Industry Report: Assessing pandemic impact on freight and logistics for the Victorian Healthtech Industry

Posted: 3 November 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant freight and logistics challenges for the Victorian Healthtech Industry.

Global Victoria in partnership with BioMelbourne Network conducted an industry review of the Healthtech Industry to identify key issues being faced across the sector, how companies have adapted to the new normal and the impact on the industry.

Now complete, we have gained a deeper understanding about the current use of air freight transport, the impacts, how organisations have shifted to adapt and what is needed to support the sector.

The Issues Paper commissioned from this work is available for download here.

Moving forward we will be launching a working group to ensure recommendations are identified and actioned to support the Victorian Healthtech Industry into the future.

More information

As we are aware that this is a topic that is of interest to a wide-reaching audience, we are offering it online to view. This event was held on the 4 November 2021.

Speakers provided insights and information on the current status of freight and logistics and future predictions.

Thank you to Global Victoria for partnering on this initiative.

If you would like more information, please see the links below for Global Victoria and Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and ensure you’re across export opportunities:

Video contents

00:00:00 Start
00:00:52 Introduction and welcome – Jeff Malone, BioMelbourne Network
00:03:43 Overview of survey and report – Derek Keir, Deloitte
00:22:22 Industry perspective of freighting companies – Brent McPherson, World Courier
00:32:51 Industry perspective of Healthtech companies – Nathan Smith, Cell Therapies
00:43:25 Australia’s Federal Government information and insights and International Freight Assistance Mechanism – Air Vice Marshal Margaret Staib, Australian Government
00:59:10 Victorian State Government information and insights – Erik Schmidt, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
1:14:25 Panel discussion starting with Sean Chung, Deloitte
1:30:00 End

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