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November 2018
The Future of Work and how to embrace itBook Now
Start Date:22/11/2018 10:00:00
End Date:22/11/2018 10:45:00
Event Code:COR0361
There’s been a lot of recent media hype about robots and artificial intelligence replacing humans in the workplace. Does that mean you should be bracing yourself for widespread job losses and economic doom and gloom? Instead of panicking, it’s time to prepare your organisation so it can successfully adapt to the changing technology and employment landscape and come out on top. 

Join Guillaume Varlet, Industry Manager at Kronos® , as he will highlight proven strategies for combining technology and human capital to create value and drive productivity — even as automation expands and evolves. He'll also delve into some case studies of how some of our transport and logistics customers have managed to overcome these challenges.

The audience will learn: 

• How the labour market has adjusted to advances in technology in the past
• Why you need to adopt a people-centered technology strategy moving forward
• What steps top companies are taking to balance people and automation today

Don’t get left behind by automation … embrace it! Discover how to stay on the forefront of change by adopting innovative technologies that enable and empower the workforce in ways never before possible.

December 2018
Humanitarian Relief in the CaribbeanBook Now
Start Date:10/12/2018 18:30:00
End Date:10/12/2018 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0366

When: 10 December 2018, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH  
Meeting Point: 
Soane Space
Speaker: Group Captain Neil Jones CMILT RAF, Assistant Head Defence Logistic Operations and Plans, Defence Logistics Directorate, Ministry of Defence

This is a humanitarian logistics story with a difference. The speed of reaction needed to a series of natural disasters in the Caribbean called for a response in scale and speed across such vast distances that the UK military, rather than the usual Non-Governmental aid organisations, were probably best placed to respond.

The devastating aftermath of Hurricane IRMA on the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean left the governance and infrastructure in the region hanging by a thread and demanded an immediate response from the UK for assistance.  Crucial to this response was the ability of the spearhead UK Military Logistics units to react positively and immediately.  Defence Logisticians from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the Army and the Royal Air Force, set about preparing and deploying personnel within 24 hours of the first Hurricane strike, armed with the knowledge that a second hurricane, JOSE, was about to hit some 12 hrs later. The response needed to be swift, measured and appropriate.  Defence logisticians were at the forefront of the UK National effort and, as key enablers for the entire theatre and Operation.

Irma made landfall on the evening of 05 September 2017 hitting Anguilla; it then moved through the region striking the British Virgin Islands on 06 September 2017.  The UK based Military Forces mobilised at 1500 hours UK time on 07 September and commenced deployment in the early hours of 08 September 2017, having flown between Hurricanes Irma and Jose to reach the region, less than 40 hours after the Force 5 Hurricane had devastated the region.  In the first 4 days over 1,100 personnel were deployed, opening one major Forward Mounting base in Barbados, 3 Deployed Operating Bases and over 20 other points of presence that needed to be managed and supported on various islands throughout the region.

Group Captain Neil Jones is the Assistant Head of Defence Logistic Operations and Plans in the Ministry of Defence, a seasoned logistician with decades of experience, he tells a compelling story about how the deployment and employment of an eclectic mix of military units from across the Defence logistic spectrum in the role of humanitarian logistics (that is not core, having trained and operated for the last decade in support of warfighting) demonstrated what good operational planning, leadership, professional training and through-career personal development can achieve. 



Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: TVG0366

From wartime roots, a century of professionalism in Transport and LogisticsBook Now
Start Date:18/12/2018 19:00:00
End Date:18/12/2018 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0358
: 18 December 2018, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN

Speaker: Richard Atkinson, FCILT, Director of Marketing & Communications, CILT

Richard retired from the RAF as an Air Commodore in December 2016 and joined CILT; he is also currently an RAF Reserve.  In his 34 years’ RAF service, Richard served as a fighter pilot, commanded both a fighter squadron and a fighter Station, was the Air Officer for Scotland and an Aide de Camp to Her Majesty. As the Director of RAF Media and Communications he led the programme ‘Thinking to Win’ to redouble the RAF’s innovation capability. Richard’s career evolved reflecting the adage ‘amateurs think tactics – professionals think logistics’. 
The work of logistics and transport professionals is essential to the National interest – our security, our freedoms and our prosperity – nothing less. This thinking is central to Richard’s preparations to mark the Institute’s Centenary in 2019, and to our ambition for the 100 years ahead!  

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0358

January 2019
Smart Motorways - Types, Use & ConstructionBook Now
Start Date:08/01/2019 18:30:00
End Date:08/01/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:MWG0373

When: 08 January 2019, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: Winmarleigh House, 15 Winmarleigh St, Warrington WA1 1NB
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Trevor Ridley, Highways Team, AECOM Ltd 

Do you know the different types of Smart Motorways? Highways England is in the middle of a large campaign to install Smart Motorways on many of the busiest parts of the Strategic Road Network. There are several schemes on the M6 and M62 at different stages of development which will bring additional capacity to the local road network.  There is another section to be started soon from Warrington to Wigan. Come and find out more about them. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: MWG0373

Titans, Tigers and Lions - a public transport career with a difference!Book Now
Start Date:15/01/2019 19:00:00
End Date:15/01/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0359

When: 15 January 2019, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN 

Speaker: Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director, GO North East

Martijn Gilbert FCILT, is Managing Director of GO North East which he joined in August 2018 from being CEO of the award winning Reading Buses. He spent over 7 years in both bus and rail divisions of Arriva PLC before moving to Reading in November 2014. Martijn started his career in transport 15 years ago with London Underground’s service planning team and since then has worked in the independent, municipal  and PLC sectors of the bus and coach industry. Until recently he chaired CILT's Young Professionals Forum. Martijn is very passionate about innovation, technology and excellent customer service delivery. In West Yorkshire he led the mobilisation and re-launch of its Centrebus acquisition as Yorkshire Tigers harnessing the latest customer technology. His 3Ts are sure to captivate and excite his audience so book early!

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0359

February 2019
Croydon Area Remodelling SchemeBook Now
Start Date:19/02/2019 19:00:00
End Date:19/02/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0360

: 19 February 2018, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
Meeting Point: Woolsack Room  

Speaker: Peter Fagg; Senior Project Engineer Network Rail

Network Rail propose to increase the capacity of the Brighton Main Line by creating grade separated junctions and rebuild East Croydon Station  to remove the major bottleneck the current layout creates. The project is funded to take the project through design and consultation. Peter will update us on the proposals  and how the project is proceeding.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0360

March 2019
Visit to Downton Haulage and Isover Insulation ManufacturingBook Now
Start Date:07/03/2019 18:30:00
End Date:07/03/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:CHG0352

When: 07 March 2019, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:30
Where: Unit 2, Premier Point, Aston Lane South, Runcorn WA7 3BE
Meeting Point: Visitors' Reception 

Speaker: Gavin Shannon, Head of Northern Operations, The Downton Group

Downton Haulage Ltd. has established itself at the forefront of a highly competitive industry by offering clients what they cannot get from other providers: the infrastructure and scalability of a multi-national 3PL combined with the flexibility, agility and commitment to customer care of a family-run business. In 2018, Downton was acquired by EmergeVest allowing for further innovation and continued investment. The Downton philosophy is simple: no matter what the request, Downton will deliver. Keeping to this principle has seen the business win and maintain long-term contracts with major global companies and achieve consistent, significant growth for over a decade. 

Isover is a manufacturer of building and technical insulation and cladding. It is a key customer of Downton's and the reasons for choosing its supplier will be discussed in detail. The visit will include an overview of the company and a tour or the manufacturing facilities. 

Both companies are successful but face many challenges from the current market conditions, including the impact of the Mersey Gateway crossing. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0352

Midlands Connect - Making the Case for Strategic Rail ProjectsBook Now
Start Date:13/03/2019 17:45:00
End Date:13/03/2019 18:45:00
Event Code:BCG0371

When: 13 March 2019 17:30 (for 17:45) - 18:45
Where: West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
Meeting Point: Main Reception 

Speaker: Andy Clark and Richard Mann - Senior Rail Programme Managers, Midlands Connect 

Having published its strategy in 2017, Midlands Connect is now progressing a range of feasibility studies and business cases for strategic rail improvements spanning the Midlands. These include a proposal to introduce the Midlands Rail Hub which could provide capacity for an additional 10 trains per hour to access central Birmingham, providing a step change in rail capacity and ensuring the region maximises the opportunity associated with HS2's arrival in the Midlands in 2026. In addition, Midlands Connect is making the case for improved connectivity to Birmingham Airport, through re-routeing an existing train service via Birmingham International and Coventry. Midlands Connect is also investigating the scope the introduction of direct train services between Coventry and Leicester / Nottingham, requiring either a new flyover or reinstated dive-under at Nuneaton. Andy and Richard will provide an overview of the technical work associated with these and other studies in the rail portfolio. Andy and Richard will share their own experiences of the process to date, including some areas of best practice and some examples where the approach has had to be refined.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: BCG0371

May 2019
Waddesdon Greenway - HS2 - Cycling and Walking InterfacesBook Now
Start Date:13/05/2019 18:30:00
End Date:13/05/2019 20:00:00
Event Code:TVG0372

When: 13 May 2019 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Soane Space 

Speaker: John Grimshaw – Engineer for Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited

This session will focus on providing Cycling and Walking interfaces with projects such as HS2, the challenges of anticipating and providing for their future opportunities and needs, the difficulties of working around a hybrid Bill in the absence of a strong direction from Government and the vision of creating a national cycling route from London to Leeds and Manchester, all  based on an assembly of local links between line side communities.

John will provide a detailed illustrated example by way of the recently opened Waddesdon Greenway from Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station to Waddesdon Manor. This traffic free route cuts across the line of HS2 and was constructed with considerable input for the local community and volunteers.

John has a 40 year background in the negotiation, design and development of cycling routes, including the setting up of the charity Sustrans, and of developing the National Cycle network.

As usual, informal discussion will continue in the adjacent pub after the event.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book by calling membership on Tel: 01536 740104 or email by sending your completed booking form to quoting the event code: TVG0372

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10

“USA Railways Today - Could Trump be right?”Book Now
Start Date:21/05/2019 19:00:00
End Date:21/05/2019 20:30:00
Event Code:GTG0362
: 21 May 2019, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN 

Speaker: John Dolan, Principal Consultant, Ricardo Rail

John will discuss the context in which American Railroads operate, including the roles of the various Government bodies. He will describe some interesting infrastructure and operational management aspects, including the response to incidents. John will conclude by reviewing issues relating to Amtrak. He first became interested in American railways during research for a railway asset leasing case, in which he successfully sustained cross-examination in a US Federal court.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GTG0362


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