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Future Logistics Conference offers a tantalising glimpse of post-pandemic world

There are now just over four months to go before the eagerly anticipated Innovation and Technology in Transport (ITT) Hub takes place at Farnborough International on 30 June and 1 July 2021.

“As the new world recovers, no doubt the new normal will be quite different from the old normal,” said Leon Daniels OBE, Chair of ITT Hub. “I’ve got a strong feeling that summer 2021 might be just the right moment to bring together everybody for the post-coronavirus new world. It will be fascinating to see.”


This new exhibition and conference will provide a unique opportunity to experience the latest technologies and explore the big issues facing the new world of transport.

As the Strategic Partner of ITT Hub, Logistics UK will be hosting and delivering the Future Logistics Conference, which will be an integral part of this two-day event. The conference will explore a number of key themes encompassing the future of data, vehicles, business strategies and communities.


The keynote speaker is a man who has first-hand experience of the future of transport. Major Tim Peake CMG was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work during Mission Principia inspired millions about the possibilities which space could offer. A former test pilot, he is also a STEM ambassador, schools’ speaker and best-selling author. His keynote speech will fire the starting pistol on two days of thinking and debate at ITT Hub 2021.


Dubbed ‘the new oil’ by many commentators, big data is the exciting engine room for future logistics. We all know that it is changing the way we live, work and manage our businesses, but what role does data play in the freight, passenger and energy sectors? The conference will examine the biggest drivers, what’s happening in technology and how it will likely impact transport and logistics.


The race to decarbonise transport is on. With the government’s ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 and its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution announced in the autumn, the incentive to procure alternatively fuelled vehicles has never been greater. However, making sense of the future transport and logistics environment can be bewildering. Where should you invest and who are the innovators in this space? Engaging with conference sessions will help inform the choices you make about fuels and vehicles.


How might transport and logistics businesses need to change to adapt to future requirements? In the past, the success of top logistics companies has been built around speed, reliability, customer service and reducing costs, though there is evidence this model is shifting. As technology continues to advance at an accelerating rate and environmental concerns move to the top of the agenda, logistics companies will have to adopt new and innovative strategies to survive.


Cities seem to be the main focus for future innovation and policy agendas. How should cities manage congestion, pollution, and safety in stressed and dense environments? But very importantly how can our towns, villages and the countryside not be left behind? Conference sessions will look ahead to explore the future needs of our communities, their planning policies, infrastructure and sustainability and examines where new technology and investments are currently being focused.


If you would like to help contribute to the thinking  on what the possibilities might be for the post-pandemic world, please visit the Logistics UK website to reserve your free tickets for an event that promises to offer an extraordinary insight into the future of transport.



Published On: 18/02/2021 17:00:40


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