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.

Please note that events are subject to change at short notice. We reserve the right to refuse admission to applicants where there may be conflicts of interest between hosts and delegate member companies. No correspondence will be entered into in relation to these decisions.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 7th March 2024

Model Form Of Contract MF/1 – Revision 7 Update

Lsst month, The Institution of Engineering and Technology updated the Model Form of Contract, commonly known as MF/1. This trusted document has been perfect for projects for the design, supply and installation of electrical, electronic and mechanical plant and is recognised throughout the Automated Material Handling industry.

Tony Ventrella will  provide clarity and help attendees understand the specific details of the revisions.

This session is available to AMHSA Members only and is being provided free of charge. We urge members to attend this session, especially if you have attended the full training day previously.


Please use the link below to register if you would like to attend this session.

Model Form of Contract – MF/1 Revision 7 Update Tickets, Thu 7 Mar 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Future Events

13th March 2024  – Model Form of Contract MF/1 Training Day

AMHSA are delighted to announce a Legal Training – Model Form of Contract MF/1 event with a full update in relation to Revision 7 on Wednesday 13th March 2024.

Tony Ventrella, Principal Adviser at Ventrella Associates, who has an LL.B (Hons) in Law and MA in Business Law will be on hand to guide you through the principals and practices of contract design applicable to contracts relevant to the Automated Material Handling Systems sector. Particular emphasis will be placed on how the model contract can be used for the logistics automation industry.

Tony is a key member of the MF/1 Model Contract Drafting Committee and is an expert in both the legal and practical application of this contract in our industry. He is also able to support the application of the MF/1 contracts internationally.

The training course is tailored to all those responsible for the negotiation and execution of commercial supply and installation contracts in the materials handling industry. It will be suitable for both Commercial teams and also to provide a good overview of MF/1 for Sales, Projects and Engineering teams who are involved in commercial discussions with customers and suppliers.

Tony will share his commercial and legal expertise in relation to automated handling projects using MF/1 and other forms of contract. The course has been updated and will include consideration of some typical amendments commonly made by customers.

The session will start at 09:30 with tea, coffee and breakfast rolls being served from 9.00am.

We are able to offer this outstanding opportunity to AMHSA members for the 2023 prices of £299 plus v.a.t. and booking fees per person.

External candidates (non-members) may join this session for £449 plus v.a.t. and booking fees. (N.B. – External candidates are welcome by approval. We reserve the right to refuse external candidates to this session. No correspondence will be entered into by AMHSA or their partners in relation to any decision made to refuse admission).

A buffet Lunch will be provided.

There will be opportunities for questions both during and at the end of the session.

N.B. We are unable to offer refunds once you have booked but will consider exceptional circumstances. In all cases any considered refunds will be subject to Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined) plus an administration fee (10% of the total applicable fee).

Please use the link below to register and pay for your attendance at this not to be missed event.


AMHSA – Model Form of Contract MF/1 Training Event Tickets, Wed, Mar 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

AMHSA MEMBERS SOCIAL EVENT – Tuesday 16th April 2024


Details to be posted here soon

AMHSA AGM & MEMBERS MEETING – Wednesday 17th April 2024


Details to be posted here soon.

AMHSA Masterclass Training, Mezzanine Structures – Tuesday 24th April 2024


This session is intended to enhance the understanding of mezzanine structure design and functionality for system solution design engineers, AMH equipment and machinery manufacturers and warehouse designers.

More details and information will be posted in due course.

Previous Events

Wednesday 24th January 2024

Digital Marketing Strategies – It’s not about budget, it’s about relevance.

This was our first event of 2024

Digital Marketing has been around for some time and whilst most medium to large scale businesses are able to employ large scale Social Media Campaigns to promote their businesses, it might be the envy of many smaller companies with limited resources and budgets to be able to replicate the sizable efforts made by larger competitors, their use and cost does not have to hamper aspiration.
AMHSA member Interroll, provided a 90 minute online session to help AMHSA members identify marketing, traditional and digital, strategies including social media platforms, including “X” and LinkedIn, that could be used to great effect boosting awareness and giving businesses a wider exposure to audiences using techniques to help the development of strategies for success.
The session was broken into two 30 minute sessions with question and answers sessions and a generous break in between. Irina Schatorjé, Marketing Director – Interroll and her colleague Christopher Grassow – Marketing Manager EMEA shared their experiences, tips, advice and the do’s and dont’s of digital marketing and social media campaigns. They explained their own use of traditional and digital approaches to develop strategies that had worked for Interroll, and wow they were very financially varied but very successful.

7th November – AMHSA Autumn Conference Social Evening 2023

AMHSA members recently attend a social evening on Tuesday 7th November for an informal  networking event.

The event consisted of two halves. We kicked off with wine tasting followed by a taste sensory overload Indian meal at the popular Market Harborough favourite, the Everest Lounge.

Members were encouraged to attend our wine tasting challenge* event at local wine merchant, Duncan Murray’s, wine store where a quiz and three fine wines awaited. The small fee to enter and take part in the event was donated to AMHSA President Duncan Pointon’s, nominated charity, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and a prize was award to the best “Booze Boffin” for demonstrating the unbelievable knowledge of the subject matter.

Wine drank and quiz done it was off to the local eatery, The Everest Lounge. Dinner was fabulous there was plenty of time to catch up with friends and forge new relationships enjoying networking opportunities.

8th November – AMHSA Autumn Conference 2023

The AMHSA Autumn Conference Meeting was held at the Harborough Innovation Centre on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

AMHSA members attended this meeting and heard the latest updates about the direction of the association and membership structure as well as the programme of events for the coming year. Information about continuing representations and efforts made by the secretariat team with the DBT and the successes made agreeing, on behalf of our industry, reciprocal arrangements in order to maintain operational relations with the EU were also featured.

Other speakers included exhibition organisers, IMHX and IWLEX, and we also heard from Rueben Scriven, Interact Analysis, about the current market trends and forecasts and successes.

We would like to thanks everybody for their continued support again this year and hope to develop this event for 2024 with new features and opportunities. Watch this space!!


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