FTA seminars return to Multimodal in 2016

Thursday 11 February 2016

The Freight Transport Association is once again teaming up with Multimodal to put together a programme of workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions tackling important issues affecting the supply chain.

Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, and FTA will be hosting a series of sessions on Wednesday 11 May – the second day of the show.

In the seminar theatre the subjects to be covered include the impact of mega shipping vessels and maritime alliances; the future of airports in the UK; the Agenda for More Rail Freight; and responding to environmental challenges in transport. Speakers from Maersk Line, Peel Ports, Heathrow Airport, Sainsbury’s, Network Rail, Heriot-Watt University and UPS are amongst the leading names taking part, along with FTA experts.

A series of workshops will take place in the workshop theatre on Contracts of carriage; the EU’s new Union Customs Code explained; container weighing - understanding the new legislation; and the Home Office Haulier Security Accreditation Scheme, with experts from BIFA, HMRC, World Shipping Council, ICHCA, Border Force, FTA and many others taking part.

Chris Welsh, FTA's Director of Global and European Policy, said:

"FTA's series of well attended and topical seminars and workshops are ideal for anyone engaged in international supply chain operations, enabling them to keep up-to-date with the latest regulatory developments and top issues."

Visitors are also welcome to the FTA stand (number 1255) at Multimodal, which takes place between 10 and 12 May. FTA will be at the show to discuss all aspects of its activities in supporting national, European and global supply chains.

FTA and Multimodal have also joined forces to launch new awards categories in the rebranded 'FTA Multimodal Awards', celebrating achievements in all transport modes, including the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Award in Leadership in Carbon Reduction sponsored by Bridgestone. The FTA Multimodal Awards Night will be held at the amazing VOX at Resorts World at the NEC and will be hosted by renowned broadcaster and journalist, John Sergeant.

Notes for editors

Multimodal 2016 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 10 to 12 May. For further information about the free-to-attend show or to view the seminar sessions visit the website at http://www.multimodal.org.uk
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