New disruptive technology to sooth Brexit headache and create a new normal tops Multimodal’s 2019 agenda
More than 9,000 delegates and over 300 exhibitors are expected to attend the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics and transport show in June next year
London, UK, Thursday 22nd November 2018 – The challenges, opportunities, and new technological solutions facing businesses across the supply chain post-Brexit will take centre stage at Multimodal 2019, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from June 18th to 20th.
Other topics including the growing labour crisis, the transformational effects of AI and robots on logistics, and the Fifth Industrial Revolution, where machines and humans increasingly collaborate, will also take a front-row seat during the seminar and panel series at the free-to-attend show, now in its 12th year.
“From Brexit, to the growing labour crisis, as well as rapid technological advances means we are entering a brave new world for the logistics industry and stakeholders should be doing all they can to prepare,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director of Clarion Events.
“Our new Seminar Steering Committee is working hard to ensure all of the latest and most important issues of today will be addressed in the education programme led by top experts from across the logistics and transport sector, who will share important updates on how companies can innovate in these challenging times.”
The three-day show also includes debates looking at important issues such as logistics as the new retail, as well as reverse logistics, reducing food wastage in the supply chain, and how businesses can take better advantage of Blockchain and Big Data.
The Seminar Steering Committee is comprised of James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association; Peter Ward, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UK Warehousing Association; Robert Keen, Director General, British International Freight Association; Jervis; Emma Murray, CEO and Founder of Meantime Communications.
More than 300 exhibitors from leading logistics service providers are expected to attend, with the confirmed list already including ONE, Cosco Shipping Lines (UK) Ltd, Associated British Ports, Samskip, and Jigsaw Transport.
The FTA Multimodal Awards night, which recognises the best operators in all transport modes, will make a welcome return: nominations for each of the 11 categories will open in the New Year.
Registration opens in January 2019. For more information visit www.multimodal.org.uk or contact:
Logistics Portfolio Director
T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760
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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 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