Future Logistics 2020

Online Event | 13 November 2020 | Recordings Available

FREE virtual conference and exhibition  - on demand access is available for 28 days after the event.


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From zero-emission vehicles to self-driving trucks, 5G to smart cities, the shape of logistics in the UK is set to transform dramatically in the coming decades. The event gives delegates an opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts on some of these critical topics, before the main ITT Hub event and conference next year. 

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Held on a state of the art, immersive live events platform, the one-day event featured leading voices from across the logistics and transport sectors, who explored the forces set to shape the industry of tomorrow, covering topics as wide ranging as data, vehicles, fuels, Brexit, communities and business strategies. 

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Logistics UK's Logistics Awards winners were announced at the Future Logistics Conference & Expo! As part of your event booking you have an opportunity to join your industry peers at the leading awards event for the industry, by the industry! Learn more about shortlisted entrants here.


Future Logistics also offered delegates the opportunity to engage with leading logistics industry suppliers online in the Exhibition Hall. Visitors are able to download brochures, thought leadership content and whitepapers showcasing the latest technical innovations.

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A Tour of the virtual conference 


Using the leader digital platform Vfairs, you’ll be able to see and hear top industry speakers bring you the latest updates. Just like a physical conference, there will be plenty of delegate interaction with the ability to ask our speakers some questions via live Q&A sessions. Watch the short clip below to find out more! 



Event programme highlights

The Future Logistics 2020 Conference is chaired by Leon Daniels OBE.


Session 1: Future Vehicles and Future Fuels

There are many options for new vehicles being developed, particularly around alternate fuels. This practical session will look at what you need to factor into your decision making before you procure your next fleet of vehicles.  

Speakers include:

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP 

Natasha Patel, Baringa Partners

Jo Bamford, CEO, Wright Bus 

Graeme Cooper, Project Director - Transport Decarbonisation, National Grid 


Session 2: Future Business Strategies

The business models of top logistics companies have traditionally been built around speed, reliability, customer service and shaving margins. But what business models will be essential in the future with new types of customers and services? Will logistics companies need to redesign their strategies and innovate to survive? 

Speakers include: 

Mike Palmer, Client Development Director, Nexus

Simon Barnes, Industry engagement, University of Kent

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK 

Tim Campbell, Managing Director, Campbells Consultancy 


Session 3: Future Data

Data is changing the way we live, work and manage our businesses, but what role does data play in the freight, passenger and energy sectors? Our panellists will share their expertise and vision spanning a range of sectors.

Speakers include: 

Richard Skidmore, Head of Connectivity, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK 

Stuart Lester, Data Innovation Lead, Transport for West Midlands

Ron Oren, Principal Strategy Analyst & Strategic Initiative Lead, Connected Places Catapult 

Phil Roe, Chief Customer Officer & Strategy Director UKI, DHL Supply Chain


Session 4: Future Communities

Changes in demography, technology, and how we organise our lives and business activities, all impact on the type of infrastructure we will need in the future. Our panel will discuss our future infrastructure needs and what will make these investments possible.

Speakers include: 

Guillaume Fleuti, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure & Large Corporates Europe, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Bank

Elliot Shaw, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Highways England

Rubina Singh, Lead e-Mobility Technologist, Centrica 


Session 5: Future Borders

With EU Exit around the corner and the government finalising its’ Future Borders Strategy, now is the perfect time to discuss and develop the borders of the future. This session will hear from leaders in this space to let you know what the next phase of borders will need to deliver for business.

Speakers include: 

Alex Veitch, General Manager – Public Policy, Logistics UK 

Dafydd Williams, Humber Head of Communications, Associated British Ports

Sandra Strong, Managing Partner, Strong & Herd 

Richard Greening, Global Technical Director, The DDC Group

Richard Christian, Head of Policy & Communications, Port of Dover


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If you are interested in booking a stand and would like to request more information, please contact Will Reeves, Sponsorship and Advertising Manager.  Download Sponsorship Opportunities presentation.


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