The outlook for NSW's ports

The outlook for NSW's ports

Dec 2
Join your fellow Trustees and key stakeholders for a discussion on what the year ahead looks like for our ports.
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Marika Calfas, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Ports

Event Overview

Following the address by Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner, Michael Outram, on October 1, join NSW Ports Chief Executive, Marika Calfas, who will unpack some of the key takeaways from that discussion.

Join fellow Trustees to explore the future of our key gateways to NSW discussing issues such as:
  • Australia has seen an increase of goods processed via sea cargo during the pandemic - how has this impacted port operations and how do we see this trending in the future?
  • Australia's supply chains have been significantly disrupted. Have we been able to reduce disruptions and are we seeing an improved flow of goods?
  • Has Covid-19 influenced the policies and perceptions of the ports, freight and logistics sector?
  • Has Covid-19 helped to drive new technologies and new ways of working for ports?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Marika Calfas
Chief Executive Officer, NSW Ports

Marika has over 18 years’ experience in the port sector including in port planning and development. With a strong belief that ports are crucial to our wellbeing and essential for the nation’s economy, Marika is passionate about driving improvements and efficiencies across port supply chains, informing the wider community and decision makers of the importance and value of ports and identifying new opportunities. Prior to working in ports, Marika worked in water resources with Sinclair Knight Merz. She holds an Engineering Degree (Environmental), Master of Engineering Management and Master of Environmental Law.

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