Heathrow Group - Forthcoming Events

April 2017
Wilson James Award for Cycling Innovations at HeathrowBOOK NOW
11/04/2017 18:30:00 - 11/04/2017 20:00:00

When: 11th April 2017, 17:45 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where:  Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 Junction 4, Sipson Road, West Drayton, UB7 0HP
Meeting Point: Conference Suite

Speaker: John Spotiswood, Director of Heathrow Logistics Integration, Wilson James Ltd

Last year Wilson James were presented with an award for Cycling innovations within Heathrow and John will explain the Why's and Wherefore's of this award and he will then go on to explain how FORS and CLOCks are improving road safety for all road users. HGV's make up 5% of road users but are involved in 53% of cycle fatalities.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HG0341

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Young Professionals Logistics & Transport Showcase Event - European Supply Chain DayBOOK NOW
20/04/2017 17:00:00 - 20/04/2017 21:00:00

When: 20th April 2017, 16:30 for 17:00 - 21:00
Where: Peter Brett Associates, Caversham Bridge House, Waterman Place, Reading, RG1 8DN
Meeting Point: Main Reception

 Speakers: Young Professionals

The logistics sector is the fastest growing area across British industry and commerce, and comprises an astonishing array of professional streams, ladders and specialisations that offer a range of career opportunities into the future. Young Professionals from the CILT will be holding an awareness event for the logistics and transport professions to coincide with the European Supply Chain Day in April 2017. The event will be facilitated by the Reading-based Thames Valley Group of the Institute and hosted by Peter Brett Associates.

The event is aimed at students and other young people who may or may not be considering a career in logistics.  It will offer a unique insight from those who have taken the journey into the logistics and transport professions, so that those responsible for advising students can also be better aware of what can be achieved by talented young people with a wide range of skill sets.

As well as access to senior ambassadors from across the logistics and transport spectrum, the event will have briefings and interactive presentations from Young Professionals describing their particular specialisms, how they got into their current roles, and what opportunities await them in their future careers.  We are planning to have speakers and stands covering the following specialisations:

  • Rail
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Road Transport
  • Bus and Coach
  • Aviation
  • Transport Planning
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Defence Logistics
  • Operations Management
  • Logistics Information Systems
  • Humanitarian Logistics

What's in it for me?

For students

It will offer an insight into the broad professional career paths across logistics and transport with unbiased explanations of what they actually mean - from those who are on their journeys, rather than those trying to 'sell' a career to young talent.  The event will put the students in direct contact with enthusiastic professional practitioners in a safe, unpressured environment where they can find out what transport and logistics is really about - warts and all - to help them consider whether the sector is for them. There will also be a range of stands from professional employment consultants, and educational organisations who provide specialist logistic and transport education and training that delegates can approach if they want to.

For advisors and coaches of young people

It will help to explain what the logistics professions actually comprise - much more than trucks and sheds - to inform their support strategies and career solutions for students and other young people across the spectrum of age and ability.

For sponsors

Sponsorship packages may be found here. It will offer access to a significant pool of talent who have demonstrated an interest in launching a career in logistics and transport, as well as the gatekeepers of that talent - careers advisors, lecturers, coaches and mentors. It will offer a significant opportunity to raise public awareness and their corporate profile among a vibrant young demographic. If you wish to sponsor this event, please contact Graham Sheen.

For Young Professionals

It will offer an opportunity to showcase their talent, and the specialist sectors in which they operate. It will raise their personal and professional profile, and present a personal development opportunity through planning, organising and running a major, nationally recognised event.

For more experienced CILT members and Senior Ambassadors

For those members who are over 35, this will be an fantastic opportunity to see, interact with and influence the extraordinary YP talent that is the future of our profession, as well as the younger generation that we need to attract into it.

When booking your attendance at this event, please indicate which of the above groups you wish to book under - student, advisor, sponsor, YP or senior professional.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0344

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


Technology, Innovation and Disruption - How Leaders Fit the Picture TogetherBOOK NOW
26/04/2017 18:30:00 - 26/04/2017 20:00:00

When: 26 April 2017, 17:45 - 18:30 for 20:00
Where: London Metropolitan University, Electtra House, 84 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6SQ

Speaker: Will Whitehorn FCILT, President Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Will's talk this evening will explore the dramatic changes in technology in recent years and how easily un-expected events can cause disruption and how theses events can be managed.

About the speaker

Will is a Fellow of the Institute and has been a Vice-President for the past four years. He is a leading figure in the transport sector and has worked in the profession all of his working life.

Will learnt to fly at the age of 16 as an RAF cadet and soon after studied History and Economics at Aberdeen University. He began his transport career working for British Airways as a helicopter crewman in the North Sea oil industry. He then became a graduate trainee with Thomas Cook.

He went on to work for Virgin Group for 25 years. Here he helped establish Virgin Atlantic on the global stage before spearheading Virgin's move into rail. He was a founding director of London and Continental Railways and went on to lead Virgin’s bid for the West Coast Mainline franchise. In 2004 Will became President of Virgin Galactic, a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group, overseeing the construction of the world’s first commercial spaceship.

As well as holding several non-executive roles outside the industry Will is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and The Marketing Society.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: LR0363.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

May 2017
Benchmarking Breakfast Session - Improve your LogisticsBOOK NOW
23/05/2017 08:30:00 - 23/05/2017 10:15:00


When: 23rd May 2017, 08:00 for 08:30 - 10:15
Where: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX

In these challenging times, the need for logistics, transport and supply-chain professionals to compete effectively and efficiently is more critical than ever. Glacially slow economic growth, austerity measures and reduced budgets require that companies supply chains are operating as efficiently as possible.

The purpose of this CILT event is to highlight the benefits to your business that benchmarking will provide. Benchmarking involves a review of your business processes aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of your performance in relation to similar organisations and with overall industry best practice.

The CILT LogMark Benchmarking Club is a business management tool that facilitates gap-analysis of logistics, transport and supply-chain operational activity using widely accepted KPI’s that cover inventory management, transport management, risk management, human resourcing, customer service, operations management and other business disciplines. LogMark provides its members with a comprehensive survey, guaranteed data security, a club-based benchmarking network, and independently audited results.

Come and join us for breakfast here at the institute where our speakers will discuss the benefits of benchmarking your supply chain operation. Our speakers include:

  • Clare Bottle FCILT, Coca Cola European Partners
  • José Noya Noya, Computacenter (UK) Ltd
  • Daryl Chesney, CILT

This is a free event, however spaces are limited, therefore if you would like to attend please confirm at your earliest convenience. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membership@ciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: LOGM0342


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