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Future Logistics Conference – the excitement is building


There are just three weeks remaining until transport professionals gather at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre for the biggest show of its kind in 40 years: the inaugural ITT Hub, which will play host to Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference.

With only 20 days to go, Logistics UK is urging anyone keen to explore the forces set to challenge the logistics industry to book their place on the free, two-day event without delay.

Taking place on 30 June 2021 and 1 July 2021, ITT Hub is set to showcase the very latest developments in road and passenger transport, while the Future Logistics Conference will provide an opportunity for those involved in or with the sector to discover and debate the influences which will shape the logistics world of tomorrow. Alongside keynote speaker British astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG, the speaker line-up assembled for the Future Logistics Conference contains many of the leading names in transport and logistics, with representatives from key organisations including the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, National Grid, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, DHL Supply Chain, Midlands Connect, UPS, Highways England and Innovate UK.

Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK comments: “Logistics and transport are at the heart of the nation’s economy and it is vital that our industry thrives if UK PLC is to succeed in its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Conversations and debates taking place at Future Logistics Conference will help to set the agenda for the future of our sector and ensure that the UK’s logistics industry is ready for any challenges ahead. With a packed programme of expert speakers, the Future Logistics Conference promises to be an unmissable event.”

Panel sessions at the conference will include HGVs – future vehicles and future fuels; The power of data in transport and Logistics; Attracting, developing, and retaining talent in the transport and logistics sector; Which business models will succeed in the future for logistics and transport; and Public sector support: what help does industry need from government to achieve net zero?

As well as an extensive exhibition featuring the latest developments in logistics and passenger transport, visitors to ITT Hub will be given the unique opportunity to try out the UK’s most cutting-edge trucks, vans, buses, coaches, bikes and autonomous vehicles for themselves on a two-mile Ride & Drive roadway at the exhibition and conference.

ITT Hub will feature leading manufacturers including DAF Trucks, Iveco, Mercedes, Ford, Renault Trucks, BYD, Caetano, EVM, Pelican Yutong, Dawson Bus and Coach, Fiat Professional, Harris Maxus, Ilesbus, Alexander Dennis, Schmitz Cargobull, Marshall Tuck and Van, Switch Mobility and Wrightbus. New start-ups, Volta Trucks and Arrival, will be showcasing their latest vehicles for the first time anywhere in the UK and inviting visitors to get behind the wheel.

Kevin Green, Marketing & Communications Director, Logistics UK, said: “Ride & Drive will be one of the most exciting and interactive parts of the ITT Hub exhibition; I am looking forward to witnessing the UK’s most advanced, futuristic vehicles in action. And, with the event still able to go ahead even if stage four of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is delayed, there is every reason to register to attend now.”

The latest addition to the event is the Logistics Hub, an interactive feature supported by JCB, which will be showcasing some of the very latest zero emission machinery for fleet operators and warehouse companies.

*www.logistics.org.uk/events/itt-hub

Published On: 10/06/2021 17:00:49

 

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