The industry is buzzing for one of the first in person events in over a year, ITT Hub, and one of the biggest road transport dedicated events in the industry, in partnership with Logistics UK
Post lockdown priorities are, understandably, dominating the national and international conversation as we return to previous routines with a new-found appreciation for friends, families, publicans and hairdressers.
With the Government describing this return to normal as “irreversible”, there’s no doubt that confidence will override the trepidation that seemed to overshadow life whenever lockdown was previously unlocked.
Innovation & Technology in Transport – ITT Hub represents one of the first major business events to take place in more than a year, something that is expected to bring an added frisson of excitement to this launch trade show. The chance to reconnect, have face to face conversations, watch real-life demonstrations, and look people in the eye.
British astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG leads an exciting line-up of inspirational speakers for Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference which will be held alongside the inaugural Information & Technology in Transport (ITT) Hub exhibition this summer. Major Peake will take to the stage alongside 23 of the industry’s most-respected leaders in sessions designed to provoke debate on the technology and ideas set to revolutionise the transport and logistics sectors in the coming years.
To be held at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Logistics UK’s free, two-day Future Logistics Conference, taking place on 30 June 2021 and 1 July 2021, will examine the issues set to challenge the logistics industry of the future such as how to accommodate environmental targets, harness new data and technologies, and tackle the growing skills shortage. Topics on the agenda include future vehicles and fuels, the power of data, attracting and retaining talent, funding strategies, and effective business models for the future.
Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK comments: “The logistics industry is evolving at a rapid rate, with new technologies set to transform the landscape of logistics as we move towards our net zero emissions future. The Future Logistics Conference will provide an invaluable opportunity to discover and debate the influences which will shape the logistics world of tomorrow, all at a safe, COVID-19 compliant venue. With an industry-wide view and decades of expertise, Logistics UK is positioned perfectly to bring together some of the most respected, influential and innovative experts in the industry to map out the future of logistics; the conference promises to be an unmissable event.”
In addition to a session by Major Peake – the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station – delegates will enjoy sessions led by representatives from businesses including Highways England, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, National Grid, DHL Supply Chain, UPS, Volta Trucks, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.
As well as an extensive exhibition featuring the latest developments in logistics and passenger transport, ITT Hub will also provide an outdoor vehicle display area and a unique series of “ride and drive” experiences, to give attendees the chance to try the very latest in vehicle technology for themselves. For further information about the conference programme at the Future Logistics Conference, and to register for a free place, which will also provide access to ITT Hub visit the website.
Mark Griffin, CEO of Binswood Media – organisers of ITT Hub – says: “We are delighted to have secured a very prestigious line-up of exhibitors for ITT Hub, made up of companies large and small from across the commercial road transport industry. Many of our exhibitors have been looking forward to this event for more than two years and since Easter we’ve seen an uplift in confidence, with space selling quickly.
“There’s no question that ITT Hub is recognised as a strategically important opportunity for commercial road transport to explore how it can adapt and thrive as it meets Net Zero requirements. Importantly, our event is being welcomed as the chance for colleagues to meet for the first time in more than a year.”
Martin Brailey, Alexander Dennis Limited Sales Director – UK and Ireland said: “As Britain’s biggest bus and coach builder, we are pleased to be taking part in ITT Hub and looking forward to meeting customers and industry colleagues. ADL is well-placed to support the bus industry with the widest range of low, ultra-low and zero emissions vehicles, some of which will be on show at Farnborough.”
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Trade Magazine
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