Multimodal 2019 to focus on disruptive technology and post-Brexit ‘new normal’

Multimodal 2019 to focus on disruptive technology and post-Brexit ‘new normal’

New technology and the challenges and opportunities facing businesses across the supply chain post-Brexit will top the agenda at Multimodal 2019, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from June 18th to 20th 2019.

A key focus of the seminar and panel series at the show, now in its 12th year, will be disruptive technology and new technological solutions in the supply chain, including the transformational effects of AI and robots on logistics, how businesses can take better advantage of Blockchain and Big Data, and the Fifth Industrial Revolution, where machines and humans increasingly collaborate.

Other topics up for debate at the three-day, free-to-attend event include the growing labour crisis, logistics as the new retail, reverse logistics and reducing food wastage in the supply chain. 

“From Brexit, to the growing labour crisis, as well as rapid technological advances means we are entering a brave new world for the logistics industry and stakeholders should be doing all they can to prepare,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director at show organisers Clarion Events. 

He added: “Our new Seminar Steering Committee is working hard to ensure all of the latest and most important issues of today will be addressed in the education programme led by top experts from across the logistics and transport sector, who will share important updates on how companies can innovate in these challenging times.”

The Seminar Steering Committee includes James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association; Peter Ward, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UK Warehousing Association; Robert Keen, Director General, British International Freight Association; Jervis; and Emma Murray, CEO and founder of Meantime Communications.

More than 9,000 delegates and over 300 exhibitors are expected to attend Multimodal 2019. Confirmed exhibitors include ONE, Cosco Shipping Lines (UK) Ltd, Associated British Ports, Samskip, and Jigsaw Transport. Freight Industry Times will once again be exhibiting. 

The FTA Multimodal Awards night, which recognises the best operators in all transport modes, will also return; nominations for each of the 11 categories will open in the New Year.

Registration for Multimodal 2019 opens in January 2019.

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