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TfL chief to address FTA Olympics conference

Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy will top the bill at the Freight Transport Association’s conference ‘Managing Deliveries and Servicing during the Olympic Games’, an essential event for businesses keen to prepare for the logistics challenges posed by next summer’s London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics Games.

The rostrum of impressive speakers also includes Sarah Bell, Western area Traffic Commissioner, and Richard Turfitt, Eastern Traffic Commissioner – who is currently looking after the Metropolitan and South East areas.

With the Games now only months away, it is vital that businesses are well prepared for what is bound to be a huge logistical challenge not only in London but across much of the UK. The increase in demand for goods and services it will produce, against a backdrop of restricted access, will put huge extra demands on transport operators and businesses.

Sponsored by UPS – Official Logistics and Express Delivery Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the event will help reduce the risk of disruption to businesses through effective planning, giving them peace of mind and helping them save time by avoiding delays and making more efficient deliveries.

The conference programme includes:

Keynote speech by Peter Hendy, Commissioner, TfL
Restrictions in London
Security measures
Data and journey planning
Venues outside of London
Case study – UPS
Operator licensing and the Olympics – Sarah Bell TC
Delivering at night during the Olympics
Panel session: How are businesses planning? – Richard Turfitt, TC
Model FTA approach
The cost for FTA members is £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and for non-members £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates, with a special offer price for those who attended FTA’s previous Olympic conference in May.

To book a place, call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 or go to http://www.fta.co.uk/events/olympic_freight_conference_2011.html

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