One of the key attractions at the forthcoming Multimodal 2009 Exhibition (NEC, Birmingham, 28-30 April) will be the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Pavilion.
With over 600 member companies, UKWA is the UKs leading trade association dedicated to the third party logistics sector and its members control nearly 100 million square feet of warehousing space from some 1300 locations across the UK.
The UKWA Pavilion, which will be prominently located within the main exhibition hall, will showcase the products and services offered by over 20 UKWA members and associate members.
The Pavilion will be centered around a hospitality area where visitors to the show can learn more about the workings of the UKWA and the benefits of joining the association. The facility will also be somewhere where visitors can discuss their logistics or materials handling needs with UKWA Pavilion exhibitors away from the noise and bustle of the exhibition.
Furthermore, throughout the event UKWA will hold a continuous business surgery within the Pavilion. The surgery will cover a number of specialist operational areas with experts from different fields on hand to give free advice on a broad range of subjects.
On the morning of Tuesday 28th April, Joanne Locke from Willis Group- the insurance company - will be available to discuss insurance-related matters, while in the afternoon of the same day, visitors have the chance to speak with Nick Wrigley, UKWAs honorary adviser on Hazardous Substances, about any concerns they may have regarding the storage and handling of chemical products.
The following day (the 29th) Lambert Smith Hamptons Charles Partridge and Steve Williams will be present to discuss industrial property and property rates-related concerns. The industry is currently facing a number of property rates issues and so this surgery is likely to be particularly well attended.
On the final day of the show Nick Clarke from UKWAs honorary legal advisers Aaron & Partners will available to give advice on legal matters.
All consultations are strictly confidential and no appointments are necessary visitors can simply turn up on the day and sit down for a one-to-one session. However, to help visitors to Multimodal plan their trip to the NEC more effectively, it is possible to arrange a specific meeting time with one of the consultants. Please contact UKWAs Jacquie Kirk on 0207 836 5522 for further details.
Roger Williams, chief executive officer of UKWA, comments: We feel that the business surgery represents an excellent opportunity for visitors to obtain some first class advice that will directly impact on their business. Our consultants are all highly experienced and offer a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields and their advice is available to visitors entirely free of charge.
The companies exhibiting as part of the UKWA Pavilion at Multimodal 2009 include: Potter Group, Seabridge, AV Dawson, Narrow Aisle, Translift Engineering and Proteus Software.