1 - 3 May 2012
NEC, Birmingham, UK
Multimodal is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition. Now entering its fifth year, the event will provide a wide spectrum of companies including third party logistics providers (3PLs), ports, deep-sea and short-sea shipping lines, freight forwarders, international hauliers, rail service providers, terminal operators and equipment and technology suppliers.
Of more than 4,000 visitors to Multimodal in 2011, 88% were shippers or freight forwarders and 98% held a position at senior management level or higher.
As in previous years, Multimodalís exhibition will be complemented by a series of seminars and discussion forums, designated meeting areas and business facilities will be provided and there is programme of related events and networking opportunities planned.
These Supply Chain Insight Seminars, organised by the specialist web portal for European shippers, Shippers Voice, are tutorials given by panels of various experts on topical supply chain issues. The tutorials are designed to help logistics practitioners keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and regulations and assist them in tackling the current challenges of cost savings, increased efficiency and more demanding compliance.
The sessions are free for all visitors to Multimodal 2012.
Topics covered on Day One will include the potential of Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) in the supply chain; the implications of customs and trade compliance regulations and the maintenance of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.
Day Two moves on to green issues with de‐carbonising the supply chain and benchmarking CO2 emissions being tackled. The middle day of Multimodal will also see seminars on HR and risk management challenges in the supply chain, while Day Three looks at warehousing and transport refrigeration issues
Organiser: Clarion Events