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Just 3 weeks until Talent in Logistics 2018

Just 3 weeks until Talent in Logistics 2018

Managers, trainers and instructors from transport, warehousing and logistics businesses are set to flock to the Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards on 21st June 2018.

The event provides opportunities for continued professional development, and well as business networking and the chance to celebrate the best people in the industry. With the prestigious event just a few weeks away, tickets are now extremely limited.

Relevant conference sessions - three hours CPD
A packed conference agenda will see a range of relevant and thought-provoking topics addressed to ensure learning and development professionals can learn new knowledge and skills.

Sessions just added include the seminar “Mental Health First Aid in Industrial Environments” with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and a discussion on “Utilising military leadership techniques to create high performing teams in logistics” led by Chris Gibson, MBE, of The Leadership Team.
A key focus of the forward-looking conference is the future of the industry, with sessions titled: “Why aren’t young people attracted to working in logistics?”, “The Apprenticeship Levy – making it work for your business” and “What training will be needed for an automated future?”.
Delegates can also learn “The DVSA’s thoughts on the future of vocational training” from Mark Winn, who will shortly become Chief Driving Examiner at DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency). As one of his first speaking engagements in his new position, this will be a chance to hear how he plans to put his stamp on the role at DVSA and what he hopes to achieve.
Other useful topics to support the acquisition and retention of future talent include “How to attract diverse talent to your business” and “Understanding and overcoming resistance to learning”.

A Health and Safety focus will come from “Workplace transport compliance and investigations: A legal view”, “Forklifts, warehousing and racking: the true story of a 9-hour rescue” and “Forklift training myths – are you wasting money?”, which will also address important topics around legal compliance.
There will also be a choice of two workshops running over lunchtime to ensure delegates get the most out of attending. One session aimed at training providers offers practical advice on GDPR, while another will teach attendees new leadership skills to aid their business.
With such a focused and relevant agenda, attending CILT UK Members will be awarded three hours CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
A full conference agenda of the conference is available at .

Learn from top professionals
Expert speakers and panellists will share their knowledge, and offer informed opinions through presentations, debates and panel discussions to help all attendees develop their skills and their businesses.
Speakers include David Lynch, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Academy, who will advise businesses how to make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy and training and HR consultant Melanie Luteijn of Go Further Goals whose presentation will tech businesses how to understand and overcome resistance to learning.

Further speakers include Matt Burney of Indeed; Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation at Kuehne + Nagel; Neil Griffiths, Group Commander of Shropshire Fire & Rescue; Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB; James Tillyer, Managing Director of Transformotion; Derek Wright, People Director for Advanced Supply Chain; James Billingham, Director of the Skills Office and Project Manager for Logistics Skills Alliance and Chris Gibson, MBE of The Leadership Team.

Share views and experiences with peers
The conference not only offers learning-based seminars, but also provides a platform for participating in topical debates on key issues facing the industry. For instance, a panel of specialists will lead a lively debate in a session titled “What will Brexit mean for training regulation in warehousing, transport and logistics?”, exploring questions around training qualifications and legislation post-Brexit.
For managers wondering how to attract the next generation of talent, a debate titled “Why aren’t young people attracted to working in logistics?” will feature apprentices from Gregory Distribution Ltd. on the panel, explaining why they chose a career in logistics. Delegates can question the panel and learn what their businesses need to do to attract the right candidates for their skills pipeline.

See best practice in action
Live demonstrations will take place to help managers appreciate the importance of pre-use and walk round vehicle checks and what best practice looks like. There will be two chances to see each session, both of which are designed to improve safety by helping employers to understand the key things that they, and their operators or drivers, should be aware of.
RTITB Auditor and Examiner Gavin Hutchinson will show the correct way to carry out a pre-use forklift truck inspection and explain what to do if a fault is found. A live demonstration of a walk round check of a tractor unit and trailer will be delivered by Richard Brewer, Manager of the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI).

Support live competition finalists
The exciting Grand Finals of both the 2018 Forklift Operator of the Year (sponsored by UniCarriers UK Ltd) and the Forklift Instructor of the Year (sponsored by Hyster Europe) take place live during the Talent in Logistics Conference. Both competitions demonstrate why materials handling equipment instruction and operation is so important for safe, efficient logistics operations.
Delegates can watch and support the best operators and instructors from across the UK and Ireland compete for the prestigious titles, with the winners announced at the Talent in Logistics Awards that evening.

Valuable networking opportunities
In the transport and logistics sector, targeted networking opportunities can be hard to come by for learning and development professionals. At Talent in Logistics, the Information Zone will host an exhibition of reputable companies and suppliers that can help logistics and transport businesses improve training, safety and skills.
With so many transport and logistics professionals in one place, delegates can meet new or existing contacts to discuss challenges and share experiences.
Celebrate and reward the people that matter
The Talent in Logistics Awards takes place at the Telford International Centre on the evening of 21st June 2018.  Following a drinks reception and a gourmet three course meal, the Talent in Logistics Awards, will be presented by celebrity host Jeff Stelling from Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday. After dinner, there will be entertainment from authentic Queen tribute band ‘Flash’, previously featured on BBC TV.

Individuals and teams from varied companies, including some of the biggest names in the industry, are in the running for the awards. See the finalists here:
The evening provides a unique opportunity to recognise and reward the best of the best at every level of training and development across the industry, and to celebrate those inspiring the next generation of talent.  It is a unique chance to network with potential customers and suppliers from leading logistics businesses, show your clients you invest in future talent and reward your valued team members in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

A truly unique event for the industry
Talent in Logistics 2018, sponsored by Bis Henderson Academy, Indeed and The Leadership Team, is the only awards and conference dedicated to the training, development, recognition and retention of the 2.2m+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics in the UK and Ireland, celebrating and acknowledging deserving, talented people in the industry. This makes it a truly unique and unmissable event.

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