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DAY 1 16th October
Workshop One3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop Two3:00PM - 5:00PM
Welcome Industry Keynote5:00pm - 6:00PM
Networking & Welcome Drinks Reception6:00PM
DAY 2 17th October
Opening Plenary Keynote
The Logistics TrackTechnology: Threat and Opportunity
Supply Chain TrackYour Supply Chain Network, Re-Configured
The Logistics TrackThe Customer: Collaboration, Commoditisation and Contracting
Supply Chain TrackBuilding a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Closing Plenary Keynote
Networking Drinks
DAY 3 18th October
Opening Plenary Keynote
The Logistics TrackThe Political Environment and State of the Market
Supply Chain TrackThe Omnichannel Puzzle
The Logistics TrackCustomer Centricity: eCommerce and the Consumer
Supply Chain TrackEnter a World of Total Automation
Logistics Track
08:30 - 09:00
Technology: Threat and Opportunity

Explore the technological evolution, innovation and the ways incumbent and nascent logistics businesses alike can strive to stay ahead of the digital curve.

CHEP Enrique Garcia SVP Supply Chain Europe CHEP

QuiCargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO & Co-Founder QuiCargo

Cargonexx Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz CEO and Co-Founder Cargonexx

INSEAD Ernst Hoestra Entrepreneur in Residence INSEAD

Bolloré Jean-Yves Gras Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics Bolloré

GateHouse Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse

Ahlers Christian Leysen CEO Ahlers

DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics Martijn Siebrand Program Manager Supply Chain Finance DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics

Mentat-IT Frank Salliau Independent Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert Mentat-IT

Ahlers Stijn Beliën Master student Engineering & Management and intern Ahlers

Quintiq Lieke Schreuers Senior Algorithm Expert Quintiq

09:00 - 09:30
The Political Environment and the State of the Market

Discuss the main disruptive forces in supply chain and get an all-encompassing view of the state of the market; from consumer demands and technology advancements to the major market, geopolitical and economic trends set to impact your business.

Kuehne + Nagel Gianfranco Sgro EVP Contract Logistics - Member of Management Board Kuehne + Nagel

Infosys Consulting Melissa Hadhazy  Associate Partner Infosys Consulting

UPS Richard Currie Director of Public Affairs UPS

Jan de Rijk Logistics Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

09:30 - 10:00
The Customer: Collaboration, Commoditisation and Contracting

Customers are driving decisions more than ever (eCommerce, B2B locations, technology, new projects and innovation).  Without listening to the customer, you absolutely cannot survive. But how do you give your customers what they need without being pushed on price?

Prologis Dirk Sosef Vice President Research & Strategy Prologis

CEVA Logistics Bart Beeks MD Benelux CEVA Logistics

CHEP Christophe Loiseau SVP CHEP

Schenker AG Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG

09:30 - 10:00
Customer Centricity; eCommerce and the Consumer

The customer drives business forward, but also has the power to increase complexity and change the economics of whole industries. In logistics, this has been two-fold as customers and consumers alike change every facet of the business. This session aims to provide logistics providers and supply chain executives alike with the strategies necessary to put the customer first without sacrificing the competitiveness of their business.

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

arvato Peter Buse EVP & COO arvato Consumer Products

Bringg Raanan Cohen Co Founder and CEO Bringg

Disney Edwin Van Der Meerendonk VP European Operations Disney

Spar International Tom Rose Head of International Operations Spar International

Metro AG Patrick Dittli Global Director Supply Chain Management Metro AG

Supply Chain Track
08:30 - 09:00
Globalising distribution channels and your network

Align your network structure with customer needs to optimise inventory management, increase agility and strategically weigh up pros vs cons of where to position your manufacturing footprint and service centres

Colgate Palmolive Ann Tracy VP Customer Service & Logistics and Sustainability Europe Colgate Palmolive

Kimberly-Clark Walaa Maher GCC Region Supply Chain Director Kimberly-Clark

Coty Paolo Taddeo VP Supply Chain Design Coty

09:00 - 09:30
Automation – the new digital reality

Automation is transforming all facets of supply chain from sales to forecasting, replenishment to distribution. This session explores how robotics, data and machine learning are transforming supply chain, and what steps you need to take to keep up with the industry

Infineon Technologies Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kaufmann Vice President Automotive Division Supply Chain & Production Management Infineon Technologies

Bridgestone Henri-Xavier Benoist VP Logistic and Supply Chain Management Bridgestone

Liberty Global Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global

3d_systems Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics & Distribution 3D Systems Corporation

IBM Matthias Graffe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

09:30 - 10:00
Shaping the future of the customer centric supply chain

The customer drives business forward, but also has the power to increase complexity and change the economics of whole industries. The old assumptions driving supply chain design and strategy were focused on achieving the lowest possible cost and the most efficient distribution to stores. Today, it’s the customer-first every time, all the time.

Vodafone Frank Tenbusch VP Global Supply Chain Management Vodafone

GSK Jerzy Glinkowski Consumer Health Europe Supply Chain Lead GSK

Johnson Controls Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

Pfizer Erika Vreys Sr. Mgr./TL. Network Solutions & Excellence EMEA Pfizer

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