GSF2018 & ICHCA International Conference & MegaTrans Exhibition

10 May 2018 to 11 May 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, VIC, Australia.
The worlds most senior gathering of shippers, trade logistics providers and government representatives will be meeting in Melbourne, Australia from 8 to 12 May 2018 - to be hosted in Australasia for the first time, Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and ICHCA Australia warmly welcome you to the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) Conference and Exhibition.


The Global Shippers Forum (GSF), based in London, is the world's leading association for shippers engaged in international trade moving goods by all modes of transport.

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains.


INTERNATIONAL GUESTS -  we warmly welcome the world to Melbourne, Australia 

AUSTRALIAN FREIGHT & TRADE SECTORS - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian importers, exporters and logistics providers to come together to be a the forefront of global policy and compliance issues.

  • Through the support of peak bodies, we are delighted to offer discounts to members of the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) ; the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) ; the Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) ; the Australian International Movers Association (AIMA) ; the Australian Horticulture Association (AHEA); Women's International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA); the Container Transport Alliance of Australia (CTAA); Shipping Australia Limited  (SAL) and the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA).

*Early Bird rates apply for the first 100 member registrations


The Crown Metropol Melbourne  is a short walk to our conference at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre  .

  • Email or phone +61 3 92926211 Toll Free 1800 056 662 (within Australia only) - to access our conference discount, please click
  • HERE for your online booking.



  • Tuesday 8 May 2018 - ICHCA International AGM / GSF, ICHCA and VIP Welcome Cocktail Function
  • Wednesday 9 May 2018 - ICHCA Australia Board Meeting & AGM / GSF AGM / Port Tour
  • Thursday 10 May 2018 - *DAY 1 CONFERENCE (registrations above)
  • Friday 11 May 2018 - *DAY 2 CONFERENCE (registrations above)
  • Friday 11 May 2018 - Cocktails Function
  • Thurs 10 May to Saturday 12 May 2018 - Trade Exhibition MEGATRANS2018

*Sessions that meet prescribed criteria will be accredited for Australian customs broker Continued Professional Development (CPD) points.


In partnership with MEGATRANS2018 and with the sponsorship support of the Melbourne Convention Bureau we will be hosting up to 500 exhibitors during our event.

Event Sponsorship Prospectus and Exhibition Prospectus

To find out more, contact Travis Brooks-Garrett (APSA) or Peter Van-Duyn (ICHCA Australia).

Important Information:

  • Please enter the specific details in "Invoice To"  that you need printed on your Tax Receipt/Invoice

       eg. company name, address, ABN number and attendee name