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Seeking the next generation of logistics managers

[ March 29, 2018   //   ]

Freight industry public relations firm Meantime Communications is to launch the NextGen Logistics Network, a new community of young professionals in logistics and supply chain, at Multimodal on 3 May.

It will bring together members and companies from across all modes, as well as 3PLs, tech companies, and forwarders.

The new community will connect through a LinkedIn group, and companies backing the initiative will pledge to host networking and information events, which will include facility tours to give members an opportunity to connect with peers and better understand the industry.

Peel Ports will host the first event, and will kick-start the initiative alongside Meantime Communications during two seminar sessions at Multimodal 2018.

Heathrow Cargo and Air Canada are also signing up, and other supporters will be announced at Multimodal.

Show organiser Robert Jervis said: “Multimodal provides the perfect platform to launch an initiative which has the future of our industry in mind.

“To help give this network a boost, we will be focusing on the next generation on day three of the show by hosting two seminar sessions dedicated to young professionals and opening our doors to students.”

Peel Ports’ commercial director Stephen Carr, who will chair one of the two seminars, is also joining the judging panel of the Multimodal FTA Young Logistics Professional of the Year Award as part of the initiative. He said: “This is an excellent opportunity for young people within different areas of logistics to share best-practice and inspire other would-be newcomers to the industry.”

“We hope that by participating in NextGen Logistics Network and other projects like it, we can help young people within our business succeed and inspire the next generation to consider us a career option.”

Meantime chief executive, Emma Murray, who will also chair one of the seminars on day three, added: “The NextGen Logistics Network is unique in bringing together all logistics sectors giving our rising stars an opportunity to understand first-hand the opportunities and challenges across the entire supply chain.

“Members will be able to foster lasting relationships and build a more collaborative, forward-thinking, and ethical industry.”

To sign up to the network or to find out more, contact Emma Murray or +44(0) 20 8853 5554.




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