Managing The Employer/Contractor Relationship In Haulage Business: Stakeholders Set To Discuss Effective Measures


The stage is set for the 2023 edition of Haulage & Logistics Magazine Annual Conference and Exhibition (HAULMACE) as stakeholders in the Nigeria haulage, logistics sector and supply chain are set to discuss ways of maintaining a profitable relationship between the employer and the contractor in the haulage business.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 by 10:00 Am at the providence hotel, 12a, oba akinjobi street, g.r.a ikeja, lagos.The theme of the event is “Managing the haulage employer/contractor relationship in a difficult operating environment” The managing director of LogistixOne, a logistics company that operates in Nigeria and the United States of America and the former logistics director for Promasidor Nigeria, Mr. Stephen Opayemi is the keynote speaker of the event as he will be dissecting the theme of the event.The event will also feature panel discussion, where panelists who are experts from various segments in the industry will also dissect the theme of the event.HAULMACE 2023 aims to provide a platform for industry stakeholders to deliberate and strategize effective measures for managing the haulage employer/contractor relationship in the face of multifaceted operational challenges.Those expected to attend HAULMACE 2023 include chief executives of haulage companies, supply chain managers and logistics directors of various organizations, top Executives of manufacturing companies, executives and members of various industry associations in the haulage industry (NARTO, PTD, NUPENG) relevant road traffic law enforcement/governmental agencies (State and Federal), banks and other financiers of haulage assets, insurance companies among others.Haulage and Logistics Magazine Annual Conference and Exhibition (HAULMACE) is the biggest gathering of decision makers in the haulage and logistics industry in Nigeria. HAULMACE is an annual event that started in year 2015. The event is organized by Haulage and Logistics Magazine. The aim of the annual event is to provide a platform for advocacy and addressing of pressing issues affecting the growth and development of the industry.While speaking on the reason behind the theme of the 2023 edition of the conference which is “Managing the haulage employer/contractor relationship in a difficult operating environment”, the convener of HAULMACE, Mr. Alfred Okugbeni stated that the haulage industry in Nigeria has faced unprecedented challenges in recent years, ranging from regulatory complexities and supply chain disruptions to the high foreign exchange rate. All of these have led to highly unstable operating cost. In this complex operating environment, the relationship between haulage employers and contractors plays a pivotal role in ensuring operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainable growth.Strengthening this crucial partnership is essential for fostering resilience and adaptability within the industry. Therefore, maintaining a mutually beneficial partnership between the employer and the contactor in the face of various constraint and uncertainties within the haulage sector is highly important. “HAULMACE 2023 is therefore intends to help both the employer and the contractor in haulage business maintain a profitable relationship”, Okugbeni said.

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