Brexit and its impact on the movement of goods throughout Ireland and Europe will be top of the agenda at FTA Ireland’s 6th annual Transport Manager Conference, which takes place on 30 March at the Johnston House Hotel, Enfield.
With Article 50 set to be triggered at the end of the month, the issue of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is a serious concern for logistics operators who make regular crossings. The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Deputy Chief Executive, James Hookham, will give delegates an overview of the potential impacts of Brexit, stressing the need to ensure that trade continues unhindered.
Mr Hookham said: “The island of Ireland has always been on the periphery of Europe and is reliant on the UK not only as a trading partner but also for access to the European Market and vice versa. It is absolutely vital that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and it’s good to see that both the Irish and UK governments are committed to this.”
The event’s keynote speaker is Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, who has responsibility for investigating insurance practices in Ireland. Other speakers include Paul Murphy, Commercial Motor Portfolio Manager at AXA Insurance, who will speak on the importance of risk management and how it can impact on insurance premiums; Michael Rowland of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will cover road safety and the impact of Driver CPC training in Ireland seven years on; and Andy Mair, FTA’s Head of Engineering will discuss avoiding incidents on the highway.
FTA Ireland Transport Manager 2017 is sponsored by AXA Insurance, Bridgestone, ENPROVA, Map Mechanics and Mercedes-Benz.
For further information or to book a place, visit www.ftai.ie/events, email [email protected] or call 01 844 7516.