In September 2016 (13th-16th), the prestigious International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) will take place in Birmingham. Here, more than 20,000 professionals in the intralogistics industry will meet to discuss new innovations in technology, as well as efforts being made to increase efficiency in the busines. It offers the ideal opportunity for everyone involved in logistics and delivery work to network and contribute to current debates. |
This year is set to be the biggest exhibition so far, with the number of leading name exhibitors reaching more than 450.
Why Should This Event Be in Your Diary?
It really doesn’t matter which area of logistics you work in - whether it be management, operations or delivery work, you should have this event in your diary. It offers the perfect platform from which to see new products, meet new suppliers, check out the competition and stay abreast of all that is happening in the industry.
Who is it Aimed At?
Everyone in the logistics industry is invited to attend this event and it is an absolute must for anyone interested in new solutions for the business today. With the key drivers revolving around reducing costs and maximising efficiency of supply chains, IMHX has something of interest for everyone, from finance, project and company managers, board members, warehouse staff and anyone involved in any aspect of delivery work.
What is On?
Apart from the companies exhibiting, which include Advanced Handling Ltd, Cirrus Logistics Ltd, Inotec UK, Sphere Global and many more, the event provides a whole host of other attractions for visitors, including the following:
SHD Logistics Future Skills Presentation Theatre
This is an inspiring collection of seminars given by young logisticians that cover current innovations, career information and the benefits of working in logistics. There are also presentations aimed at businesses wanting to expand and bring in apprenticeship schemes and employer-led education - with information on funding as well as other relevant help. These seminars are free, but get there early as it is first come, first served.
IMHX Seminar Programme
Leading names in the business present case studies on a variety of subjects that showcase operational success. Sainsbury’s and the Ministry of Defence are two of the speakers in this programme.
SHD Logistics Awards
The SHD Logistics Award ceremony honours the best companies in the industry. This involves an evening of fine dining, wine, entertainment and lots of networking. Taking place on 15th September at 19:00, a table for 10 costs £2,295. There are discounts for bookings made before 3rd June.
Design4Safety Awards at IMHX 2016
An honourable award ceremony, this one is focussed on drawing attention to safety standards and how they are improved by a particular product or service. All IMHX exhibitors can enter.
No matter which sector of logistics you work in, and no matter what job you do, be it in the warehouse, working in HR or finance, or driving a van carrying out delivery work, this exhibition is a must for you. It is clear how progressive and forward-thinking the industry you work in is, so it is important to offer support and make use of what the seminars and exhibitions can provide for you. The website www.imhx.net has all the information including the registration form.
Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world's largest neutral trading hub for same day delivery work in the express freight exchange industry. Over 4,000 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe 'wholesale' environment.
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