RSA Events

September 2018
Vision 2035 - Help Shape a Sustainable Future for Transport and LogisticsBook Now
Start Date:19/09/2018 09:45
End Date:19/09/2018 16:00
Event Code:ESF0314


 When: Wednesday 19th September from 0930 (for 1000) - 1600 hrs
Where: Aston University, 2nd Floor, Main Building, Engineering Systems & Management Department,
Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET; for directions please click here


  • Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
  • Ed Sweeney, Professor of Logistics and Director of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University
  • Myles McCarthy, Managing Director, Implementation Services, Carbon Trust
  • Christopher Choa, Principal, Cities and Urban Development AECOM
  • Paul Wilkes, Associate Director Freight and Fleet, AECOM
  • Alistair Hunter, Director, ARUP
  • Julian Worth, Director, Transworth Rail; Chair, CILT Rail Freight Forum
  • Brian Robinson, Consultant, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Catherine Weetman FCILT, Founder, Re-think Solutions

What is your life and career vision for 2035 - less than 2 decades away?  How do you want to live and work?  Will you live in a city, or a rural area?  How will you travel around?  How will you shop, socialise, eat and play? Is logistics shaping up to support the world you would like to see?  Will you be proud to be part of an innovative, forward-thinking, responsible profession that helps people, products and services get to where they are needed on time, safely, efficiently - and without causing pollution, disease, injury, stress and destruction?

The CILT Environment & Sustainability and Young Professionals Forums have joined forces to explore such questions at VISION 2035: a fully interactive conference with the agenda set and the discussion led by delegates to create an environment of innovation and productive debate.  We aim to welcome many of our young professional members as well as professionals, at all levels. There will be four break-out groups which will develop themes throughout the day based on four draft Vision Statements with an overarching shared aspiration that TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS services will create shared value by connecting people, products and services in ways that enhance our lives, our communities and the living systems we all depend on. They will enhance our health and help us stay within Planetary Boundaries The draft Vision Statements are:

To provide safe, comfortable, engaging, convenient and enjoyable ways to move people and help them live, work and socialise, in ways which are affordable to all. Shared services are accessible to all, meaning there is no need to own your own motorised transport. They encourage and support healthy lifestyles and provide seamless integration between modes and service providers.

Services are delivered where and when I want them, integrated with other transport in ways that minimise the footprint of the whole system, and provide added-value community services. Traceability and transparency will enable the provenance of products, components, materials and services to be accessible to customers and other stakeholders.

Enables effective and efficient circular flows of goods and services, supporting local (distributed) production and retailing. Collaborative, multi-modal approaches and sharing will be the norm for assets, services and information. Traceability and transparency will enable the provenance of products, components, materials and services to be accessible to customers and other stakeholders.

Enable effective and efficient circular flows of goods and services, supporting local (distributed) production and retailing. Collaborative, multi-modal approaches and sharing will be the norm for assets, services and information. Traceability and transparency will enable the provenance of products, components, materials and services to be accessible to customers and other stakeholders, and overseas movements meet UK standards.

The main messages will be fed back in an afternoon session to the wider audience. There will be interactive voting at different times of the day to obtain feedback. There will also be a line up of speakers to open the debate from a wider perspective than just transport and then we will examine what that means for each of the above four selected themes. The outputs will build on the ideas proposed in the recently published CILT 2035 document but will not be exclusively linked to this. The format of the conference looks something like this:


This is a new and exciting event format with excellent opportunities to reflect on current challenges and to innovate and develop new approaches to make logistics future-fit. We look forward to welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds and interests for an engaging day of exploration and conversation.

We are very grateful to ASTON UNIVERSITY for hosting the conference. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Secure your place online now or alternatively contact our Membership team on or on 01536 740104 with your filled in booking form, quoting the event code ESF0314

Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members £35

With thanks to our sponsors:

CILT/Railway Study Forum Presidential AddressBook Now
Start Date:20/09/2018 18:00
End Date:20/09/2018 21:00
Event Code:RSA0020

When: 20 September 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
Meeting Point: Marble Hall - Gallery

Speaker: Neil Micklethwaite - RSF President

This event is to introduce the President of the CILT/Railway Study Forum for the 2018/19 period commencing in September. Neil Micklethwaite has accepted the request to carry on this title and will give a speech to start off the new presidential year in the same venue used for his original address in 2017. There was a great turn out last year and we hope to have similar interest for the next year. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: RSA0020

October 2018
CILT/Railway Study Forum Lecture presented by Tom JoynerBook Now
Start Date:04/10/2018 18:00
End Date:04/10/2018 21:00
Event Code:RSF0021
When: 04 October 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Where: The Driver, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9RY

Speaker: Tom Joyner - Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales

Tom Joyner has over 20 years’ experience in the rail industry. He joined London Midland in 2013 where, as Passenger Services Director, he has been responsible for leading a team of 2,000 people to transform the 60 million passenger journeys made each year. He was instrumental in London Midland being named as this year’s most improved organisation for customer service in Britain by the Institute of Customer Service.

Tim will be doing the first CILT/RSF Lecture of the year on: ‘Life as a Train Operating Company MD’

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: RSF0021

"CILT - A Vision for the Future"Book Now
Start Date:09/10/2018 18:30
End Date:09/10/2018 20:00
Event Code:STG0363

When: 9 October 2018 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Stoke Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2RU
Meeting Point: Room G57, Ground Floor

Speaker: Richard Atkinson CBE, FCILT, Director of Engagement with  Helen Hardy, MILT, Director of Membership at CILT

There are 2.7 million people involved in logistics and transport in the UK alone – many of whom should be members of the CILT.  Richard Atkinson CBE (Director of Engagement) and Helen Hardy (Director of Membership) will join the Group to share the Institute’s vision and plans for the future – to make our Institute one that is essential for its members, that influences its audiences and delivers experiences that are loved, for life. We plan a fun, interactive session to welcome ideas from members and to inspire positive action for a bright future. We will also discuss plans for 2019 – the Centenary year of the CILT – and how we intend to commemorate the past, celebrate achieving 100 years, and, most importantly, create the future.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: STG0363

November 2018
Fit to Drive and Stay Alive: Safeguarding our Most Valuable Asset!Book Now
Start Date:06/11/2018 09:00
End Date:06/11/2018 15:00
Event Code:TLSF0009

When: Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 0815 (0800) - 1500 hrs
Where: Transport for London, 10th Floor Auditorium, 5 Endeavour Square, Stratford, London E20 1JN
(overlooks Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Mike Brown MVO FRICS, Commissioner, Transport for London
  • Richard Adams FCILT, Director, Mix Telematics
  • Glen Davies FCILT, Director, AtoH Solutions
  • Jonathon Backhouse, Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors
  • Dr David Lee, Clinical Director, Sleep Unlimited
  • Paul Mountford, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership
  • Dean Clamp, Group HSEQ Director, Wincanton Group; Chair CILT Transport & Logistics Safety Forum
  • Richard Atkinson CBE FCILT, Marketing & Communications Director, CILT

Following on from the success of last year's thought provoking conference attended by over 150 delegates, the CILT Transport & Logistics Safety Forum is delighted to announce this year's conference will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2018 kindly hosted by Transport for London at their prestigious new facility at Stratford, London, overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For directions click here.

With the average age of our industry's drivers set to continue to rise, coupled with the alarming rate of health related fatal incidents recorded on our roads, many of them avoidable, the robust and empathetic management of our drivers health and well-being has never been so critical. And so, this years' conference will focus on these vitally important issues, specifically focusing on the solutions.

To do this, we have lined up a diverse panel of expert speakers specialising in the field of driver health and well-being who will share their expertise and suggest practical solutions and advice on how best to approach and deal with these difficult issues: what to look out for and how to ask and address those difficult situations which must be tackled head on by the industry. Most importantly, what the key is to engaging empathetically with our drivers to ensure they gain our trust and are fit to drive and stay alive!

Our main aim is to raise awareness and help to educate our sector on addressing the issues by introducing small changes.

This is an unmissable event and a natural follow up to last year's conference aimed at fleet operators, transport managers, operations managers, indeed anyone in the sector, both transport and freight, with driver management responsibilities, health and safety, compliance.  This is what some of our delegates had to say about last year's conference:

  • The event provided general improvement of knowledge in an area of which I have little expertise.
  • The range of topics covered was first class
  • An excellent networking opportunity!
  • All the speakers provided excellent industry knowledge; the exhibitors provided an excellent addition.
  • Excellent array of speakers, very thought provoking.

Please note the delegate list will be vetted to ensure a relevant audience.   Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

A number of exhibitor places are also available.  For further information or to sponsor this event, please contact Senior Regions & Forums Co-ordinator Ana Walker at

Please note our events are extremely popular, last year's conference sold out. Secure your place now by booking online or contact our Membership Services Team, with your ready filled in Booking Form at or on 01536 740 104, quoting the event code TLSF0009. We look forward to welcoming you and to your active participation.

Please note this event is likely to be oversubscribed. Should you book and subsequently need to cancel, you must inform us as soon as possible. If you book a place and do not show without giving us notice of cancellation, your future booking rights may be affected.

Cost: Members: Free

Option 1: £25, or
Option 2: Join CILT and attend the conference for free, please click here to view all our membership options and benefits.
To take this option, please contact us on 01536 740 104.

October 2019
Study visit to Australia 2019Book Now
Start Date:14/10/2019 09:00
End Date:25/10/2019 17:00
Event Code:RSF0027

When: 14 - 25 October 2019 
Where: Australia

The Railway Study Forum is pleased to announce that the dates for the Study Visit to Australia in 2019 are Monday 14 October - Friday 25 October inclusive, commencing in Sydney and concluding in Melbourne.  An excellent programme is being arranged to include scheduled visits, group dinners and seminars. 

Further details regards cost and securing your place will be available in November 2018.

In the meantime save the dates in your diary and express your interest by emailing: and quote the event code; RSF0027


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