expected to constantly update their skills independently and pass on learnings to colleagues. As a result, learning spaces typically found in museums and universities are entering the corporate office to create a culture of continuous learning. For example, Kahoot has developed learning platforms for Facebook to help engage employees in social learning through digital gaming. Mirvac’s world-leading technology and innovation hub, South Eveleigh in Sydney is one example of a precinct being transformed with authentic experiences both for people who work there and the wider community. One of the super-experiences in the precinct is the creation of a rooftop Indigenous farm, which will grow exclusively native Australian produce. Visitors to the farm can learn about gardening, participate in regular historical talks and tours of the site or volunteer to tend the plants. This experience pays homage to the cultural history of the site in an innovative and interactive way. Mirvac partnered with WORKTECH Academy, a global knowledge platform for the future of work, to co-author the report. If you’d like to receive a full version of The Super-Experience: Designing for Talent in the Digital Workplace report please download it here https://worktech.mirvac.com/superexperience For further information please contact: Rebecca Jagger or Camilla Cox DEC PR on behalf of Mirvac mirvac@decpr.com.au (02) 8014 5033 About Mirvac Mirvac is a leading Australian property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). Mirvac’s investment portfolio has interests in office, retail and industrial assets, while its development business has exposure to both residential and commercial projects. With over 45 years of experience, Mirvac has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across all of the sectors in which it operates. Information release: AIS hosts Australian Government-funded delegation strengthening Australia's partnership with Vietnam 2019-02-21T04:29:38Z information-release-ais-hosts-delegation-strengthening-partnership-with-vietnam AIS will host a high-level Vietnamese delegation this month as part of an Aus4Skills program aimed at establishing an industry-led approach to skills development in the vocational education training (VET) system in Vietnam. The Australian Government-funded Aus4Skills positions Australia and Vietnam as partners in achieving the shared goal that Vietnam can access and use high-level professional and technical knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to the country’s sustainable economic and social development, and enduring links with Australia. Under the Promoting Industry Linkages with Vocational Education and Training component of Aus4Skills, Australia seeks to assist Vietnam in ensuring the quality of the VET system and its graduates meets the requirements of the labour market. The logistics sector has been selected as the pilot industry in the Aus4Skills program because it is important not only to Vietnam’s economic development but for Australia’s trade with Vietnam. Activities have been designed to improve the relevance and quality of skills training for the logistics industry in Vietnam. The assistance also improves access to skilled labour in overseas countries, supports greater mobility of skilled labour across the region and promotes Australian VET frameworks and products. In late 2018, members of AIS’ new AIS Global team delivered a series of workshops in Vietnam. This work was designed to provide technical advice on the operationalisation of the pilot Logistics Industry Reference Committee (LIRC), its Executive Board and secretariat as well as for building capability in developing effective Occupational Standards. The workshops include strategies for collecting and using industry intelligence and developing communications strategies for stakeholder engagement. The next phase of the program is a short study program targeting the transport and logistics sectors that will include visits to Toll Logistics and TAFE NSW campuses in Sydney and a visit to the Transport Industries Skills Centre in Canberra. The delegation consisting of 16 participants from industry and VET colleges will be hosted by AIS from 22 February to 1 March. The delegates will also attend presentations by Australian Department of Education officials, My Freight Career and the Chair of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee, Mark McKenzie.   The study program aims to give the delegates an understanding of the functions of the Australian industry-led VET system; the principles of social inclusion as practiced in Australian industry skills training delivery; and the institutional framework relevant for industry sector skills planning. AIS has a strong reputation for developing industry intelligence, as evidenced by the highly regarded IRC Skills Forecasts that are produced annually. AIS Global representatives are continuing to draw on this experience and will share learnings with our Vietnamese counterparts during their upcoming visit and during further workshops planned in Vietnam throughout 2019. A small group of Vietnamese officials will return to Australia in mid-2019 for an intense ‘on the job’ training opportunity with AIS staff. The Aus4Skills program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by Coffey International Development. For more information please contact Leanne Mundy, Business Manager, AIS Global on 0419 416 805 or Leanne.mundy@aisglobal.org.au   Congestion today for a better VIC future 2019-02-21T01:30:11Z congestion-today-for-a-better-vic-future Playing host to the inaugural Local Jobs First Commissioner Don Matthews, the 11th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will take place on the 1st – 2nd May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Administered in 2003 by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), the Local Jobs First Act is the nation’s longest-standing industry participation legislation. Local Jobs First (LJF) was implemented in Victoria to support the utilisation of the states’ businesses and workers, ensuring that all involved are given a fair opportunity to compete for any government contract, small or large. LJF is dedicated to improving the lives of all Victorians through the delivery of increased employment and business growth opportunities. Comprised of the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) and the Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG), Local Jobs First is about both local industry development and growing the next generation of skilled workers in Australia. Matthews will speak to the importance of Local Jobs First and his position as the groups’ first commissioner. Over the coming years Victoria is investing more and more into transport infrastructure upgrades, with the state’s Major Transport Infrastructure Program (MTIP) including 41 major road and rail projects that combine to hold an estimate value of $38b. The MTIP provides employment for upwards of 12,000 personnel through various projects currently in the pipeline; including the Level Crossing Removals, the North East Link and the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. Senior leaders and Administrative offices will be placed in a position of actively overseeing and supporting the safety management of key projects through the ‘active client’ safety management model applied via the MTIP.  Anne Taylor, Director of Strategy Safety from the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Office of the Director-General, will provide a unique look into the key elements that form part of the MTIP Active Client Safety Management Model. Taylor will explore the model’s position in insuring the safe delivery of major transport infrastructure. With Melbourne’s population anticipated to reach an overwhelming 8 million by 2050, the city’s existing transport infrastructure will not be able to carry its weight. In order to successfully deliver large-scale infrastructure projects, there must be an initial disruption to the system. To best serve the state we must undergo comprehensive infrastructure planning that will produce sustainable results. The conference will bring together Cr Nicolas Frances Gilley, Councillor, Chair Transport Portfolio from the City of Melbourne, Bryce Prosser, General Manager of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs at RACV, Craig Richards, CEO of Bicycle Network and Peter Anderson, CEO of the Victorian Transport Association, in a panel discussion that will address the need for Congestion Today for a Better Tomorrow. The panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of implementing a congestion tax during peak travel hours, how to determine the necessity of a major transport infrastructure project, and which projects in the pipeline should be prioritised to keep Victoria shifting forward. The above panellists will join Commissioner Don Matthews and Anne Taylor at the 11th Annual VIC Transport Infrastructure Conference held on the 1st & 2nd May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.   About Expotrade   Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For over 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top-quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com  Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) continues digital strategy with latest ERP System from Ramco 2019-02-17T17:27:35Z port-of-tanjung-pelepas-ptp-continues-digital-strategy-with-latest-erp-system-from-ramco      JOHOR, MALAYSIA, Feb 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group, has sealed an agreement with Ramco Systems to upgrade the port's current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.The upgrade is part of PTP's continuous efforts in empowering its digital strategy and enhancing its operational efficiency. In addition, it is also to supplement the port's growing customer demand and requirement of the industry.Under the agreement, Ramco will implement its comprehensive ERP suite comprising Procurement, Inventory, Finance, Maintenance, Human Capital Management, Treasury, Loan Management, as well as Planning & Budgeting.Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP, remarked that the latest digital roadmap is testament to PTP's commitment in providing best-in-class service for its customers. "Given the pace at which technological advancements are changing the world, it is imperative for PTP to remain competitive and attractive. By investing in the latest technology, we are establishing our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminal ports in the region"."We also wanted to choose a digital solution partner with tools that can aid us in our growth as well as give us the right platform to integrate to advanced technologies. With the product and service that Ramco provides us, we believe it will benefit us well".Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco Systems, stated "as one of the leading trusted ERP software providers, our main objective is to enable the end-to-end digital transformation for our client organisations. PTP, being one of the world's premier and biggest transhipment ports will expand our expertise while we continue supporting their vision with our technologies and innovations.""Ramco's ability to offer a single integrated suite covering ERP, Finance, HR, and Asset Management all on the same platform coupled with capability to bring latest technology features such as Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Mobility and much more has been the key differentiator driving large conglomerates to embark on a digital transformation program," added Aggarwal.Ramco ERP has been delivering significant innovation, cost savings, and superior business processes to global organisations. Ramco's focus on usability, context-awareness, mobility, overall flexibility and comprehensive functionality has enabled smooth technological transitions for customers.About Port of Tanjung PelepasThe Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia's largest container terminal. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market. Its terminal operations are backed up by state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and information technology systems linked to all port users. The Port is operating with 14 berths totalling 5.04 km in linear wharf design, and its container yard is one of the largest container storage facilities in the region with a capacity to 10.5 million TEU annually.PTP is grouped under MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports), Malaysia's largest integrated logistics service provider. MMC Ports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Bhd (BM:MMC), a leading utilities and infrastructure group with long standing credentials and capabilities in Ports & logistics, Energy & utilities and Engineering. PTP is a joint venture between MMC Corporation Bhd (70%) and APM Terminals (30%), a leading global ports group with a global port network in 62 countries. For more information, please visit www.ptp.com.my.Visit www.mmc.com.my or call: Azrini Reezan Abd. LatiffHead of Corporate AffairsPort of Tanjung PelepasTel: +6019 791 4669 / +607 504 2222 (x 8602)Email: azrini@ptp.com.my Azlina AsharHead of Group Corporate CommunicationsMMC Corporation BerhadTel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, Fx: +603 2026 2431Email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my About Ramco SystemsRamco (RMCS:NSE) is a next-gen enterprise software player disrupting the market with its multi-tenant cloud and mobile-based enterprise software in HR and Global Payroll, ERP and M&E MRO for Aviation. Part of the USD 1 billion Ramco Group, Ramco Systems focuses on Innovation and Culture to differentiate itself in the marketplace. On Innovation front, Ramco has been focusing on moving towards Active ERP leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by building features such as Talk It - which allows transactions to be carried out by simple voice commands, Bot it - which allows users to complete transaction using natural conversations; Mail It - transact with the application by just sending an email; HUB It - a one screen does it all concept built to address all activities of a user; Thumb It - mobility where the system presents users with option to choose rather than type values and Prompt It - a cognitive ability which will let the system complete the transaction and prompts the user for approval. With 1700+ employees spread across 24 offices, globally, Ramco follows a flat and open culture where employees are encouraged to share knowledge and grow. No Hierarchies, Cabin-less Offices, Respect work and not titles, among others are what makes the team say, Thank God it's Monday! For more information, please visit www.ramco.com. Follow Ramco on Twitter @ramcosystems / @ramcohcm and stay tuned to http://blogs.ramco.com. BCT to increase cyber security and critical infrastructure outcomes for the rail industry 2019-02-14T19:43:45Z bct-to-increase-cyber-security-and-critical-infrastructure-outcomes-for-the-rail-industry The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is accredited by Standards Australia as the standards development organisation for the rail industry. It is responsible for the development and management of Australian Standards, rules, codes of practice and guidelines, that have a national application. BCT Solutions is proud to announce that we have just been appointed to the RISSB Panel of Services. This is a reflection of the great relationship we have developed with the rail industry over the last few years, working on cyber security, UAV and critical infrastructure projects. Our deep experience in delivering high risk Defence projects in the cyber and electronic warfare domains, has enabled us to transition these skills to support the rail industry.   The rail industry in Australia is undergoing a significant transformation at the moment with multiple large projects being delivered across the country. We look forward to continuing our work as a trusted parter in providing independent advice. Local Perth businesses supporting each other to serve transport, mining & agriculture 2019-02-14T05:18:05Z local-perth-businesses-supporting-each-other-to-serve-transport-mining-agriculture Twelve years ago ex-Truckline employee Paul Simons set out on his own, using his sought-after expertise to establish Driveshafts Australia. Today, the Western Australian business is well respected for its quality workmanship and responsive timelines. In industries where time matters - mining, transport and agriculture - Paul manages to go the extra mile for his customers; prioritise expertise, quality and innovation; and do his bit for the environment all at the same time. To read more about the principles that set this small business apart please read below or attached. Photos are also attached and available in higher resolution. To arrange an interview with Paul please don't hesitate to contact me. Kind regards, Alison Treloar Seftons | Truckline media relations 02 6766 5222 alison.treloar@seftons.com.au Driveshafts Australia goes the extra mile for customers with assistance from proven parts provider It’s the day before a long weekend and you’re heading off to catch up with friends. But then a phone call comes in from a customer who’s had a machinery failure and needs help – fast. The afternoon plans are abruptly cut short and it’s back to work. That’s all part of the service for Driveshafts Australia (DSA) whose customers rely on the highest quality product, delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. DSA was established by Paul Simons 12 years ago and specialises in the repair, balance and manufacture of drive shafts, as well as a custom-design service. The DSA team works on all types of drive shafts – from automotive and industrial, to those for heavy vehicles in the transport, mining and agriculture industries - and Paul says his staff understand just how important their job is to the customers who rely on them. It doesn’t matter when an urgent call comes in, it needs to be dealt with – no matter the hour. “The guys know the rules. It could be 3.55pm and we think we’re knocking off at 4 o’clock, but we get a phone call saying a truck’s broken down and that’s it. A couple of guys will stay back and we’ll get the job finished. It’s about providing the quickest service we can to keep people rolling. While the trucks and machines aren’t moving, they’re not making money,” Paul said. Parts are all important to a business like DSA and to ensure they can source the best-quality drive shaft products, at the best price, when they need them, they use Truckline, which has a similar philosophy to Paul’s: get the customer what they need as quickly as possible, with the best advice and support available. It’s no surprise to learn then that Paul was once a Truckline employee, starting with the company 30 years ago and working for them for almost two decades. He said he was taught by some great people at Truckline, who all instilled in him the values of loving what you do, and doing it to the highest standard. Paul said he has a close relationship with his nearest Truckline branch manager and most of the parts they needed were always available from the branch. If not, he said they could rely on Truckline to source them as quickly as possible. “Every month when we put a stock order in, they supply it quickly and ensure everything keeps running smoothly. We know we can count on them,” he said. The drive shaft business is a competitive one and DSA is always striving to go that extra mile in all they do, from customer service, right up to the most technical of design and manufacturing requests. “A lot of people have this idea about drive shafts – ‘oh yeah, it’s only a drive shaft’ – but if the drive shaft is not working properly it can cause a lot of problems,” Paul said. “Transmission problems, differential problems, that kind of thing. That’s why when we started the business we invested in Schenk balancing, which is German technology, They’re one of the leaders in this area, so when you’re doing your balancing, which is one of the most important aspects of it, you know it’s being done right. For a large manufacturing business with the pressure of tight deadlines and maintaining profit margins while remaining competitive, caring for the environment might seem to be the last thing on the priority list, but for DSA it’s always been a consideration. “We’ve had a big solar panel system for quite a few years which is our way of doing something for the environment. People ask ‘how much did that cost you?’ and I say that doesn’t matter. I did it for the reason of reducing our carbon footprint because I think anything you can do, it’s all going to help,” Paul said. Going that extra mile is all part of the DSA philosophy, whether it’s for the sake of the environment or the customer who needs assistance fast. “We take pride in what we do and that’s one of the things I instil in the guys. If you’re not happy with the job you do, don’t expect the customer to be happy with it,” Paul said. “We’re also always learning and looking for new ways of doing things. While some businesses might say ‘sorry we can’t help you’, we think the opposite and say ‘yes, we can help you - we’ll get you going again.” Paul’s Five Business Mantras The customer always comes first Be happy in what you do Be proud of what you do Every day is a new day to learn Pursue your passion ENDS For further information or interview inquiries please contact Alison Treloar, Seftons, on email at alison.treloar@seftons.com.au or phone 0422 093 639 / 02 6766 5222. Photo Caption: Driveshafts Australia founder Paul Simons. Driveshafts Australia founder Paul Simons (L) with son Marcus Simons. Driveshafts Australia, in Kewdale, is an expert in fast turnaround for transport, mining and agriculture industries. The Driveshafts Australia team take pride in going the extra mile. L-R Jessica May, Rebecca Simons, Gerard Smith, Marcus Simons, Paul Simons, Mark Hughes, Alexander Hunt, Richard Gilmour, Paul Grandin, Geoffrey Gilmour. About Truckline Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 65 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 23 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 77,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving. WA business goes the extra mile for transport, mining & agriculture 2019-02-14T04:56:43Z wa-business-goes-the-extra-mile-for-transport-mining-agriculture kl