Ireland’s 1st Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week kicks off on March 27th
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Ireland's Department for Transport has announced the details of the first ever Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week, which will take place from 27 March to 1 April 2023.
The Irish Government says the objective of Logistics Week is to promote the logistics and supply chain sector to students, new entrants, and potential career changers.
Logistics Week also aims to engage supply chain industry executives on the changing skills needed within the sector. The week will consist of a mix of in-person and online events at both national and regional level.
“Logistics Week will take place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April. It will consist of a mix of in-person and online events at both national and regional levels and will be formally launched in Rosslare Europort on 27 March by Jack Chambers, Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for International and Road Transport and Logistics,” says the Department for Transport.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Commenting on the initiative at Rosslare Europort, Minister Chambers said:
“A highly skilled, diverse and dynamic logistics and supply chain sector is vital for a vibrant Irish economy. This Logistics Week, which is the first of its kind ever to take place in Ireland, will help to promote skills development, career opportunities and best practice.
The sector has an important role to play in keeping vital goods available to people and business. Last year, Ireland’s exports of goods reached a record level of €208 billion, this is an increase of more than €42 billion compared with 2021. Imports also increased, up by 35%, so there is no doubt that this sector is hugely supporting our socio-economic activity.
Recent statistics have shown that overall freight activity in Rosslare Europort has grown by an astounding 53% over the past two years. I can think of no better place to launch Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week than in this rapidly growing hub, which is a key gateway to Continental Europe.”