Logistics Scotland conference to debate delivery of Scotland’s economic growth

posted on 29th March 2019 by Justin Burns

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the latest forecasts by PricewaterhouseCoopers show Scotland’s economic growth is outpacing the rest of the UK – it is predicted to reach 1.2 per cent in 2019 – compared with the 1.1 per cent forecast for the UK as a whole.

But the FTA said in order for this growth to be delivered, the economy needs its supply chain to remain robust and resilient, despite outside factors which could curb expansion.

To provide leaders from across the sector with the chance to examine and discuss all the issues affecting Scotland’s logistics businesses, FTA is holding a unique multimodal one-day event, Logistics Scotland 2019, on 30 May, 2019 in Falkirk.

FTA, which represents more than 17,000 businesses across the sector, has compiled a comprehensive programme of expert speakers for the event, who will provide industry and government viewpoints affecting all modes of transport.

There will also be plentiful opportunities for discussion and feedback, as well as networking with other likeminded professionals from across the industry.

“Scotland’s logistics sector is at a crossroads,” says FTA’s policy manager for Scotland, Mags Simpson. “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.  FTA’s relationships with industry influencers are second to none, and the line-up of speakers and topics under discussion we have assembled will provide a comprehensive overview of our ever-changing marketplace.  This is one event that logistics leaders in Scotland cannot afford to miss.”

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.

“The Logistics Scotland 2019 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 the transport weather efficient and resilient, and both urban and environmental issues,” continues Simpson.

“Thanks to FTA’s knowledge across all transport modes, this really will be a unique event, and one that should not be missed by logistics professionals, regardless of whatever sector they represent.  It promises to be a great opportunity for discussion and debate, and to shape the future of Scotland’s logistics industry.”