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How a Career in Logistics can lead to a World of Opportunity
Start Date:20 Oct 2021
End Date:20 Oct 2021
Event Code:SWR0338

20 October 2021, 13:00 - 17:10
Where: Zoom Webinar

A student conference presented by The University of Plymouth and The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport has a long association with the University of Plymouth accrediting specific courses. Here the two organisations are coming together to promote international logistics and supply chain management to prospective apprentices, undergraduates, graduates and post graduates, as a world of opportunity. During this conference delegates will gain an appreciation of the wide range of opportunities within the discipline, through a focus on case studies focussed on the South West, but equally applicable to students across the UK and the World.

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, at the heart of the South West of England, a region with a rich maritime, trading and defense history is the home of The University of Plymouth with foundations dating back to the 19th Century as a School of Navigation. This long association with international Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management make it an ideal place to start a career in logistics.

Plymouth has also been chosen as one of eight new UK Freezones providing a hub for the development of logistics and supply chains with a particular emphasis on maritime innovation based on sustainability.

Together Plymouth, the wider South West and The University of Plymouth will use this opportunity to  create a new chapter in the growth and economic development of the region and the UK. The key to this will be the availability of people with skills, education and experience in logistics and supply chain management.


The conference will be hosted by Dr Stavros Karamperidis a lecturer in Maritime Economics at The University of Plymouth and Programme Director for their MSc International Logistics & Shipping. Stavros will introduce the session, each speaker and will then moderate a Panel Session of all of the day’s speakers where delegate questions can be addressed.

Eminent speakers will include: 


  • Professor Alan Braithwaite, Philanthropist, Adventurer and leading thinker in the field of Supply Chain Management. Alan will introduce us to the career opportunities across the world of logistics and supply chains, focusing on sustainability and the work he is doing with CILT supporting Carbon Free Freight Transport.
  • Dr Stavros Karamperidis  Lecturer in Maritime Economics in the Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations at Plymouth University
  • Gareth Hart a co-founder of Iridecent CIC. a champion of the social enterprise movement and past Chair of Plymouth’s Social Enterprise Network.
  • Jemma Wain – Head of Logistics Princess Yachts
  • Anastasios Theodosiou, Ships Planner, Thessaloniki Port Authority

This is a ‘must-attend’ conference for all those seeking a career in international business.

Full Agenda:

12:50 – 13:00: Allow delegates access to online 'waiting room'

13:00 – 13:10: Welcome and introduction by Dr Stavros Karamperidis (Lecturer in Maritime Economics, Head of the Maritime Transport Research Group, Programme Manager of the MSc International Logistics and Shipping programmes at the University of Plymouth and CILT Chairman for Devon and Cornwall)

13:10 – 14:00: Keynote address by Professor Alan Braithwaite ("Challenges and opportunities for logistics in the next 20 years")

14:00 – 14:10: Erin Meehan, Nations, Regions and Forums Manager – CILT ("How CILT can support your life in transport, logistics and supply chain management"

14:10 – 14:40: Anastasios Theodosiou, Ships Planner, Thessaloniki Port Authority (“The case of port of Thessaloniki. A potential model for port of Plymouth”)

14:40 – 15:00: Break

15:00 – 15:30: Gareth Hart, Director, Iridescent Ideas CIC; Director of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network and Chair of Plymouth’s Inclusive Growth Group ("The benefits of embedding social enterprises in your supply chains")

15:30 – 16:00: Jemma Wain, Head of Logistics, Princess Yachts ("How complex customised manufacturing challenges logistics")

16:00 – 17:00: Panel session and Q&A moderated by Dr Stavros Karamperidis

17:00 – 17:10: Wrap-up and thank you by Dr Stavros Karamperidis

*Free of charge
*Click 'Book now' to book online, alternatively email us at quoting event code: SWR0338

Note: If you are not a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, please be aware our membership team may be in touch with you using your email address provided regards membership opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted please email and let us know at

Competency sets:

  • SC1.1 Supply Chain Networks, Design and Optimisation
  • SUS1.1 Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience of the Supply Chain
  • PAS2.3 Access and Inclusion through Transport

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