Multimodal UK 2023: Sustainable Development & Empowerment

July 4, 2023
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Transportation and logistics professionals from across the globe converged in Birmingham, UK, for the extraordinary Multimodal UK, an awe-inspiring event that left everyone amazed! This conference featured captivating keynote speeches, exhilarating sessions, and a myriad of opportunities to acquire knowledge, forge connections, and embrace cutting-edge industry trends and innovations.

Multimodal UK encompassed more than 60 conferences tailored to cater to diverse interests. With the participation of over 300 companies, the event showcased an extensive array of solutions spanning all modes of transportation, augmented by the latest technological advancements.

In case you missed this year’s Multimodal UK conference, we’ve got you covered! Here are some highlights of the event:

Pioneering the Future: Multimodal UK 2023 United the Brightest Minds

This event brought together individuals from the global transportation and logistics industry, fostering an extraordinary convergence of unparalleled skill and ingenuity. This remarkable event showcased exceptional keynote speakers whose profound expertise captivated the attendees. Multimodal UK emerged as the definitive gathering for ambitious professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of logistics advancements, offering an unforgettable and transformative experience.

Unveiling the Spectacular Showdown at Multimodal UK: Here are Some Highlights

- President Philip Roe of Logistics UK unveiled the highly anticipated Logistics Report 2023, delving into key subjects of connectivity, efficiency, skills, decarbonization, and trade. The report's insights were derived from a combination of national statistics and data collected through Logistics UK's Industry Survey.

- This year's theme, 'SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND PEOPLE,' set the stage for an engaging and thought-provoking event. 

- The welcome and introduction were graciously delivered by James Hookham, Secretary General & Director of the Global Shippers Forum.

- Throughout the event, distinguished organizations like Logistics UK, IOE&IT, RFG, BIFA, UKWA, and more hosted sessions that addressed timely issues. Some noteworthy sessions included "Creating a Sustainable Multimodal Future," "Roadblocks to Sustainable Freight - and How to Overcome Them," and "Getting to Grips with the Gender Pay Gap."

- The eagerly awaited "Peak Season Preview 2023" session focused on assessing the readiness of the UK infrastructure and projected service levels of UK container shipping supply chains during the upcoming 'Peak Season' for inbound container movements between August and November.

- The event also strongly emphasized sustainability within multimodal supply chains, covering topics like meeting client and governmental requirements, measuring carbon emissions, achieving fuel efficiency, and highlighting the pivotal role of ports in enabling sustainable supply chains.

- The significance of digital marketing and social media was not overlooked, as Google Digital Garage provided a comprehensive three-day session on these essential aspects, offering invaluable one-to-one mentoring opportunities.

- The highlight of the award night was the well-deserved recognition of Peter Morris from Howard Tenens Logistics, who was awarded "THE MULTIMODAL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR" for his outstanding contributions to the industry.

Freightify Stole The Show with Smart Digital Solutions

Freightify stood out as Henry Trotman, Vice President of Growth - Europe, confronted the challenges burdening freight forwarders and unveiled Freightify’s smart digital solutions that left jaws dropping. ‍

We are thrilled by the overwhelming response from Logistic Service Providers, who were intrigued when we revealed how our platform delivers live carrier rates from more than 30+ FCL & LCL Carriers & 90+ Airlines in real-time with our revolutionary rate procurement solution! In addition, team Freightify shared the power of our digital solutions and remarkable insights, revealing how we empower freight forwarders worldwide.

Networking and Collaboration Take Center Stage at Multimodal UK 2023

Despite its grand scale, Multimodal UK managed to strike a balance, ensuring attendees never felt overwhelmed or lost. This accomplishment reflects the remarkable coordination both from the organizers and the participants. With an array of engaging one-to-one meetings, delightful dinners, and lively cocktail parties, the conference provided an extensive spectrum of opportunities for learning, networking, and exploration. 

We are confident that these newfound connections will contribute to the growth and success of our businesses. We eagerly look forward to an eventful Multimodal 2024, and we'll be delighted to see you there!

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