Newark and Sherwood District Council to host its first international logistics conference

Posted on: Monday, January 24, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council, in partnership with Lincoln College Group, the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University, will host its first international logistics conference – From Global to Local: the future of logistics through technology and innovation conference.

The conference will take place on 28 March 2022 at Newark Showground. Through a wide variety of insightful keynote addresses provided by experts, the conference will offer businesses across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire an understanding of current trends, research and technological change in the logistics sector.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the new and upcoming opportunities within the sector to develop skills, innovation and technology for businesses.

Dr Ros Rivaz, Senior Independent Director at Victrex plc, Computacenter plc and Aperam SA and former COO of Smith & Nephew has been confirmed to speak at the conference. Dr Rivaz will explore the changes to the supply chain, how parts of the supply chain can be streamlined, the importance of committing to growth locally, and how partners and stakeholders can maximise the chance of realising that dream. 

Ian Dagley, Director of Hoval, has also been confirmed as a speaker at the conference. He will explore the impact of changes in attitudes to the climate emergency, including COP26, in relation to the supply chain and the question of which future fuels to focus on to ensure businesses get the right strategy to suit their needs. 

More speakers are due to be confirmed in the coming months. 

Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: "I am incredibly excited to host our first international logistics conference, From Global to Local. It's the first of its kind in the area and will benefit Newark and Sherwood businesses and those throughout Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. 

"Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to finding ways to support our businesses. With our partners Lincoln College, the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University, we hope that the conference will provide our local businesses with invaluable information about the future of logistics and the supply chain to help them flourish.  

"Anyone interested in attending the conference can book their place by getting in touch with us as soon as possible."

Michael Carr, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange at Nottingham Trent University said: “We are pleased to be able to support Newark and Sherwood District Council to bring this international conference to the area.

“Logistics is an industry of growing significance to the East Midlands and the conference will stimulate important dialogue between industry leaders, the local authority and university academics to drive innovation locally.

“Attendees will also be able to learn about the University’s expertise and experience of supporting local business growth and to explore collaboration.”

Tom Marsden, Director International Air and Space Training Institute, Newark & Group Director of Strategic Growth at Lincoln College Group, said: "Newark College as part of the Lincoln College Group is delighted to support the District Council and local Universities in supporting and attracting logistic businesses to the region. The townfund projects offer a huge level of internal investment which will aim to make Newark a source of high quality specialist training in aviation via the IASTI and logistics via SiSLog. We are here to support businesses maximise these opportunities."

To register your interest and receive updates about the From Global to Local conference, please contact Sue Nattrass by emailing or telephoning 01636 655 277 or 07834 174 356.