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                                  2019 National Forum - Melbourne                                       Operational Excellence | Reliability & Maintenance | Supply Chain


It was exciting to have our 2019 SIRF National Forum in Melbourne this year, at Bayview Eden, with
170 people attending from across Australia/NZ, USA and Israel. The event was more a celebration of
the SIRF network so thank you to the whole SIRF team who made the event run like clockwork. To everyone who presented, exhibited & attended, thank you for being part of a fantastic couple of days.

We were delighted to have keynote presentations from Nicholas Curtis (Global head of LEAN for Vistaprint), Tasha Broomhall (Mental Health & Wellbeing) and Steve Simpson (Corporate Culture
Change – UGR’s Unwritten Ground Rules). All outstanding presenters in their own right who did a magnificent job, thank you everyone! However, the biggest decision would be who we would get
to open up the forum for us. We really wanted to ensure attendees were set up for success with strategies about how to capture the most key takeaways possible.......
Enter Lynne Cazaly and her ‘Cognitive Load Coping’ keynote presentation.
She was awesome and this keynote presentation fitted perfectly with the brief, thank you Lynne!

To our trusted exhibitors, a huge thank you for agreeing to be part of our 2019 National Forum for without your support these events would likely not happen, we would love to see you again next year!

To the thirty five people who put themselves out there to present at our National Forum this year,
you absolutely did yourselves proud, with feedback scores revealing an average ‘subject expertise’
of 9.2 out of 10 and average ‘value of content presented’ 9.0 out of 10. Outstanding!
Here is a link to what presenters said about the forum post event.

To Ductmakers, Nissan Castings and Davey Water, thank you for backing up the forum with
site tours the day after. Fantastic to have these tours available at such great sites.

So there you have it, another great SIRF Roundtables forum is done and it’s time to pass the baton
over to Gary Silversides and his team for 2020. To potential keynotes, presenters and exhibitors;
let Gary know with an expression of interest.

Thank you everyone involved in this event.

Kind regards,
Jeff Naylor


Forum Day 1 (3)

What we did:

3 separate streams of:

Operational Excellence
Supply Chain
4 Keynote Speakers
30+ Quality Presenters
Networking Opportunities
Case studies
Discussion Panel


List Of Presenters

Lynne Cazaly – Keynote Speaker & 6x Author
Nicholas Curtis – Global Head of LEAN – Cimpress (VistaPrint)
Tasha Broomhall – Director – Blooming Minds
Steve Simpson – Keynote Speaker
Bill Holmes – CEO & Founder – RCA2go

Forum Day 1 (6)

Cynthia Dearin - International Business Accelerator - NSW
Rodney Brown
 - CCSM Chief Engineer - ASC, WA

Daryl Davis - General Manager - Ductmakers, Vic
Jenny Krasny - OPEX Specialist - CAT, Qld
Jim Glover - Group Manager Continuous Improvement, Visy, Vic
Steve Zanon - Supply Chain Specialist - Proactive Ageing, Vic
Mike Davis - General Manager - Machinemonitor, Qld
Matthew Wragg - Director & Supply Chain specialist - MAEZ, NSW
Anna Reid - GM Manufacturing - Asahi Beverages, Vic
Tim Gray - Supply Chain Specialist - Prophit Systems, NSW
Barry Henson - CEO & human error reduction specialist - Desertfire, Qld
Geoff Manley - GM - Lubrication Engineers, NSW
Brett Perrin - Director Australian Operations - Sealed Air, Vic
Jacquelene Brotherton - Transport Manager - Oxford Cold Storage, Vic
Matt Mafrici - CEO Team Assurance
Andy Kelsall - Owner - Complete LEAN Solutions, Vic
Graham Arvidson - GM Operations & Maintenance - Primero Group, WA
Graham Regan - National Reliability Manager - News Corp, NSW
Troy Krogh - Regional Director - Australia - Scott Automation, NSW
Dare' Petreski - Strategy Development | ex BHP MCoE, QLD
Parth Bommakanti - Master Facilitator, Vative Leadership Centre, Vic
Carter McNabb - Partner, GRA Supply Chain Consultants, Vic
Andrew Heinrichs - Environment, Health & Safety Consultant, EY, Vic
Larry Mazza - Continuous Improvement Specialist, Asaleocare, Vic
Lewis Trigger - International Constraint Innovation Expert, Israel

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Our Specialist Partner Exhibitors

Machine Monitor
SIRF Roundtables
Desertfire Online
Lubrication Engineers
Scott Automation
Team Assurance


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If you are interested in any of our future National Forums, whether it be presenting, exhibiting or attending, please either fill in the form or email Jeff Naylor

Who can I contact for further SIRF information:

Jeff Naylor on 0409 535 239 - Managing Director Australia and New Zealand

Brian Niven on 0439 612 609 - Vic/Tas State Manager

Alain LeBon on 0439 612 620 -Vic/Tas State Manager

Sean Lewis on 0466 256 736 - SA State Manager

Chris Bush on 0400 109 861 - WA State Manager



Interested in The National Forum 2020?