AMHSA provides a wide range of training and workshop sessions covering a range of topics including:

  • Technical training (e.g. Carbon Footprint Workshop, Training Workshop, Fire Protection Workshop)
  • Legal e.g., MF/1 training
  • Sales e.g. Exhibition staff training, Twitter for Business Training

AMHSA’s training sessions are generally open to both members and non-members with reduced rates for AMHSA members. Some of our training courses carry CPD accreditation and will earn training credits / hours. Please check each individual course on our website as they are published.

AMHSA events are generally booked online through the AMHSA Event Booking site.


Upcoming Events - On-Line

We are pleased to announce that over the course of the next couple of months we shall be endeavouring to deliver a fuller calendar of events on-line, whilst we are unable to meet in a physical setting. These events will include training sessions, our AGM & Members Meeting and some webinar forums hosted by some familiar faces from around the industry.

We are really excited and we hope you will be able to join the sessions and will find them interesting and extremely useful. Please see below for further details.

AMHSA Training Workshops Series

Why build a DC? – The Art of DC Design #5 Thursday 5th November 2020, click the link for more details.


AMHSA Steering Group Meeting

The next Steering Group Meeting shall take place on Monday 9th November online. The meeting shall start at 1400 hours and will last for approximately 2 hours. Steering Group Members are encouraged to attend this meeting which primarily will examine the AMHSA Calendar of Events for 2021. We look forward to seeing you online.

Future Events

The current Public Health situation presents us with extremely difficult operational problems. As a result, and in line with government advice in relation to the Covid-19 Virus we have, sadly, had to postpone or cancel several of our events. However, some events will now take place on line using the appropriate technology for group discussions.  We continue to assess the situation and will continue to heed the best scientific and governmental advice  and aim to return to physically attended (possibly with some social distancing guidelines) events later in the year. We hope to include

  • AMHSA Autumn Conference
  • Site Meetings (adhering appropriate guidelines)

We hope that we will be able to return to a more normalised Calendar of Events as soon as possible, when we shall be able to meet in a physical venue. Until then we will be working hard to ensure that we continue to deliver an appropriate and meaningful content of events.

More details will follow in due course. Please keep a watchful eye on our website for more information.

Coping With Covid19 – How The World Was Changed by Coronavirus

A Power Hour Round Table Event – T.B.C.

In March 2020, following the news that a new serious threat had been emerging in the far east since the new year, successive governments around Europe made unprecedented and difficult decisions to close down their economies and their borders, preventing the free movement of non essential goods and people and locking down their populations in an effort to control the spread of the unknown deadly disease. 

The impact as we know proved devastating to all aspects of life, not just for individual nations, but for the whole of the planet, as many more nations followed suit and restricted every element of life in an effort to protect the most vulnerable in society. 

Economies, health, livelihoods and all aspects of all normality have been touched by this pandemic. But, the Automated Material Handling Systems industry has, like many other key sectors and its workforce, who were able to continue to play their part during the lockdown, played some part in ensuring that we have been able to help and support major important supply chains and help the authorities and powers to visualise and direct strategies to help sustain us and return us all to some new normality. 

Come and meet some of the AMHSA Members, for an hour, and hear how their crisis management and tactical planning techniques helped to enable suppliers to continue to function safely in the sometimes restrictive environments with their workplaces and what considerations are being made to futureproof their installations and customers’ capex investments in the future.

Further details will follow.

As things begin to return to some normality and our future becomes clearer, safer and more normal we will begin to organise some physical meeting. These will begin with a new feature and we hope to be visiting the demonstration suites of our members who have introduced centres on their premises in order to demonstrate their products and services. 


Previous Events

AMHSA recently held their previously postponed AGM & Members’ Meeting online. Whilst disappointing that we were unable to meet, physically, we made the most of being able to share information and details about the association and the operating environment in which we all currently find ourselves. We heard from the secretariat team and the association secretary and president. We also heard from Rob Fisher with an update about IMHX 2021 and the efforts being made by Informa Markets to make all of their exhibitions Covid safe going forward. Their was an update about the negotiations between IMHX and AMHSA in relation to the fantastic discounts that AMHSA members who are exhibiting will receive and some of the new innovative services that Informa intend to share with exhibitors to ensure a safe, smooth and successful show.

We recently held our Legal Training Workshop online. The Model Form of Contract MF / 1 Training was once again delivered by Tony Ventrella who has been instrumental in the preparation and continued development of the contract and who has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. Delegates have indicated that the event was extremely valuable and that they were glad to have been part of the session. What’s more, the training was accredited with 5 hours / points of CPD. 

Upcoming Events - On-line
Future Events