It is the most wonderful time of the year again – so be sure to don those comfy walking shoes and head to Coventry for the Microlise Transport Conference 2018. Europe’s largest transport conference should have earned a prize place on the calendars of haulage companies, owner drivers and logistic managers, as well as any individuals interested in or currently embarking on a career in transport. The reasons to go are many and the excuses to pass are few. Here are 11 reasons why this conference will be one of the most important industry events of the year.
It’s a Free Event – There really is such a thing as a free lunch, and you’ll find it here, in addition to free entry and free parking.
Convenient – Coventry is just off the M69 and the Ricoh Arena has ample parking right out front.
Networking – With over 1,200 visitors in 2017, the conference gained the auspicious title of being Europe’s largest gathering of transport professionals. It is a prime opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from haulage companies and make new connections with like-minded industry players.
Continuing Education – Find out what others are doing and how you can improve. What’s more, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport are offering five and a half hours’ worth of Continuing Professional Development points for attendees.
Free Swag! – Every attendee walks away with a bag full of goodies from sponsors, exhibitors, and of course from the conference host, Microlise!
Although the points mentioned above are important, the primary reasons to attend are in fact crucial to haulage companies or any industry worker.
In-Depth RHA Workshop – Delegates will have the valuable opportunity to hear from the Road Haulage Association’s principal experts on the issues facing the industry as a whole. Their collective knowledge, wisdom and advice will be truly invaluable.
The Latest Technology Innovations – Be the first to see Microlise’s vision of the future and its plan on how to get there, as well as the latest and greatest from the tech world.
Comply or Die – The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain’s most senior members will be available to provide the latest up-to-date Intel.
Skills Deficit – Entire workshops will address the impending skills deficit anticipated in the next generation of HGV drivers. You’ll be able to see where the gaps may lie and consider how you might be able to fill them through training or apprenticeships.
Brexit Clarification – Brexit. The one word that provokes a groan across the entire industry cannot be ignored. Be sure to attend our afternoon workshop, spearheaded by big industry leaders who will hash out the ups and downs of Brexit in all its glory.
Die Diesel, Die –The UK’s Innovation agency, Innovate UK, will finally lay out the facts regarding the transport industry’s “black sheep of the family”. Learn about diesel’s future, the latest trials of dual fuel, hydrogen and electric vehicles, and whether they will be worthy substitutes for haulage companies and owner operators once the Clean Air Zones go into effect.
The 2018 Microlise Transport Conference is more than just a day off work. This rare opportunity to find numerous industry leaders and experts all under one roof is not to be missed. Haulage companies will benefit from sending many delegates from every facet of their organization, and independent owner operators will gain opportunities and information to improve and grow their business. Regardless of where you currently stand in the transport industry, the Microlise Transport Conference 2018 will tell you where we are all going.
Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies or self-employed drivers with jobs in road transport and haulage work. Over 5,000 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe 'wholesale' environment.