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Conference on future-proofing your transport operation

For many the future of business across the country has never been more unpredictable, with the prospect of Brexit affecting decisions for those trading domestically as well as internationally. And whether your organisation operates one vehicle or a fleet of trucks and vans, it has never been more important that your operation remains up to date on all the issues which could have a potential effect on the future profitability of your business.

To help transport operators of all sizes to ensure their professional knowledge is completely up to date, the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI) will be holding an exclusive one-day conference, aimed at transport managers from businesses across the country.

The FTAI Transport Manager Conference 2018 will be held at the Johnstown House Hotel on the 28th. of March, and is sponsored by Bridgestone, Brigade, Enprova and the Harris Group. The conference promises unique insights into the issues affecting those operating in logistics, as well as expert advice and guidance from leading industry speakers on topics including recruitment, compliance and Brexit.

“Ireland’s business environment is changing at a rapid rate,” says Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTA Ireland, “and it can be difficult to keep up with all the developments as well as maintaining efficient business operations. The 2018 Transport Manager conference will provide operators with a one-stop-shop for all the very latest news and information affecting their businesses – it’s an event that cannot be missed.”

Recruitment of new personnel into the freight and logistics sector has been a key concern for businesses across Ireland for a while, and the event will open with key addresses on apprenticeships and future skills needs from Apprenticeships Ireland, who will focus on the potential methods employers can use to attract individuals to the sector.

Other speakers include the CEO of the Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdoch, the head of Brexit for Customs and Revenue and the Apprenticeship Council of Ireland, will focus on a wide range of topics affecting the industry, with the opportunity for delegates to ask questions and expand their knowledge to the benefit of their businesses.

“No one knows what trading conditions will be like in ten years’ time, or even in one year,” continues Flynn, “and with such a rapidly changing business environment, it is vital that logistics operators keep themselves as aware as possible of all the different elements which could have an effect on their ability to work efficiently and profitably. The FTAI Transport Manager Conference has an unparalleled line up of speakers already confirmed, who will be sharing their expertise with attendees – I would urge operators of all sizes and in all business areas to attend.”

Tickets for this year’s FTAI Transport Manager Conference, are now with an early bird rate of €200 + VAT.