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Freight Forwarding Skills Breakfast Summit

The Freight Forwarding Industry is booming. Global trade, e-commerce and restocking contributed to quarter by quarter growth in 2017. With technological change, increased digitisation combined with rising prices it begs the question…. Where is the freight talent pool with the right skills to handle these growing volumes ?

To Joe Public, Freight Forwarding is an unknown, an alien term, not understood and literally a world away. For the majority of people of all ages, they do not know what Freight Forwarding is let alone considering a career in it.

How do we attract new talent and upskill the talent we have? How do we attempt to change the culture and image within the sector? What happens if we maintain the status quo and do nothing?

Join us at the Freight Forwarding Skills Breakfast Summit to try and address these questions and a plan to do something different!

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Freight Forwarding Skills Breakfast Summit:

Tuesday 20th February 2018. Spring Grove House, West Thames College

  • 09.15 for 09:30
  • Butty breakfast provided
  • Finishing 11:00
  • Free to attend
  • Free parking

Summit Agenda

09:15 – 09:30
Registration & Breakfast Butties on arrival
09:30 – 09:40
Welcome and Freight Forward Scene Setting:
Milestones, opportunities and challenges
09:40 – 10:15
Freight Forwarders of the Future:
Where are they coming from?
How can we attract, recruit, retain and develop?
Carl Hobbis - Training Development Manager, BIFA
10:15 – 10:30
Getting the best out of an Apprenticeship - Top Tips
What apprenticeships are relevant to Freight ?
How can Freight Forwarding companies get the best return on their investment ?
James Billingham - Logistics Skills Alliance
10:30 – 10:45
Freight Forwarding Pledge, Actions and Next Steps
How can the sector unite to address these challenges ?
Open Forum Ideas
10:45 – 11:00
Networking & Coffee





Carl Hobbis BIFACarl Hobbis, BIFA





james billinghamJames Billingham, LSA






Free car parking, enter by Harvard Road entrance