Industry rallies behind launch of IWLEX 2023 – the new exhibition for the logistic industry
A new B2B exhibition has been launched for the UK warehousing and logistics industry and has already garnered widespread support from the UK associations and sector media.
IWLEX (Inside Warehouse and Logistics) is the brainchild of Nairn Foster (MD) and will be held at the Telford International Centre on 23rd and 24th May 2023.
Foster comments: “Alongside media partnerships with HSS and Warehouse & Logistic News, the event is fully endorsed by UKWA, RTITB and the Institute of Couriers. As a result, IWLEX has an extremely wide reach to a fully engaged community, which we want to fully involve in the creation and delivery of IWLEX, hence our strapline “Shaped by the industry, for the industry”.
The new exhibition promises to “do things differently” and to create a fresh and inclusive marketplace where suppliers to the UK warehousing and logistics sector can do business.
Foster comments: “IWLEX 2023 is a dramatic evolution of other exhibitions on which I have been working on for the past 8 years. Having worked so closely with exhibiting companies during this time, I realised there was a demand for something new, inclusive, and fresh”.
The IWLEX team aims to attract over 100 exhibitors and a minimum of 1,800 vetted visitors. The event will also allow consultants and system integrators to attend and for exhibitors to invite guests on a “golden ticket” principle.
Foster and his business partner Justin Craig (CEO) have been joined by Paul Brooks FCILT, a respected industry expert who had previously held the position of Chairman of CILT UK and International.
Paul will work closely with Nairn and Justin to ensure that IWLEX delivers on their shared vision to create a modern, differentiated exhibition for the sector. Paul will also construct IWLEX’s free two-day conference focused on thought leadership from keynote c-suite speakers.
Foster continues: “Although IWLEX only runs for two days of the year, we are building a 365-day community that supports and helps each other. Beyond business we will encourage and incorporate awareness around mental health and introduce mindfulness techniques to help our community thrive personally and professionally.”