28 March 2019 Australia-UK Chamber: Shipping the Economy: eCommerce and Freight

Join us for a breakfast discussion on eCommerce and the often hidden logistics,
including freight, that are driving the growth of this key sector of the economy.

Thursday 28th March 2019

7:30AM – 9:30AM

Registration begins at 7:30AM for an 8:00AM start


Huckletree Shoreditch* | 18 Finsbury Square | London | EC2A 1AH | Map

*Please use the Alphabeta Building Entrance

Australia-UK Chamber Members – Free
Guests & non-Members – £15

As individuals and businesses increasingly move towards the convenience and accessibility of online shopping and ordering, how do traditional retailers and logistics services need to change to keep up with demand? Although click and collect and same day delivery look seamless to the consumer, the logistics that underpin eCommerce, from data to fulfilment and shipping, rely on complex interactions between multiple providers where the smallest change can delay whole shipments for days.

Join our speakers as we explore trends in eCommerce and freight and the innovative solutions that are changing the way we all shop.

Speakers include:

  • Tim Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Doddle
  • Kerry Holmes, Managing Director – Europe and South Africa, SmartFreight
  • Abbey Baker, Co-Founder and Director, The Edible Blooms Group

More speakers to be announced!

Tim Robinson – Chief Executive Officer, Doddle

Tim founded Doddle in March 2014, with a vision to make delivery more sustainable and convenient for consumers, retailers and carriers through click and collect. Their expansion of the click and collect service allows consumers to shop online, collect and return items through recognised locations. 

Prior to establishing Doddle, Tim spent 10 years in executive roles in logistics, transport and freight in both the UK and internationally.

Kerry Holmes, Managing Director – Europe and South Africa, SmartFreight

Kerry Holmes is the Managing Director and carries the mandate for SmartFreight’s business performance in its Europe, Ireland and South African markets.

Kerry joined SmartFreight in 2010 having been a customer of SmartFreight’s in New Zealand for a number of years. Today, based in Sydney Australia, Kerry leverages heavily off an extensive background in the transport and logistics and telecommunications industries globally.

Abbey Baker, Co-Founder and Director, The Edible Blooms Group

Abbey recently relocated to London to launch The Edible Blooms Group’s latest location under the moniker of Gift Rebellion. The Edible Blooms Group also has offices throughout Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth), Auckland in NZ and Geneva in Switzerland.

Established in 2005, their unique gift range is just like sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers with the joy that your recipient can devour delicious chocolates, fresh fruit and even donuts. In 2018, Edible Blooms was voted by the Australian public as the #1 Online Florist for Canstar. Today, an Edible Bloom is delivered every two minutes, to a home or an office, in Australia and New Zealand – and now daily throughout the UK and Europe.

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