On Thursday 22nd June RTITB welcomed a wealth of industry experts to its headquarters in Telford, Shropshire for the inaugural Talent in Logistics Conference 2017.
Following months of preparation, hundreds of learning and development professionals from the warehousing, transport and logistics sectors came together in the morning for the Talent in Logistics Conference. Delegates were given the opportunity to attend a number of key seminars from key speakers, discussing relevant, engaging and poignant subjects that affect a variety of industries and job functions, whilst also revelling in a wide variety of networking opportunities.
Some of the highlights from the seminar agenda included;
- Abi Smith, Brake: How Distracted Are Your Drivers?
- Gary Forster, Transaid: The Importance of Material Handling Training in Economically Developing Countries
- Emma Mamo, Mind: Mental Health is Everyone’s Business
- Scott Gibbons & Matt Burgess, NCPTHQ: Preventing Lorry Related Business
RTITB Product Development Manager, Alex Samson, delivered a seminar titled ‘Appearance Isn’t Everything’, which delved into the importance of proper pre-use inspection. Alex looked at how ineffective pre-use inspection regimes have played their part in a number of the lift truck incidents that occur every year and how simple changes to knowledge and attitudes and dramatically reduce workplace incidents. If you missed Alex’s seminar, or any of the seminars that were delivered at the conference, you can view an online version of them via the Talent in Logistics website.
Over 15 organisations also joined the event as part of Information Zone, Talent in Logistics’ dedicated exhibition, which welcomed companies including RHA, Brake, Molokini Marketing, the RTITB Instructor Academy and the FTA.
In addition to the seminars, delegates also had the chance to watch two live competitions – the RTITB International Operator of the Year Grand Final, and the final stage of the Lift Truck Instructor of the Year competition.
RTITB’s Operator of the Year competition, which is now in its fourth cycle, went global for the first time, inviting operators from around the world to compete for the title for International Operator of the Year. Following online testing and live heats, which were held in September 2016 at the International Material Handling Exhibition (IMHX), 12 operators from varying backgrounds and experiences came together to go head to head for the title. At the Talent in Logistics Awards, Simon Bottomley from Nasaleze was crowned the winners. First Runner-Up was awarded to Kris Scarborough, from Wilko Retail Ltd and Second Runner-Up was awarded to Kristian Sherratt from Travis Perkins.
Along with the winner of the RTITB International Operator of the Year, 14 other industry awards were handed out on the evening. View the full list of winners now.
For further information on the Talent in Logistics Conference & Awards, including a full list of the Award winners and how you could get involved for 2018, visit the official event website now.