Skills for Logistics - third annual industry conference

Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries, is hosting its third annual industry conference.

The employer conference will focus on the bottom line benefits that can be achieved through skills development and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for staff. Chaired by Theo De Pencier of the Freight Transport Association, the conference takes place on 3rd October 2007 at Carlton Towers, Yorkshire. Its audience is expected to consist of those in operational and human resource management roles in UK based businesses, engaged in own account or third party activity.

Ian Hetherington, Chief Executive of Skills for Logistics encourages employers to attend stating: We welcome employers dealing with skills development, HR and training to our conference,  in order to participate in lively debates focusing on the role of employers in the future of demand-led skills development and training provision. It is vital that businesses voice their skills needs and this event will provide employers with the opportunity to discuss and hear about current thinking, find out more about the future plans for training provision and funding, debate publicly recognised qualifications, listen to other employers who have experienced the business benefits of skills development and network with other industry employers.

The keynote speech will focus on Blue Sky Thinking: The future of logistics 2020, and will be delivered by David Hindson, Strategy & Marketing Director, TDG.

Registration for the conference is currently happening with delegate places costing 250.

To register,  visit

Skills for Logistics is also hosting a Training Sector Conference on 4th October at Carlton Towers, Yorkshire and a National Conference in Scotland for both employers and the training sector on 11th October at Murrayfield Stadium.

About Skills for Logistics

Skills for Logistics is the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries. It is a registered charity and an independent, UK-wide organisation run for employers, by employers, to tackle the skills and productivity needs of the logistics sector. It is owned and led by the industry and has the active backing of over 100 of the UK's top freight transport businesses as well as the leading trade bodies and Trade Unions. The British Association of Removers, the British International Freight Association, the Despatch Association, the Freight Transport Association, the Road Haulage Association, the Transport and General Workers Union, the UK Warehousing Association and the United Road Transport Union all support the organisation.

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