Tim Peake

British astronaut Tim Peake will be the keynote speaker at the FTA's Future Logistics Conference, to be held at ITT Hub 2020 in Farnborough on 13 and 14 May.

Peake was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station. He is also a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassador, schools’ speaker and best-selling author.

Located at the Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre, ITT Hub will look at the future of logistics and passenger transport, with live vehicle demonstrations and an exhibition key parts of the event as well as the FTA conference.

The four themes to be discussed at the event are future data, future business opportunities, future vehicles and future communities, with 60 sessions and over 150 speakers.

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“Logistics is at a crossroads of opportunity, with new technologies and other disruptive forces driving changes in the way goods move, both domestically and across borders," said Elizabeth de Jong, director of UK policy at the FTA. "Anything is possible, as our sector looks for new and improved ways of delivering for its customers. We are thrilled to have secured Tim’s services as keynote speaker to share his experiences and challenge the way that logistics, public transport and technology operates, both now and in the future. It promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking session.

“FTA’s Future Logistics Conference brings together the broadest group of visionaries and innovators who are driving the evolution of the logistics industry. It seems only fitting that we set the tone for the event with a speaker whose experience and thinking is from the epitome of future transport – space.”