SA Professional Development Forum 24 November 2020

Start Date
24 November 2020
End Date
24 November 2020
Start Time
End Time
U City Function Centre, Level 1, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Name
Hannu Matikainen
Contact Phone
0488 629 991
Contact Email
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Industry body, linking knowledge & people, creating outcomes

The Australasian Fleet Management Association organises a Professional Development Forum program for South Australia. We missed out on the March forum due to COVID-19 and hope to you you all at this session. The forums are an ideal way of staying in touch and with fellow fleet managers, connecting with potential clients, entertaining and reaffirming existing clients or taking the first step in discovering what it is like to be an AfMA Member.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the venue have restricted numbers to meet current COVID-19 requirements. 

Let's just go straight to the topics for this session.

Topic 1 - AGL - Electric Vehicle Initiatives

Presented by: Craig Norris | Electric Vehicle Channel Manager | AGL

Proudly Australian for more than 180 years, AGL supplies energy and other services to more than 3.7 million customer accounts. We’re committed to making energy, alongside other essential services, simple, fair and transparent.  AGL operates the largest electricity portfolio in the National Electricity Market made up of traditional coal and gas-fired generation, and renewables such as wind, hydro and solar. We also operate gas storage and production assets. We’re focussed on developing flexible supply, building on our history as Australia’s leading private investor in renewable energy, to support the transition to a new energy system. We have a passionate belief in progress and a relentless determination to make things better for our communities, customers, the Australian economy and our planet.

Speaker Bio 

Craig has recently joined the AGL Energy team, holding the role of Electric Vehicle Channel Manager. Previously working with one of the major motor vehicle manufactures specialising in electric vehicles since 2014. He has had a vast experience within the industry and has also had an active involvement within the Electric Vehicle Council.  

Topic 2 - The New Era of Mobility

Presented by Damian Hewitt | General Manager - Transport | Sage Automation

As we enter a new decade there are a variety of major trends, technologies and societal forces that are shaping a new era of mobility. Hear from the SAGE Automation’s National Transport Manager Damian Hewitt, on a variety of topics including but not limited to: population growth and economic forces shaping transport trends, transport disruption via autonomous vehicles, future business models, the role of connective transport networks, the role of machine learning, the future of Smart Cities and everything in between.

This session is your opportunity to hear about the future of the industry and gain a practical understanding of how to better prepare for this change. 

Speaker Bio

Damian is responsible for delivering the National Transport Strategy.

Damian’s experience delivering Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) projects and leading edge smart technology solutions that improve the sustainability of our cities and drive innovation has included: Matilda the World’s Smartest Transit Hub, Addinsight transport intelligence system, IoT sensor applications involving smart lighting, park land pedestrian movements and cycle count, as well as expanding SAGE’s involvement across 5 separate autonomous vehicle trials.

His wealth of experience and passion for smart transportation has seen him rise to become a sought-after industry expert in C-ITS, V2I and connective technologies. Damian works collaboratively with industry groups and partners including, (ADVI) the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative, ITS Australia, Smart Cities Council, Royal Society for the Blind and numerous universities including Flinders University and The University of Adelaide.


U City Function Centre

Level 1, 43 Franklin Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Google Maps Link: Click Here

Entrance to the Function Centre is through the main glass doors on Franklin Street at the northern side of the building, or from Pitt Street or Penaluna Lane glass doors. Enter the building and either take the stairs or lift to level 1.


General parking can also be found at the following locations:

CarePark car park located on Pitt Street, opposite U City on the western side:

Wilson car park located 42 Franklin Street, opposite U City on the northern side:

UPark Central Market located 21-59 Grote Street, behind U City on the south/western side: On-street disability parking map - www.cityofadelaide.


12.00pm - 12.25pm Registration, Networking, refreshments

12.25pm - 2.00pm - Lunch and Professional Development Session

2.00pm - 2.30pm - Optional to take a guided tour and see the vision for the innovative ‘vertical village’ now coming to life at U City!

Cost: incl GST

Members: $64.00

Non Members: $84.00

PLEASE NOTE: All Times and Prices are subject to change on confirmation of location and venue.