Friday, November 22, 2019

UK Warehousing Conference Promises Much On Next Generation Logistics

Event Satisfies a Demand to Cross Question Knowledgeable Speakers
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UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association's (UKWA) annual National Conference has rapidly become a must attend event for those key to the supply chain throughout the country, containing as it does an influential programme of insightful speakers who range across a host of subjects vital to those in the logistics industry.

Next year’s event will take place on 3-4 March 2020, once again at the Hallmark Queen Hotel, Chester. Unlike many such gatherings the speakers tend toward fairly brief, punchy presentations with an opportunity for delegates to question them at depth. This year subjects will likely cover such diverse areas from robotics to climate change, from profitability to the latest innovations.

With the theme ‘Next Generation Logistics,’ the two-day event will deliver an excellent opportunity to hear thought leaders, learn about emerging technologies and network with other senior professionals from the 3PL community alongside leading logistics users within the UK’s manufacturing, retail, automotive and aviation sectors. UKWA’s CEO, Peter Ward, says:

”Next Generation Logistics not only refers to the young people who will increasingly rely on the efficiency of supply chains for all aspects of their lives, but is also an acknowledgement of the fact that, as an industry, logistics is entering a new era.

“With a full schedule of influential speakers, keynotes, discussion panels, networking opportunities and more, all those who attend 2020’s UKWA conference can expect to take away something that will prove invaluable as they strive to guide their businesses through these fast evolving times. I thoroughly recommend that anyone involved in warehousing, logistics or supply chain planning clears space in their diary to be part of this essential event.”

The Conference Package - which includes attendance at the two-day conference, a place at the networking dinner and drinks reception taking place on the evening of March 3rd, one night’s hotel accommodation, plus all meals and refreshments - costs just £495 + VAT for UKWA members or £595 + VAT for non-UKWA members. Details HERE.

An ‘early bird’ discount of 10% is offered on all single bookings (and a 15% discount for additional places) confirmed by 20 December 2019. In addition, details of special concessions for companies that have joined UKWA since January 2019 and prices for returning delegates and supporters of other UKWA events in 2019 are available from conference manager Sue Knief (email

Photo: Peter Ward presents to the 2019 conference.