As I walked the venue space at the Brisbane Showgrounds for the planning of the Intermodal Australia Exhibition and Seminar Series I was excited to see such a versatile venue on offer for the inaugural event set down for late 2024.

“Massive undercover areas plus generous outdoor space, all on hard stand, located in the centre of Brisbane city. Easy access for all sorts of vehicles, trucks and machinery delivering flexible exhibition space that is needed for a major freight and logistics event.”

Managing Director of Intermodal Australia, Bob Carroll said that with a projected growth of over 50% in freight movements in Australia in the next 12 months, all senior players involved or invested in the creation and delivery of supply chain solutions are looking for better ways of going about their business.

“It does not matter if you wrap and prepare freight, stack and store it, send it, track it, receive it and/or distribute it, you need to find ways of doing it better, faster, safer and at the same time more efficiently. It is also in your interest to look at who is doing it with you to make sure they are using the very best systems and can tell you where the stuff is at any given time and that it is safe and secure and that it is being moved at the very best price.”

Intermodal Australia will showcase the options along with new technology and at the same time expose all who take part to new world thinking because Australia needs to get in front of the curve to cope with the soaring increase in activity. All agree that they need to invest into more sustainable and innovative supply chains and plan for growth and resilience.

With the opening of the new runway in Brisbane and new warehouse space and industrial developments in Brisbane, plus the rapid evolution of the International Wellcamp Airport and Business Park in Toowoomba, Queensland is set to dominate in the transport and logistics space, making it an interesting area for investors as well as Government departments. Local and state government understand that they need to be competitive and innovative to attract companies to build in their areas to attract investment and jobs in this fast moving industry.

Intermodal Australia 2024 is attracting leading companies and innovators and will be the only event of its type in Australia. For event information go to or phone Australian Events on 1800 671 588 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm EST