Multimodal event launches shipper survey

By Freddie Pierce
Leading supply chain event Multimodal has launched a survey to discover which issues are top of the agenda for freight buyers in preparation to open re...

 Leading supply chain event Multimodal has launched a survey to discover which issues are top of the agenda for freight buyers in preparation to open registration for its 2013 conference.

The online survey will shape the programme of seminars and master-classes at next year’s show, which will be held at Birmingham NEC in April.

The free-to-attend event, which is already over 70 percent sold out, will welcome leading logistics and supply chain names, including Maritime Transport, CEVA, Samskip, London Gateway, Canute Group, Stena Line, MSC, DSV, DB Schenker, Malcolm Group, MSC, Mann Lines, Associated British Ports, Dachser, Howard Tenens, Woodland Group and Freightliner.

“Freight buyers face daily tough decisions in a difficult financial landscape, with the added pressures of new legislation, compliance issues, and shifting modal trends,” said Robert Jervis, director of the show, which welcomed over 5,500 visitors and more than 265 exhibitors in 2012.
  
“Multimodal is a proven platform for cementing existing business relationships and introducing new solutions to help those decision makers run slick supply chains.
  
 “The seminars, this year supported by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), deliver invaluable expert advice, and the survey will ensure that we stay topical.”

Next year’s event will see the return of the popular Shippers Village, an initiative which offers freight customers a private space at the exhibition to meet their logistics partners. Dunelm Mill, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, Cabot, Kellogg's, Mars, Tesco, Pitney Bowes, and Jaguar Land Rover all took advantage of dedicated offices at Multimodal 2012 to hold invaluable supplier meetings.

The show will open for registration in the second week of January, with the survey results and seminar programme to be announced at the end of January.

About Multimodal
Multimodal is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, which also features a series of topical seminars and master-classes and hosts a Shipper’s Village giving freight buyers a private space to meet logistics suppliers. The supply chain show, entering its sixth year, is free-to-attend and will take place at the Birmingham NEC April 23-25 2013. Last year saw record visitor numbers of 5,500 visitors and more than 265 exhibitors. 

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