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Multimodal set to welcome 9,000 visitors

[ March 14, 2022   //   ]

The Multimodal exhibition and conference on 14-16 June at Birmingham NEC is on track to welcome over 9,000 visitors with 250 companies signed up to exhibit, say the organisers.

Maersk and DP World will set the scene in a discussion chaired by Peter Livey, managing director (Great Britain) and global environmental ambassador at shipping line, HMM, which will examine the impact of transport companies evolving into integrators and whether such companies are best placed to offer a fully resilient supply chain.

“Global events in the past few years such as carrier bankruptcies, driver shortages, port congestion, pandemics, extreme weather events, and the impact of conflict, to name but a few, means the world is changing quickly and former supply chain models are being challenged on multiple fronts,” said Livey.

“Lean ‘Just In Time’ is out, ‘Just In Case’ is in, so what changes, which actors and what business models are appropriate to bring agility, stability and security going forward?” he asks.

Other sessions during the show cover carbon footprint reduction, international global trade, port resilience and sustainability.

Multimodal will also be working with Logistics UK, Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) to develop further seminar tracks.

Multimodal director Robert Jervis said: “We anticipate 9000 supply chain decision makers will visit the show this year, to network, learn and grow business with exhibitors from across the logistics industry.”

Exhibitors include Maersk, Malcolm Group, Maritime Transport, MSC, G&W, DP World, Kuehne + Nagel, O.N.E., Kerry Logistics, and ABP.

Nominations for this year’s Multimodal Awards are live and the winners will be announced at the Gala dinner on Tuesday 14 June.