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The new critical business event for more efficient freight transport and logistics services procurement

What is Multimodal?

Multimodal is a brand new event aimed at the needs of UK cargo owners, logistics companies and forwarders.

• Learn from experts about the issues for the movement of freight that will affect all businesses in the near future

• Explore mode and routing options

• Find out how to move your cargo most cost efficiently

• Find out the most environmentally friendly options

• Meet with your entire transport and logistics supply chain to improve efficiencies

• See what technologies can help your business

Press Release

The Exhibition

Multimodal encompasses an exhibition of 120 companies covering all modes and the entire supply chain including: 3 & 4PLs, Freight forwarders, Shipping lines,Rail freight operators, Air cargo, Road hauliers, Ports & Terminals, Intermodal operators, Warehousing and IT

For a full exhibitor and sponsor list please see

The conference

A high level conference, sponsored by Trade Extensions, concentrating on the issues that enable you to do your job to maximum performance, avoid potential pitfalls and learn from the experts who will share their case studies with you. One day will concentrate on green logistics and another will focus on security with a half day on collaboration and insights into the European freight market.

Speakers include:

Andrew Haynes, President of the Freight Transport Association & Logistics Director, Tate & Lyle, UK

Peter Gatti, Director of Policy, National Industrial Transportation League, USA, Christopher Snelling, Head of Global Supply Chain Policy, Freight Transport Association, UK,

Filip Beckers, Head of International Freight, Mars Incorporated, Belgium,

David Quarmby, Chairman of Transport Research Institute, Napier University, ex-Chairman, Strategic Rail Authority, formerly Logistics Director and Joint Managing Director, J Sainsbury plc, UK,

James Hookham, Managing Director – Policy & Communications, Freight Transport Association, UK,

Ian Barnes, Sustainable Development Manager, The Boots Company, UK, , Stephen Steele, Head of the Freight Unit, Transport for London, UK,

Professor Alan McKinnon, Director of Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, UK,

Steve Agg, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK, Peter Surtees, Logistics Director, Kimberly Clark, UK,

Garry Mansell, President, Trade Extensions, UK

Sandra Baker, Inspector, Civil Penalty Central Administration Unit, Border and Immigration Agency

For more information and to book your delegate place at £545 + VAT, please go to

The seminars

Additionally, Multimodal 2008’s free drop-in seminar sessions will bring industry experts together to tackle key issues in an interactive environment.

A series of round-table discussions will examine the challenges and latest developments in automotive logistics, virtual communities and the cool chain.

Chaired by experts including Robert Arundel, chairman of the Cool Chain Association, Dr Andrew Traill, managing partner of the Shippers’ Voice and policy advisor for the European Shippers’ Council, and Maxine Elkin, editor of Automotive Logistics, panels will be drawn from industry innovators including Emirates, DHL, GF-X, Autostore, PD Ports, Kuehne and Nagel, GEFCO and many more.

The sessions will deliver discussion on topical issues, as well as an opportunity for delegates to ‘ask the experts’.

Afternoon masterclass and training sessions will tackle issues from training and staff retention, to IT innovations, with input from expert organisations such as BIFA and Skills for Logistics, as well as detailed reports on targeted projects, including EU-funded messaging standardisation project Shortsea XML.

For more information on the seminar programme, please go to

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