FTA IS holding a multimodal one day event, Logistics Scotland 2019, on 30 May 2019 in Falkirk, compiling a programme of speakers who will provide industry and government viewpoints affecting all modes of transport.
‘Scotland’s logistics sector is at a crossroads,’ says Mags Simpson, FTA’s policy manager for Scotland. ‘With great potential for growth, as well as numerous potential threats posed by a changing trading environment and of course, Brexit, Logistics Scotland 2019 will give business leaders from across the sector a unique opportunity to discuss and debate the issues of the day, as well as identifying areas for growth and development.’
The one day conference, which will be held at the MacDonald Inchyra Hotel in Falkirk, is open to senior representatives from across the logistics sector, with places costing £295 for FTA members and £350 for non-FTA members.
‘The programme will cover a wide range of topics, including the international connectivity of Scotland’s modal hubs, the skills shortages facing the industry, how we can make transport efficient and resilient against urban and environmental issues,’ continued Mags Simpson.
• Following the recent announcement of £5 billion package of investment for Scotland’s infrastructure, logistics businesses from across the country will be keen to learn how the money is to be distributed and attendees at FTA’s Logistics Scotland conference will be among the first given the opportunity to quiz government about the spending plans, after it was announced that Michael Matheson MSP, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity for the Scottish Government is to deliver the keynote address at the one day event.