Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Multimodal 2016 to Have a New Look with Extended Freight Transport Association Alliance

New Award Categories and Seminars at NEC Event
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Multimodal joined forces to launch new awards categories and a fresh series of seminars at next year’s show, 10-12 May 2016 at the Birmingham NEC. The new awards event is being rebranded 'The FTA Multimodal Awards' and will celebrate best-in-class achievement for all transport modes, as well as featuring categories including innovation, training and environmental best practice – as well as the Personality and Exhibitor of the Year. David Wells, CEO of FTA said:

“FTA has supported the Multimodal event since its inception. With the awards and seminar programme becoming ever more popular, we are delighted to become the official partner so that we can help grow the event and provide even more value for our members and the industry as a whole.”

The partnership will also see the FTA host an additional series of mode-specific workshops on its Multimodal Seminar Day on 11 May at the show, as well as other interest group meetings. This year’s seminars included panel debates on container weights, measuring carbon footprint and freight by water. Multimodal 2015 was a record breaker, with over 8,500 supply chain decision makers visiting over 290 exhibitors. Robert Jervis, Multimodal Director added:

“We are delighted to be working more closely with FTA to deliver an enhanced seminar programme and a bigger and better awards event. Multimodal provides an important platform for our industry to grow business opportunities, meet, learn, and network, and thanks to this partnership, we can deliver even more value to our visitors and exhibitors.”

Photo: Every year the Birmingham event draws the British and Irish crowds along with a raft of overseas visitors.