Time is running out to register for an exclusive event that will shine a light on the logistics sector and the growing impact of technology.

‘Changing faces, places and spaces’ will take place on September 21st and has been organised by FI Real Estate Management (FIREM).

Ten speakers have been confirmed for the event, which will be hosted at FIREM’s iconic head office at Canal Mill, at Botany Bay, Chorley.

The latest two confirmed speakers are Robert Jones, managing director of DC Advisory and Elliot Parnham, founder of Skyfarer, (pictured) which is pioneering drone technology.

Analysts say the logistics sector has undergone more change in the last three years because of Brexit and Covid than it has in the previous 25 – and the changes continue to come.

Technology has driven digital transformation and greater automation within logistics and several digital disruptors have entered the market.

The demand for space has changed with a greater emphasis on decarbonisation, the green agenda and the road to net zero.

The business breakfast event – ‘Changing faces, places and spaces’ – will take place on Thursday and will be hosted by award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

New speakers confirmed for logistics event

Construction work is currently underway on a new £100m  industrial and commercial park at the historic Botany Bay site, which will deliver 33 units for light industrial and commercial use across 405,000 sq ft and a drive-thru food outlet.

The other eight confirmed speakers for the event are:

  • Hannah Barlow, managing director at Dunsters Farm;
  • Anita Donohoe, group MD Logistics at Kinaxia Logistics;
  • Alex Grant, managing director at Ceedbox;
  • Damian McCluskey, director at Simplycargo Wholesale;
  • Andrew Hodgson, co-founder and CEO of if.vehicles;
  • Matthew Pickles, head of business development at FI Real Estate Management;
  • Ayan Mohamed, founder/CEO of Digitech Oasis;
  • Jonathan Eeley, chief commercial officer of Acuma Solutions.

The speakers will discuss a range of issues including the growth of technology and automation; the road to net and the green agenda; how the logistics sector is recovering after Brexit and Covid; and what occupiers want from their space.

Register to attend here