As Brexit gets closer and closer, haulage companies are growing increasingly concerned for the fate of the industry once England leaves the European Union. However, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is running an event designed to help prepare logistics leaders for Brexit. The conference aims to tackle some tricky issues, such as what will happen if there is a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.
This important event is called Keep Britain Trading, and aims to help smooth the transition the logistics industry is facing. Logistics managers are highly encouraged to attend, to helpminimise the impact of Brexit on their supply chains.
Keep Britain Trading: What’s On
The conference is intended to answer the burning questions of logistics managers regarding Brexit: such as whether haulage companies will have to apply for an International Haulage Permit; how Customs will work for EU traded goods; what are the predicted timings for changes, and more.
The keynote speakers include the MP Robin Walker, who is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union. Walker will deliver a statement direct from government, detailing some of the work being done to get to grips with the consequences(on import and export) of leaving the Customs Union and the Single Market. Walker will be joined by Karen Wheeler, who is Director Generalof the Cross Government Border Delivery Group. Wheeler has considerable experience delivering major change programmes and is bringing her expertise to bear on the issue of maintaining the efficiency of UK borders over the next few years.
Also worth hearing will be the speakers discussing the points of view from Dublin and Calais, and assessing whether they are ready for Brexit.
As the problem of maintaining supply chains between Britain and the European Union’s 27 other member countries is a high priority for many, the event will run sector-specific workshops dealing with supply chain problems. The conference will help managers decide when to start training staff for new Customs Declaration Systems, as well as whether they need to change their own status to ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ to help their business trade.
Delegates will leave the event with a ‘readiness toolkit’, which will equip themwith all the information they need in order to get their haulage companies Brexit ready.
How to Attend
This one-day conference will be held on Wednesday 20th June on Great George Street, Westminster, in London. To book your place visit fta.co.uk/events and click through toKeep Britain Trading: Preparing leaders in logistics for Brexit.
The FTA offers discounted tickets to members and discounted tickets for multiple delegates.
This promises to be a highly informative event dealing with many of the significant changes that willaffect haulage companies across the country. Now is the ideal time to start planning how you can reduce the effect of upcoming changes on your supply chains in Europe.
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 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.