At the Talent in Logistics Conference you’ll have a chance to learn new skills and knowledge to benefit your business. Whether you’re a Manager, Trainer or Instructor in transport, warehousing or logistics, there will be seminars, panel discussions, and demonstrations that are relevant for you. See the Conference Agenda below (this is a provisional timetable and subject to change)

Room 1 – Beckbury Suite
Room 2 – Pattingham Suite


Neil Griffiths, Group Commander, Shropshire Fire & Rescue

Hear first-hand how Shropshire Fire & Rescue rescued a forklift driver after 9 hours trapped in a haulage firm’s warehouse after their racking collapsed in 2016. Group Commander Neil Griffiths will cover the rescue and how local and national assets to were used to achieve the end result.

Speaker to be announced shortly

This session will look at why individuals are sometimes resistant to learning. Find out how to overcome resistance and how to create readiness in your team for organisational and behavioural change.



Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB

Over compliance costs businesses just as much as under compliance. This session will explore the myths around material handling equipment training and dispel the common misconceptions so that you can save money and improve safety by only training when it is needed.




Mark Winn, Deputy Chief Driving Examiner and Head of Rider and Vocational Policy, DVSA

Hear from the DVSA about their plans for the future of vocational training and testing

Panel to be announced shortly

A selection of talented young people will explain why they did and didn’t choose a career in logistics. Ask questions of our panel and find out what your business needs to do to attract the next generation of talent.


Andrew Hopkin, Partner, Browne Jacobson

Andrew is an expert in prosecutions brought by regulators such as the Health & Safety Executive, he will provide practical tips on achieving compliance plus what to expect following a workplace transport accident, how to handle HSE investigations and what you should and shouldn’t do post incident.





Professor Adrian Furnham

Professor Adrian Furnham, one of the world’s most productive psychologists and one of HR Magazine’s 20 Most Influential People, will deliver a keynote presentation on the psychology behind attracting individuals from diverse and under-represented groups of society to careers in the transport, warehousing and logistics sector

Speaker to be announced shortly

Hear how to successfully present a business case to decision makers for investment in training and training resource.


Panel to be announced shortly

Will UK training and qualifications be recognised in the EU post brexit? Will we need more regulation to compensate for the loss of EU law? Will we really see a reduction in “red tape”? All these questions and more will be explored in this lively debate.

Panel to be announced shortly

Is all lift truck operator and driver training going to be redundant as we move towards an automated future? What training will be needed in future logistics?

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