To celebrate the 10th anniversary of FORS this year, the theme at the FORS Members’ Conference – on Tuesday 16 October at the National Conference Centre in Solihull – will be ’10 years of evolving best practice’. The event will also highlight the introduction of version 5.0 of the FORS Standard, alongside key-note presentations from leading industry representatives, networking opportunities and a dedicated exhibition.
With delegates places expected to fill up fast, FORS members are urged to save the date now. Invitations will be sent soon to all primary contacts for booking on a first come, first served basis of up to two places per organisation.
The conference will see presentations and lively debate from leading figures representing a wide cross-section of the transport sector including Robert Flello, previously on the Transport Select Committee and founder of the Parliamentary Freight Transport Group, and Peter Kay, Head of Learning and Development at Tarmac. The conference will be chaired once more by well-known industry commentator, Brian Weatherley.
There will again be a dedicated exhibition area where over 30 FORS Associates will offer their latest products and services, with special discounts for FORS members. There will be FORS surgery sessions allowing delegates to have a one-to-one dialogue with FORS experts, as well as a LoCITY surgery where LoCITY representatives will also be on hand.
“We have grown significantly over 10 years, where today FORS is the go-to accreditation scheme – a force for good in the transport sector for thousands of truck operators,” said FORS Director, John Hix, “Best practice certainly has evolved over the last decade, and it has delivered us safer roads, more efficient operators and a cleaner environment for everyone.
“We are fully committed to developing FORS,” he said, “and our many successes to-date inspire us to develop the scheme further; to drive-up standards and to raise the profile of our industry.”
As an added benefit this year, delegates will be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Attendance will be worth 3.5 CPD hours and will assist delegates in their career progression.