CILT announce the speakers for their Annual Conference

We are being told that we are in the middle of a logistics revolution and that E-commerce is fundamentally changing established supply chains.

At the CILT Annual Conference 2013 delegates will discover how innovative change is affecting different supply chains, which will equip attendees with the information they need to help their businesses. Alongside this there will be vitals lessons learned from summer 2012’s logistics successes.

This week CILT have announced their key speakers for the event, and they include:

• Neil Ashworth FCILT, chief executive, CollectPlus;
• Martin Brown, programme director – city logistics, Deutsche Post DHL;
• Terry Murphy FCILT, head of national distribution centres, John Lewis plc;
• Mick Wright, former head of logistics, LOCOG.

Others have been invited and we have our fingers crossed they will be there, such as Air vice marshal Graham Howard FCILT, assistant chief of the defence staff (logistic operations), HM Forces.

The conference will be chaired by Richard Hunt FCILT, Chairman, London Ambulance Service. 

A key feature of this year’s event is Questions time, which will see panel members responding to questions fielded by the audience. Panel members will include:

• Beverley Bell FCILT, senior traffic commissioner and traffic commissioner for the North West of England;
• Graham Inglis FCILT, ceo – Europe, Middle East & Africa, DHL Supply Chain;
• Jim Steer FCILT, director, Steer Davies Gleave and president, CILT(UK);
• Richard Wilding FCILT, Professor of supply chain strategy, Cranfield School of Management.

This year the conference takes place on Thursday 13th June. Tickets cost £395 for members and £495 for non-members including the conference dinner and accommodation at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, set in the heart of the Midlands among the rural Warwickshire countryside and located only four miles from Birmingham.

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