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Brexit on the Multimodal menu

[ November 23, 2018   //   ]

Brexit will again take centre-stage at next year’s Multimodal event at Birmingham NEC on June 18-20. The challenges, opportunities, and new technological solutions facing businesses across the supply chain will all be discussed at seminars and workshops at the three-day event.

Other topics including the growing labour crisis, artificial intelligence and robots on along with the Fifth Industrial Revolution, where machines and humans increasingly collaborate.

Robert Jervis, logistics portfolio director at organiser, Clarion Events, said: “From Brexit, to the growing labour crisis, as well as rapid technological advances means we are entering a brave new world for the logistics industry and stakeholders should be doing all they can to prepare.

“Our new Seminar Steering Committee is working hard to ensure all of the latest and most important issues of today will be addressed in the education programme led by top experts from across the logistics and transport sector, who will share important updates on how companies can innovate in these challenging times.”

The three-day show also includes debates on issues such as logistics as the new retail, reverse logistics, reducing food wastage in the supply chain, and how businesses can take better advantage of Blockchain and Big Data.

More than 300 exhibitors from leading logistics service providers are expected to attend, with the confirmed list already including ONE, Cosco Shipping Lines (UK) Ltd, Associated British Ports, Samskip, and Jigsaw Transport.

The FTA Multimodal Awards night, which recognises the best operators in all transport modes, will make a welcome return: nominations for each of the 11 categories will open in the New Year.

Registration opens in January 2019 – multimodal.org.uk

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