FTA Future Logistics Conference Rescheduled.

FTA has announced that its Future Logistics Conference, due to take place at ITT Hub, has now been rescheduled for the 12 and 13 May 2021. This comes following the announcement that Binswood Media, the organiser of ITT Hub, has taken the difficult decision to postpone its event as a result of the latest government advice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at FTA comments:

“These are truly exceptional circumstances and while we are disappointed to postpone the FTA Future Logistics Conference, the wellbeing of visitors, exhibitors and staff must take precedent.

“FTA would like to reassure delegates with existing bookings that these will be valid for next year’s event. FTA remains committed to delivering a unique and insightful programme and is pleased to confirm that British astronaut Tim Peake will remain as key-note speaker for the conference next year.”

The ITT hub was originally due to take place at Farnborough International Conference & Exhibition Centre on the 13 and 14 May 2020. Commenting on the announcement, CEO of Binswood Media Mark Griffin said:

“The decision to postpone the first edition of ITT Hub is one that has been made with great reluctance and a heavy heart. However, we are operating in exceptional and fast-moving circumstances and I have been in active dialogue with many of our key stakeholders in recent days. They firmly share my belief that it is in the best interests of all concerned to take decisive action now, so that everyone can plan accordingly, as well as focus on immediate priorities.

“In considering the options regarding the rescheduling of the event, we have looked at a number of factors such as likely length of Coronavirus-related impact, venue availability, the industry calendar and the seasonal dimension with it being both an outdoor and indoor event. We have concluded that putting ITT Hub back a full year to the dates already announced for the 2021 event is the best solution.”

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Efficient logistics is vital to keep the UK trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With 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. FTA is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for safe and efficient logistics. We are the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, 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.

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