Register now for FREE to visit IMHX 2010
As the green shoots begin to appear in the UK economy, the storage and handling sector is gearing up for its flagship exhibition, IMHX 2010, which open for four days at the NEC in Birmingham from 16-19 November.
With the event taking place only once every three years, IMHX is a must-attend event for all professionals involved in the supply chain. The show will feature all the industry's major players, with over 300 exhibitors expected to showcase their products and services.
Many benefits to visitors
Large numbers of supply chain professionals are realising the enormous benefits of visiting such a huge and well-established show. In fact, pre-registered visitor numbers are already at a higher level than for any previous staging of IMHX. This year's show will feature a Free Seminar Series of over 30 highly informative, presentations from industry leaders on the themes of Information Technology (Tuesday 16 Nov), Innovation (Wednesday 17 Nov) and Environment (Thursday 18 Nov). Topics covered include RFID Technology, Visual Logistics and Green Storage for a full list of seminars and speakers, please visit the IMHX website. All the seminars are free to attend on a first come, first served basis. The exhibition's organisers have also teamed up with leading independent supply chain consultants, OPS Logistics Consultancy, to offer a Free Advice Surgery for the very first time at IMHX. Visitors will be able to take advantage of a free, 20-minute consultation with one of the industry experts from OPS to explore ways of increasing revenue, reducing costs and improving customer experience. The surgery service will be available throughout the four days of the show and consultations can be booked in advance by visiting www.imhx.biz/surgery
Major product launches at the industry's premier show
Exhibitors are going to great lengths to ensure that IMHX will be an exciting, enjoyable and educational experience for visitors. There will be demonstrations, hospitality and competitions galore and, once again, IMHX will be the platform for a whole host of product and service launches. Thousands of innovative supply chain solutions will be showcased at IMHX 2010.
First carbon-neutral logistics exhibition
IMHX 2010 will be the first logistics trade exhibition to offset the CO2 produced through staging the show and through visitor travel to the venue. The show will feature a special Environmental Zone, sponsored by Shell Gas (LPG), at which visitors will be able to record their show travel footprint at no cost to themselves using a web-based carbon calculator. The show's organisers will then offset this CO2 by planting trees within the UK through an accredited carbon offset partner. The Environmental Zone will also feature a number of green solutions offered by exhibitors that contribute to a cleaner environment, energy efficiency and reduced waste. As well as the Environmental Zone, IMHX will feature for the first time ever a special pavilion to promote the show's many automated handling system exhibitors. Hosted by the Automated Material Handling Systems Association, the AMHSA Pavilion will feature a number of exhibitors in stands arranged around a central hospitality area. Recognising that IMHX has historically attracted large numbers of visitors from the food & drink sector, IMHX 2010 will also feature a special Food & Drink Logistics Suppliers' Pavilion, sponsored by the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).
Help for Heroes chosen as the show's nominated charity
With the logistics industry tracing its roots back to the military, it is fitting that Quartz joint organiser, with BITA, of IMHX has chosen Help for Heroes as the show's official charity for this year's event. Help for Heroes has raised over 44 million to support wounded service personnel and their families since its launch in 2007. Comments Rob Fisher, Publishing and Exhibitions Director for Quartz, "Given the links to our industry and the bravery of our troops currently serving abroad, we're delighted to be working with this highly commendable charity. We'll be hosting a charity dinner for exhibitors on the Thursday night and there will be coin collection points around the show. We hope that with the generosity of exhibitors and visitors we can raise thousands of pounds for Help for Heroes at IMHX in November."
IMHX Design 4 Safety Award winners revealed
After shortlisting and judging by an independent panel of materials handling and health and safety experts, the winners of the inaugural IMHX Design 4 Safety Awards will be announced at a special VIP Awards Breakfast on the first day of the show. Designed to highlight the importance of product design in improving safety standards, the awards have been jointly organised by IMHX co-owners Quartz and BITA and were open to all exhibitors at the exhibition. All shortlisted products will be highlighted in the show catalogue and featured in the IMHX Design 4 Safety showcase zone within the exhibition, while the winners in each of the four categories Industrial Trucks, Racking & Storage, Automation and Technology (software & IT products) will receive certificates, trophies and flyers to use on their stands throughout the show.
It's all under one roof at IMHX 2010
Supported by main sponsor, Albury Asset Rentals part of the BNP Paribas Lease Group and one of the UK's leading providers of finance for forklift trucks IMHX is the only exhibition at which visitors will find so many products and services from right across the industry. Besides materials handling equipment, exhibitors will be showcasing health and safety systems; software solutions; racking and shelving; storage systems; pallets and palletising equipment; property; recruitment and training services; third party logistics; transport and distribution; flooring; packaging; handling system design; financial services; and warehousing. As Tim Waples, BITA President, puts it, "With continued pressure on supply chains to become greener, leaner and more cost-effective, 'joining up' the links in those chains becomes the crucial activity. IMHX is the place to make that happen, thanks to the sheer breadth of its exhibitor base, the quality and purchasing intent of its visitors, and the highly positive atmosphere that makes it a pleasure, not a duty, to attend."
IMHX 2010 is the number one place to see new products, meet suppliers and network with new and existing contacts. Visitors who pre-register for IMHX 2010 will receive an exclusive passport-style pack containing everything needed to maximise the benefits of a visit to the show a delegate name badge, the 'Little Black Book' of handling industry contacts, a fold-out exhibition floor plan and key details of the show's environmental zone. Pre-register now for free tickets to attend IMHX on line by visiting www.imhx.biz