FTA Logistics Skills Summit: we enjoyed sharing our research findings to more than 600 delegates!

22nd March 2016 12:10

Last week,  Ali Sims (Research Director) and Julie Rundall (Research Manager) were invited by the FTA board to present the finding of theirFTA Logistics Skills Summit: we enjoyed sharing our research findings to more than 600 delegates! recent public perceptions study about the logistics industry, to a wider audience of approximately 600 delegates, which took place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

As well as presenting the findings, Ali and Julie enjoyed the interactive discussion with delegates on the topic of improving the image of logistics and the Q&A session that followed.

Having heard Ali and Julie present the findings of the survey, alongside other speakers, the audience were given the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask any burning questions they had about the sector.

Julie and Ali made up part of the panel of speakers alongside the PR agency, Pillory Barn, who will be responsible developing the insight driven campaign.

The conference had a focus on attracting, recruiting and retaining talent into the FTA Logistics Skills Summit: we enjoyed sharing our research findings to more than 600 delegates!logistics industry and the key challenges the industry faces to overcome its current skills shortage.

The day was spilt into two halves, with the morning being dedicated to guest speakers and the afternoon revolved around break away sessions and master classes with the theme “recruiting and retaining”.

Ali and Julie were both thrilled to be part of this successful and enjoyable event organised by James Hookham from the FTA. They particularly enjoyed talking and hearing about the industry from a wide variety of different perspectives including, Mark Blundell, the British racing driver and Formula One competitor, Miranda Chapman, Managing Director, Pillory Barn, Theo Paphitis and representatives from the Department for Transport.

We look forward to the next stages of this project and working together with our project partners!

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