Why attend our convention?

Last year our convention took place in Malaysia. This year we’re in Dubai, where you can join over 200 international delegates from up to 30 countries around the world. We’ve got an exciting agenda of: presentations by renowned international industry speakers; interactive workshops; meetings and visits; alongside valuable opportunities for connecting and networking with friends from across our global family.

CILT Interntaion Convention 2015 in Duabi with an illustration of Dubai

Book your Convention place by clicking here now.
(Please note: CILT (UK) are handling the booking process so you will be re-directed to their website.)

Enjoy sharing best practice and expertise, working together in developing innovative ideas and participating in shaping the future of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and our industry.

Conference venue

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Sheikh Rashid Road
Al Garhoud
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 230 8555

Located in the heart of Dubai and overlooking the Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai is conveniently situated for access to Dubai’s International Airport and within minutes away from some of Dubai’s most important landmarks and shopping centres.

For directions to and from the Creekside Hotel.


Sunday 13 September | Day 1:


Monday 14 September | Day 2:

  • 08:30 Opening and Presidential Address
  • 09.00 Guest Speaker: Mr Ravi Kumar, Dubai Trade
  • 09.45 Theme Based Session TBA
  • 10.45 Break
  • 11.00  PD / Membership Breakout Session
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Exploring Future Directions for Global Supply Chains – Mark Millar
  • 14.45 Young Professionals / WiLAT Presentations
  • 15.15 Break
  • 15.30 Best Practice Session
  • 16.45 Closing
  • 18.30 – 22.00    Presidents Dinner


Tuesday 15 September | Day 3:

  • 09.00 International Council Session
  • 09.45 Professor Chris Kissling, FCILT, FRAeS & Dr John Webb, FCILT:
    Shedding Light on Transport Network Performance
  • 10.30 Break
  • 10.45 5 Year Strategy – Presentation – President & SG
  • 11.30 5 Year Strategy – Discussion & Feedback Session
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Guest Speaker: Jonathan James, Ministry of Transport, Abu Dhabi
  • 14.45 Regional Strategy Planning – Regional IVP Presentation
  • 15.15 Break
  • 15.30 Regional Strategy Planning Session – Discussion
  • 16.45 – 17.00  Closing


Wednesday 16 September | Day 4:

  • Dubai World Port /  Jafza Tour |  Country to Country meetings |  Wrap up meetings  |  Educational briefings


Delegate package £575 : An all inclusive convention rate for International Conference on 13, 14, 15 September, including lunch and refreshments, Welcome Event on the evening of 13th September, President’s Dinner on 14th September and option to attend technical visit on 16th September  (please note, this excludes  flights and accommodation).

Partner package: Includes Welcome Event on the evening of 13 September, President’s Dinner on 14 September and opportunity to attend International Council Meeting: £300 (please note, this excludes  flights and accommodation).

To book your Convention place click here.
(Please note: CILT (UK) are handling the booking process so you will be re-directed to their website.)


We’ve arranged a CILT delegate rate with a selection of local hotels for you to choose and book your own accommodation.

To book your hotel click here.
(Costs excludes flights however, we’d recommend SkyScanner as great resource for comparing costs from different carriers all at once.)

Free time

You could indulge an in amazing, 5* three-course dinner whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Dubai Marina, or go on a desert safari with trained guides, driving 4×4 vehicles over the sand dunes, through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

To find out more about what you can do with your free time click here.