FTA Seminar Programme

FTA seminar space, stand 7060

18 June

13.00 – 13:30

FTA Future: International

Speakers: Elizabeth de Jong, Director of UK Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Delivering frictionless movement through borders

  • Enabling seamless flow between modes

  • Ensuring the UK remains an international destination

13:30 – 14:00

FTA Future: Environment

Speakers: Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, FTA, Becki Kite, Environment Policy Manager, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Using each mode, size and type of vehicle  to its optimal potential

  • Delivering significant improvements in cost, environmental issues and reliability through technology and innovation

  • Increasing night-time movements - near silent operations

  • Achieving sustainable profitability which will facilitate investment

  • Incentivising businesses and systems to reduce environmental impact

14:00 – 14:45

FTA Outlook: Keeping Britain Trading after Brexit

Speakers: Pauline Bastidon, Head of Global & European Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA, Sarah Laouadi, European Policy Manager, FTA

Description: From day one, FTA has acted as the voice of logistics on Brexit, whether talking to the UK Government, EU negotiators, or offering robust and well-informed advice to its members. This session will help you:

  • Ensure you are prepared for a range of scenarios
  • Develop contingency plans to make your operations as Brexit-proof as possible and minimise potential disruptions
  • Understand new customs and regulatory requirements and know how to benefit from simplifications and easements
  • Remain on top of and anticipate Brexit impacts on transport (drivers, vehicles, services & access to skills)

14.45 – 15.30

Panel session

FTA Outlook: Smoke, Snails and Certificates: the year ahead in global container shipping

Speakers: James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, FTA (chair),  Richard Brough, Head of ICHCA International (panellist)

Description: Key developments in the next 12 months every exporter and importer needs to know about:

  • The five most troublesome cargoes and the ships they damaged

  • Safe packing of containers - the CTU Code

  • Cargo insurance: the rules of General Average

  • Pest contamination: possible rules on container cleanliness certification

  • Prospects for further international regulation of container shipping

15.30 – 16.15

Panel Session

FTA Outlook: e-CMR – the digitalisation of consignment notes

Speakers: John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA (chair), Rene Bruijne, General Manager Transfollow NL (panellist)

Description: e-CMR offers a revolutionary digital solution for consignment notes, drastically simplifying administration, reducing failure costs, streamlining transport and creating supply chain visibility.

Key issues and questions:

  • Introduction to e-CMR

  • Benefits for the industry

  • Review of international trials

  • The future of digitalisation

19 June

11:30 – 12:15

Panel session

FTA Outlook: Maritime 2050 – is industry backing Government’s ambitions?

Speakers: Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA (chair), Tim Morris, CEO, Major Ports Group (panellist), Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association (panellist), Aart Hille Ris Lambers, UK Commercial Director, DP World (panelist)

Key issues and questions:

  • How will Government fulfil its ambition to assess and then improve road and rail connections?
  • What is the future of Free Ports? Are they needed or do customs regulations provide enough flexibility for trade?
  • Can Government include Short Sea and Inland water as part of its strategy to make more use of these key freight modes?

13.00 – 13:30

FTA Future: International

Speakers: Elizabeth de Jong, Director of UK Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Delivering frictionless movement through borders
  • Enabling seamless flow between modes
  • Ensuring the UK remains an international destination

14:00 – 14:45

Panel session

FTA Outlook: The Williams Rail Review – is there a place for freight in a passenger-centric railway?

Speakers: Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA (chair), Maggie Simpson, Director General, Rail Freight Group (panellist), Neil Sime, Managing Director, Victa Railfreight (panellist)

Key issues and questions:

  • Freight needs a national rail network: How would a regionalised railway deliver?
  • How can Network Rail be incentivised to grow freight?
  • Is there a case for freight taking over some under-used passenger paths?

15:00 – 15:30

FTA Future: Environment

Speakers: Christopher Snelling, Head of UK Policy, FTA, Becki Kite, Environment Policy Manager, FTA

Description: Defining the vision for the industry and how to achieve it:

  • Using each mode, size and type of vehicle to its optimal potential
  • Delivering significant improvement in cost, environmental issues and reliability through technology and innovation
  • Increasing night-time movements - near silent operations
  • Achieving sustainable profitability which will facilitate investment
  • Incentivising businesses and systems to reduce environmental impact

15:30 – 16:15

FTA Outlook: Keeping Britain Trading after Brexit

Speakers: Pauline Bastidon, Head of Global & European Policy, FTA, John Lucy, Manager - International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA, Sarah Laouadi, European Policy Manager, FTA

Description: From day one, FTA has acted as the voice of logistics on Brexit, whether talking to the UK Government, EU negotiators, or offering robust and well-informed advice to its members. This session will help you:

  • Ensure you are prepared for a range of scenarios
  • Develop contingency plans to make your operations as Brexit-proof as possible and minimise potential disruptions
  • Understand new customs and regulatory requirements and know how to benefit from simplifications and easements
  • Remain on top of and anticipate Brexit impacts on transport (drivers, vehicles, services & access to skills)