Manchester geared up for lively debate at tomorrow’s Freight in the City Spring Summit

Manchester Central is poised for the arrival of hundreds of delegates heading to the Freight in the City Spring Summit: Driving Growth in the North event tomorrow.

This free-to-attend summit will be taking the debate on sustainable urban logistics out of London and into the major cities of the Northern Powerhouse region: Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

An exciting line-up of speakers will be looking at future growth plans for the region and the role the freight sector needs to play in unlocking this potential, as well as drawing upon lessons learned in London on how collaboration between logistics companies and city officials can help ensure HGV movements in urban areas are safer, cleaner and more efficient.

There will also be an exhibition highlighting the very latest equipment and services for logistics firms to make their urban operations run smoothly, as well as some of the industry’s safer vehicles on display outside the venue, including: a Mercedes-Benz Econic operated by builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins; the latest fixed-deck urban box van from Cartwright Group; and a Daf LF180 12-tonner fitted with additional passenger door window along with a Daf FAD CF hookloader with lowered suspension to enable better driver visibility.

Nearly 500 people have registered to attend tomorrow’s free event, so don’t delay in booking your place there’s still time.

The next Freight in the City Expo is scheduled to take place at London’s Alexandra Palace in November, so make sure you sign up to our free fortnightly newsletter to find out the latest urban logistics news and event updates.