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Freight in the City - 1 March 2017


This informative free-to-attend event will focus on the latest innovation and operational practices to ensure last-mile freight movements are safe, clean and quiet across urban environments.

A line-up of speakers from both the private and public sector will debate the last-mile challenge and explore some of the successful work already taking place in cities across the UK and mainland Europe to address the issue.

Transport for West Midlands is delighted to be supporting this year’s Freight in the City Spring Summit: ‘Improving the Last Mile’ on Wednesday 1 March in Birmingham.

We’d encourage all regional businesses to head along to this free-of-charge event to hear the challenges cities face in handling urban freight movements, and some inspiring examples of how local authorities and freight operators have worked to overcome them.

These include a look at a successful consolidation sector model in Southampton, global parcels firm UPS trialling a series of low-emission, congestion-busting operations across Europe, and sessions from experts on how to make modal switch to rail, water and bicycle a reality.

There will also be a session looking at emerging trends in cities, such as the rise of the van, developments in shared data, and the use of a smart last-mile app with micro consolidation centres to reduce inner city freight movements.

Take a look at the full online programme to see the variety of key speakers taking part.

More than 300 delegates from central and local government, freight operators and retailers have already registered to attend this event, which offers the ideal platform to help key decision-makers collaborate over the issue of urban freight.

There will also be an inside exhibition of the latest equipment and services to handle urban freight, as well as a small outside area with the latest safe, low-emission commercial vehicles.

We very much hope to see you there on 1 March at Edgbaston Stadium.

Register today to guarantee your free place.