Multimodal - Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Established in 2008, Multimodal, the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, will celebrate its seventh year in 2014. Multimodal has become the annual one-stop-shop for shippers who wish to find ways of optimising their supply chain and transportation flows.

Multimodal 2014, Halls 6, 7 & 8, NEC Birmingham 

Opening Times

• Tuesday 29th April, 10.00 – 18.00

• Wednesday 30th April, 10.00 – 18.00

• Thursday 1st May, 10.00 – 15.00

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Exhibitors at Multimodal 2014 represent the crème de la crème of the transport and logistics industry. Participating sectors cover the complete spectrum of the market and whatever your needs or requirements, rest assured that they can be fulfilled at Multimodal 2014.

Multimodal provides a one-stop-shop where you can find all your freight solutions under one roof, plus you can take advantage of the free to attend seminars and hear first-hand the experiences of your peers, including the Co-operative, Sainsbury's, Asda, Collect+, ByBox and Unipart.    

The seminars are brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and the Freight Transport Association, with something to help everyone run a slicker supply chain.   

This year too we are also launching an Air Freight Seminar Stream in association with The Loadstar, tackling key trends and issues in the industry and focusing on a new FTA report into UK air freight shippers’ needs.

See the seminars page for the special panel attended by HRH The Princess Royal, patron of Transaid.
Trade Extensions
will once again be offering visitors the opportunity of taking part in the classic supply chain simulation – the MIT Beer Game

Dedicated pavilions on the exhibit floor will put you directly in touch with companies offering bespoke solutions to your needs, from Air Cargo, FSDF: focusing on food and drink logistics, Logistics Leaders Network, to the largest yet, UKWA Pavilion.

Multimodal 2014 will also play host to industry meetings including the Rail Freight Group, Leaders in Supply Chain, CILT and Women in Logistics.

Another first this year will be the ELUPEG meeting at Multimodal and all attendees are invited. The theme is Collaboration in Multimodal Transport a Win Win Solution and will feature speakers from the Stobart Group and Ford with case studies from Boots and Premier Foods.  ELUPEG is the only European organisation whose sole focus is the fostering of logistics collaboration.  Please see the seminars page to reserve your place.

Complimentary meeting areas in the Shippers’ Village, available for cargo owners to hold private meetings with suppliers, are proving very popular once again.  Signed up already include SAB Miller, Boots, Jaguar Land Rover, Dunelm and Sears.

All visitors and exhibitors are invited to the annual Multimodal Hog Roast which takes place in 2014 on the 30th April in the JD Wetherspoon's Atrium Bar within the NEC itself, between 18.00-20.00.

Lots to see and do!  CLICK HERE to register now in advance and save time on arrival by fast tracking through the queues.

In 2014, Multimodal will be co-located at the NEC at the same time as the Commercial Vehicle exhibition. The exhibitions will be organised independently of each other on different sides of the NEC. Visitors to one exhibition are welcome to visit the other, but they should plan a 10-15 minute walk into their schedule to do so.

Who attends?

Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from:
  • Major High Street and Online Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Food Growers & Processors
  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Agents/Distributors
  • Niche Retailers
  • Government/Military
  • BCOs 

Multimodal attracts high calibre cargo owners, retailers and manufacturers, last year some 6070 visitors attended including from Amazon, Bacardi, Cummins, Debenhams, Edrington, Ford, Goodyear, Halfords, Iggesund, Jaguar Land Rover, Karcher, Lego, M&S, Nestle, Osbourne's, PepsiCo, QinetiQ, Ronseal, Sainsbury's, Toshiba, Unilever, Visy Recycling, Wolseley, Xylem Flow Control and Yara to Zodiac Stainless Products.

“Very interesting, a lot of companies with great networks across Europe. I managed to meet quite a few suppliers that are keen on quoting for our business.” Logistics Performance Manager, Danone UK

“Excellent. Show was well laid out and I gained a good number of potential suppliers.” European Distribution Manager, Formica Ltd

“Came away with a number of positive contacts with Exhibitors.” Transport Manager, Wilkinson

See what you missed last year :

Download the Multimodal 2013 photos on our Facebook page 

Download the Multimodal 2013 Showguide 

Click here to watch the Multimodal 2013 film

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