The South East Midlands is the chosen location for many leading logistics firms and is fast becoming a centre of excellence for the UK. Many of these firms are at the forefront of exciting and innovative developments for the sector, such as use of AI, drones and delivery robots. This will change the future of logistics.

This can be your chance to get to know more about these new technologies and systems often thought of as only accessible to big business.

Come along to this year’s logistics event at Cranfield University to find out how you can tap into this to benefit your business.

Event Programme

09.00-09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30-09.45 Welcome - The future of logistics in the South East Midlands: Local Industrial Strategy
09.45-10.05 Strength in Places proposal - Michael Bourlakis, Emel Aktas, Mike Bernon – Cranfield University
10.05-10.35 Introducing Supply Chain 4.0 – Professor Richard Wilding, OBE and Roland Meister Five AI
10.35-11.10 Logistics excellence – Panel discussion
11.10-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.45 Break-out sessions
1. Property and infrastructure
2. Digital and tech
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Tour of facilities at Cranfield

Location and travel details

Building 122.

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)

For further travel details please visit our Location page.


Free to attend