The IMHX 2019 Future Skills Theatre agenda is now live and features a line-up of notable logistics leaders who will share their thoughts on how school leavers and graduates can be encouraged to pursue a career in supply chain management.

In addition to a series of presentations and panel discussions, delegates will hear from two rising stars of the logistics sector, Tienne Oates and Harry Underwood,  who will describe their journeys from entry level to the senior roles they now hold within Wincanton and Dachser respectively.

Apprenticeships, employee engagement, up-skilling and talent retention within logistics are among the interesting range of topics up for discussion, with expert speakers confirmed from companies including Bis Henderson, Abbey Logistics, Career Ready and Talent In Logistics.

One of the speakers, Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager at NOVUS, comments: “The logistics market has become increasingly concerned about attracting suitably skilled workers to cater for the future of the profession. By 2020, 50% of the global workforce will be so-called Millennials so it is essential that employers in the industry understand what attracts and retains this demographic.

She adds: “The Future Skills Theatre is where employers will find information on how to attract new, young talent into their workforce, learn what skills will be needed by the next generation of logistics operators and get insights into what they can do to equip employees with the skills they need to keep up with our industry’s extraordinary pace of change. “

The Skills Zone is one of a number of dedicated feature areas within IMHX 2019. Others include a Centre Stage Theatre and a brand-new Forklift Truck Demonstration Zone and Logistics Solutions Forum.

Rob Fisher, IMHX 2019 Event Director, comments: “As well as being able to see the technical innovations being shown by over 400 exhibiting companies, visitors to IMHX 2019 will have the chance to both attend and participate in a diverse series of presentations, seminars and panel debates – all absolutely free of charge – ensuring that their time at the show is very well spent. “

IMHX 2019 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 24 – 27 September 2019. To secure a free visitor pass that allows access to all areas of the show on any of the opening dates, visit