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Dear <<First Name>>,

Last week I spoke of “Untangling the Spaghetti” as we seek to be ready for the NEW normal.
THE OTHER SIDE now has core group of 44 Project Stakeholders and 8 Observers. Together we will begin “Mapping the Relaunch”.
These stakeholders reflect a great mix of growers, businesses from across the supply chain and those that contribute, monitor, regulate, and support horticulture in Tasmania and nationally.
THE OTHER SIDE Project Stakeholders are listed at the end of this newsletter here. I sincerely thank them for their commitment to work together. As I said, there are no competitors. 
During the week beginning the 18th of May we will have our first meeting online. I will have quite some homework preparing for the first meeting, including key topics that need to be thought about and then prioritised.
MAPPING THE RELAUNCH will need to include the following key topics (at a minimum):
  • Health and safety for everyone
  • Providing safety guarantees
  • Reviving demand
  • Rebooting operations and supply chains
  • Shifting IT & technology to restart mode
  • Steering the restart with care
  • Sustaining value creation born during the crisis
  • Accepting that there are many unknowns that will remain nebulous for a long time
I also want to acknowledge the challenges of social distancing, food service, retail packaging, logistics and cross-docking, air freight and travel, digitalising communications, click & collect models, building new data, and, leveraging the TASMANIAN story of who we are at our best.

Since COVID-19 rocketed into our Country and State – as well as other countries – I have been reading and storing reports, actions, commentaries and steps taken by all governments and agencies to help us all in the objective of flattening the curve. For 6 weeks, it was all about managing “RISK” and it was under that classification that I built a library of about 700 articles.


In early April, I wanted to focus more on “THE OTHER SIDE” because it was evident that our horticultural export markets were undergoing significant structural change. This change is driven by business continuity plans and government responses in countries that are not as well ahead of the curve as ours. In just a month I now have a library addressing THE OTHER SIDE of about 250 articles.
These are all available to share.
More to come!
Be part of the challenge.
Click here to say 
I'm happy to join in "The Other Side"

Personal Protective Equipment Supply Register

If your business needs essential PPE to keep operating, here you can find suitable suppliers with the right products for you and connect with them directly.

Airfreight Opportunity:
Hobart to Essendon Airport

Par Avion is operating a daily return flight Hobart to Essendon for the Tasmanian Government to deliver radio isotopes into Tasmania. Flights are departing Hobart early morning.
There is about 1 tonne of freight capacity on the aircraft for which government are hoping to have a commercial customer to offset the costs of the flights to the State.

Contact Shannon Wells
Phone: (03) 6248 5390 or 0419 123 342

Postcard from India & Sri Lanka Webinar

Wednesday 13th May, 2020

In these uncertain times we are bringing to exporters, a series of ‘Postcard’ webinars with select Austrade offices offshore so you can consider market diversification in your export strategy, or, just learn more about the markets.

For further information or to register
Click Here

The Other Side Project Stakeholders

        Doris Blaesing RMCG Tasmania
        Carol Bracken Cradle Coast Authority
        Mark Bramich Natrio
        Theresa Chapman RMCG Tasmania
        Brett Charlton Agility Logistics
        Allison Clark Circular Economy Network Tasmania
        Michael Coote AUSVEG
        Ben Copeman Southern Cross Certified
        Justin Copeman Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
        Susie Daly Daly Premium Potatoes
        Craig Deamer Catience Pty Ltd
        Matthew Dickson Cradle Coast Authority
        Brian Field Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
        Leah Galvin Eatwell Tasmania
        Sue Glynn KimchiMe
        Tim Groom Wynyon
        Belinda Hazell Optimum Standard
        Peter Hockings Growcom
        David Hooper Harvest Moon
        Tania Jensen DPIPWE
        Fiona Kerslake Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
        Dean Lalor Rural Bank
        Tom Lewis RDS Partners
        Ian Locke TF&VEFG
        Deon Mahoney PMA - Australia New Zealand Ltd
        Tony McCall University of Tasmania
        Gary McCarthy Tasports
        Rebecca McLennan Port of Melbourne
        Sal Milici Freight & Trade Alliance
        Asad Mirza Al-Barakah Impex Australia
        Grant Morris Tasmanian Fumigation Services
        Sally Murfet Inspire-Ag
        Jen Newman RDA Tasmania
        Camilla Philip Hort Innovation
        Rajesh Rajaguru University of Tasmania
        Michael Shepherd S Group Global
        Manus Stockdale vegetables WA
        Helen Thomas King Island Council
        Paul Thompson Rowella Cherry Farm
        Ben van Delden KPMG - Melbourne
        Brigid Veale Costa Group
        Jane Wightman Hort Innovation
        Bruce Williams Launceston City Council
        Koji Yasui Utasmania
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