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2nd Port Centric Logistics
01-02 March 2011
Crowne Plaza (City Centre), Birmingham

Now in its second year, Port Centric Logistics is the must attend conference for anyone seeking to understand how the port centric distribution model can change their business.

Whether you are wanting to create a more effective supply chain for your imports/exports; a port looking to develop business; a logistics provider seeking new opportunities or a property investor wanting a comprehensive overview of the sector, attending Port Centric Logistics 2011 will connect you to the experts.

The agenda is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of Port Centric Logistics in the UK today. We have a strong panel of speakers lined up, including representatives from Marks & Spencer, PD Ports, Hutchison UK, Peel Port, King Sturge, Port of Tyne and many more.

See Agenda section above for full programme details.

Topics to be covered will include:

International maritime trade and shipping - the latest numbers, emerging trends and strategic thinking as they impact PCL
• Customer perspectives from retailers, distributors, manufacturers - case studies and benefits of port centric clusters
• PCL in the food supply chain - updates on existing and new investments into food PCL facilities and supply chains for perishables and ambient
• PCL for multi-channel distribution - case studies, recent developments, barriers & opportunities, best practice
• PCL for manufacture/assembly operations - globalisation and glocalisation - case studies/cash flow issues/risk
• Capacity development for PCL - updates on port expansion programmes in UK and mainland Europe for growth of PCL facilities
Land & Property development issues - planning, prices, barriers, opportunities for ports and inland hubs to invest, logistics warehousing trends
Inland port hubs - how they fit into portcentric supply chain thinking, opportunities with rail freight
• PCL for container and trailer logistics - 3PL and ocean carrier perspectives - state of trade - deep sea and short sea opportunities to improve container logistics
• PCL for economic development and new Local Enterprise Partnerships - lessons from mainland Europe
• PCL in the energy sector - offshore wind supply chains, new energy clusters and the role of ports
The future - logistics developments in Europe and North America - the impact of new transport infrastructure and supply chain innovation - PCL investment finance

Designing and implementing a port centric distribution model is not something which can be achieved by any one company on its own. The successful supply chain is built on solid partnerships and attending Port Centric Logistics 2011 is a unique opportunity to meet and develop partnerships with the leaders in this field. Attendees at our first event in 2010 in Manchester were able to meet and hear from representatives from every type of business involved in developing and using port centric supply chains.

Who's attending this year?

DP World London Gateway, PD Ports, Peel Ports, The Bristol Port Company, Marks & Spencer, Peel Property, Milford Haven Port Authority, Port of Tyne, Uniserve Group, ZIM UK, Clipper Logistics Group, Babergh District Council, ProLogis Developments, Zero Carbon Marine, Port of Tilbury London, Deben Transport, Import Services, BNP Paribas, DP World Southampton, PD Logistics, TRI Napier University, Debach Enterprises, MDS Transmodal, Kuehne & Nagel, Hutchison Ports (UK), Charles Gee & Company, Port of Haarlingen, Port of Oslo, ProLogis Developments, Fresh Produce Consortium, King Sturge, Port of Cork Company, University of Bremen, Heriot Watt University, Maritime Cargo Processing,
PortCentric Logistics Partners, Dublin Port Company, Haven Gateway Partnership, Partner Logistics, Hams Hall, Liverpool Produce Terminal, ABP, CILT, Province of Friesland, DCT Gdansk, Argos, Wincanton

List correct as of 21 February 2011

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