Date of release: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

HRH The Princess Royal to visit GreenwichHRH The Princess Royal is to visit the University of Greenwich on Wednesday 24 February.

Her Royal Highness will attend the 12th Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) annual students' conference, jointly organised by CILT and the university's Business School.

The conference, which will tackle themes of smart logistics and transport, is to feature an address by The Princess Royal in her capacity as the patron of CILT. There will also be talks from industry experts who will be sharing their business insights and experiences. Topics will include commercial electric powered vehicles, e-commerce and delivery, and contactless technology.

During the event, students from the university's Business School will present ideas for their own smart technologies. The university's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, will give a welcome address, and there will also be a talk from Jon Sibson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Business School. Students from eight other UK universities will also be attending the conference.

Dr Yong Lin, from the Business School, says: "It will be a huge honour for the university to host a visit from her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, and it is an exciting prospect for our students to learn from, and network with, senior figures from industry. We are looking forward to a memorable day."

Speakers include Phil Roe, Vice-President for Innovation, Strategy & Business Development, DHL (UK); Christopher Featherstone, Systems Engineer, Heathrow POD; Jonathan Hill, Business Analyst, Transport for London; Mark Cateley, General Manager, XOP Logistics; and Dr Steve Shaw and Dr Louise Bunce, from the universities of York and Winchester respectively.

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is the independent international professional body for individuals and companies associated with logistics and transport. It has over 33,000 members in over 31 countries worldwide.

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Picture: HRH The Princess Royal meets staff and students during a previous visit to the university.