2019 - Day 3

Day 3 - Thursday 20 June 2019

Seminar places can be booked when registering to attend Multimodal 2019.   Register free here

Seats are available on a first come first served basis so please be prompt!

Awdry Room - 10.30 - 11.30

Apprenticeships – attracting, retaining and developing talent in transport, logistics and supply chain.

Chair: Carl Hobbis, Training Development Manager, The British International Freight Association (BIFA)

Speakers: Steve Granite, Chief Executive Officer, Abbey Logistics Group

Rebecca Wilson, Head of Development, Bis Henderson Academy

Beverley Bell, CBE, Chair of Th!nk Logistics and Specialist Transport Consultant

Sally Gilson, Head of Skills, Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Chris Gray, Manpower UK Brand Leader & MD Ireland, Manpower Group

Dunlop Room - 10.30 - 11.30

The Class of 2019 

Multimodal welcomes dedicated students from local schools to take part in an interactive seminar, led by front line industry experts and academics, to discover the many career paths within the transport sector.  This is followed by a tour of the exhibition and genuine opportunities to engage with todays’ logistics leviathans.

Speakers: Daniel MacGregor, Co-Founder, Nexiot AG

Dr Naomi Irvine, Director of Naomi Irvine Ltd

Kristina Clarke, Collaborative Planning Manager, Molson Coors

Chris Long, Recruitment Advisor - Humber ABP





Awdry Room - 12.00 – 13.00

Here to Help - Why logistics?

The supply chain industry is fast-paced, diverse, and integral to more or less every part of modern society, how can we showcase the advantages of a career in logistics and attract the workforce of tomorrow?

Chair: Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics, Career Ready UK

Speakers:  Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager, NOVUS

Andy Page, Director, The Very Enterprising Community Interest Company 

Sally Gilson, Head of Skills, Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Rebecca Lawes, Quality Analyst, AO


 Dunlop Room - 12.00 – 13.00

NextGen Logistics – a new community of young professionals in logistics and supply chain is connecting tomorrow’s leaders in an initiative with the future of the industry in mind.

NextGen launched at Multimodal last year and the project, to connect logistics professionals across the modes as their careers develop, is gaining momentum.

Chair: Nadine Wood, Early Careers and Skills Development Manager, Forth Ports

Speakers:  John Cowley, Group Leader, NextGen Logistics

Thomas Turner, LCL Export Team Lead, Panalpina

Rebecca Lawes, Quality Analyst, AO

Emma Jager, Heathrow Future Leader Graduate (Cargo), Heathrow Airports Ltd

Stuart Holmes, Business Analyst, Forth Ports Limited

Jenny Karim, UK Supply Planner, Tarmac

In partnership with National Careers Week, Careers Transition Partnership, CILT, FTA, NextGen Logistics Partnership, Multimodal is dedicating a whole day to attracting talent to the logistics sector by showcasing the exciting careers, long-term prospects and up-skilling opportunities within the sector.

The day will consist of seminars, workshops and exhibitors who will be on hand to discuss their apprenticeship schemes, as well as young professionals willing to share their apprenticeship experiences.  For further details of the day, please download the pdf here


Whilst the organisers do everything to maintain the content and timing of the programme, it may be subject to change without notice