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The Future of Logistics: All Robots, Drones and Mobile Phones?

Syft, the market leading flexible staffing platform, is gathering industry leaders in warehousing and logistics to discuss innovation in the rapidly changing sectors. This diverse forum will identify the opportunities and outline the challenges; separate fact from fiction, and impart professional insights you can act upon.

  • Rapidly changing technology can help firms get ahead – but is it being effectively utilised?
  • Can today’s infrastructure keep up with changing consumer habits?
  • Do contemporary hiring practices guarantee quality staff to meet future demands?

These questions and more will be explored through talks, networking and Q&As.

Confirmed guests

Meet with key representatives from FedEx, IKEA, Ocado and Unipart. Key speakers include David Harding-Brown from 1HQ Brand Agency and the Packaging Collective; Clare Woodcock from the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC); Ian McCreeth from MacFarlane Packaging and Dr. Naomi Irvine from the University of Leicester. Additionally, representatives from the Logistics and Food Manufacturing sector will be in attendance, ensuring a diverse array of viewpoints to engage with.


David Harding-Brown – Founding Partner of the Packaging Collective and Technical Director & Head of Sustainability at 1HQ Global Brand Agency – the agency behind packaging designs for some of the world’s biggest brands including Heinz, Coca Cola, Pukka, Knorr & Wall’s.

Clare Woodcock – Principal Transport Planning Manager at Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). Clare will be providing an update on the Master Plan detailing developments across one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe. She will be highlighting implications and opportunities for logistics and manufacturing businesses in the region.

MacFarlane Packaging is the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging products and services, serving over 20,000 business nationwide from over 20 locations.

With the development of their state of the art Innovation Lab, Regional Business Manager Ian McCreeth will be presenting on how the packaging industry is responding to the huge growth in e-commerce and how innovative product and operational design can result in reduced logistics pressures, delivery costs and improved production efficiency.

Dr Naomi Irvine – Equality and Diversity Consultant
Naomi is an experienced facilitator of equality and diversity initiatives, from inception and design through to evaluation of interventions. She specialises in supporting organisations to meet the requirements of external charters. She will present the business case for diversity and discuss some of the organisational practices that demonstrate commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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Who is this event for?

This event is for Director level and Senior Management personnel from Operations, Production and HR of Food Manufacturing, Logistics, Packaging and Warehousing Businesses.

On the day

The event will be held from 1:00pm to 4.30pm in Park Royal, West London, NW10. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will parking spaces on-site.


The event is FREE to attend – Limited tickets available. Register Now!


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About Syft

Syft is the UK’s largest online flexible staffing service for the logistics and hospitality sectors, working with over 700 clients in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham. Syft provides the best flexible workers in just a few clicks through our unique, automated platform.

To find out more about Syft, or to arrange a demo, please visit us HERE.