The Australian Operations Conference

Sydney, 3rd - 4th August 2017

  •  Inspiring Speakers
  •  Small Group Master Classes
  •  A Unique Venue

 Learn to Lead Breakthrough Change in your Operation

Join us for an action packed two day training event

Registration includes admission to all keynote and master class sessions, evening reception, conference meals, resources, plus a free tour of The Australian Brewery

  • Two full days of interactive education sessions
  • Master Classes - Choose your topics and speak directly with over a dozen experts in a small group setting
  • Lean Six Sigma - Learn practical strategies that actually work
  • Hear senior keynote speakers share their insights and experiences
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration with peers
  • Evening reception and brewery tour
  • Free resources including books and materials covering leadership, lean and more
  • All refreshments and meals

Save $300. Register by June 30 for just $1,499 per person

A must attend event for frontline managers in.....

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing, Logistics & Distribution
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement and Planning
  • Operations Support Roles

For industries including.....

  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical and medical devics
  • FMCG
  • Packaging and Processing 
V8 Drive giveaway

"This Program has been transformative for us"

Simplot Foods

"Excellent training! Thanks for bringing it to us"

Regional GM, Australian Food business

"My team was elated with this program"

State Manager, Symbion Healthcare

Are you under pressure to deliver lower costs, improved customer service and higher productivity?

This conference is for frontline and middle managers eager to lead change, build high performing teams, and maximise their impact. Featuring a practical, action focussed agenda, an exciting line up of industry leading speakers, and the opportunity to discuss your specific business challenges with a range of experts in a small group setting.


Bring your business challenge and speak directly with leading experts on a wide range of business improvement topics. 

Be Inspired 

Engage with an esteemed group of thought leaders who will share practical strategies that you can apply right away.


Meet with industry peers and mentors who can help you take your career and business to the next level. 

Inspiring Speakers

Saul Resnick

CEO Australia/NZ


Saul's Bio

Melissa Jimenez

Safety Expert

Director, Incite Safety

Melissa's Bio

Penny Bell

Supply Chain Director

Johnson & Johnson

Penny's Bio

John Mason

Quality Management Expert

Managing Director,

Crispin Powis

Operations Director


Crispin's Bio

Jasmin Romic

Finance specialist, Telstra Business Womens Award finalist  

CEO, Quiddity

Natasha Hawker

Senior HR expert, author, speaker, trainer

MD, Employee Matters

Natasha's Bio 

...and more the team from The Operations Academy

Who Should Attend?

Current and aspiring managers, supervisors and team leaders in manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, transport, construction and supply chain roles including; Production Managers and Supervisors, Operations Managers, Warehouse and Logistics Managers, Transport Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Procurement Managers, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Lean and Business Improvement specialists.

"If you're a manager in operations, or aspire to become one, you should be here"


Thursday 3rd August

8:30am: Registration, light breakfast

9am: Keynotes Addresses and Workshops - Leading Transformational Change

12:30pm: Lunch and Connect session

1:30pm: Interactive Workshops - Taking People on the Journey

5-6:30pm: Drinks reception and Brewery Tour 

Friday 4th August

8:30am: Registration, light breakfast

9am: Operational Excellence Workshops (free resource toolkit included)

11am: Ask The Expert Forum - High Performance Teams

12:30pm: Lunch and Connect session

1:30pm: Masterclass Intensives - bring your business challenge

4:45-5pm: Closing remarks, program ends 

**Exact session times subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Design Your Own Program

Choose your topics and discuss your business challenges with over a dozen experts in a small group setting.  

Topics include; 

  • Reducing costs with Lean and Six Sigma 
  • Increasing Team Performance 
  •  Employment Relations and HR compliance 
  • Becoming a More Effective Leader
  •  Finance for Non-Finance Managers 
  • Safety Management
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Warehouse Optimisation and WMS
  • Engineering Excellence and Reliability Management
  • Industry 4.0 and The Industrial Internet of Things
Australian Operations Conference

A Unique Venue

The Australian Brewery

Located in Sydney's Northwest, just 10 minutes off the M7 and 20 minutes from Parramatta.

Free Brewery Tour included with every registration!

More about the venue

350 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

Where to Stay

Hills Lodge Castle Hill


Novotel Norwest


Parkroyal Parramatta


Event Partners

We love our partners - so should you!

Event Partners

Inside FMCG

Charity Partner


Saul has propelled innovative supply chain solutions for the Healthcare industry for many years. In both his current role as CEO Australia & New Zealand, and previous roles as Managing Director & Vice President of Life Sciences and Healthcare across Asia Pacific, Saul has been instrumental in working with DHL’s Healthcare customers to innovate and improve efficiency across their supply chains. He is passionate about the supply chain due to its essential part of the economy, sustainability and everyday lives of people around the world. As the leader of a business which has a direct and significant impact on customers, Saul is driven to be a strong ambassador for change, innovation and improvement within the global DHL business. 

Design Your Own Program

Choose your topics and speak directly with over a dozen experts in a small group setting. Topics include;

  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Collaboration and Performance Management
  • Employment relations and HR compliance
  • Finance for Non-Finance Managers
  • Safety Management
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Warehouse Optimisation
  • Engineering Excellence and Reliability

More topics being added - please check back again