The UK’s logistics sector currently directly impacts more than seven million people employed in making, selling and moving the goods that affect everyone everywhere. But in our constantly changing world, how will the sector protect itself and grow to ensure that Britain keeps trading effectively throughout the 21st century and beyond?
To debate the issues which will affect the logistics industry of the future, FTA, the business organisation which speaks for the sector has today (10 December 2019) published the speaker programme for its 2020 Future Logistics conference. Headlined by keynote speaker, astronaut Tim Peake, the conference’s four content streams will examine the issues set to challenge the logistics industry of the future under the headings of Future Business Strategies, Future Communities, Future Data and Future Vehicles.
“While the need to deliver for customers will never diminish, the UK’s logistics industry is changing faster than many of us appreciate,” comments Elizabeth de Jong, UK policy director at FTA. “With so many exterior factors changing the world around us, the conference will provide a comprehensive opportunity for those involved in or with the sector to discover and debate the influences which will shape the logistics world of tomorrow. With a packed programme of expert speakers, Future Logistics 2020 promises to be an unmissable event.”
Alongside Tim Peake, the speaker line-up already assembled for the 2020 Future Logistics event contains many of the leading names in transport and logistics, with representatives of many of the UK’s leading organisations including Centrica, KPMG, Low CVP, Oxford Robotics, TfL and UPS. And with more names being added to the speaker roster every day, as Ms de Jong continues, attendees to the event are set for two days of challenging, entertaining dialogue about the future of the logistics and transport sector:
“Logistics and transport are at the heart of everything we all do, both at work and at play, and it is vital that our industry thrives if UK PLC is to succeed. I am confident that conversations taking place at Future Logistics 2020 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 which the 21st century and beyond will pose.”
The conference will be held alongside the first ever ITT Hub event, to be held at Farnborough International Conference Centre on 13 and 14 May 2020. As well as an extensive exhibition featuring the latest developments in logistics and passenger transport, ITT Hub will also provide an outdoor vehicle display area and a unique series of 'ride and drive' experiences, to give attendees the chance to try the very latest in vehicle technology for themselves. For further information about the conference programme at Future Logistics 2020, please visit http://fta.co.uk/events/itt
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.
For more information please visit www.fta.co.uk