Time to plan your Talent in Logistics itinerary

Talent in Logistics 2018 is going to be jam-packed with valuable information, exciting debates and networking opportunities, and we want you to get as much as possible out of the day. So, with just two weeks to go, now is the time to plan your itinerary.

9:00am – Arrive at the Talent in Logistics Conference for coffee and networking

Head to the Telford International Centre for 9am to register, before getting a cup of coffee to start the day. It’s the perfect time to network with peers, customers, and suppliers in the Talent in Logistics Information Zone, where an exhibition will be taking place.

Then check out the Grand Finals of Forklift Operator of The Year and Forklift Instructor of the Year

Before the first conference session, why not support the finalists in the Forklift Operator of The Year and Forklift Instructor of the Year competitions?

These will be underway when you arrive and will give you a chance to watch operators and instructors competing in live action challenges. The competitions will be running during the day, so you can also pop back between conference sessions to cheer on the talented grand finalists.

10:00 – Talent in Logistics Conference

Held concurrently in the Beckbury Suite and the Pattingham Suite at the Telford International Centre, the Talent in Logistics conference kicks off at 10am, with a variety of relevant and thought-provoking topics and debates.

If you work in materials handling, don’t miss:

  • 10-10:30am: “Forklifts, Warehousing and Racking: The true story of a 9-hour rescue”. Neil Griffiths, Group Commander, Shropshire Fire & Rescue, will present a real-life incident involving the rescue of a forklift driver who was trapped for nine hours in a warehouse after some racking collapsed.
  • 10:40-11:10am: “Forklift Training Myths – are you wasting money?”. Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB will be helping companies to save money through reducing over-compliance and learning to train staff only when it is necessary.

If you work in transport, don’t miss:

If you’re responsible for recruitment, don’t miss:           

  • 10:00-10:30am: “Understanding and Overcoming Resistance to Learning”. Melanie Luteijn FCIPD, Go Further Goals, will look at why individuals are sometimes resistant to learning, and teach how to overcome it and create readiness in your team for organisational and behavioural change.
  • 11:40-12:10pm: “Why aren’t young people attracted to working in logistics?”. A panel of young people will discuss and share their own learning and career choices and the reasons behind them.
  • 12:20-12:50pm: “The Apprenticeship Levy – Making it work for your business”. David Lynch, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Academy, will provide information about the tangible benefits it can bring to businesses who are paying into the funds and not yet utilising them.

See the full agenda here for the full line up of unmissable sessions.

1:00 – Networking Lunch or Optional Workshops

Further opportunities to network with new and existing contacts are over a coffee during the morning break, and during a delicious hot lunch. Share and discuss new ideas and what you have learnt so far with some of your peers, customers and suppliers.

Or, make the most of the professional development opportunity by attending one of our optional lunchtime workshops on ‘GDPR for Training Providers’ and ‘Leadership Skills’.

2.00 – Afternoon Conference Sessions

After you’ve had a break, head to your choice of educational session at 2pm, with the choice to either learn about making a business case for training resource, or to hear our expert keynote speaker explain the psychology of attracting under-represented groups into our industry.

Then at 2.40pm, get ready to share your opinion and hear what the future may have in store with a choice of debate sessions, either looking at Brexit or Automation.

Make sure you see live LGV and forklift truck demonstrations?

For transport professionals there will be a live educational demonstration of a tractor and trailer walk-around check.

For materials handling equipment professionals there is a practical session that demonstrates how to properly conduct pre-use forklift truck inspections and what to do if you find something is wrong.

Both demos will run once in the morning, and once in the afternoon so you can fit this in around the other conference sessions you’re attending.

3:30pm – Talent in Logistics Conference ends

In between the Conference and the Talent in Logistics Awards, there is time to head back to your hotel and check your emails, or perhaps spend some time in the bar with the new contacts you have made.

There are hotels on the same site as the Telford International Centre for maximum convenience. If you’ve not done so already, make sure you book a room soon as we hear they are filling up fast!

6:00pm – Arrive at the Talent in Logistics Awards evening

After you’ve changes into your glad rags, head back to the Telford International Centre for the black-tie Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony. It kicks off with a drinks reception at 6.30pm – another valuable networking opportunity with colleagues, peers and new contacts. When you arrive, make sure you get your photo taken by our photographer as a memento.

7:00pm – Take your seat for dinner, awards and entertainment

Enjoy discussing your day at the conference over a gourmet three course dinner, followed by the main event – the awards ceremony, hosted by celebrity guest, Sky TV’s Jeff Stelling. The Talent in Logistics Awards provides a unique opportunity to recognise and reward the people that are essential to the success of the logistics and transport sector. There are categories to celebrate everyone from Training Managers, Driver CPC Training Providers and Instructors, through to Warehouse Managers, Apprentices and LGV Drivers.

Later the after-party entertainment will be provided by Queen tribute band, Flash. The event concludes at 1am so you’ve plenty of time to meet new contacts and network or have fun with your team members or your customers.

22nd June – Head back to the office

Arrive back at work ready to put what you have learnt from the conference into practice. Get the most out of your time spent at Talent in Logistics by nurturing the talent you already have in your team, celebrating them, and ultimately making a positive difference to your business.

Why not speak to your colleagues right away about entering the Talent in Logistics Awards 2019 to reward and celebrate the achievements of your amazing people and teams?

And make sure you put next years date into your calendar so you can make sure you book your place for Talent in Logistics 2019 as soon as ticket sales open. Keep an eye on the website for more details – www.talentinlogistics.co.uk .

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