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CILT President Amongst Speakers Announced for FTAI Management Seminar 2019

19 February 2019

CILT President Amongst Speakers Announced for FTAI Management Seminar 2019

Among the speaker panel at the Freight Transport Association Ireland’s (FTAI) annual Transport Manager Seminar at the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, County Meath on 5 March will be Tim Daly, President of CILT Ireland and Training Manager with Bus Éireann. He will present a case study on the work Bus Éireann has done to ensure operational compliance on roadworthiness and drivers hours.

Other confirmed speakers for the event include:

Dr. Sharon McGuinness, CEO of the Health & Safety Authority, who will discuss work related vehicle safety at the conference. She will highlight the importance of proactive risk management strategies for the road freight distribution and logistics sector, with particular emphasis on the importance of work-related vehicle safety issues such as route planning, managing driver welfare and safe and secure loading. She will also deal with the importance of risk management and welfare at work for commercial fleet operators.

This year’s Seminar gives delegates the opportunity to engage with a number of senior industry experts and policymakers, highlighting key issues for those working in the logistics industry to help them remain compliant and up to speed on the latest developments in legislation and professional advice. The speakers will reveal the fundamental responsibilities that apply to operators and explain the importance of best practice and compliance to ensure a safe and legal transport operation, helping ensure that all those involved in moving goods have the very latest information that’s available.

The Seminar will also include a keynote session from the Minister of State for EU Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, and topics to be covered at the event include skills shortages, apprenticeships, alternative fuels, decarbonising the freight sector and the impact of Brexit on Ireland-UK trade. The line-up also includes speakers from FTA, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Climate Change Unit of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship and the Health & Safety Authority.

To attend, the cost for FTAI members is €250 plus VAT; for non-FTAI members the fee is €300 plus VAT. For further information or to book a place, call 01 8447516 or email info@ftai.ie

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