Monday, December 17, 2012

Multimodal Event Will Give Freight and Logistics Customers a Choice of Topics

UK Event to Discuss Topics Chosen by Visitors
Shipping News Feature

UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE - During the past few years’ attendance at shipping and freight conferences and events in general has fallen but through it all Multimodal has retained its position as the ‘go to’ event for many of the UK and Europe’s logistics professionals. The show is in its sixth year and provides a useful opportunity for networking with others in the industry and showing off, and examining, new products and routes.

To ensure that the subjects discussed at the popular seminars remain topical a new on-line survey has been launched to help shape the seminar and master-class programme at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) sponsored event which is being held, once again, at the NEC, Birmingham, this year between the 23rd and 25th April 2013. Show Director, Robert Jervis,explained the idea and went on to say:

“Freight buyers face daily tough decisions in a difficult financial landscape, with the added pressures of new legislation, compliance issues, and shifting modal trends. Multimodal is a proven platform for cementing existing business relationships and introducing new solutions to help those decision makers run slick supply chains.”

Next year’s free-to-attend show, which will open for registration in the second week of January, will welcome leading logistics and supply chain names including Maritime Transport, CEVA, GB Railfreight, Samskip, London Gateway, Canute Group, Stena Line, MSC, DSV, DB Schenker, Malcolm Group, MSC, Mann Lines, Associated British Ports, Dachser, Howard Tenens, Woodland Group and Freightliner.

The exhibition aspect of the event is already 70% sold out and will see the return of the popular Shipper’s Village, which offers freight customers a private space at the exhibition to meet their logistics partners and where major customers such as Dunelm Mill, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, Cabot, Kellogg's, Mars, Tesco, Pitney Bowes, and Jaguar Land Rover all took advantage of dedicated offices at Multimodal 2012 to hold valuable supplier meetings.

Anyone interested can express their views and suggest the topics they would like to hear discussed HERE.

Photo: Another busy day at the Multimodal 2012 show.