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June 2020
OM Webinar: Above and beyond the the cloud illusion for operations, supply chain, logistics and transportBook Now
Start Date:08/06/2020 14:00:00
End Date:08/06/2020 15:00:00
Event Code:ABC0728
Description:Don’t believe the hype, technology is often an enabler never the key to everything you always wanted

The implementation methodology required for the successful adoption of ERP has not changed for many decades.

Software suppliers are not pushing their solutions in a fraudulent way, they are merely highlighting the administrative benefits that their systems offer when potential buyers appear to have this in their minds. Cloud based processing is merely the latest vehicle. Perhaps it should come with a health warning: ‘The achievement of business improvements using cloud is dependent on you, the customer, getting things right’

The webinar is presented by Peter Karran, CILT Board Trustee and Operations Management sector lead who knows that ERP implementation is "merely" an exercise in business process change.

Meanwhile you might like to take a look at this:

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Women in Logistics Coffee Meetup at Multimodal 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDBook Now
Start Date:17/06/2020 11:00:00
End Date:17/06/2020 12:00:00
Event Code:ABC0726

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:

July 2020
The Statistics Driving Drug & Alcohol Policy Implementation in Logistics & TransportBook Now
Start Date:02/07/2020 09:00:00
End Date:02/07/2020 17:00:00
Event Code:COR0398


When: This is a recorded video and can be accessed any time 

Is your company reliant on the transportation of goods and effective logistics processes? Would you like to hear the reasons behind Bibby Distribution implementing a Drug & Alcohol Policy and the steps they took to deliver this?

Watch the recording of our webinar, ‘The Statistics Driving Drug & Alcohol Policy Implementation in Logistics & Transport’, where SYNLAB Laboratory Services’ Research and Development Manager; Dr Richard Evers and Sean Cullen, SHEQ Manager at Bibby Distribution will take you through:

The latest information on drugs and alcohol, industry statistics and drink/drug driving.

Recommendations on how to reduce the risks associated with drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Case Study: Why Bibby Distribution chose to implement a Drug & Alcohol Policy, what they put in place and guidance for companies commencing a project of this type


Dr Richard Evers, SYNLAB Laboratory Services, Research and Development Manager

Sean Cullen, Bibby Distribution, SHEQ Manager

View here




September 2020
Embrace Digital Transformation: Shaping the Supply Chain of the FutureBook Now
Start Date:17/09/2020 10:00:00
End Date:17/09/2020 16:00:00
Event Code:COR0390

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
Start Date:24/09/2020 19:00:00
End Date:24/09/2020 23:45:00
Event Code:WMR0330

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
Multimodal 2020Book Now
Start Date:04/11/2020 10:00:00
End Date:06/11/2020 17:00:00
Event Code:ABC0705

When: 4 - 6 November 2020
Where: Multimodal, NEC Birmingham

Multimodal 2020 celebrates thirteen years of putting shippers, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters in front of exhibitors who offer the latest logistics and supply chain solutions. Multimodal is firmly established as the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event.

Multimodal represents every logistics sector under one roof, and is characterised by key vertical sectors, including manufacturing, retail, agribusiness, chemical, automotive, FMCG, food & drink, fashion, pharmaceuticals, construction, energy, recycling, paper/print and perishables, amongst others, whilst horizontally, the show covers all modes of transportation, including sea, road, rail, air and inland waterways.

New for next year, Multimodal will be hosting bespoke seminar content reflecting vertical markets. Also new will be the Freight Forwarders Village, designed to provide a marketplace for BIFA members and associate members to showcase their products and services. Lastly, the Show will be expanding on the third days offering, by further addressing the training, recruitment and skills gap in the market.

Once again, Multimodal will be hosting the prestigious Multimodal Awards in recognition of the amazing talent within all sectors of transport and logistics.

Exhibition Opening Times

Wed 4th Nov 10.00-17.00
Thurs 5th Nov 10.00-19.00
Fri 6th Nov 10.00-15.00

Register for your ticket today!
POSTPONED UK Trade Resilience and the Role of Dover StraitsBook Now
Start Date:04/11/2020 19:30:00
End Date:04/11/2020 21:00:00
Event Code:KTG0455
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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