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Multimodal to take place in October

[ March 3, 2021   //   ]

The Multimodal freight conference and exhibition has been postponed again  – to 19-21 October.

The event at Birmingham NEC was originally planned for June 2020 but has been repeatedly postponed, due to the Covid-129 crisis.

However, it says that it is now “committed” to the new dates for the free-to-attend networking and learning show at the Birmingham NEC.

The annual Multimodal Awards evening will take place at the VOX Birmingham, UK on 19 October, hosted by football legend Kevin Keegan.

“We have been building the Multimodal supply chain community since 2008, and after such a difficult few months, we are looking forward to hosting the industry once again,” said Robert Jervis, logistics portfolio director at the organisers, Clarion Events.

“We have used the time that we could not meet in person to develop new ideas and have continued to provide networking and learning opportunities with the launch of a series of digital webinars hosted on an App platform that enables live questions and 1-2-1 video chat.

“The App, called Swapcard, promotes making connections and we will continue to use it to support more networking and discussion at the live event this autumn.”

Multimodal 2021, which represents every logistics sector under one roof, will include an exhibition, a learning programme, and networking events.

New initiatives will include a bespoke match-making service connecting shippers to each other and to exhibitors.

A dedicated Freight Forwarders Village is designed as a marketplace to showcase products and services in a cost-effective way.

Nominations for the Multimodal Awards voted categories, which recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services are open and a new tech category is being launched this month.

As well as the Multimodal Awards, the Multimodal Mixer, sponsored by Forth Ports, on 20 of October will provide a relaxed networking opportunity.

To nominate a speaker, enter and award, or find out more about the exhibition visit