Bristol, Gloucester & Somerset Group - Forthcoming Events

March 2018
Humanitarian Logistics - Providing practical support for global emergenciesBOOK NOW
20/03/2018 15:15:00 - 20/03/2018 17:00:00

When: 20 March 2018, 15:00 for 15:15 - 17:00
Where: Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA     
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: George Fenton MILT, Chairman, Humanitarian Logistics Association

Presentation on Logistics as the backbone of humanitarian operations – the effectiveness of emergency response is directly proportional to the preparedness of humanitarian logistics teams. ‘Last mile’ aid deliveries must be flexible as it’s difficult to predict when or where disasters will strike. Business people are among the first to respond; they act directly in humanitarian contexts or indirectly through supply chains. They can work independently, directly with people in crisis or by collaborating with humanitarian organisations. What does the future hold?

George Fenton MILT is Chairman and Director of the Humanitarian Logistics Association and an Independent adviser in the field with extensive experience of launching and managing humanitarian logistics operations across the globe. 

The Humanitarian Logistics Association invites donations to help fund its work, please visit their website at:

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: SWR0305.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00

April 2018
Visit to Brittany Ferries "Pont Aven"BOOK NOW
26/04/2018 17:00:00 - 26/04/2018 19:00:00

When: 26 April 2018, 16:45 for 17:00 - 19:00
Where: Brittany Ferries, Millbay Docks, Plymouth, PL1 3EW 
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Steve Lawrie, Port Operations Manager

"Pont Aven" should arrive from  Santander at about 1615.
After a brief introduction by Brittany Ferries Port Operations Manager, we should be able to board the vessel for our visit about an hour later.
The visit will complete by 1900 as the vessel will be preparing to sail for Roscoff at 2045.
Pont Aven came into service in 2004. With a capacity for up to 2,400 passengers and 650 cars and operating with a crew of 105, she is the largest vessel in the Britanny Ferries fleet and serves on all of their routes.

Please note that Brittany Ferries require full names, dates of birth and nationality prior to the visit.
This event will be vetted.

(2 hours free parking will be available by BF's Port Offices).

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: DCG0349

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00


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