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Conference Agenda

Pre-conference Day (29th October):

Workshops & Open Innovation Hackathon: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Welcome Keynotes: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Welcome Address & Reception: 6pm onwards

**Times are subject to change

Day 1 (30th October):

Registration: 7:00am
Start: 8:00am
Finish: 6:00pm

Day 2 (31st October):

Start: 8:00am
Finish: 3:15pm

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
How HP transforms to a digital value chain
  • Learn how HP built a new vision around the ‘amazing experience’ and what this has meant for the supply chain.
  • Find out why defining the ‘digital value chain’ has helped HP structure an end-to-end business strategy rather than a supply chain only one
  • Learn how adaptive manufacturing can redefine the business and supply chain. Using an example of a ‘printer that can print’ itself
  • Hear how HP is using their supply chain capabilities to innovate across the entire printing ecosystem with the instant ink model: driving high customer satisfaction and retention.

HP Volker Schmitz Vice President, Head of EMEA Supply Chain HP

09:00 - 09:30
Rethink your operations to capitalise on the transformation of logistics
  • Hear Coyote logistics assess the key trends affecting the industry right now that will be the differentiators for your company over the coming two years
  • Find out how providers can approach the volatile nature of the logistics industry and manage the lack of predictability in an effective and profitable way
  • Discuss the practical ways to increase visibility across your supply chain and the difficulties involved in obtaining and implementing the best technology to make this a reality

Coyote Logistics Mathijs Slangen SVP Commercial Europe Coyote Logistics

09:30 - 10:00
How global logistics providers respond to e-commerce and innovation
  • Explore the potential disintermediation of freight forwarding companies that may be closer than we think as a result of digitalisation across the industry
  • Find how GEODIS are taking substantial steps to ensure that innovation is used as a key differentiator for them to gain an advantage on other logistic providers
  • Discuss the potential disruptive qualities of eCommerce and assess the threat it poses to global logistics providers alongside the likely opportunities it offers for growth

GEODIS Kim Pedersen CCO GEODIS

09:00 - 09:30
Innovating alongside the biggest trends in logistics

An in-depth analysis by UPS, of how they are innovating their operations alongside the biggest industry trends, featuring specific case study information.

UPS Frank Sportolari President, Germany UPS

09:00 - 09:30
From Blockchain to Robotics: How China’s biggest retailer is building the supply chain

Learn how JD.com are embracing advanced technologies to conquer the biggest challenges facing retail today

  • Changing consumer behaviour: What do fast-changing consumption habits in China tell us about the future of global commerce
  • Enhance speed through robotics and automation: Why is a Chinese e-commerce giant is investing in fully-automated warehouses, drone deliveries, blockchain, and other advanced technologies
  • Own the last mile experience: Learn how combining an in-house logistics network and advanced technology helps provide an outstanding delivery experience

JD.com Lori Chao Director of International Communications JD.com

09:00 - 09:30
Supply Chain Transformation for Omni-Channel performance

Learn how JD.com are embracing advanced technologies to conquer the biggest challenges facing retail today

  • Latest trends, challenges & considerations

Adidas Alexandra Morton VP Supply Chain Western Europe Adidas

09:00 - 09:30
De-risking Brexit – strategies to minimise disruption to EU-UK supply chains flows

At the date of the Forum there will be less than five months until Britain leaves the European Union. By then the nature and timing of the parting will be clearer but some friction and short-term disruption to freight flows between the UK and the EU27 countries seems inevitable and should be provided for. This presentation will update on the prospects for a soft, hard or No Deal Brexit from the business organisation that leads for logistics in the UK. FTA has also developed guidance on the assessment of supply chain risk arising from Brexit and strategies to avoid or reduce disruption. If you have yet to consider the contingent risk to your UK and Irish customers and suppliers from Brexit, this will be a good place and time to start!

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

Supply Chain Digitalisation
08:30 - 09:00
Transform your supply chain with a comprehensive digital vision

The latest digital technologies are delivering substantial benefits to supply chain performance that are both affordable and quick to implement. To capture the full value of investments in digitalisation, companies need to embed these new technologies effectively throughout their supply chains.

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President - Supply Chain Henkel

Liberty Global Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global

BAT Leonardo Campelo Marins Logistics Innovation Lead BAT

AIRBUS Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

08:30 - 09:00
Develop an intelligent supply chain

A modern digital supply network is powered by advanced analytics. Discover how intelligent technologies can improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across your entire operation.

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Supply Site Tallinn BNEW GSU Group Supply Ericsson

Nypro Yann Le Derf Sr. Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

Supply Chain Strategy
08:30 - 09:00
Drive future success with a dynamic and customer-centric network

Network design was much simpler before the digital age. Having established a strategy, you could follow it and maintain business as usual. Today, customer requirements are changing and increasing so rapidly that networks are being forced continually to keep up. This session explores how organisations can enhance their network orchestration to manage demand fluctuations and successfully meet their customers’ ever-growing expectations

ABB Dirk-Jan van Duivendijk Group Vice President Transportation, Trade & Logistics ABB

Montblanc Jens Nilson Director International Supply Chain Management Montblanc

08:30 - 09:00
Supply chain strategy and driving innovation outside of technology

Operations executives are facing extraordinary new opportunities to be at the forefront of global business and supply chain transformation. Digital operations are revolutionisng the way companies develop, make, and distribute their products and services. But the confluence of global trends, changing industry ecosystems, improved supplier collaboration relationships and innovations outside of technology are also high on leading CSCOs agendas.

LEGO Jeroen van Weesep Vice President Operations Manufacturing LEGO

Ecommerce
08:30 - 09:00
The future retail landscape

The retail supply chain is a complex animal that has been affected by everything from the uptick in e-commerce to the move to omni-channel distribution to the so-called “Amazon effect,” to name a few. Highly dynamic and customer-focused, these end-to-end supply chains require a high degree of synchronization and collaboration—both of which are being made easier by technology and changing markets.

Reima OY Nina Antilla CSCO Reima OY

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

FatFace Simon Ratcliffe Head of Supply Chain Infrastructure FatFace

Deckers Brands Guy Meisl Supply Chain Director EMEA, Canada & China Deckers Brands

08:30 - 09:00
Emerging opportunities in ecommerce

Digitalisation eCommerce and cross-border are providing LSPs and their customer with a strong opportunity to boost revenues and take advantage of the opportunities growth opportunities presented by the boom in ecommerce.

Gebrüder Weiss Jürgen Bauer Director and Regional Manager East Gebrüder Weiss

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express Germany

Post NL Coen Schut Member of Board, Director Strategy & Development, Parcels & Logistics PostNL

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

08:30 - 09:00
Operational intricacies of ecommerce

Omni-channel capabilities are an integral part of a robust retail fulfilment strategy. The retail winners in the future will be those who can re-imagine their enterprises and align next-level inventory visibility with a successful and optimized omni-channel strategy.

Argos Sainsburys Jay Conway Head of Supply Chain Digitization Argos Sainsburys

Puig Josep Estal Director Supply Chain Puig

Reima OY Martin Vicary Sourcing Director Reima Oy

John Lewis John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis

Logistics
08:30 - 09:00
Embrace the digitalised future of the logistics industry

As the logistics industry continues to evolve within the digital landscape, providers must put themselves in a position to benefit from the advancements that technology will provide. Increased automation processes, and a continuous development plan to handle and utilise data will allow companies to achieve higher levels of efficiency, improve visibility and develop an organisation that is agile and ready for the digital future.

XPO Logistics Malcolm Wilson CEO Europe XPO Logistics

GEODIS Freight Forwarding Kim Pedersen CCO GEODIS

Port of Antwerp Erwin Verstraelen Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee Port of Antwerp

Rhenus Logistics Andreas Pilkat General Manager Europe Rhenus Logistics

INTTRA Philly Teixeira President EMEA INTTRA

ALK Technologies Rishi Mehra Director, Web Products ALK Technologies

08:30 - 09:00
Proactively confront the capacity crisis

With demand outstripping delivery capabilities and continuing driver shortages across Europe, logistics providers are being forced to find new, innovative ways to facilitate deliveries. The volatile nature of the European logistics market presents many capacity limitations on providers. Investigate how to proactively combat the commoditisation of the industry by diversifying and collaborating to maintain a foothold in a crowded and capricious market.

Jan de Rijk Logistics Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

CEVA Logistics Bart Beeks EVP Benelux CEVA Logistics

Deloitte Raoul Ramautarsing Director Customs & Global Trade Deloitte

Imperial Logistics Christian Berlin Director Road Liquid Imperial Logistics

CHEP Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

Broekman Logistics Willem Jan van Amersfoort Managing Director Warehousing & Distribution Broekman Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
Establish a transformation strategy that delivers in the long and short term

With new technological opportunities consistently flooding the logistics industry the digital future is always in providers minds. However, there must be a conceited effort to approach a digital transformation in a scaled fashion that does not impede your operations today. Explore how companies must keep the balance between focusing on margins and customer satisfaction and integrating longer term, digital advancements.

Raben Group Anthony Ranson Head of Sea & Air Raben Group

Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

DSV Solutions Meinderdjan Botman CCO DSV Solutions

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

Redspher Ignacio Tirado CCO Redspher

08:30 - 09:00
Enhance efficiency and quality by providing a complete service offering

Logistics providers are being faced with the challenge of creating an operation that can cater for constant disruptions and changing customer demands. To retain and gain business, providers must increase their effectiveness to do just this. Explore how, by diversifying operational capabilities, logistics providers can deliver a complete offering to their customers that will improve the level of service through increased control, efficient collaboration and end to end visibility.

Bolloré Logistics Henri Le Gouis CEO Bolloré Logistics

Ahlers Sven Verstrepen Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics Ahlers

DAMCO Mikkel Rasmussen CEO Europe DAMCO

Syncreon Colin Enright CEO Europe Syncreon

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
How HP transforms to a digital value chain
  • Learn how HP built a new vision around the ‘amazing experience’ and what this has meant for the supply chain.
  • Find out why defining the ‘digital value chain’ has helped HP structure an end-to-end business strategy rather than a supply chain only one
  • Learn how adaptive manufacturing can redefine the business and supply chain. Using an example of a ‘printer that can print’ itself
  • Hear how HP is using their supply chain capabilities to innovate across the entire printing ecosystem with the instant ink model: driving high customer satisfaction and retention.

HP Volker Schmitz Vice President, Head of EMEA Supply Chain HP

09:00 - 09:30
Rethink your operations to capitalise on the transformation of logistics
  • Hear Coyote logistics assess the key trends affecting the industry right now that will be the differentiators for your company over the coming two years
  • Find out how providers can approach the volatile nature of the logistics industry and manage the lack of predictability in an effective and profitable way
  • Discuss the practical ways to increase visibility across your supply chain and the difficulties involved in obtaining and implementing the best technology to make this a reality

Coyote Logistics Mathijs Slangen SVP Commercial Europe Coyote Logistics

09:30 - 10:00
How global logistics providers respond to e-commerce and innovation
  • Explore the potential disintermediation of freight forwarding companies that may be closer than we think as a result of digitalisation across the industry
  • Find how GEODIS are taking substantial steps to ensure that innovation is used as a key differentiator for them to gain an advantage on other logistic providers
  • Discuss the potential disruptive qualities of eCommerce and assess the threat it poses to global logistics providers alongside the likely opportunities it offers for growth

GEODIS Kim Pedersen CCO GEODIS

09:00 - 09:30
Innovating alongside the biggest trends in logistics

An in-depth analysis by UPS, of how they are innovating their operations alongside the biggest industry trends, featuring specific case study information.

UPS Frank Sportolari President, Germany UPS

09:00 - 09:30
From Blockchain to Robotics: How China’s biggest retailer is building the supply chain

Learn how JD.com are embracing advanced technologies to conquer the biggest challenges facing retail today

  • Changing consumer behaviour: What do fast-changing consumption habits in China tell us about the future of global commerce
  • Enhance speed through robotics and automation: Why is a Chinese e-commerce giant is investing in fully-automated warehouses, drone deliveries, blockchain, and other advanced technologies
  • Own the last mile experience: Learn how combining an in-house logistics network and advanced technology helps provide an outstanding delivery experience

JD.com Lori Chao Director of International Communications JD.com

09:00 - 09:30
Supply Chain Transformation for Omni-Channel performance

Learn how JD.com are embracing advanced technologies to conquer the biggest challenges facing retail today

  • Latest trends, challenges & considerations

Adidas Alexandra Morton VP Supply Chain Western Europe Adidas

09:00 - 09:30
De-risking Brexit – strategies to minimise disruption to EU-UK supply chains flows

At the date of the Forum there will be less than five months until Britain leaves the European Union. By then the nature and timing of the parting will be clearer but some friction and short-term disruption to freight flows between the UK and the EU27 countries seems inevitable and should be provided for. This presentation will update on the prospects for a soft, hard or No Deal Brexit from the business organisation that leads for logistics in the UK. FTA has also developed guidance on the assessment of supply chain risk arising from Brexit and strategies to avoid or reduce disruption. If you have yet to consider the contingent risk to your UK and Irish customers and suppliers from Brexit, this will be a good place and time to start!

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

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Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Logistics
08:30 - 09:00
Embrace the digitalised future of the logistics industry

As the logistics industry continues to evolve within the digital landscape, providers must put themselves in a position to benefit from the advancements that technology will provide. Increased automation processes, and a continuous development plan to handle and utilise data will allow companies to achieve higher levels of efficiency, improve visibility and develop an organisation that is agile and ready for the digital future.

XPO Logistics Malcolm Wilson CEO Europe XPO Logistics

GEODIS Freight Forwarding Kim Pedersen CCO GEODIS

Port of Antwerp Erwin Verstraelen Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee Port of Antwerp

Rhenus Logistics Andreas Pilkat General Manager Europe Rhenus Logistics

INTTRA Philly Teixeira President EMEA INTTRA

ALK Technologies Rishi Mehra Director, Web Products ALK Technologies

08:30 - 09:00
Proactively confront the capacity crisis

With demand outstripping delivery capabilities and continuing driver shortages across Europe, logistics providers are being forced to find new, innovative ways to facilitate deliveries. The volatile nature of the European logistics market presents many capacity limitations on providers. Investigate how to proactively combat the commoditisation of the industry by diversifying and collaborating to maintain a foothold in a crowded and capricious market.

Jan de Rijk Logistics Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

CEVA Logistics Bart Beeks EVP Benelux CEVA Logistics

Deloitte Raoul Ramautarsing Director Customs & Global Trade Deloitte

Imperial Logistics Christian Berlin Director Road Liquid Imperial Logistics

CHEP Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

Broekman Logistics Willem Jan van Amersfoort Managing Director Warehousing & Distribution Broekman Logistics

08:30 - 09:00
Establish a transformation strategy that delivers in the long and short term

With new technological opportunities consistently flooding the logistics industry the digital future is always in providers minds. However, there must be a conceited effort to approach a digital transformation in a scaled fashion that does not impede your operations today. Explore how companies must keep the balance between focusing on margins and customer satisfaction and integrating longer term, digital advancements.

Raben Group Anthony Ranson Head of Sea & Air Raben Group

Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

American Global Logistics Jon Slangerup CEO American Global Logistics

DSV Solutions Meinderdjan Botman CCO DSV Solutions

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

Redspher Ignacio Tirado CCO Redspher

08:30 - 09:00
Enhance efficiency and quality by providing a complete service offering

Logistics providers are being faced with the challenge of creating an operation that can cater for constant disruptions and changing customer demands. To retain and gain business, providers must increase their effectiveness to do just this. Explore how, by diversifying operational capabilities, logistics providers can deliver a complete offering to their customers that will improve the level of service through increased control, efficient collaboration and end to end visibility.

Bolloré Logistics Henri Le Gouis CEO Bolloré Logistics

Ahlers Sven Verstrepen Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics Ahlers

DAMCO Mikkel Rasmussen CEO Europe DAMCO

Syncreon Colin Enright CEO Europe Syncreon

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Supply Chain Digitalisation
08:30 - 09:00
Transform your supply chain with a comprehensive digital vision

The latest digital technologies are delivering substantial benefits to supply chain performance that are both affordable and quick to implement. To capture the full value of investments in digitalisation, companies need to embed these new technologies effectively throughout their supply chains.

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President - Supply Chain Henkel

Liberty Global Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global

BAT Leonardo Campelo Marins Logistics Innovation Lead BAT

AIRBUS Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

08:30 - 09:00
Develop an intelligent supply chain

A modern digital supply network is powered by advanced analytics. Discover how intelligent technologies can improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across your entire operation.

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Supply Site Tallinn BNEW GSU Group Supply Ericsson

Nypro Yann Le Derf Sr. Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

Supply Chain Strategy
08:30 - 09:00
Drive future success with a dynamic and customer-centric network

Network design was much simpler before the digital age. Having established a strategy, you could follow it and maintain business as usual. Today, customer requirements are changing and increasing so rapidly that networks are being forced continually to keep up. This session explores how organisations can enhance their network orchestration to manage demand fluctuations and successfully meet their customers’ ever-growing expectations

ABB Dirk-Jan van Duivendijk Group Vice President Transportation, Trade & Logistics ABB

Montblanc Jens Nilson Director International Supply Chain Management Montblanc

08:30 - 09:00
Supply chain strategy and driving innovation outside of technology

Operations executives are facing extraordinary new opportunities to be at the forefront of global business and supply chain transformation. Digital operations are revolutionisng the way companies develop, make, and distribute their products and services. But the confluence of global trends, changing industry ecosystems, improved supplier collaboration relationships and innovations outside of technology are also high on leading CSCOs agendas.

LEGO Jeroen van Weesep Vice President Operations Manufacturing LEGO

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Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Ecommerce
08:30 - 09:00
The future retail landscape

The retail supply chain is a complex animal that has been affected by everything from the uptick in e-commerce to the move to omni-channel distribution to the so-called “Amazon effect,” to name a few. Highly dynamic and customer-focused, these end-to-end supply chains require a high degree of synchronization and collaboration—both of which are being made easier by technology and changing markets.

Reima OY Nina Antilla CSCO Reima OY

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

FatFace Simon Ratcliffe Head of Supply Chain Infrastructure FatFace

Deckers Brands Guy Meisl Supply Chain Director EMEA, Canada & China Deckers Brands

08:30 - 09:00
Emerging opportunities in ecommerce

Digitalisation eCommerce and cross-border are providing LSPs and their customer with a strong opportunity to boost revenues and take advantage of the opportunities growth opportunities presented by the boom in ecommerce.

Gebrüder Weiss Jürgen Bauer Director and Regional Manager East Gebrüder Weiss

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express Germany

Post NL Coen Schut Member of Board, Director Strategy & Development, Parcels & Logistics PostNL

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

08:30 - 09:00
Operational intricacies of ecommerce

Omni-channel capabilities are an integral part of a robust retail fulfilment strategy. The retail winners in the future will be those who can re-imagine their enterprises and align next-level inventory visibility with a successful and optimized omni-channel strategy.

Argos Sainsburys Jay Conway Head of Supply Chain Digitization Argos Sainsburys

Puig Josep Estal Director Supply Chain Puig

Reima OY Martin Vicary Sourcing Director Reima Oy

John Lewis John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis

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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown