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New education programme for Multimodal 2016

The UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show, Multimodal, will host a series of educational sessions next year focusing on supply chain innovation and explaining the impact of new legislation.

Warehouses of the future, e-business challenges, and the impact of mega shipping vessels are just three of the issues on the agenda at next year’s free-to-attend show, which takes place from 10th to 12th of May 2016 at the Birmingham NEC.

Multimodal has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to design an educational programme tackling topics from the impact of new environmental levies and new container weight legislation, to the future of airports in the UK, and contracts of carriage.

Over 8,500 logistics decision makers are expected to visit more than 290 supply chain firms at the supply chain show next year.

“Multimodal is entering its ninth year and is firmly established as the must-attend event for logistics professionals,” said Robert Jervis, Multimodal director. “Our new education programme will tackle the issues affecting supply chain decision makers and give them updates and valuable insight on the impact of a raft of new legislation.”

The programme will include panel discussions examining industry trends as well as workshops delivering more in-depth detail on specific topics. Subjects will include finance and the supply chain, new container weight legislation, and the new EU Customs code, as well as the agenda for more rail freight, and making sense of Big Data.

Multimodal is already 75% sold out, with companies attending including IAG Cargo, DHL, Freightliner, China Shipping, and Canute Group.

The FTA Multimodal Awards will take place on the evening of 10th May, and will feature new modal categories. Registration for the show and the seminars will open in January.

Source: Lloyd’s Loading List