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May 2017
Logistics and Distribution Forum, Lutterworth, LeicestershireBook Now
Start Date:24/05/2017 08:30
End Date:24/05/2017 10:30
Event Code:LCG0010

When: 24th May 2017, 8.30 – 10.30
Where: IDI Gazeley, Magna Park, Lutterworth

This event is delivered as part of the Collaborate*   project which is a comprehensive business growth programme for businesses based Leicester and Leicestershire.
The Logistics and Distribution sector has been identified as a priority for growth in Leicester and Leicestershire and this event will provide delegates with relevant up to date information, peer to peer support, networking opportunities plus details of the funded support available through the Collaborate project.
This event is kindly hosted by IDI Gazeley   who have almost 30 years’ experience and a track record of delivering more than 250 million square feet of innovative warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities, IDI Gazeley is one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics real estate.

• A welcome from IDI Gazeley and an overview of their activity, which includes the recent launch of their Logistics Institute of Technology
• Refresh of the Logistics & Distribution Sector Growth Plan   - where do we go from here? Jonathan Little, Economic Growth and Investment Manager, Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)
• Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - addressing the skills gap, developing a pipeline of talent - Lynn Mentiply,Regions & Forums Manager, CILT
• Careers and Enterprise Company - support to engage with schools to develop employees of the future - Abdul Bathin, Senior Enterprise Coordinator
Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)

Please note this event is aimed at Leicester and Leicester based businesses, any other bookings will be respectfully declined unless agreed in advance.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

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Public Inquiries and Appeals, BirminghamBook Now
Start Date:24/05/2017 09:00
End Date:25/05/2017 17:00
Event Code:PTRC0461

This course is a 'must attend' for any practitioner who may need to give evidence as an expert witness on behalf of a local authority, the private sector or promoter of a development. Simulating the real life speed and pressure of an Inquiry or Appeal environment, the curse provides all the key background knowledge and skills support to help delegates formulate and articulate their arguments both in written and spoken form, and also helping them to build on their existing professional experience to develop the core skills needs to demonstrate strong and persuasive arguments.

Programme and Booking Form
Please find further course/programme details and booking form here.

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


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

Brakes Professional ConferenceBook Now
Start Date:25/05/2017 09:00
End Date:25/05/2017 17:00
Event Code:NW0434

When: Thursday 25 May 2017,

Where: St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT Solihull (UK)

Road safety charity Brake has announced the date for its acclaimed, annual Fleet Safety Conference in 2017. Brake is inviting bookings from fleet operators and suppliers to attend the conference, which will take place at the St John's Hotel, Solihull (UK), on Thursday 25 May 2017.

Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager, says: “Brake’s Fleet Safety Conference is the perfect opportunity to hear from leading fleet safety academics and fleet operators, on how to successfully manage road risk. This well-established event is an excellent networking opportunity, and I would urge anyone responsible for at-work drivers to attend.”

The conference provides an opportunity for fleet professionals to hear from leading experts on key road safety issues. Additionally, organisations pioneering fleet safety measures will share best practice case studies. The conference will cover topical issues including:
• company driver safety
• safe vehicles
• road safety analysis and action

The full agenda may be viewed here.

To book to attend the conference, or to find out more about joining Brake Professional, email or call +44 (0)1484 559909.

The Practice of Managing Container FlowsBook Now
Start Date:25/05/2017 11:00
End Date:25/05/2017 17:00
Event Code:PMW0009

When:    Thursday 25th May 2017 from 1030 (for 1100) - 1700 hrs
Where:    Plymouth University, Graduate School of Management, Mast House, Shepherd's Wharf, 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0HJ.   


  • John Dinwoodie FCILT, Professor of Maritime Logistics, Plymouth University
  • Mark Bennett, Lecturer in International Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Plymouth University
  • Prof Dongping Song, Professor Supply Chain Management, Liverpool University
  • Sue Terpilowski FCILT OBE, Managing Director Image Line; President WISTA UK; Chair CILT Ports, Maritime & Waterways Forum
  • Ridvan Karacay, Doctoral Student
  • Chang Kim, Doctoral Student
  • George Lang FCILT, Chairman, CILT Devon and Cornwall Group

The practice of managing container flows often differs from textbook approaches. This workshop aims to share the findings of recent research into the practice of managing container flows with practitioners.

John Dinwoodie, Professor of Maritime Logistics at Plymouth University, will introduce the day and report on research into industry-university-government networks in the container trades. Mark Bennett will report on research into the practice of managing container flow forecasts in the UK. We will report on Dr Young-Joon Seo’s work on the influence of supply chain collaboration on performance in managing container flows, followed by discussion. Following a buffet lunch, Sue Terpilowski OBE will present a practitioner's view of automated container operations. Dongping Song, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Liverpool University will discuss some issues and methods in container port/terminal operations, covering quayside, yardside and landside operations. Ridvan Karacay will discuss sustainability issues in managing container operations, and Chang Kim will report findings from research into developing a collaborative spirit index between shippers and shipping lines. The day will end with open discussion led by George Lang, Chairman, CILT Devon and Cornwall Group.

The workshop is organised by Plymouth University’s Institute for Social, Policy and Enterprise Research in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Nautical Institute.

To book your place please click here. Please note the cut-off date for bookings is Monday 22nd May.

This event is free to attend.

Birmingham Airport - Visit to new control tower - Last few places remaining - This event is fully bookedBook Now
Start Date:25/05/2017 14:00
End Date:25/05/2017 17:00
Event Code:BCG0350


When: 25 May 2017, 13:30 for 14:00 - 16:00
Where:  Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Ltd, Control Tower, 2 Falcon Way, Birmingham Airport (Cargo), Birmingham, B26 3RF

Speaker: Nick James, Head of Air Navigation Services, Birmingham Airport

Take a tour of the state of the art control tower at Birmingham Airport. 

This event is fully booked.  To add your name to the reserve list, contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: BCG0350.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Emission concerns are changing the face of Logistics & TransportBook Now
Start Date:25/05/2017 18:45
End Date:25/05/2017 21:00
Event Code:HDG0339

When: 25 May 2017, 18:30 for 18:45 - 21:00
Where: Solent Conference Centre (The Spark), East Park Terrace Campus of Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0LY
Meeting Point: The Beech Room (on Level 2) of the Solent Conference Centre

Speaker: Captain Muhammad Shafique MSc, FCILT

Members enjoyed a lively debate after our last meeting about the local impacts of Southampton's proposed Clean Air Zone. Now we have the opportunity to widen that interest as Captain Muhammad Shafique invites us to consider how  the necessity to limit the impacts of emissions globally will inevitably change the operational and business practices of our industry. This presentation from an acknowledged expert will not only inform all logistics and transport professionals but also provide a satisfying finale to the Group's current season of local membership events.           


Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: HDG0339

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Knowledge Centre Open DayBook Now
Start Date:31/05/2017 10:30
End Date:31/05/2017 12:45
Event Code:N0334


When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 10:15 for 10:30 - 12:45

Where: CILT(UK), Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX

Speaker: Peter Huggins MILT, Knowledge Centre Manager, CILT

The CILT Knowledge Centre Open Day has been established to demonstrate, for both members and non-members alike, the capabilities and capacity of The Knowledge Centre regarding the provision of professional sector and topic-specific supply-chain, logistics and transport information.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: N0334.

Visit to Kuehne + NagelBook Now
Start Date:31/05/2017 17:00
End Date:31/05/2017 18:30
Event Code:LR0364

When: 31 May 2017, 16:30 for 17:00 - 18:30
Where: Kuehne + Nagel, Unit A, Orion Business Park, Messina Way, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6FF
Meeting Point: Security

Speaker: Gerald Heaton, Solutions and CTI Director, Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel have a large international depot in Dagenham where trans channel traffic is consolidated to provide economical and sustainable international transport using state of the art tracking of both vehicles and contents.

Gerry will explain the intricacies involved in an international logistics company.  Following the talk a 30 minute walk around of the site will take place followed by a question and answer session.

Please Note: Attendees will need to bring photo ID with them. PPE will be provided on the day. 

The delegate list will be vetted based on competitive reason.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: LR0364.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

June 2017
DGSA - Dangerous Good Safety AdvisorBook Now
Start Date:05/06/2017 09:00
End Date:15/06/2017 17:00
Event Code:DGSA0315

 The regulations require organisations involved in the transportation, loading or unloading of dangerous goods above a certain load threshold to appoint one or more DGSA's.

The Dates for the DGSA Course are as follows:

5 - 9th June Classroom based training

14th June Revision Day

15th June Exam Day.

The course costs in total are as follows:

£1210.00 non member rate

Further costs to include

SQA Exam fees £285.00

ADR books and further literature - Subject to publishers costs.


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