Multimodal reports record visitor numbers

A record-breaking 9,021 supply chain decision makers visited more than 325 exhibitors at Multimodal 2016 which took place at the Birmingham NEC.  The annual event is the UK and Ireland’s premier logistics show.

Multimodal’s educational programme was also the best attended in the show’s nine-year history, with 21 sessions, many with standing room only, covering new regulations, industry trends, and useful advice on how to run a slick supply chain.

Seventy-two industry experts took to the stage to share insight and advice on topics from impending container weighing rules, to disruptive technologies and warehouses of the future.

“Multimodal continues to develop and provide a fantastic platform for logistics buyers and suppliers to meet and grow business,” said Robert Jervis, Multimodal Director.

“We are pleased that so many exhibitors have already signed up to join us next year and we are already looking forward to hosting another great show in 2017.”

Hundreds of shippers, including Unilever, Tata Steel, Domino UK, and the Co-op, took part in the workshops and visited the free-to-attend show. Exhibitors included DSV, Heathrow Airport, Malcolm Logistics, and DP World London Gateway.

This year’s Awards, held for the first time in partnership with the FTA, were attended by over 650 guests and included new modal categories voted for on line by FTA members and Multimodal visitors.

“Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show and we will be growing the event next year and introducing more features,” said Ed Hubbard, Multimodal’s Events Manager.

“As we celebrate our first decade, the Multimodal community should expect plenty of fresh ideas and opportunity to learn, network and improve their supply chains.”

Multimodal 2017 will take place at the Birmingham NEC from 4th to 6th April.