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The next Warehouse Technology Group Live Event - 5th June 2019

Automation – a journey or a destination?

Discover how John Lewis has used automation to a drive its online sales without neglecting its physical stores. 

You will hear how investment in business-improving warehouse technology and equipment can help you meet the challenges presented by the current business climate, acute labour shortages and the growth of e-retailing. Our keynote speaker John Munnelly, Head of Operations, John Lewis & Partners will be sharing his extensive experience in deploying automation at the Magna Park campus to achieve the partnership’s 2020 goal of becoming a 50/50 e-commerce and bricks and mortar retailer.

The WTG Live event offers a unique combination of keynote presentations, live demonstrations, advice clinics and networking for busy warehousing professionals. You will see how the leading-edge solutions offered by the Warehouse Technology Group partners can help you to manage stock more effectively and improve the overall responsiveness of your operation. For example, Interroll will be presenting their new modular pallet conveyor platform for reliable and efficient handling of pallets.

The Warehouse Technology Group brings together a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills at this unique live event. You will have a great opportunity to talk to industry leaders about the big issues that concern your businesses. There is no other comparable forum for such an interchange – and there is a free barbecue lunch!

Visit the Knowledgebase to view the presentations and access videos from previous events.

About the WTG events

Hosted at the Logistics Research and Innovation Centre at Mantra Learning in north Manchester the WTG runs seminars and openday events for logistics professionals. Key note speakers attend and give delegates valuable insights into new technology and working practises.

The Latest Warehouse Technology

Warehouse Technology Group members are at the forefront of technology in their respective fields and can provide innovative solutions to deliver improvements in business performance.

Equipment And Working Practices

WTG brings together a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills at every event. Delegates have a great opportunity to talk to industry leaders about issues that concern their businesses. There is no other comparable forum for such an interchange.

Attendance of any event is by invitation only: More information and details of how to get an invitation can be obtained by returning our contact form.


The Logistics Research and Innovation Centre
Mantra Learning
Manchester M24 1RU

 Outline programme





Registration, refreshments and networking



Welcome and introduction to WTG

Mark Currie, WTG Joint Chairman


Automation – a journey or a destination? 


John Munnelly

Head of Operations

John Lewis & Partners


How automation is developing?



Returns – not just a passing fashion

Peter Louden

Business Solutions Director

Clipper Logistics plc


Refreshments and networking 



Modular pallet conveyors


Hilton Campbell

Managing Director

Interroll Ltd (UK)


Partner demonstrations



Lunch and networking



Speculative development – is it enough to plug the gap?


Kevin Mofid

Director of Research



Semi-permanent warehouses – a turnkey solution

Mark Currie


Mantra Learning

John Drake

Divisional Director

Spaciotempo UK

Robert Stuart



Getting to grips with the reverse logistics challenge

Tom Parker

Managing Director

RL People and Consultancy




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Wednesday 5th June 2019