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Multimodal celebrates tenth year with record number of visitors

Published: 9 May 2017 - Jack Cheeseman

 

Multimodal celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, welcoming a record 9,449 supply chain professionals and 325 exhibitors at the Birmingham NEC, UK, its biggest show to date.

The three-day, free-to-attend exhibition also had its best-attended educational programme this year, with standing room only for many of the sessions.

82 industry experts took to the stage to share insight and advice on topics ranging from Amazon’s logistics model, rail freight opportunities, and briefings on Brexit, to container weighing rules, city logistics, improving air cargo performance, and raising professional driving standards.  

“The UK and Ireland’s premiere logistics and transport show continues to grow from strength-to-strength with more opportunities than ever before to network, source new business opportunities, and learn from the experts,” said Robert Jervis, logistics portfolio director, Clarion Events.

“Leading logistics suppliers and buyers have already expressed interest in our 2018 exhibition, and we are looking forward to another great show.”  

This year included leading companies from across the logistics supply chain, including Peel Ports Group, Network Rail, DB Schenker, Wincanton, and Heathrow Airport, take part in the workshop and seminar programme.  

Exhibitors included Agility, Maritime Transport, DACHSER, Malcolm Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Port of Dover, CMA CGM Group, Port of Antwerp, Yusen Logistics, and Mediterranean Shipping Company.

The 2017 FTA Multimodal Awards, held at the VOX, were attended by over 800 guests and recognised best-in-class across air, road, rail, and maritime services, as well as a young logistics professional, an innovative infrastructure project, and environmental best practice.  

Next year’s Multimodal will take place between 1–3 May, 2018 at the Birmingham NEC.



 
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