Talent in Logistics has released details of its new event – the Develop Conference – designed to support instructors, trainers, training managers and L&D professionals who are responsible for developing people in logistics and transport operations.
“Not all industries face the same challenges when it comes to training. Yet until now, there hasn’t been a conference specifically dedicated to supporting the 16,000+ lift truck and LGV trainers in the UK,” says Ruth Edwards, Business Development for Talent in Logistics. “The Develop Conference fills this void.”
The new event takes place at Hotel Football in Manchester on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, providing a dedicated forum for trainers, instructors, professional training providers and in-house training teams to address and solve learning challenges.
With exciting live panel discussions, seminars and Q&A sessions, all led by logistics and transport sector experts, the future-focused event gives Instructors and trainers a unique and valuable professional development opportunity, as well as a rare chance to network with, and learn from, other training professionals within the profession.
The Develop Conference agenda, which will shortly be announced in full, will include topics relevant to anyone responsible for logistics and transport training. Confirmed sessions will cover what trainers need to know about future skills requirements, regulatory bodies, emerging training technologies and apprenticeships.
“For 2020, we’ve created a new series of events. This includes three separate conferences throughout the year which will look at talent attraction, workforce development and employee engagement,” says Ruth. “We’ve had three highly successful annual conferences but believe more regular events will allow us to focus on each subject in more detail.”
The first Develop Conference in January will be followed in April by the brand-new Engage Conference, designed for HR Directors and Managers. The event will be focused on how to engage with employees to increase productivity, reduce staff turnover, improve absence and safety incident rates, and help achieve a higher customer satisfaction rating.
The Talent in Logistics calendar continues in June with live competitions, followed by the Attract Conference in September focusing on how to best reach the range of potential employees needed to bridge the skills gap in the transports and logistics sector.
The year of Talent in Logistics events culminates in October with the fourth annual Talent in Logistics Awards, designed to recognise and reward the people that keep the logistics sector, and country, moving every day.
The announcement of the 2020 events schedule follows the recent launch of the Talent in Logistics Journal, a new magazine providing strategic insight for senior level people across the transport and logistics sector and professional training providers. The publication provides truly independent perspectives on the workforce issues facing the logistics sector today.
“Our mission is to support employers in the multimodal logistics profession with relevant events, insightful publications and free online resources,” says Ruth. “No other organisation is dedicated like we are to the 2.5 million+ people working in the transport, logistics and warehousing sector.”
“This sector comes with specific challenges, and we often hear from training managers that generic talent events and publications miss the mark,” she continues. “Talent in Logistics helps fill this gap, giving organisations the tools with which to address the skills, training and career progression of their staff, retain exceptional people and attract new employees.”
Sign up for a free issue of the Talent in Logistics Journal online at www.talentinlogistics.co.uk.