Young Professional Forum - Forthcoming Events

June 2017
Webinar: Simulation of Food Distribution in CitiesBOOK NOW
22/06/2017 15:00:00 - 22/06/2017 16:00:00

When: Thursday 22nd June from 1500 - 1600 hrs


According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the urban population of the world has grown from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014. It is estimated that 90% of the population in the UK will be living in urban areas by 2050.  Together with the prevalence of Internet in consumers’ lives, the online shopping convenience has resulted in a rapid increase not only in the proportion of people purchasing goods online but also in the amount spent. In addition to the online purchases of books, fashion items, hotel bookings, etc. online grocery purchases have also caught up with this trend thanks to the online grocery purchase and delivery services offered by major retailers in the UK.

This webinar on simulation of food distribution in cities focuses on the last mile delivery of groceries purchased online. It is organised also as a dissemination activity for the EU Horizon2020 funded U-TURN Project: Rethinking urban transportation through advanced tools and supply chain collaboration project which focuses on food logistics, with three specific movements:

  • from manufacturers to retailers in cities;
  • from farmers to retailers and restaurants in cities;
  • from retailers to consumers’ homes as part of grocery e-commerce.

The webinar will introduce the challenges in the last mile delivery of groceries purchased online through two channels: home delivery and Click & Collect. Using secondary and primary data, we estimate the home delivery demand for online purchased groceries in London and estimate benefits from collaboration in the last mile delivery. We use Monte Carlo simulation to distribute the estimated annual demand to days and times and solve vehicle routing problems to establish the savings from joint logistics operation to satisfy customers’ demands. This webinar will introduce the U-TURN project briefly and explain the approach to modelling last mile delivery of online purchased groceries. There will be 15 minutes for questions and answers. For further information about the project:

To register for this webinar, please click the Link below:

15th Annual Transport Practitioners’ MeetingBOOK NOW
28/06/2017 09:00:00 - 29/06/2017 17:00:00

Event Code: PTRC0463 

The 15th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting will be held 28th – 29th June 2017 in Nottingham. TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to share knowledge, engage in constructive debates  and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession.

What is TPM?

TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. Practitioners, policy makers and academics will present numerous, topical papers over the course of the two days, enabling lively debates and the dissemination of the latest thinking across the profession.


The TPM programme is available to view now! Day 1 Day 2

Book your place at TPM!*

Click Book Now to book online or complete and return the booking form to the Events Team at

*Bookings made online must be paid by card. Attendees requiring invoices or wanting to take advantage of the two-for-one Local Authority rate must submit a completed booking form to the Events Team for processing.


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FutureDRV - Preparing Professional DriversBOOK NOW
29/06/2017 10:00:00 - 29/06/2017 15:00:00

When: 29 June 2017, 10:00 -15:00
Where:  CILT(UK), Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX - Directions

Bethany Fovargue, Novus Trust - From Graduate to the Logistics World
Brian Szukala, Transfer Knowledge Partners - Vocational Training Requirements for a Changing Industry
Sarah Smith and Alison Riggott, Walkgrove - Distance learning for the New Generation

CILT is an Associated Partner in a European project called “FutureDRV: Preparing professional drivers for their role within the fourth industrial revolution and its innovations within road transport” . The project is funded through the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Commission.

The main aim of the FutureDRV project is to explore the future of professional driving and the competence requirements relating to it, looking forward to around 15 – 20 years from now.

The project results intend to give stakeholders in the field (such as employers, education providers, social partners or policy makers) a reliable perspective of the changes that are ahead and the influence on both the current and future workforce of professional drivers.

The project started in September 2016 and will last for three years. There are six project partners from Germany, UK, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and France.

The initial project task is to get a comprehensive overview of professional driving and the context that it will take place in from both stakeholders and interested parties.

The project consortium will look at the future of professional driving from several perspectives to ensure they get a comprehensive source of information to build on.

As part of this process a UK workshop will be held on Thursday 29th June, from 10:00 to 15:00, at the CILT office in Corby.

The UK project partner, Transformotion, would like to invite stakeholders and interested parties to attend this free event. There are limited spaces available and only one space per company / organisation, so register for this event without delay!

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: ABC0534.


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