Press release: Keynote speaker announced for FORS Members’ Conference

Press release: Keynote speaker announced for FORS Members’ Conference

  • kevinRichardsonKeynote will be delivered by Kevin Richardson, chief executive, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Conference theme will be “Compliance, what does it mean to you?”
  • Event will be chaired by Brian Weatherley, former editor-in-chief of Commercial Motor and Truck and Driver magazines

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has announced that the theme of its second members’ conference will be ‘legal, contractual and FORS compliance’.

The conference keynote will be delivered by Kevin Richardson, chief executive, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and will look at the social obligations placed on fleets, and the ethical, moral and commercial values organisations must consider for the good of all stakeholders.

Delegates will be invited to consider the concept “Compliance, what does it mean to you?” and will be encouraged to review how their business tackles compliance issues and manages compliance on a daily basis. Taking place on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in Birmingham, the conference will look at all aspects of legal and contractual compliance, and compliance related to meeting the requirements of the FORS Standard.

Free to attend for FORS members, the event will be chaired by Brian Weatherley, former editor-in-chief of Commercial Motor and Truck and Driver magazines. With over 30 years in the road transport industry, he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and brings not only his industry knowledge but also his vast experience chairing high profile events.

Over 350 delegates are expected to attend, and they will hear from a wide variety of speakers, including representatives from major organisations who specify FORS, and FORS operators. Those attending will also have the opportunity to book a one-to-one slot with FORS experts.

“We are delighted by the strong line up of speakers who will deliver insightful and engaging presentations. Even FORS members who think they know the FORS Standard inside and out will benefit from hearing about compliance checks that are undertaken for FORS accredited companies that wish to be accredited or re-accredited at FORS Silver and Gold,” said John Hix, FORS Concession Director.

“Delegates will have a better understanding of how the FORS Compliance Team monitor and manage breaches of the FORS Standard, the FORS Terms and Conditions, and what procedures will be undertaken.”

The conference will also have an exhibition of FORS Associates running alongside, talking to attendees about the exclusive discounts and offers available to FORS members. For more information please click here.