'The early bird catches the worm' or so the saying goes and if you are planning to go to the IMHX 2013 which is on from March 19 -22nd, now is the time to consider your arrangements. If you have not already, there is still time to book your exhibition stand and you can do this online at http://www.imhx.biz/. If you would like to go to the exhibition as a visitor, tickets are free and you can find all visitor information at the IMHX link.
If you only visit one logistics event in 2013, it has to be IMHX. With over three months until the doors open, space sold already exceeds that of the last show, making the joint organisers of IMHX – Informa Exhibitions and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) – confident that the 2013 show will be the best ever.
Visitors to IMHX 2013 will experience many added-value activities including an expanded conference programme and brand-new feature areas. The IMHX ‘Logistics Excellence' Conference will have two streams: a themed series of seminars at strategic level delivered by renowned industry experts – including Professor Alan Waller, visiting professor at Cranfield School of Management, and Professor Alan Braithwaite, visiting professor at Cranfield School of Business – plus an interesting choice of case study presentations at operational level to demonstrate examples of logistics best practice. Details of the seminars will be available on the show's website at www.imhx.biz.
For the first time ever, IMHX will have a Skills & Apprenticeships Zone in a bid to bring together talented young people and companies needing new recruits. Situated in Hall 17, the Skills & Apprenticeships Zone will be spearheaded by the BITA Academy, a dedicated apprenticeship training facility operated in conjunction with City of Bristol College. Established earlier this year to help find and train the next generation of materials handling engineers, the BITA Academy is supported by all the major manufacturers, suppliers and service firms. The Skills & Apprenticeships Zone will feature the winning vehicles from BITA's ‘Enduro Challenge' engineering competition for secondary schools, some hands-on engineering activities and a consultation area for employers. The prizes for Endurance (furthest distance travelled), Design/Innovation and Entrepreneurship – £5000 plus an expenses-paid visit to a European forklift truck manufacturing plant, £3000 and £2000 respectively – will be presented to the winning schools on the first morning of IMHX. Click here to continue.