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FTA helps transport operators prepare for Olympic Games

With over 14,000 athletes, 20,000 journalists and one million members of the public expected to descend upon the Olympic stadium next summer, the logistics sector is busy ensuring that the supply chain will not be compromised. To help operators prepare, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be holding a conference ‘Managing Deliveries and servicing during the Olympic Games’ on Wednesday 11 May.

Chaired by Andrew Forster, editor of Local Transport Today, the conference will include presentations by the Olympic Delivery Authority, Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police, the Noise Abatement Society and delivery company UPS.

Subjects will include:
The overall impact and legacy of bringing the Olympic Games to London in 2012
The Olympic Route Network
The Look and Feel of London: local area traffic management and parking plans/live sites/national houses/cultural events/movement management areas
The Blackwall Tunnel
‘Business as unusual’: what are your options?
Are night-time deliveries a solution?
Deliveries to the Olympic Park and other venues

The conference is the first to be dedicated to fleet operators and transport managers needing to make deliveries in London during the run-up to, and during, the Games themselves.

Attendance is open to members of FTA at £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 for subsequent delegates, and to non-members at £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 for subsequent delegates. Call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 for registration or go to www.fta.co.uk/events

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