Industry's finest join FTA for Logistics Lunch

Tuesday 09 April 2019

Renowned logistics industry experts from the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) will be speaking at FTA’s Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on 10 May 2019.

Seamus Leheny, FTA’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, will be joined by Aodhán Connolly, Director of NIRC, and Pamela Dennison, National Officer for Northern Ireland at CILT, for a welcome presentation exploring the key issues and opportunities facing the logistics sector. 

Sponsored by Denn-Part, the event presents an opportunity to recognise industry achievements, network with peers, enjoy a delicious three course lunch.  John Hartson, the renowned ex-professional footballer and respected BBC and BT Sport pundit, is the guest speaker at the event; he will be sharing an inspirational account of his struggles and victories on and off the pitch, from becoming one of Wales’ most prolific goal scorers to overcoming an aggressive form of testicular cancer.

Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics industry, commented: “I am thrilled two of the finest experts within the Northern Ireland logistics sector have decided to join us to present at FTA’s third annual Logistics Lunch. While the logistics sector has faced a challenging and uncertain year, the lunch is perfect opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements, hear from inspirational guest speakers, and network with industry peers, colleagues and clients – we hope to see you there.”

A table of 10 places is available to book for £1,100, or individual places are priced at £125 per person. For more information or to book a place, please visit 

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.