With just weeks to go until the Talent in Logistics Conference 2017, a line-up of fantastic speakers and conference seminars has been announced. All sessions are completely free to attend, and are focused on the topics around learning and development, legislation, and business strategy that professionals within the logistics, transport and warehousing sector really need to know about.

Make the most of this unique, free, professional development opportunity and book your conference place now.

Meet some of the expert speakers for Talent in Logistics 2017

Scott Gibbons & Matt Burgess, National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ – “Crowded places- protect and prepare”

Scott has been a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service for over 23yrs. He has spent 15 of these as a firearms officer and took up a post in the National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ. Post the attacks where a vehicle as a weapon has been used, Scott has been engaging with the transport industry and partners to jointly work on mitigating this threat.

Matt has been a police officer for over 27 years and recently joined National Counter Terrorism policing HQ from the City of London Police on a secondment. He has an extensive operational policing background including command experience at major events. He is also a Counter Terrorist Security Coordinator (CTSECCO) with experience of providing protective security advice for State visits and other significant events.

Stuart Haden, Programme Manager, CIPD – “Making strategic L&D work in practice”

Stuart is the Programme Manager for the CIPD, building proposals and designing courses for UK and International clients. Managing the delivery of face to face and digital programmes, continuously refreshing content and new product development.


Abi Smith, Corporate Fundraiser, Brake – “How distracted are your drivers?”

Abi’s role is about engaging with people and their initiatives, including working with corporations to develop effective partnerships with Brake, communicating all opportunities and developments within the charity. Abi works to understand the problems on roads, and because the mission of the charity has a personal relevance to her, she is proud to be part of a passionate team determined to make a difference.

Stuart Taylor, MD, Mentor Training – “The 3 essential elements of training & why companies shouldn’t overlook them”

Stuart has a wealth of experience in sales, service and management – predominantly for the logistics and supply chain industries. Since joining Mentor, he has driven the development of safety management courses designed to maximise productivity, reduce risk and make businesses more profitable. Stuart is also an active Fork Lift Truck Association board member.

Gary Forster, Transaid – “The Importance of Material Handling Training in Economically Developing Countries”

Gary began volunteering for Transaid in 2006, after 3 years with the P&G chemicals logistics team. He first spent two years in Zambia working on road safety programmes before moving to Nigeria to support some of Transaid’s rural health work. Gary was appointed as Transaid’s CEO in 2011 and is responsible for representing the organisation to both the international development community and also the UK transport and logistics industry.

Peter Swanson, Dynamix Technology – “Discovering your strategy for sales in your training business”

Peter Swanson is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, as part of the team delivering development and growth programs to small- and medium-sized enterprises. He counsels business owners through strategic business planning. He has a particular interest and passion for sales and marketing for SMEs, and helping owners, directors and managers develop and utilise strategies and tactics for business growth.

To see these speakers, and many more, book your free place at the Talent in Logistics Conference today.

The Talent in Logistics Conference takes place on 22nd June in Telford, West Midlands.  That same evening, the Talent in Logistics Awards will reward some of the professionals excelling in the transport, logistics and warehousing industry.  With a three-course dinner, celebrity host Tim Vine and after-dinner entertainment, the evening promises to be an unmissable networking opportunity, and lots of fun too.  Book your place at the Awards now.

For more information about the Talent in Logistics Conference agenda and speakers, or any other information about the event, visit www.talentinlogistics.co.uk

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