FTA seminar programme : Stand 7060

DAY ONE : 18 June


13.00 – 13:30 - FTA Future: International

Speakers: Elizabeth de Jong, Director of UK Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Delivering frictionless movement through borders
  • Enabling seamless flow between modes
  • Ensuring the UK remains an international destination


13:30 – 14:00 - FTA Future: Environment

Speakers: Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, FTA, Becki Kite, Environment Policy Manager, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Using each mode, size and type of vehicle used to its optimal potential
  • Delivering significant improvement in cost, environmental and reliability through technology and innovation
  • Increasing night time movements - near silent operations
  • Achieving sustainable profitability which will facilitate investment
  • Incentivising businesses and systems to reduce environmental impact


14:00 – 14:45 FTA Outlook: Keeping Britain Trading after Brexit

Speakers: Pauline Bastidon, Head of Global & European Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA, Sarah Laouadi, European Policy Manager, FTA

Description: From day one, FTA has acted as the voice of logistics on Brexit, whether talking to the UK Government, EU negotiators, or offering robust and well-informed advice to its members. This session will help you:

  • Ensure you are prepared for a range of scenarios
  • Develop contingency plans to make your operations as Brexit-proof as possible and minimise potential disruptions
  • Understand new customs and regulatory requirements and know how to benefit from simplifications and easements
  • Remain on top of and anticipate Brexit impacts on transport (drivers, vehicles, services & access to skills)


14.45 – 15.30 - Panel session

FTA Outlook: Smoke, Snails and Certificates: the year ahead in global container shipping

Speakers: James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, FTA (chair), ICHCA experts TBC (panellists)

Description: Key developments in the next 12 months every exporter and importer needs to know about:

  • The five most troublesome cargoes and the ships they damaged
  • Safe packing of containers - the CTU Code
  • Cargo insurance: the rules of General Average
  • Pest contamination: possible rules on container cleanliness certification
  • Prospects for further international regulation of container shipping


15.30 – 16.15 - Panel Session

FTA Outlook: e-CMR – the digitalisation of consignment notes

Speakers: John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA (chair), Rene Bruijne, General Manager Transfollow NL (panellist), Thierry Grumiaux, FNTR France (panellist)

Description: e-CMR offers a revolutionary digital solution for consignment notes, drastically simplifying administration, reduces failure costs, streamlines transport and creates supply chain visibility.

Key issues and questions:

  • Introduction to e-CMR
  • Benefits for the industry
  • Review of international trials
  • The future of digitalisation

 

DAY TWO : 19 June


11:30 – 12:15 - Panel session

FTA Outlook: Maritime 2050 – is industry backing Government’s ambitions?

Speakers: Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA (chair), Tim Morris, CEO, Major Ports Group (panellist), Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association (panellist), Aart Hille Ris Lambers, UK Commercial Director, DP World (panellist)

Key issues and questions:

  • How will Government fulfil its ambition to assess and then improve road and rail connections?
  • What is the future of Free Ports? Are they needed or do customs regulations provide enough flexibility for trade?
  • Can Government include Short Sea and Inland water as part of its strategy to make more use of these key freight modes?


13.00 – 13:30 - FTA Future: International

Speakers: Elizabeth de Jong, Director of UK Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Delivering frictionless movement through borders
  • Enabling seamless flow between modes
  • Ensuring the UK remains an international destination


14:00 – 14:45 - Panel session

FTA Outlook: The Williams Rail Review – is there a place for freight in a passenger-centric railway?

Speakers: Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA (chair), Maggie Simpson, Director General, Rail Freight Group (panellist), Neil Sime, Managing Director, Victa Railfreight (panellist)

Key issues and questions:

  • Freight needs a national rail network: How would a regionalised railway deliver?
  • How can Network Rail be incentivised to grow freight?
  • Is there a case for freight taking over some under-used passenger paths?


15:00 – 15:30 - FTA Future: Environment

Speakers: Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, FTA, Becki Kite, Environment Policy Manager, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Using each mode, size and type of vehicle used to its optimal potential
  • Delivering significant improvement in cost, environmental and reliability through technology and innovation
  • Increasing night time movements - near silent operations
  • Achieving sustainable profitability which will facilitate investment
  • Incentivising businesses and systems to reduce environmental impact

15:30 – 16:15 FTA Outlook: Keeping Britain Trading after Brexit

Speakers: Pauline Bastidon, Head of Global & European Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA, Sarah Laouadi, European Policy Manager, FTA

Description: From day one, FTA has acted as the voice of logistics on Brexit, whether talking to the UK Government, EU negotiators, or offering robust and well-informed advice to its members. This session will help you:

  • Ensure you are prepared for a range of scenarios
  • Develop contingency plans to make your operations as Brexit-proof as possible and minimise potential disruptions
  • Understand new customs and regulatory requirements and know how to benefit from simplifications and easements
  • Remain on top of and anticipate Brexit impacts on transport (drivers, vehicles, services & access to skills)