Digital disruption and the impact of Brexit top the agenda at Multimodal

Thought leaders from across the supply chain will share their insight on a changing logistics landscape at the free-to-attend show next month

London, UK, Tuesday, 10th April 2018 – Thought leaders from the tech companies and start-ups revolutionising the logistics landscape will share their insight on how to stay ahead in a changing business world at Multimodal 2018, at the Birmingham NEC from 1st – 3rd May.

Digitisation, digital transformation, and disruption will be discussed by innovators including INTTRA, Freightos, Nexiot, and Stowga, during the Supply Chain Excellence Seminars at the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show.

Brexit challenges and opportunities, including a focus on perishables and a session on the Northern Ireland question will be explored by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Agency Sector Management (ASM), the Port of Dover, and Eurotunnel.

“We are living through an unprecedented period of change and disruption, and with all of the challenges and opportunities that inevitably follow, keeping up to speed with developments can be hard,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“Multimodal brings together leaders from across the supply chain to network, grow business, and learn from each other, and we are looking forward to hosting three days of insight and discussion from innovators who will help us understand how to stay one step ahead.”

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has once more teamed up with Multimodal for a day of seminars including discussions on airfreight and port operations and will bring a panel of experts to look at the global implications of Brexit.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) will also host sessions exploring topics from the warehouse of the future to attracting new talent.

The fourth Freight Transport Association (FTA) Multimodal Awards take place on the 1st of May, with over 800 VIPs expected to attend a gala dinner at the VOX Conference Centre.

Voting for the modal awards, which recognise best-in-class across air, road, rail, and maritime services, is still open online at

To find out more about exhibiting, visiting, or sponsoring at Multimodal 2018, visit or contact:

Robert Jervis

Logistics Portfolio Director

Clarion Events

T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760

E: robert.jervis(at)


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Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, which also features a series of topical seminars and master classes, and hosts a Shippers’ Village, giving freight buyers a private space to meet logistics suppliers.

Multimodal 2017 was the biggest in the show’s history, with over 345 exhibitors and a record-breaking attendance of 9,449 supply chain executives.

The supply chain show, in its 11th year, is free-to-attend and Multimodal 2018 will take place at the Birmingham NEC from 1st – 3rd May 2018.

The FTA Multimodal Awards Night will be held at the VOX at Resorts World at the NEC on the evening of 1st May 2018.

The Awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services and are voted for by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter, as well as FTA members, and exhibitors at Multimodal.

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