Skip to main content



19 Sep 2023

Inside Warehouse and Logistics Exhibition (IWLEX) Relocates to NAEC Stoneleigh to accommodate “The UK Festival of Warehousing”

Buoyed by the resounding success of its debut event, IWLEX is also undergoing a transformation, sub-branding itself as “IWLEX, The UK Festival of Warehousing.” This exciting change brings a celebratory theme to the event, promising visitors a remarkably fun and productive day out.

Nairn Foster comments: “IWLEX will continue to be shaped by the industry, for the industry.  Our core pillars and focus on inclusion remain the bedrock of our purpose led event. But our new branding; “IWLEX – The UK Festival of Warehousing”, shows our determination to create something fresh, vibrant and new that celebrates our ever-evolving sector and delivers a valuable and memorable day out for our visitors. There will be and increased focus on practical demonstrations, 100’s of exhibitors, and a festival feel of fun, food, music, laughter and community”.

Nairn Foster, IWLEX’s Managing Director, expresses his gratitude: “IWLEX version 1.0 was an overwhelming success. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the associations that helped us shape the event, including UKWA, AMHSA, RTITB, SEMA UK, The Institute of Courriers, among others. We are deeply appreciative of our exhibitors and, of course, our valued visitors who travelled to Telford to witness the launch. Our post-event feedback was exceedingly positive, with 95% of visitors indicating they would either recommend the event to a friend or attend again. We are confident that our more central location and focus on practical demonstrations will further strengthen IWLEX in 2024.”

IWLEX 2024 will take place at NAEC Stoneleigh on the 14th and 15th of May.  The organisers are calling on suppliers to the UK Warehousing sector who have products and or ideas that can be used in the IWLEX demonstration zone to get in touch.

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