Astronaut Tim Peake to lead speakers at Future Logistics Conference

May 03 | 2021

British astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG will lead an impressive line-up of inspirational speakers for Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference, which will be held alongside the inaugural Information & Technology in Transport (ITT) Hub exhibition in June.

Tim Peake

Major Peake will take to the stage alongside 23 of the industry’s most-respected leaders in sessions designed to provoke debate on the technology and ideas set to revolutionise the transport and logistics sectors in the coming years.

The free two-day event will take place at the world-famous Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 30 June and 1 July, 2021 and will examine the issues set to challenge the logistics industry of the future, such as how to accommodate environmental targets, harness new data and technologies, and tackle the growing skills shortage. Topics on the agenda include future vehicles and fuels, the power of data, attracting and retaining talent, funding strategies, and effective business models for the future.

Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK said, “The logistics industry is evolving at a rapid rate, with new technologies set to transform the landscape of logistics as we move towards our net zero emissions future. The Future Logistics Conference will provide an invaluable opportunity to discover and debate the influences which will shape the logistics world of tomorrow, all at a safe, COVID-19 compliant venue. With an industry-wide view and decades of expertise, Logistics UK is positioned perfectly to bring together some of the most respected, influential and innovative experts in the industry to map out the future of logistics; the conference promises to be an unmissable event.”

In addition to a session by Major Peake – the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station – delegates will enjoy sessions led by representatives from businesses, including Highways England, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, National Grid, DHL Supply Chain, UPS, Volta Trucks, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

 As well as featuring the latest developments in logistics and passenger transport, ITT Hub will provide an outdoor vehicle display area and a unique series of ‘ride and drive’ experiences, to give attendees the chance to try the very latest in vehicle technology for themselves.   

To register for a free place, which will also provide access to ITT Hub, click here.

Photo: Major Tim Peake