Multimodal celebrates tenth year as record number of visitors attend

London, UK, Thursday, 4th May 2017 – Multimodal celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, welcoming a record 9,449 supply chain professionals and 325 exhibitors at the Birmingham NEC, UK, its biggest show to date.

The three-day, free-to-attend exhibition also had its best-attended educational programme this year, with standing room only for many of the sessions.

Eighty-two industry experts took to the stage to share insight and advice on topics ranging from Amazon’s logistics model, rail freight opportunities, and briefings on Brexit, to container weighing rules, city logistics, improving air cargo performance, and raising professional driving standards.

“The UK and Ireland’s premiere logistics and transport show continues to grow from strength-to-strength with more opportunities than ever before to network, source new business opportunities, and learn from the experts,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“Leading logistics suppliers and buyers have already expressed interest in our 2018 exhibition, and we are looking forward to another great show.”

This year included leading companies from across the logistics supply chain, including Peel Ports Group, Network Rail, DB Schenker, Wincanton, and Heathrow Airport, take part in the workshop and seminar programme.

Exhibitors included Agility, Maritime Transport Ltd, DACHSER, Malcolm Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Port of Dover, CMA CGM Group, Port of Antwerp, Yusen Logistics, and Mediterranean Shipping Company.

The 2017 FTA Multimodal Awards, held at the VOX, were attended by over 800 guests and recognised best-in-class across air, road, rail, and maritime services, as well as a young logistics professional, an innovative infrastructure project, and environmental best practice.

Next year’s Multimodal will take place between 1st – 3rd of May 2018 at the Birmingham NEC.

To find out more about visiting, exhibiting, sponsoring, or speaking, visit or contact:

Robert Jervis

Logistics Portfolio Director

T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760

E: robert.jervis(at)

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Left image: Multimodal celebrates tenth year as record number of visitors attend

Right image: Pictured left to right Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers’ Forum, Director of Global and European Policy, FTA, Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ, Mark Olney, General Manager – Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada.

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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 300 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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