The trade show and conference will highlight the digitalisation of logistics, connected freight for air, land and sea, and intelligent transport systems.
ITS (UK) secretary general Jennie Martin commented: “We are delighted to support the Future Logistics Summit and encourage all our members, not just the ones involved in our Freight Interest Group, to take part. We look forward to meeting members and other parts of the industry in Manchester next spring.”
The event is organised by GB Media & Events and will be co-located with the 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo, concerned with the digital transformation of manufacturing.
Event director Gary Gilmour explained that digitalisation is creating huge changes in manufacturing, as well as opportunities for companies to become more efficient. “The same is true for the logistics industry and our event will look to address the challenges, threats and opportunities that the digitalisation of logistics will bring,” he said.
Jennie Martin added: “Freight and logistics have always seemed to be the Cinderella of the transport industry, with politicians and planners often prioritising the movement of people over the movement of goods.
“However for society to function properly, both need to be as efficient as possible and therefore anything that technology can do to improve productivity is welcome.”
Over 2000 professionals from the manufacturing and logistics communities are expected to attend the show.