UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) enjoyed three great
days of listening to the logistics industry at Multimodal 2015, which was
held at the NEC, Birmingham at the end of April. Challenges presented
by a growing population, greater demand for urban distribution, evolving
etail, advancing technology, the skills gap and potentially restrictive
legislation – all key UKWA themes – were common discussions on the
UKWA Pavilion during the event.
The resounding message received by the UKWA team at Multimodal is
that the Association’s agenda has struck a chord and reflects the
challenges faced by logistics operators of all sizes, as well as retailers
and manufacturers, said UKWA CEO, Peter Ward.
The UKWA Pavilion welcomed many Multimodal visitors, who came to
network and to visit the stands of a broad array of Association members
that shared the pavilion. Across the duration of the event, the UKWA
Multimodal challenge also attracted great interest and a lot of fun.
Summing up UKWA’s experience at Multimodal 2015, Ward said: Our
three days at Multimodal reaffirmed that it is vital for UKWA to be a strong
voice for a rapidly evolving Logistics Sector. Increasing membership from
the all parts of our sector “ including big retailers and manufacturers “
will be crucial for exchanging views and building our momentum, so we
are delighted to have received so many membership enquiries at the
event. I’d like to thank everybody”