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Get clued up on warehouse transformation - next week

13 June 2024

Check out a wealth of expert speakers and 50+ innovative exhibitors at the upcoming Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event at the Coventry CBS Arena on 20 June. The conference provides the keys to understanding the seismic shifts in our sector.

THE MISSION of Tomorrow’s Warehouse is to help answer your warehouse operation queries. That’s why we have assembled a crack team of experts to present unique insights on a variety of key issues in the warehouse. If you have a problem, If no one else can help and if you can find your way to the CBS Arena in Coventry on 20 June, then maybe you can reap the benefits of these insights.

But that’s not all you will get. As well as expert speakers, the event is home to more than 50 top drawer exhibitors, offering solutions to even the most complex and intractable problems you may encounter in your operations.

Hit the north

Due to massive demand to both attend and exhibit, the Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event has added a new date to the calendar. On 2 October Tomorrow’s Warehouse will host an event at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Please add the date to your diaries, we hope to see you there.

The exhibitors are there to help you in partnership, and focus on a variety of areas of expertise from automation and robotics to MHE; from doors to temporary buildings; from safety solutions to flooring, IT, packaging and more.

Each of our exhibitors is determined to take your processes and make them more efficient and seamless in partnership with you and your teams. On top of all this, you will earn CPD points by attending the event, working handily towards your annual total. Attending the event means you get six hours of CPD accredited educational content.

Looking at the content in a bit more detail, we will tackle four key topics in our sessions. Each session features presentations and ends with a discussion panel. 

Boost engagement

Our first seminar session focuses on strategies for boosting engagement with warehouse operatives. We are delighted to welcome Martin Brower logistics director Sarah Booth who will speak present on what can be learned from going back to the floor. This year Martin Brower’s senior leadership team carried out a back-to-the-floor exercise, working shifts in demanding warehouse roles in a bid to better understand and empathise with the challenges faced by colleagues. Logistics director Sarah Booth shares her experiences and learnings on how the exercise has helped inform strategy on key industry topics such as working conditions, efficiency, and staff retention.

In addition, Kirsten Tisdale, spokesperson for Women In Logistics will explore how automation is changing the gender mix and pay gap in logistics. Fascinating stuff! We’ll also have Mirela Ongari Veizi, logistics manager and NDC inclusion champion at Co-op Food on how management can better boost engagement on the warehouse floor.  


Our second session examines how to get the most out of your warehouse automation. First, we’ll have Adrian Ancliff, head of operations at Bilstein Group UK. Bilstein Group is a leading automotive aftermarket player and invested in a highly automated warehouse in Markham Vale in 2018. Adrian tells us how the firm is trying to optimise the automated warehouse, while also looking to new technology to take the facility to the next level with a new expansion.

The automation session will also feature headline sponsor Element Logic UK. Its sales director Gavin Harrison will speak on ‘humans v machines - the eight myths of warehouse automation’. This will tackle the industry’s preconceptions of automated warehousing and how to make the most of your operation.

Element Logic sales director Gavin Harrison

Toolstation’s finance, property & distribution director Lakhvir Sanghera will talk us through the recent opening of its highly automated new warehouse. The Pineham facility has been built to enhance Toolstation’s service offer, delivering accuracy and efficiency through automation with capacity for future growth. Lakhvir talks us through the rationale for this innovative site, which points the way to the warehouse of tomorrow.


Our third session focuses firmly on the warehouse of the future. First up, John Gallemore, chief operating officer, THG, and Tom Killeen, chief operating officer, THG Brands share their thoughts on the future of fulfillment. Don’t miss this great opportunity for an inside view on the fast-changing world of fulfilment and how the warehouse must adapt to meet these challenges. THG is a global digital brand builder operating ecommerce brands including Myprotein and Lookfantastic supported by their global operations infrastructure.

Thanks to our sponsors and event partners:

Headline sponsor:

Element Logic

Event Partners:



EXOTEC Solutions

Locus Robotics

SSI Schaefer

Promat (part of Etex Building Performance)

Ehrhardt & Partner Group

In this session, we also explore the power of collaboration, as Wincanton head of W2 Claire Charlton presents on the 3PL’s innovative programme for developing logistics start-ups. Openness and collaboration are essential in bringing Innovation to life. Claire Charlton shares her experiences as Head of Wincanton’s W2 programme, with a specific spotlight on W2 Labs - a warehousing and logistics-focused ‘Dragon’s Den’ for tech start-ups.

Wincanton head of W2 Claire Charlton


Our final session of the day is focused on warehouse property and is hosted by our very own resident expert - Liza Helps, property editor of Logistics Matters. 

Andrea Ferranti, head of industrial and logistics research, Colliers will give a state of the market review. In a year of great uncertainty, Andrea will shine a spotlight on market trends and challenges, as well as exploring the key opportunities for warehouse occupiers. Stuart McCallion, head of technical development UK, SEGRO will also expand on how new warehouse development is progressing hand in hand with ESG demands. Stuart will explore how occupiers can push the ESG envelope and how it may not be as expensive as you think.


As well as learning in a relaxed environment, the Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event represents a valuable opportunity to network with hundreds of your peers. At last year’s event, job titles represented included warehouse managers, logistics managers, operations directors and more; and we had people from companies such as Warburtons, Tesco, Ralawise and Nestle, to name but a few.

We know it has been a crazy and hectic time for warehousing over the last few years. The aim of the show is to shed some light on the trends that are continuing to impact your workplace, and how you might best adjust your operations to excel in the future.

After all, we may talk Tomorrow’s Warehouse at the event, but it will be you, and people like you, that carve the future out with your investments, hard work and strategic decision making.

Register free

It is free to register for the Tomorrow’s Warehouse Event. We would love to see you at the Coventry CBS Arena on 20 June for a day focused on innovation in the warehouse.

Use the following link - https://bit.ly/3SFDlsC

The following exhibitors will be present at Tomorrow's Warehouse.

Element Logic

TGW Limited

Dematic Limited

EXOTEC Solutions

Locus Robotics

SSI Schaefer

Etex Building Performance Limited

Ehrhardt & Partner Group

Castell Safety International Ltd


Combilift Limited

The Config Team

George Utz Limited

GMR Safety Inc

Invar Systems

Vanderlande Industries (UK) Ltd

Wickens Engineering Ltd

ABB Robotics Ltd


Assa Abloy Entrance Systems Ltd

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd

BITO Storage Systems Ltd

BoxLogic Consultants Ltd

Breathe Technologies

Carrier (EMS)

Daifuku Co Ltd

Diamond Phoenix Automation Ltd

Eco UK Group

Environmental Energies

Exporta Global

Ferag UK Ltd.

GEBHARDT Intralogistics UK

Geekplus UK Ltd

Hallgruppen Ltd

Herts Mechanical Handling Services Ltd

Indigo Software Ltd

Interroll Ltd

Jervis B Webb Company Ltd

Kite Packaging Limited


Köerber Supply Chain

Körber Supply Chain DK A/S

L.A.C. Conveyor Systems Ltd

Loadhog Ltd


Logistics Reply UK Ltd

MiTek Industries Ltd


SEC Storage

Spacemaker Systems Inc.

Sparck Technologies

TEJAS Software Limited


Toyota Material Handling (UK) Ltd


Tom Killeen, chief operating officer, THG Brands