Yesterday saw the return of the IAS Industrial & Logistics Conference at a new venue - The Shaw Theatre, Pullman St Pancras. Following the postponed event in 2020 there was a definite feel good factor at being back to networking in person with colleagues and friends. We were delighted to have sold out the event and thank you to everyone that attended.
IAS events cannot take place without the generosity and continued support of its sponsors. A huge thank you to all the agencies that sponsored the conference and to the clients who sponsored the drinks reception.
IAS Chairman, Gordon Reynolds, opened the conference and then introduced the first speaker of the day, Dr Gabrielle Walker, who gave a passionate talk on the challenges and opportunities presented by the climate. Martin Vander Weyer, Business editor of The Spectator, gave us his regional insight and the anticipated impact of the government’s levelling up agenda. There was a panel discussion on the growth of multi-story warehousing and Thimon De Jong gave an enthusiastic glimpse into the future. The morning session closed with a thought-provoking panel session on diversity and inclusion within the sector.
Following lunch, Tanni, Baroness Grey-Thompson, delivered a very inspirational and motivational talk on teamwork, determination and ambition which was followed by Economics Editor of the Sunday Times, David Smith, who talked about the economic and business outlook post pandemic. The keynote and final speaker of the day was broadcaster and journalist, Jon Snow, who discussed a world a beyond our jobs.
Gordon Reynolds closed the conference by thanking all the sponsors and everyone for attending.
The photos from the day can be viewed here - https://redfrost.co.uk/news/ias-industrial-logistics-conference-2022/