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European logistics conference next month

Manchester's New Economy and Liverpool LEP are among the supporters of the first international conference organised to discuss the UN's European Route E20 – a key logistics route from Ireland to Russia – due to take place in Hull next month.

The event at the Logistics Institute in the University of Hull's Business School has been planned over two days starting on Wednesday 12 September.

European Route E20 is the UN designated highway which runs from Limerick in South West Ireland to St Petersburg, Russia`s second city, passing through city economies including Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Esbjerg, Odense, Copenhagen, Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Tallinn. It offers the prospect of connecting with the emerging markets of Russia, India, China and Brazil.

Representatives of logistics businesses, city authorities, high performing SMEs, universities and investors from across the wider E20 area are expected to attend the conference, where they will join the debate on how growth can be achieved without significant new public investment. There will also be the opportunity to showcase commercial projects requiring delivery partners.

The North West will be strongly represented with Manchester's New Economy and the Liverpool LEP already involved.

The organisers expect to welcome representatives of logistics businesses, city authorities, high performing small businesses, university research institutes and investors from across the E20 area, but not just those directly connected by the E20 highway.

Delegate rates start at £25. Details and booking arrangements can be downloaded at www.e20route.eu

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