Multimodal 2018 community embraces post-Brexit and digital future

Over 9200 supply chain decision makers visited over 300 exhibitors at the UK and Ireland’s leading transport and logistics show this month

London UK, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 – Challenges and opportunities in a post-Brexit logistics landscape, as well as digital supply chain innovation, headed the discussion at Multimodal 2018 this month.

The three-day exhibition and seminar series at the Birmingham NEC, provided a platform to network and grow business for over 9200 supply chain decision makers and more than 300 leading transport and logistics companies.

Ninety-two industry thought leaders shared insights on key topics including Blockchain, warehouse robotics, Brexit, air freight opportunities and port strategy during the free-to-attend seminar series.

The FTA Multimodal Awards, held on the evening of the first day, attracted a record number of entries in its four-year history, with more than 650 VIPs attending the gala dinner.

“Multimodal provides an innovative platform for suppliers and buyers to meet, grow business, and learn from the experts, and with so many exhibitors already signed up for next year, we are already looking forward to another great show,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“This year, we provided a backdrop for the launch of the NextGen Logistics Network, an online community to support young people as they develop their careers in the industry.

“By bringing together all sectors of the supply chain, the Multimodal community has the power to drive this sort of change and support a better, more efficient industry.”

This year’s show attracted exhibitors from across the supply chain, including DP World, Freightliner, Maritime Transport, and DACHSER.

Multimodal once more teamed up with the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the British International Freight Associating (BIFA), to host speakers from companies including John Lewis, American Airlines, DB Schenker, and Maersk Line.

The NextGen Logistics Network was launched with backing from Meantime Communications and Peel Ports, with two panels of young speakers aged between 22 and 30 from Howard Tenens, Heathrow Airport, and Malcolm Logistics.

Next year’s Multimodal will take place between 18th and 20th of June 2019 at the Birmingham NEC.

To find out more about visiting, exhibiting, sponsoring, or speaking, visit multimodal.org.uk or contact:

Robert Jervis
Logistics Portfolio Director
Clarion Events
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760
E: robert.jervis@clarionevents.com

 

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Multimodal 2018 provided a platform to network and grow business for over 9200 supply chain decision makers and more than 300 leading transport and logistics companies.

Multimodal 2018 provided a platform to network and grow business for over 9200 supply chain decision makers and more than 300 leading transport and logistics companies.

The FTA Multimodal Awards 2018 were held on the evening of the first day of the show and attracted a record number of entries. Pictured, Howard Tenens scooped Exhibitor of the Year.

Ninety-two industry thought leaders shared insights on key topics including Blockchain, warehouse robotics, Brexit, air freight opportunities and port strategy over the free-to-attend seminar series.  

Ninety-two industry thought leaders shared insights on key topics including Blockchain, warehouse robotics, Brexit, air freight opportunities and port strategy during the free-to-attend seminar series.

 

About MULTIMODAL 2019

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 2018 was attended by over 9200 supply chain decision makers and over 300 exhibitors.

The supply chain show, which has just completed its 11th year, is free-to-attend and Multimodal 2018 took place 1st – 3rd May at the Birmingham NEC.

The FTA Multimodal Awards Night took place on the first evening of Multimodal 2018, at the VOX at Resorts World at the NEC, and was attended by over 650 guests.

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.

Multimodal 2019 takes place from 18th to 20th June next year.

For more information visit multimodal.org.uk