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02 Jan 2024

IWLEX 2024 host Women in Warehousing and Logistics networking event!

Ruth Waring FCILT, a highly regarded professional with 34 years’ experience in the logistics and warehousing industry, is the owner of RW Consulting, specialising in transport compliance, health and safety, and training. In 2008, Ruth Waring, along with UKWA’s Chief Executive Clare Bottle, founded Women in Logistics UK, which has flourished within CILT (UK).

The networking event for IWLEX, titled Women in Warehousing and Logistics (WIWL), is projected to attract hundreds of female professionals from within the industry.

Commenting on her involvement, Ruth Waring FCILT, stated, “I have been supporting and advising the IWLEX team since its inception in 2022 and have been encouraged by their genuine commitment to creating an exhibition that is fully open and inclusive for all.”

Ruth, continues, “It’s refreshing that the organisers have recognised the importance of supporting and creating an event that delivers relevant content from a female professional’s perspective and celebrates the success and incredible female role models that operate at every level of our sector. The industry has come a long way since we founded Women in Logistics in 2008, but there is still plenty of work to do to ensure that more women are attracted to our sector and supported, trained, and encouraged to reach their full potential and career objectives. IWLEX will allow us to come together, share knowledge, and further encourage each other.”

The Women in Warehousing and Logistics (WIWL) networking event is scheduled for the afternoon of May 14th, 2024, and will consist of a dedicated 3-hour slot on the first day. The specific program of events will include speed mentoring, inspiring female leader keynotes, and structured networking opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. The speakers will focus on providing delegates with a toolkit for success, offering valuable insights and strategies.

Nairn Foster, the Managing Director of IWLEX, expressed enthusiasm for Ruth’s support, stating, “We’re thrilled to have the expertise and insight of Ruth in helping us construct this important initiative. Since the inception of Women in Logistics in 2008, Ruth has continued tirelessly to volunteer her time to address the significant diversity challenges within the logistics profession. There are now more women holding a broader variety of roles within the Warehouse and Logistics sector, using their skills and talents to add value and drive change at all organisational and operational levels. IWLEX is committed to ensuring that our sector continues to attract and nurture the best talent, making it a supportive industry with equal opportunities for all.”

Companies looking to exhibit at IWLEX 2024 should contact or visit Those looking to join the Networking event should e-mail

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