Future Logistics 2020

Online Event | 13 November 2020

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FREE virtual conference and exhibition  



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. To give 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, we are launching Future Logistics 2020, a virtual conference and exhibition which is free to attend for all. 


To be held on a state of the art, immersive live events platform, the one-day event will feature leading voices from across the logistics and transport sectors, who will explore the forces set to shape the industry of tomorrow, covering topics as wide ranging as data, vehicles, fuels, Brexit, communities and business strategies. As with a physical event, there will also be an extensive exhibition space for attendees to visit as well as opportunities for 1-1 networking with other delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. 


Future Logistics will also offer delegates the opportunity to engage with leading logistics industry suppliers online in the Exhibition Hall. Visitors will be able to download brochures, thought leadership content and whitepapers showcasing the latest technical innovations; they are also free to ask exhibitors questions via text or video chat.


This will be a perfect opportunity to learn from the leaders, network with your peers and have a taste of the wider Future Logistics Conference to be staged next year at  ITT Hub. Places are limited so book for free now.

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Event programme highlights


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 the next set of vehicles that is right for your operation.  

Speakers include:

Andy Eastlake, MD, LowCVP 

Natasha Patel, Baringa Partners

Jo Bamford, CEO, Wright Bus 

Graeme Cooper, Project Director EV, 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, Nexus

Simon Barnes, Industry engagement, University of Kent

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK 

Lauren Pamma, Electrification Propositions Lead, Motor Finance & Leasing, Lloyds Banking Group 


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? In our first “Future Data” session, our panellists will share their expertise 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 Operating Officer & Strategy Director UKI, DHL Supply Chain


Session 4: Future Communities

Changes in demography, technology, 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: 

James Courtney-Evans, Head of Infrastructure & Transport, Corporate & Institutional Coverage, Commercial Banking

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

Rubina Singh, Executive Director, Centrica 


Session 5: Future Borders

With EU Exit around the corner and the government finalising it’s 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 from government and industry, to let you know what the next phase of borders will deliver for business.

Speakers include: 

Alex Veitch, General Manager – Public Policy, Logistics UK 

Sandra Strong, Strong & Herd

Additional panellists to be confirmed


See the full event programme here

See speaker biographies here


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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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