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CILT present ‘Driving the Future’ in collaboration with ITN Productions


For the fifth year running, CILT and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme that will discuss ideas, challenge perceptions and provide a professional voice to demonstrate how the work within and around the supply chain directly impacts people, society, the environment, business profitability and economic growth.    

‘Driving the Future’ will show examples of best practice as well as the exciting and dynamic innovations taking place across the UK and beyond. Behind every great business model and idea, is a supply chain and logistical infrastructure making sure everything runs to time and provides the highest quality output or service. 


Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, we will look at the extraordinary breadth of the logistics and transport sector to demonstrate that ‘it’s not all about trucks’. We’ll look to understand the processes and challenges involved in the movement of goods and their associated supply chain.

‘Driving the Future,’ will also provide a perspective on what the supply chain means for ‘UK plc’ and what CILT and its members do to support society and the economy. 

The news-style piece will combine key interviews and news-style reports with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations who are working across the supply chain.

The aim is to heighten awareness of ‘the invisible profession’ among policy makers, politicians, the private sector and the wider public – to show examples of size and scope of operations within CILT and its support of life-long learning. 

‘Driving the Future’ will be an in-depth, online programme providing a unique platform to stimulate debate. It will champion collaboration, celebrate innovation and encourage the exchange of ideas, as well as challenge public perceptions of those working within Transport, Logistics and their associated supply chains. 

‘Driving the Future’ will be launched at the CILT Annual Conference, of the same name, on 8th-9th June 2017 at The Chesford Grange Hotel, near Warwick. There will also be preview screenings of the content at MultiModal 2017 on 4th – 6th April 2017. The programme will form part of a communications campaign featuring CILT members, professional partners, influential individuals within the government, as well as journalists, writers and bloggers.

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT, said: “Raising the profile of the profession of all those involved in the movement of goods and people and  their associated supply chains is a key objective of CILT and we are pleased to be working with ITN Productions again in 2017 to reach out to a wide audience. One of our areas of focus this year is highlighting new technologies and giving consideration to the skills that will needed to support their introduction as well as attracting and developing the talent necessary for their deployment. This will be the theme for the 2017 Conference under the banner “Driving the Future ” at which this collaboration with ITN Productions will be launched.”

Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions said: “We’re delighted to be partnering again with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to create ‘Driving the Future’. We look forward to exploring the role of professionals across the supply chain and transport sectors, understanding the fundamental role that people play in familiar businesses across the globe, and the incredible feats of logistics that we might now take for granted. This programme will be a means for the sector to share knowledge and best practice and galvanise others to build a career in the profession.”

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport presents ‘Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Today’, a collaboration with ITN Productions

A news-style programme exploring innovations in the modern supply chain.  

In a unique communications partnership, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme.

‘Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Today’ looks at how the modern supply chain is reacting to new challenges and demands. These range from responding to the UK’s increasing consumption of coffee with fast delivery of machines, to accurately and rapidly supplying hospitals with blood stocks. The programme explores how convergences between different elements of the supply chain are improving services, and also examines the challenges posed by government devolution such as the fragmentation of urban supply chains across the UK. Recognising and managing skills shortages and encouraging younger people to enter the sector constitutes another key theme.

‘Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Today’ is an in-depth, online programme providing a unique platform to stimulate debate. It champions collaboration, celebrates innovation and encourages the exchange of ideas in order to meaningfully communicate the vital work the sector does.

Presented by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, the news-style piece features key industry interviews and news-style reports, along with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations in the sector.

A total of nine sponsored news-style reports feature in ‘Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Today’, championing innovation and forward-thinking sustainable solutions including BITO Storage, Briggs Equipment, Hako Machines, Howard Tenens, Impact, JLL, Michael Page, and ToolsGroup UK.

The programme premiered at the CILT annual conference on June 16th 

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ITN Productions and CILT Launch 'Vision 2035' News Programme

The CILT ‘Vision 2035’ News Programme

In a unique communication partnership ITN Productions is producing a news and current affairs-style programme with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to examine the latest innovations and the future of global logistics and transport to launch at the Annual Conference in 2015.

‘Vision 2035’ will be an in-depth, online programme specifically aimed at the UK Transport & Logistics sector. The programme will present the key long-term issues facing the industry, and draw upon the CILT Vision 2035 report.

The news-style piece will combine key industry interviews and news-style reports with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations in the sector. 

‘Vision 2035’ will be premiered at the CILT Annual Conference at 18th June 2015, which is the industry’s leading annual event, bringing together 300-400 of the sectors’ business leaders, champions and innovators. The programme will then be distributed to all CILT stakeholders and membership worldwide and also to journalists, bloggers and writers across the industry. 

Steve Agg, Former CEO of CILT said, ‘CILT is pleased to announce the 2015 news programme with ITN Productions. We look forward to working with ITN in raising the profile of our profession and those who work in it. This is an exciting opportunity for our profession and industry to reach a wider audience and to highlight the importance of the supply chain and transport in people’s everyday lives.’

For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact ITN Productions’ Industry News team via email at:

About ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the corporate, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news-style items and sponsored editorial profiles

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