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.
MAIL AND PARCELS
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.
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT AND SUPPLY CHAINS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01536 740104 with your filled in booking form, quoting the event code ESF0314
Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members £35
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