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Final preparations underway ahead of SHD Logistics Conference

Final preparations underway ahead of SHD Logistics Conference

SHD Logistics is preparing to host its Autumn Conference on Tuesday 30th October at the Library of Birmingham, addressing some of the most pertinent issues within the retail logistics space.

Ben Farrell MBE, Head of Central Operations and Transport at John Lewis & Partners, will headline the event. His keynote address will discuss how the omni-channel retail model will need reinvention, referring to the response of John Lewis and some other retailers, to the extraordinarily disrupted UK retail landscape.

We will also be having presentations from another online and app based retail operations, online company AO.com. Its logistics arm AO Logistics has been collaborating with local educational institutions, charities, governing bodies and on a national level with Think Logistics and Career Ready. Future talent advisor Kerrie Salisbury will tell the audience how she goes about inspiring the next generation of logisticians and showcasing the opportunities available for a career in this industry.

Bobby Amirahmadi, who heads the logistics function at recipe box app Gousto, will reveal his thoughts on the entanglement of the logistics and food industries, and how they are benefiting consumers on every level. His session, Food for thought: harnessing the power of our logistics networks, will investigate how leveraging and improving existing logistics networks has the potential to completely change the future of how we buy our food.

Savills’ Kevin Mofid will address on whether the Golden Triangle is still a relevant term in the logistics property sector, while FareShare’s Mark Varney and Nick Hay from Fowler Welch will expand on Bobby’s analysis within the food market to discuss how the retail sector can address the food waste issue. Both companies successfully collaborated on a food donation programme in 2016.

The event will also feature a thought-provoking panel debate, Is logistics the new retail? featuring CollectPlus CEO Prof. Neil Ashworth, along with UKWA CEO Peter Ward, Amirahmadi, Farrell along with moderator BearingPoint's Natasha Tyrrell. The panel will deliberate whether the efficiency of the delivery of a product is now the real reason why consumers shop.

The SHD Logistics Autumn Conference 2018, will be held on Tuesday 30th October and will analyse the burgeoning retail logistics sector, dissect the brick and mortar store environment - and the implications this has on logistics - and the ascending e-commerce retail market.

There is still time for you to purchase a delegate spot. Book your place for just £295 + VAT here.

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