'Riding out the storm'

Riding out the storm is the key theme for the top logistics conference of the year the CILT(UK) Annual Logistics Conference and Dinner 2009 being held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham next Wednesday 20th May.  Places are still available but delegates need to register quickly!

Faced with the current tough times CILT has concentrated on providing advice and solutions that focus on practical help designed to steer transport and logistics operators through to the other side of the recession.  Themes include the reduction of costs, improvements in efficiency, maintenance of competitiveness and increases in value.  Discover why maintaining your green initiatives will save your business money.

Chaired by CILT Vice President Jim Spittle the event will be addressed by leading names from the industry.

From Sainsburys, Lawrence Christensen will wrestle with the joint challenges of climate change and the economic downturn; Chris Tyas, Business Services and Supply Chain Director from Nestl UK& Ireland, will give examples how Nestl is collaborating with customers, suppliers and even with other food manufacturers to reduced its environmental footprint; Dr David Menachof  from CASS Business School will look at the need to carefully manage the cash-to-cash cycle; Craig Bunker from Key3 Partners will analyse business recovery; Robin Proctor from the Travis Perkins Group will discuss how to use supply chain operations to enhance profitability; Mike Brannigan from TDG and Paul Archer from Oliver Wight shall also be speaking.

The event closes with an evening dinner and the guest speaker for the evening will be Perry McCarthy, BBC Top Gears original The Stig.

Registration for CILT(UK) members costs 350 plus VAT for the full package or 300 plus VAT for the Conference only.  For non-members the rates are 450 plus VAT for the full package or 400 for the conference only.  Should you wish to attend the Conference Dinner only tickets are available for 125 plus VAT.  For further details and to register contact Tara-Chelise Fosbrook  on 01536 740151 or email to tara.fosbrook@ciltuk.org.uk

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