National Conference 2023

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day 1: Tuesday 7 March 2023

Morning Session

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

Welcome address by:

Clare Bottle, Chief Executive, UKWA

The Economic Outlook for 2023/24

Presented by: 

Walter Boettcher, Head of Research & Economics, Colliers

The Robotic Future of Warehousing

With: 

  • Rueben Scrivens, Research Manager, Interact Analysis (CHAIR)
  • Jon Brewin, Business Development Manager, Autostore
  • Oana Jinga, Co Founder & CCO, Dexory
  • Simon Jones, Senior Sales Executive, Exotec
  • Thomas Leliveld, Head of Global Sales, German Bionic
12:45 – 13:45 : Lunch & Networking

Afternoon Session

How to Power Your Automation: Solar Finance – HP v PPA

Presented by:

  • Jonathan Bates, Managing Director, Photon Energy
  • Simon Booth, Co-Founder, Zestec
  • Deanna Greenhalgh, Business Development Manager, EDF
  • Tony Gresty, Managing Director, ASG
  • Vincenzo Scalzone, Head of Sales, SGEF
Digitalising International Trade

Presented by: 

Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC

Cybersecurity & Data Protection

Presented by: 

  • Jack Horwitz, Associate, Leathes Prior Solicitors
  • Alasdair Burnell, Director, Hexegic
15:15 – 16:00 : Networking Break
Engaging with government and representing the interests of our members

Presented by:

Chris Seaton, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, UKWA

I&L Property Markets: The Crystal Ball

Presented by: 

Will Laing, Logistics Analyst, Savills

Evening

19:15 – 19:45 : Evening Drinks Reception

Sponsored by:

Evening Dinner

With:

Inspirational After-Dinner Speaker Edwina Currie
& Fundraising for Transaid

Day 2: Wednesday 8 March 2023

Morning Session

All Projects are Digital Now

Presented by: 

Richard Potter, Director of Digital Strategy, Microsoft

The Future of Digitalisation & Automation in Supply Chain Partner Warehouses

Presented by: 

James Wroath, CEO, Wincanton

Richard Potter & James Wroath answer your questions from this morning’s Keynote session.

Moderated by: 

Clare Bottle, Chief Executive, UKWA

10:30 – 11:00 : Break
WMS Implementations are Easy

With:

  • Lynn Parnell, Director, Logistics Partners Consultancy, CHAIR
  • Josephine Coombe, Managing Director – Europe, Nulogy
  • Amy Ellis, ITP Logistics
  • Jess Lane, Senior Project Manager, Worldwide Logistics Group
  • Louise Phillipson-Masters, Regional General Manager, GXO
  • Victoria Pittman, Head of Client Services and Business Development, Granby
  • Maria Torrent-March, Warehousing & Logistics Strategy Director, Iron Mountain
Supply Chain Forum – Towards a More Resilient & Sustainable Future

With: 

  • Marie Hamblin, Director, Deloitte CHAIR
  • Stephen McGuirk, Head of Warehouse Operations, Vitabiotics
  • Lydia Warren, Senior Director Planning – EU Packing, Lego
Warehouse Managers CPC & UKWA Awards for Excellence

Presented by: 

  • Ruth Waring, Consultant, RW Consulting
  • UKWA Events Team
Conference Summary

Presented by: 

  • Clare Bottle, Chief Executive, UKWA
13:15 – 14:30 : Lunch

Afternoon Session

Digital Logistics on a Shoestring

Presented by:

Jaime Macias, Doctoral Candidate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Conference Exhibitors