2017 was a busy year for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)). With a politically volatile backdrop, and an ever-increasing demand for our sectors to be the bedrock of the British economy, the essential membership body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people, sought to strengthen its role as the leading voice for the profession by embarking on a new strategy.

Kevin Richardson
Chief Executive, CILT

Central to this strategy will be making the Institute an essential ingredient for individual and corporate members, as CILT delivers the knowledge, network and knowhow for our current and potential members’ success. Through hard work and an innovative approach CILT will become an Institute that is essential to its members, inspires our audiences, and delivers experiences that are loved, for life.

With the full support of the Board, CILT has embarked upon a new strategy for a bright and prosperous future for the Institute and the professions. In achieving this start, the Institute has undergone a modest restructuring to form three pillars at the Institute’s Head Office in Corby. The pillars of Membership, Training & Education and Engagement will be underpinned by a Central Services, IT and a Finance Group, and with these new groups will come greater efficiency and effectiveness.

One of the key ways CILT is hoping to be the leading voice for its members is through its work with government and influencing the best deal for Brexit. Following the vote for Brexit last summer, our profession has been in a period of continued uncertainty, but CILT is determined to make all organisations aware of the many opportunities that can arise from Brexit and be ready and able to seize them and add value.

The Institute is championing Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification to aid members to gain a competitive advantage, recognition for professional competence and trouble-free border crossings. CILT is encouraging all organisations to get on with it now. This will truly be the club to be in to guarantee success through Brexit and beyond.

Adding weight to CILT’s drive to be home to the experts who are shaping our professions future, CILT recently merged with the Railway Study Association. The merger will bring extra weight to CILT’s influence across the profession and CILT members will continue to benefit from the additional relevance, resources and global reach that comes from integrating the activities of both organisations.

Date Established: 1919

Membership Numbers: 16,600

Aims & Objectives: CILT aims to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering Professional Standards and education.

Main Events in 2018:

CILT Annual Conference and Dinner – April 19th 2018

CILT’s Annual Awards for Excellence – October 18th 2018

Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference – September 5-7th 2018


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