Annual CILT student conference to be hosted at London Met

The University will be hosting the 13th annual conference in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the theme for this year will focus on Brexit.

Date: 5 January 2016

London Met’s Guildhall School of Business and Law is set to host a day-long conference in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), providing students with the opportunity to network and speak with external guests from the industry.

The CILT are the leading international voice for supply chain, logistics and transport

‘Brexit: Impacts on Aviation, Logistics and Transport’ will be held on 22 February at London Met’s Moorgate campus and is open to all London Met students. Global Transport and Logistics MSc students will take first priority.

Organised by Angele Cauthery, Business Development and CIPS Programme Manager at London Met, the event will be attended by delegates from other London universities but some from further afield. It will take the theme of Brexit.

“We chose the Brexit theme as it is extremely relevant to businesses right now and we are pleased to welcome our distinguished guest speakers for a challenging and lively debate,” said Angele.

Some of the topics scheduled to be discussed include; the opportunities for the UK airline sector from Brexit, logistics in a post-Brexit world and Brexit: how the circular economy can create a future-fit Britain.

External speakers include David Hodges, senior manager from Virgin Atlantic, Professor Alan Braithwaite, Chairman of LCP Consulting and Professor John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive of Transport Intelligence.

Dr Simon Jones, Dean of the Guildhall School of Business and Law, and Nick Coleman, course leader for BSc Airline, Airport and Aviation Management, will also be speaking.

You can book tickets for the event for free on Eventbrite, however places are limited. This will be the third time London Met have hosted the conference, which has been well attended in the past.

Image of a conference in progress, in the forefront is a computer.