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IMHX dates for 2016 announced. NEC Birmingham

imhx brochure 2016IMHX 2016, the essential intralogistics event for supply chain professionals, is taking place from 13-16 September 2016 at the NEC Birmingham.

Sponsored by leading financial services provider Investec, this free to attend event will feature over 400 exhibitors in the ultimate materials handling supermarket, connecting buyers with suppliers – with all the latest products and services on show.

Logistics is a vitally important industry. Worth over £93 billion to the UK economy, it employs one in twelve of the working population – some 2.3 million people across 196,000 companies – and is set to go from strength to strength as the UK’s economy further recovers and e-commerce experiences even greater growth.

According to figures from IMRG, in 2013 UK shoppers spent £91 billion online, with an anticipated spend of £107 billion in 2014, a predicted year-on-year growth of 17%. As internet retailing continues to grow, supply chain operators face even greater pressure as customers demand faster delivery times – and of course need a connected supply chain that can also handle returns quickly.

In response to this growth, for the first time, IMHX 2016 will feature a dedicated Supply Chain IT Village where providers will be on hand to help visitors meet these challenges – and discover the latest e-commerce solutions.

The last IMHX in 2013, which was attended by over 19,500 visitors, saw 77% of attendees stating that visiting IMHX would influence their buying decisions – and £94 million worth of orders can be attributed to buyers visiting the show.

Covering 30,000 square metres, approximately the area of four Wembley pitches, IMHX is the largest show of its kind in the UK and the only event where visitors can view a substantial number of live and dynamic demonstrations.

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