The Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards 2017 took place on 22nd June 2017 in Telford, West Midlands. Talent in Logistics is a unique, annual conference and awards event dedicated to the training, development, recognition and retention of the 2.2m+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics in the UK and Ireland
Doosan UK sponsored the finals of the Lift Truck Instructor of the Year award. Using 4x Doosan Electric counterbalance trucks – B15T-7, 10 finalists had to deliver a training lesson to an expert judge who assessed their skills.
The daytime conference focused on providing resources and CPD for learning and development professionals in the logistics, warehousing and transport sectors. During the day visitors enjoyed an extensive line-up of free conference sessions, including our very own Paul Watson Sales Director at Doosan UK, talking about “how innovation in materials handling equipment will affect training in the future” Paul discussed innovations in safety enhancements for MHE and how these features will affect training requirements in the future. Traditionally, these can often be costly and slow down overall productivity but many of these safety features will enhance operations, save time, reduce costs and lower risks. He discussed that certain safety features will develop training throughout the industry making it more complex whilst decreasing the amount of paper work and processes operators and management have to go through on a daily basis.
See Pauls exciting innovative presentation by clicking the Talent In Logistics logo.
Alongside the conference sessions, visitors had the chance to visit the Information Zone. Exhibitors were on hand to provide information about the latest products, services and technology to help address the unique challenges around talent, training and development within the logistics sector.
The winners of the competition were announced that night at the Talent in Logistics Awards, held at the Telford International Centre, where over 200 people from the transport, warehousing and logistics industry came together for a very special evening.
13 awards were presented by celebrity host, stand-up comedian Tim Vine, all of which celebrated excellence across our industry. David Clarkson COO of Doosan Rushlift presented the award for The Lift Truck Instructor of the Year to Andrew Blatch from Elliot Group.