Multimodal 2017

FTA at Multimodal  | NEC, Birmingham | 4 - 6 April 10am - 6pm

Multimodal is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition where FTA will be exhibiting over the three days as well as hosting a series of topical seminars and workshops on Wednesday 5 April.

With a full programme including specialist masterclasses and panel discussions on some of the industry's most important issues, the seminars and workshops are not to be missed. Taking place in the Multimodal theatre and Supply Chain theatre, industry experts will be discussing the implications of Brexit on logistics, Air freight quality and Inland Waterways to name a few.

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to the FTA team directly and find out what we're currently supporting across national, European and global supply chains by visiting FTA stand 4110.

FTA seminar and workshop programme on Wednesday 5 April:

Multimodal Theatre
10:30 - 11:30 | Inland Waterways - City Logistics the final mile
Alex Veitch, Head of Global Policy, FTA
Stephen Carr, Head of Business Development, Peel Ports Group
Gerald Heward, Comissioner, London Waterways Comission
Stephen Anderson, Principal Consultant - Freight & Logistics, Peter Brett Associates LLP 
Peter Ward, Senior Asset Manager, Port of Tilbury

12:00 - 13:00 | The future of rail freight
Chris MacRae, Manager Railfreight Policy, FTA
Joanne Turner, Commercial Director, Freightliner 
Maggie Simpson, Executive Director, Rail Freight Group 
Guy Bates, Head of Freight Development, Network Rail
Duncan Clark, Head of Strategic Development Manager, GB Railfreight

13:30 - 14:30 | Brexit Masterclass
Alex Veitch, Head of Global Policy, FTA
James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, FTA
Pauline Bastidon, Head of European Policy, FTA
Chris Yarsley, EU Affairs Manager, FTA

15:00 - 16:00 | Legal Briefing - what to expect from suppliers and partners
Matthew Wilmhurst, Associate, Holan Fenwick Willian
Nigel Kotani, Solicitor, Excello Law
Alex Veitch, Head of Global Policy, FTA

Supply Chain Theatre
10:30 - 11:30 | Valuing Air Cargo Performance
Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers' Forum, Director of Global and European Policy, FTA
Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ
Lothar Moehle, Managing Director, Cargomind

12:00 - 13:00 | Air freight - improving cargo performance
Alex Veitch, Head of Global Policy, FTA
Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Nick Platts, Head of Cargo, Heathrow Airport
Mark Olney, General Manager, Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada Cargo
Conan Busby, Head of Cargo for MAG

13:30 - 14:30 | Mega Ships and Alliances
Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers' Forum, Director of Global and European Policy, FTA
Patrick Walters, Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports - Liverpool
Olaf Merk, Project Manager, Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF)

15:00 - 16:00 | New Container Weight Rules
Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers' Forum, Director of Global and European Policy, FTA
Graeme Parkins, Managing Director, Hy-Dynamix
Jim Bralsford, Vice President Sales EMEA, INTTRA
Captain Richard Brough OBE, BA, Director, Brough Marine Limited

FTA Multimodal Awards | Tuesday 4 April | Vox Conference Centre, NEC, Birmingham

Hosted by David Gower, OBE, the FTA Multimodal Awards celebrate best-in-class achievements for all modes of transport in the UK logistics and freight industries.

Find out more about the award categories and how to book your place here.

FTA Multimodal Environmental Award Winner pic