Truck and Track Summer 2023

Truck and Track Summer 2023 22 CILT(UK) LEARNING CENTRE The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK) – has welcomed a record nine new Corporate Members to the Institute in March 2023 – its highest monthly figure in four years. The nine organisations include: Logico, EV Cargo, Ramco UK, PTV Logistics, JJX Logistics, CI&T, Kuehne & Nagel, BAE Systems Air, and the Department for Transport. CILT first launched its Corporate Membership offering in 2008 to provide organisations in the logistics and transport profession with a competitive edge in industry knowledge and networking opportunities, alongside other like-minded organisations. Over the past fifteen years, CILT has supported its Corporate Members through providing members with the knowledge, networks, and know-how to enable organisations to succeed in an interconnected world, across a range of areas such as improving talent development, fostering innovation, building connections, raising awareness, and increasing sales. CILT Corporate Members are invited to an exclusive conference once a year to celebrate their membership and network with likeminded industry peers. This year’s event will take place on Thursday 18 May in Whittlebury Hall in Towcester. Alongside a theme centred on ‘Membership in Action’ which has been designed in response to last year’s poll of Corporate Members, who informed us that collaboration within the Corporate Member Community was top of their wish list. The day will provide opportunities for shared learnings, networking and, of course, extensive collaboration. Commenting on the milestone, Sharon Kindleysides, Chief Executive at CILT(UK), said: “We are delighted to welcome nine new organisations into the CILT Corporate Member Community in just one month. Our Corporate Membership offering provides our members with access to services that enhance their knowledge, network, and access to a range of benefits. The nine new Corporate Members are a rich mix of new, and returning, organisations, and predominantly represent logistics providers and service providers. To reflect the diversity of our Corporate Members, the nine also included a leading manufacturer, a public authority and a training provider.” Commenting on joining CILT’s Corporate Membership package, Rebecca Crook, Chief Growth Officer, CI&T, said: “CI&T is delighted to become members of CILT which we recognise brings together the leaders from the logistics, transport and supply chain industries. With digital technology playing an increasingly important part in this sector we look forward to contributing to the conversation by bringing our 27-year experience in delivering ground breaking digital programmes for some of the world’s bestknown companies.” For more information, visit: CILT - Corporate ( Contact the Corporate Member team on 01536 740118 or email Record number of Corporate Members join CILT in one month CILT (UK) is pleased to announce the entire programme for its annual conference, titled ‘Future Capabilities,’ as well as this year’s Next Generation Conference Chair. The conference will take place on June 8th at Coombe Abbey in Coventry. This year’s conference, themed ‘Future Capabilities’ will feature speakers discussing the skills and competencies required to thrive in the logistics and transport profession. The difficulties of developing technologies and decarbonisation will be debated throughout the day. Topics covered include sustainability and ethics; technology and innovation; and skills and competence. Professor Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport will present the morning keynote speech. Also speaking in the afternoon will be Matt Lindley, a change management consultant, human performance factors specialist, and diversity keynote speaker. For the second year in a row, CILT(UK) searched for a Next Generation Conference Chair to lead its annual conference and Ryan Walters, Management Graduate at Great Bear has been named the Institute’s Next Generation Conference Chair for 2023. Ryan is an active CILT(UK) member who participates as a Generation Logistics Ambassador as well as a CILT PRIDE Forum member. While at university, Ryan also participated in the NOVUS scheme and was chosen for this role by an esteemed judging panel. Ryan impressed the judging panel as he conveyed his knowledge, passion, and commitment to the future of the logistics profession. Among the judges were Stephanie Ezra, Next Generation Forum Chair and previous Conference Chair, Rebecca Hicks. This position which was open to all members who do not possess the CMILT or FCILT grades and the role is intended to nurture rising talent in logistics and transport. The appointment of a Chair is expected to continue to inspire young individuals in the business while also bringing new insights and ideas to the annual conference. Sharon Kindleysides, Chief Executive at CILT(UK) said: “I’m looking forward to attending CILT’s annual conference. With such a broad line-up of speakers, it will be excellent to have a wide variety of interests represented. At CILT, we acknowledge that the next generation is critical to the future of our profession, therefore we want to provide as many chances as possible for young professionals to find an outlet as well as significant networking and professional development possibilities. I’m excited to watch Ryan perform in this capacity at conference.” Ryan Walters, Management Graduate at Great Bear: “I’m delighted to chair this year’s CILT (UK) Conference. I want to thank everyone who has given me this chance, and I can’t wait to host the event. I feel extremely honoured to be able to introduce each panellist and speaker throughout the day, listen to them, express my thoughts at the end of their respective sessions and interact with the audience.” To find out more and to book your place, visit: Events/National-Events-2023/Conference-2023 CILT(UK) announces its Annual Conference Agenda and Chair for 2023