• BREXIT • Covid-19

  • Greening Your Supply Chain

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 2nd September 2021

The warehousing, logistics and supply chain management sector has had to make significant adjustments over the last year, dealing with BREXIT issues, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and is likely to see more significant changes over the next five years. The topical issues seem to be greening your supply chain as well as coping with realities of “Brexit”


This conference will examine how Ireland’s warehouse and supply chain sectors are likely to be affected over the next 12/18 months, how the industry is coping with Brexit and what’s coming down the tracks. You will get an understanding of where the potential challenges lie, and the possible opportunities. With a fantastic speaker line up packed with industry insights and future likelihoods, you will leave armed with the knowledge to plan ahead and develop strategies for the years ahead.

The Warehouse and Supply Chain Management Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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CPD Certified

This conference will be of interest to Warehouse Owners, Logistics Managers, Warehouse Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Strategic Planning Managers, Inventory Managers, Business Development Managers, Government departments, Semi-state Agencies, Project Managers and consultants to the sector to name just a few.

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
BREXIT – Customs and VAT in Trade Across the Irish Sea

Speaker: Paul McMahon Solicitor and Tax consultant / author of Brexit (An Irish Guide) (brexitlegal.ie)

  • Customs Compliance
  • Qualifying Origin and Zero Duties
  • VAT on trade
  • Compliance with goods standards

Greening your Supply Chain, A simple approach for busy purchasing managers

Speaker: Bobby Lambert, Business Development Director, EcoMerit

  • Greening your supply chain – the business case for you and your suppliers
  • Outline of a simple and effective process with 2 key metrics
  • Based on a track record of achievement since 2009
IOT (Internet of Things) and its role in the supply chain

Speakers: Tiernan Quinn, Managing Director, Capcon Premier Service Solutions

Mark Bannon, Director VT IOT

  • In a Supply Chain the last mile can be the hardest – how can IOT help
  • The changing landscape faced by supply chain organisations post COVID
  • The additional demands from clients and requirement for higher services levels – how a blended approach combining materials handling systems with technology will accelerate your supply chain, increase efficiency, provide real-time insights and reduce costs.
Sustainability – The Drive Towards a Green Supply Chain

Speaker: Howard Knott, Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association

  • The climate Emergency is not going away – what does this mean for warehousing and supply chain management
  • The future of Ireland’s Manufacturing Industry and “Green” supply chains for both exports and imports – what tools are needed and what’s the goal
  • The availability of cheap electric power from renewable sources and development of real “Green” supply chains – How to source it?
Covid-19 Impacts on warehouses and supply chain – Resilience to global events in the supply chain

Speaker Patrick Daly, Managing Director of Alba Consulting 

  • COVID-19: Lessons learned
  • Protecting the workforce
  • Mitigating Risks and Building Resilience
  • Re-balancing Efficiency and Risk Criteria
  • Dual or multiple sourcing
  • Higher stocking levels
  • Re-Designing Robust Supply Chains


Talent shortage, education, and training

Speaker: Aidan Flynn, General Manager, Freight Transport Association Ireland

  • Addressing future skills needs for the freight distribution and logistics sector
  • Apprenticeships
  • Linking qualifications with profession and job roles
  • Career progression – continuing professional development
  • Linking education providers with industry – the benefits
New technologies- The Future of Warehousing

Speaker: John Whelan, Managing Partner at The Linkage-Partnership

  • Real time data gathering –IOT
  • VR and AR in warehouse design and productivity
  • Cobots and mobility solutions
  • Digital platforms and real-time track and trace

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



Early Bird Rate – €435+vat per person

Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

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