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IWLEX Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Meeting 2023


IWLEX Advisory Board

Inside Warehouse Logistics (IWLEX (Inside Warehouse Logistics Expo)) is proud to announce that its inaugural Advisory Board meeting was a resounding success. The meeting brought together an impressive panel of industry leaders to shape the content and direction of IWLEX by considering the needs and interests of the warehousing and internal logistics industry.

The panel, led by Advisory Board Chair Paul Brooks FCILT, included: 

  • Neil Ashworth FCILT – Visiting Professor, Non-Executive Director, and Advisor. 

  • Dave Berridge – CEO AMSHA  

  • Clare Bottle FCILT – CEO UKWA, also representing Women in logistics 

  • Paul Brooks FCILT – Advisory Board Chair. Founder Go Further Consulting, Past International President CILT 

  • Laura Nelson – MD of RTITB 

  • John Buckley – Senior Field Marketing Manager, Korber Supply Chain 

  • Dr. Sarah Shaw FCILT – Executive MBA Director, University Hull & Board Member CILT UK 

  • Jim Spittle FCILT – Non-Executive Director and Advisor, ex-Chairman NHS Supply Chain, Past President CILT(UK) 

  • Alex Bowden – Chief Financial Officer at ILG (International Logistics Group Ltd) 

  • Emma Ross (FCILY) – Head of Logistics Operations, Screwfix 

  • Elizabeth Porter - CEO of Brysdales   

  • Claire (Lord) Umney: -Managing Director, Breathe Technologies 

The panel discussed how to add value for visitors and addressed practical issues relating to the event's core pillars of sustainability, commerce, community, inclusivity, innovation, and well-being. The meeting concluded with an intimate 3-course meal where panel members had the opportunity to get to know each other better on a personal level. 

Managing Director of IWLEX, Nairn Foster, said, "We are thrilled with the success of our first Advisory Board meeting. The level of engagement and expertise brought to the table by our panel members was truly inspiring. Their insights and ideas will play a crucial role in shaping the direction of IWLEX and ensuring that our event adds value to the logistics industry. There are more advisory board members to be announced shortly." 

The IWLEX team is calling for the industry to get involved by signing up as exhibitors at and joining the IWL (Inside Warehouse Logistics) Community by visiting The advisory board's strap line is "Shaped by the industry for the industry" and encourages manufacturers and suppliers to sign up as exhibitors to display their products and services to a new engaged community of buyers, consultants, and system integrators. 

The IWLEX management extended their gratitude to the Richmond Hill Hotel for providing such attentive service and a great setting to host this important meeting. The hotel's facilities and staff helped to create a comfortable and productive atmosphere for the panelists to discuss and exchange ideas. Another in-person meeting will be scheduled in the coming months to follow up on the progress and the next steps. 

IWLEX Exhibitors say :

IWLEX Exhibitors say :

  • "We’ve never seen a show like it! Within six minutes of the inaugural IWLEX (Inside Warehouse & Logistics Exhibition) opening, we had our first inquiry in the bag. The two days in May at the Telford International Centre went on to be the most successful trade show we have attended in terms of deals created at the event itself and immediately afterward."
    Hi-Level Mezzanines Ltd
  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our time at IWLEX. It is a valuable exhibition for companies looking for the highest quality visitors. Visitor numbers may be lower than at other exhibitions, simply because the organisers have done a fantastic job in screening out time-wasters! Everyone who came onto our stand was a motivated buyer and we have had several high-quality leads since the exhibition. We recommend IWLEX to anyone looking for relevant leads within the world of warehousing and logistics. Thank you, Justin and Nairn!”
    NLT Mechanical
  • '' It was a good show and quality is always better than a high number of tyres kickers . We have engaged with two potential customers with live projects that at this point are looking promising hence committing to IWLEX24.''
    Russell Hutchinson
    Business Development Manager - Daifuku
  • "At 51T we are really excited to be part of the inaugural Inside Warehouse Logistics exhibition. Having exhibited at other events we felt it was time for something new, in particular the original idea of having the industry shape the event. We're looking forward to meeting a new group of buyers and becoming part of the new IWLEX community."
    Duncan Dampier
    51T International Accounts Manager
  • "The Safety Knife Company are delighted to be part of the inaugural Inside Warehouse Logistics exhibition. We believe that this energetic new event will be a ‘must attend’ for the industry professionals and attract excellent visitors for us to engage with."
    David Harris
    General Manager at The Safety Knife Company