Logistics has a key role to play in helping the Scottish economy to grow, according to Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector, through the provision of safe, efficient and cost-effective solutions to the country’s supply chain challenges. But with uncertain economic and political times ahead, how can the industry optimise the service it provides, while remaining flexible and responsive to changing demands?

These issues and more will be debated at Logistics UK’s annual Logistics Scotland conference, to be held virtually on 3 December 2020 on an online events platform. Content for the one-day event includes operational and strategic presentations on all modes of transport across Scotland and will focus on the key issues affecting the logistics industry, including future workforce challenges, environmental sustainability, EU-Exit, and modal shifts for goods between road and rail, to maximise benefit for shippers and operators. Ben MacPherson MSP, the Minister for Public Finance and Migration, will be providing an update from Scottish Government and discussing with members the challenges that they face.

“Increasingly, Scotland’s economy is dependent on the efficient and cost-effective movement of goods and services, connecting the nation’s businesses both domestically and overseas,” explains Mags Simpson, Logistics UK’s Policy Manager for Scotland. “With so much economic and political change affecting the way we do business, it is vital that the logistics sector is kept up to speed with the latest developments and has the opportunity to debate the issues affecting the sector’s future successes. The Logistics Scotland conference will provide the ideal opportunity for operators in all modes and sizes to come together and debate the topics which will shape our industry moving forwards – it’s an event not to be missed.”

Tickets for the Logistics UK’s Logistics Scotland conference are now available at, priced at £155+ VAT for Logistics UK members or £195+ VAT for non-members. Those booking before 9 October 2020 can benefit from early bird rates of £125+ VAT for Logistics UK members and £165+ VAT for non-members by using the code EARLYBIRD.

“Logistics is the lifeblood in the veins of the Scottish economy,” continues Simpson, “and this conference will provide the ideal opportunity for attendees to shape the industry of the future. We look forward to some lively debate, thought provoking presentations and plenty of networking as the industry tackles the challenges facing it. It promises to be an exciting day!”