Truck and Track Autumn 2021

Truck and Track Autumn 2021 www.truckandtrack.com 78 MULTIMODAL 2021 Experts from across the logistics industry will share insight on how to build more resilient supply chains at the free-to-attend Multimodal event at the Birmingham NEC, 19th to 21st October 2021. Panels of thought leaders will introduce new ideas about how tech developments such as machine learning, smart data, and 5G can drive efficiencies and support a sustainable future for logistics. The importance of mental health wellbeing in the workplace and practical advice on how to build a diverse Next Gen workforce as part of a vision for a better industry will also be tabled at a session chaired by Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE and including Corinne Lamoureux, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Mental Health Switch. “We must ensure our industry benefits from the lessons of the last 18 months and rebuilds with a more sustainable outlook,” said Robert Jervis, Director, Multimodal. “After so many months apart, it is time to come together, reconnect, and find new ways of working together. “Multimodal is proud to be one of the first supply chain exhibitions to open its doors post Covid and provide a much- needed opportunity to meet face to face and drive new business opportunities.” There will be a shipper perspective on the state of the industry post Brexit and Covid as part of the opening plenary session, chaired by Shanker Singham, Chief Executive Officer, Competere. Seminar sessions at the three-day event will also cover the impact of Brexit so far and what to expect next from import controls for trade from the EU next year in a panel joined by Robert Windsor from the British International Freight Forwarding Association (BIFA) and Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of ASM. David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK will introduce the association’s Logistics 2021 Report, with Logistics UK hosting sessions across the first two days to cover policy updates and trends across the modes. The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) will host two sessions, and Zumtobel Group will deliver a case study on how to introduce sustainable lighting solutions to freight facilities. Day three will be dedicated to Next Gen and apprenticeships. Multimodal brings together thousands of supply chain decision makers from across the industry to connect and grow business. Voting is still open online for the Multimodal Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on 19th October in Birmingham. To register or find out more information visit multimodal.org.uk To find out more about exhibiting, contact Robert Jervis robert.jervis@clarionevents.com Corinne Lamoureux, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Mental Health Switch will take part in a panel on people power discussing how to encourage the Next Gen of logistics leaders and the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace. Multimodal delegates to hear how tech innovation and people power will drive a sustainable logistics industry Over forty industry leaders will share insight on how to build a sustainable future for logistics The sessions are free to attend to Multimodal visitors and can be booked when registering for the show. The importance of mental health wellbeing in the workplace and practical advice on how to build a diverse Next Gen workforce as part of a vision for a better industry will also be tabled at a session chaired by Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE and including Corinne Lamoureux, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Mental Health Switch. “We must ensure our industry benefits from the lessons of the last 18 months and rebuilds with a more sustainable outlook,” said Robert Jervis, Director, Multimodal. “After so many months apart, it is time to come together, reconnect, and find new ways of working together. “Multimodal is proud to be one of the first supply chain exhibitions to open its doors post Covid and provide a much- needed opportunity to meet face to face and drive new business opportunities.” Over 650 guests will attend the networking gala dinner for the Multimodal awards on 19th October at Birmingham, UK. New categories in sustainability and technology will recognise supply chain leaders for their commitment to excellence at the awards, which include eight voted for, three judged, and two nominated categories. Thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter are voting for best in breed across the modes, as well as best port, pallet network, 3PL and, as of this edition, best technology company. A judging panel will award a shipper and a young logistics professional of the year as well as a sustainability award. “The supply chain industry has been at the coalface in the fight against the pandemic over the last year and a half and it is important that we now take time to recognise our achievements and reward companies and individuals for going the extra mile,” said Robert Jervis, Event Director, Multimodal. “This year, as well as celebrating companies across the modes, we will be shining a light on businesses who are committed to creating long term value, taking into account how they operate in the ecological, social, and economic environment. “We also want to recognise tech innovators who are doing so much to drive our industry forwards.” The awards, now in their seventh edition, recognise excellence and best practice across the logistics industry. For more information visit www.multimodal.org.uk TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TO ALLPORTS GROUP allportsgroup.co.uk

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