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30 Sep 2022

IWLEX Launch release

Justin Craig
Nairn Foster : Managing Director of IWLEX
Release announcing formal launch of IWLEX 2023

Industry rallies behind launch of IWLEX 2023 the new B2B exhibition for the internal logistic sector

A new b2b exhibition has been launched for the UK warehousing and internal logistics sector and has already garnered widespread support from the UK associations and sector media.

IWLEX (Inside Warehouse and Logistics) is the brainchild of Nairn Foster (MD) and will be held at the Telford International Centre on 23rd and 24th May 2023.

Foster comments: “Alongside media partnerships with HSS and Warehouse & Logistic News, the event is fully endorsed by UKWA, RTITB and the Institute of Couriers. As a result IWLEX has an extremely wide reach to a fully engaged community, which we want to fully involve in the creation and delivery of IWLEX, hence our strapline “Shaped by the industry, for the industry””.

The new exhibition promises to “do things differently” and to create a fresh and inclusive marketplace where suppliers to the UK warehousing and logistics sector can do business.

Foster comments: “IWLEX 2023 is a dramatic evolution of other exhibitions on which I have been working on for the past 8 years.  Having worked so closely with exhibiting companies during this time, I realised there was a demand for something new, inclusive, and fresh”.

The IWLEX team aim to attract over 100 exhibitors and a minimum of 1,800 vetted visitors.  The event will also allow consultants and system integrators to attend and for exhibitors to invite guests on a “golden ticket” principle.

Foster and his business partner Justin Craig (CEO) have been joined by Paul Brooks FCILT, a respected industry expert who had previously held the position of Chairman of CILT UK and International.

Paul will work closely with Nairn and Justin to ensure that IWLEX delivers on their shared vision to create a modern, differentiated exhibition for the sector. Paul will also construct IWLEX’s free two-day conference focused on thought leadership from keynote c-suite speakers.

Foster continues: “Although IWLEX only runs for two days of the year, we are building a 365-day community that supports and helps each other.  Beyond business we will encourage and incorporate awareness around mental health and introduce mindfulness techniques to help our community thrive personally and professionally.”

For more information regarding IWLEX 2023 please visit or 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