Experts from across the logistics industry will share insight on how to build more resilient supply chains at the free-to-attend Multimodal event at the Birmingham NEC, October 19 to 21 2021.
Panels of thought leaders will introduce new ideas about how tech developments such as machine learning, smart data and 5G can drive efficiencies and support a sustainable future for logistics.
The importance of mental health wellbeing in the workplace and practical advice on how to build a diverse Next Gen workforce as part of a vision for a better industry will also be tabled at a session chaired by Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE and including Corinne Lamoureux, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Mental Health Switch.
“We must ensure our industry benefits from the lessons of the last 18 months and rebuilds with a more sustainable outlook,” said Robert Jervis, director, Multimodal. “After so many months apart, it is time to come together, reconnect, and find new ways of working together.
“Multimodal is proud to be one of the first supply chain exhibitions to open its doors post COVID and provide a much-needed opportunity to meet face to face and drive new business opportunities.”
There will be a shipper perspective on the state of the industry post Brexit and COVID as part of the opening plenary session, chaired by Shanker Singham, CEO, Competere.
Seminar sessions at the three-day event will also cover the impact of Brexit so far and what to expect next from import controls for trade from the EU next year in a panel joined by Robert Windsor from the British International Freight Forwarding Association (BIFA) and Peter MacSwiney, chairman of ASM.
David Wells, chief executive, Logistics UK will introduce the association’s Logistics 2021 Report, with Logistics UK hosting sessions across the first two days to cover policy updates and trends across the modes.
The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) will host two sessions, and Zumtobel Group will deliver a case study on how to introduce sustainable lighting solutions to freight facilities.
Day three will be dedicated to Next Gen and apprenticeships.
Multimodal brings together thousands of supply chain decision makers from across the industry to connect and grow business. Voting is still open online for the Multimodal Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on October 19 in Birmingham.