Logistics UK is celebrating the successful return of its ever-popular Transport Manager conference series for 2021, with almost 1,500 delegates attending this year’s series, following last year’s virtual alternative as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series consisted of 11 live events at venues around the UK and an additional well-attended online virtual conference. Sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres and Brigade Electronics, the conferences highlighted key issues for anyone involved in running vehicle fleets and provided professional advice to help delegates remain compliant and up to speed on the latest legislative developments. As well as a compliance update, key topics discussed included logistics in urban centres, low emission vehicles and working safely with alternative fuels.
Katia Yakovleva, Logistics UK’s Head of Events, comments: “We are delighted to have seen the return of our in-person Transport Manager Conference series and enjoyed meeting so many delegates face-to-face once again. It has been a challenging 18 months for operators and our Transport Manager conferences provide attendees with the peace of mind that they are equipped with the information they need moving forward.
“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s conference series and it was wonderful to see nearly as many attendees as prior to the pandemic in 2019, demonstrating operators’ commitment to remain compliant throughout such uncertain times. Our final event, held early in December in Coventry, was once again a very popular event, with more than 230 delegates registered. The Transport Manager series will be back in 2022 to deliver the next set of crucial compliance updates and we look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces there.”
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk