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May 2020
UK Ports Conference 2020BOOK NOW
19/05/2020 09:30:00 - 19/05/2020 17:20:00

When:Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 May 2020
Where: Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, NW3 3ST 

Delivering port growth and development: responding to trade, air quality and infrastructure challenges

About the event
The UK Ports conference will provide you with complete insight on the biggest challenges facing the industry and explore how the sector can respond. Attend to hear opportunities for ports and how to deliver port development and infrastructure to support these and secure growth. Join ports industry leaders to take away the latest insight on trade patterns and the implications for ports, understand how to improve air quality and improve port connectivity. Across the two days ports will share their plans for development and you will also receive guidance on how to plan for and deliver port infrastructure.

Why should I attend?
Attend on day 1 to receive the latest policy insight and explore the support for port sector development. Join senior port leaders to hear the latest trade and shipping patterns, explore the plans for port investment and consider how ports can prepare for the possible Brexit implications. The day will cover the most pertinent issues facing the sector including improving connectivity, skills and safety. You will also hear the shipping and cruise line perspectives on future plans, as they share their requirements for ports.

Attend on day 2 to understand how to plan and deliver infrastructure at ports. The day will provide you with complete insight on how to create port masterplans, overcome planning and environmental challenges, and how to successfully incorporate emerging technology into port development. Industry leaders will share the latest thinking on key issues including improving air quality and the opportunities for ports from the energy sector.

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Need flexibility? An agile Customs Management system can help you keep up in a changing environment.BOOK NOW
28/05/2020 14:00:00 - 28/05/2020 15:00:00

When: Thursday 28th May 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Registration: Click here

Millions of electronic customs declarations are cleared every year using BluJay's customs and compliance management suite. Our team of local and regional customs experts around the world follows a standardised process that bridges the gap between customs authorities and development to quickly adapt the software to change. In our one hour webinar you'll learn how to:

Gain the flexibility you need to keep up in a rapidly changing environment
Prepare for Brexit
Solve Customs Management issues by turning your cost center into a competitive advantage

We understand your business and we're here to provide global and local trade expertise to help your supply chain thrive. 


Paul Carroll, General Manager – UK Customs


June 2020
Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering (M&CCE) Expo 2020BOOK NOW
09/06/2020 09:30:00 - 11/06/2020 16:00:00

When: 9 - 11 June 2020
Where: Mayflower Park, Southampton 

The Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering (M&CCE) Expo is Europe's leading event dedicated to showcasing the latest equipment and solutions for marine, coastal and other challenging civil engineering projects with unique landscape features. 

Attracting over 3,300 attendees with 179 exhibitors from over 21 countries M&CCE Expo 2020 will be co-located with Seawork, Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition. M&CCE Expo has its own brand and identity, situated in its own dedicated exhibition hall, and will run concurrently with the three days of Seawork.

M&CCE Expo attracts representatives from:
Civil engineering
UK port authorities
Energy companies
Conservation organisations

M&CCE Expo exhibitors stand to benefit, as co-location will open more opportunities and allow for access to wider relevant audiences via Seawork and its sister magazine Maritime Journal.

Seawork itself attracts over 7,700 visitors each year comprising high calibre, high-spending maritime industry professionals who recognise the wealth of innovation and expertise that Seawork provides. Seawork hosts over 610 exhibitors from over 70 countries. 

M&CCE Expo is offering a preferential rate to CILT(UK) members who would like to exhibit their organisation. Call 01329 825335 or email

More information can be found at
Women in Logistics Coffee Meetup at Multimodal 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDBOOK NOW
17/06/2020 11:00:00 - 17/06/2020 12:00:00

Please be aware that this event has now been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this later in the year. Please continue to check the website for updates.

When: 17 June 11:00 - 12:00
Where: Multimodal Bar & Café, Multimodal 2020, Hall 4, NEC Birmingham

All Women in Logistics UK members and CILT members are invited to attend WIL coffee meet-up at Multimodal 2020, for networking over refreshments (free of charge, sponsored by Multimodal organisers).

Come along to our popular and always well attended annual event, to network with fellow members, meet new faces and find out about our forthcoming events. Multimodal, now in its 13th year, is a once a year event not to be missed. It is the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, offering shippers and cargo owner's ways to improve their businesses by finding ways of moving their products more efficiently and by meeting new suppliers. 

There is no need to book to attend the meetup, but you need to register for entry at Multimodal (free) here:

September 2020
Embrace Digital Transformation: Shaping the Supply Chain of the FutureBOOK NOW
17/09/2020 10:00:00 - 17/09/2020 16:00:00

When: Thursday 17th September 2020 (09:30 Registration) 10:00-16:00
Where: The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU
Member: Free
Non-Member: £20.00 +VAT

Why attend this conference? 

Simple, if you are looking at how digitalization can transform supply chains, add value to your business and gain a competitive advantage then please register using the link below. 

Seven speakers with strong experience in supply chain and logistics from varying industries will present innovative use cases, supply chain advancements, share individual experience and take questions from the audience. Speakers will discuss their own digital journeys, the pitfalls and challenges of digitalising supply chains, route optimisation, transport planning, new technology, old fashioned values and fear of change. How mature is your supply chain?  


Phil Lavin Development Consultant IT, Siemens Digital Logistics
Nick Wildgoose CEO,  Supplien
Mark Lincoln Global Supply Chain and Logistics Director, Costa Coffee
Theo Quick VP & Global Market Leader Transportation, Logistics and Hospitality,  ATOS
Julia Comis Portfolio Development Executive EMEA Mendix  at Siemens 
Jon Kerby  Digital Supply Chain and Asset Information Director, Heathrow Airport  
Speaker TBA


Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted by the host, Siemens, whose prerogative it is to accept or decline, without reason, a delegate’s attendance.

Please be aware CILT members subscribing to this event, you are committing to a £10 no notification no show administration fee at this event.

Book online or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: COR0390

NEW DATE - CILT West Midlands Annual DinnerBOOK NOW
24/09/2020 19:00:00 - 24/09/2020 23:45:00

The dinner has been rescheduled to Thursday 24th September. If you would like to book a place for the new date please email

When: Thursday 24th September 2020
Where: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET

Join the West Midlands Committee and make the most of an enjoyable evening with great food and a fabulous band, all the while honouring our longest serving CILT members and raising money for the CILT career development charity Aspire.

Member Individual Ticket - £45.00 +VAT
Non-Member Individual Ticket - £55 + VAT
Member Table of 10 - £450 +VAT
Non-Member Table of 10 - £550 +VAT

How to book:
Please be aware you cannot book online for this event, please complete the Booking Form and return to

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Long Service Award - Sponsored by SmartFreight
Welcome drinks - £500
Venue hire - £750
Band - £900
Dinner Drinks - £1000

Donations of raffle prizes are also welcome

Sponsorship opportunities will include your Company logo printed on pre event promotional material (where logos are supplied before 24th February), the menu card and sponsorship acknowledged in all post-event promotion/articles, including, Logistics and Transport Focus, and Aspire publications. For further information please email

Please be aware this event is not closed and seats are still available: last updated 28/02/2020

November 2020
POSTPONED UK Trade Resilience and the Role of Dover StraitsBOOK NOW
04/11/2020 19:30:00 - 04/11/2020 21:00:00

New date: 04/11/2020

When: 13 May 19:00 (for 19:30) - 21:00
Where: Kent Business School, Sibson Building, Parkwood Road, Canterbury CT2 7PE
Meeting Point: Sibson Building Reception

Speaker: Doug Bannister, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Dover

With the future trade relationship with the European Union becoming centre stage, how the UK will ensure its trade resilience is pivotal in the negotiations.  The Dover Straits is the trade conveyor belt for the nation, and hence its role in trade resilience can lead the way for success.  Doug Bannister will explore this topic in greater detail, as well as provide an indication of the long term strategic issues facing the Port of Dover.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: KTG0455

This is a joint meeting with, University of Kent Business School Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation

This venue has wheelchair access


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