Now in its third year, Talent in Logistics’ annual event is back with a range of new additions and updates to make it the must-visit event for HR, L&D and Operational professionals within the logistics industry.
This event is dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the 2.2 million+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics across the UK and Ireland.
For its third anniversary the event will be hosted at a new venue; Marshall Arena (formally Arena MK), Milton Keynes on 27th June 2019. Three theatres; Attract, Develop and Engage will host a number of panel discussions, seminars and Q&A sessions.
2019 is expected to attract hundreds of delegates who will gather to listen and discuss the latest insights from across the industry and share best practice. Creating the ideal development opportunity for both organisations and individuals within our industry.
The daytime event will also host the ever-popular live grand final of the Forklift Operator of the Year which is being sponsored for the third year in succession by lift truck manufacturer UniCarriers. Speaking at the 2018 event Chris Bates, Sales Director at UniCarriers confirmed that they are committed to such a vibrant event that engages with industry employers, encourages collaboration and celebrates talented lift truck operators, whilst not forgetting the ever-important safety messages that comes with lift truck operation. The competition finalists are put through their paces with a number of interactive challenges to demonstrate skill and safety through both technical knowledge and practical lift truck operation. New to 2019’s line up will be the LGV Driver of the Year Award which will celebrate drivers who are the face of our industry and will include online nomination, live heats and a live grand final.
Leading into the evening will be the Talent in Logistics Annual Awards held at the Hilton Doubletree in Milton Keynes and will showcase and celebrate the huge range of talent across the industry. The upcoming awards include a number of new categories that include not only stand-out individuals, but the teams and their strategies that have gone above and beyond and made a real difference within our industry. All categories will be announced shortly, and entry will open on 7th January 2019.
Ruth Edwards, Business Manager at Talent in Logistics said: “After two successful events, we have reached the next stage for Talent in Logistics which is to build the brand itself as a trusted voice across the industry. We want to work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to make a difference with the challenges it is facing, whilst ensuring our key focus is on the people who are seldom recognised but without whom our sector could not survive.
“We will also be launching a brand new website in the coming months, where visitors will be able to easily find a range of helpful resources and information about our latest updates and events.”