Senior business leaders across industrial sectors and country borders find dialogue, networking, learning and interest at F&L. Individuals representing brand owners, manufacturers in different industries, logistics (all modes), retail and suppliers come together with technology, insurance, finance, academics, NGOs, policymakers, scientists, high-ranking politicians and experts.
Why? To inform themselves about what other industry leaders are doing, to listen to and question scientists, academics, thought-leaders and industry stakeholders on issues that concern them, and to exchange experiences – what’s going well, not so well and what’s coming next?
“F&L has always driven a breadth of participation which crosses industry sectors, country borders and job function. We focus on our network and look always for expertise, experience, insights and new perspectives on the strategic topics that are critical for today’s senior business leader to engage with – regardless of role or industry” Philip Evans, Secretary General
F&L is a members’ organisation with a small and highly engaged team. We are funded by annual membership fees and by conference participation fees. This means that we can retain a neutral perspective and focus 100% on maximising benefit for the individuals and organisations in our network. F&L was founded in 1994.
“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect“
Steven Johnson (born 1968), Science author & media theorist
We prioritise keeping the network current with new participants and a strong core of regular contributors, who all appreciate the relaxed yet highly professional atmosphere we create.
F&L an easy and efficient way to connect with leaders across other industries and 47 countries in Europe. Networking is a given. But members use F&L to learn, build understanding, to ask better questions and seek better answers, to debate and deep dive into topics with other industry leaders whom they would not normally meet. Listen to and question experts, thought-leaders, industry practitioners, scientists, academics, policymakers and regulators. Find out what works,, what doesn’t work and why.
“There are so many takeaways that I cannot summarise – F&L is an amazing platform for networking, inspiration, learning what works for others and what we should maybe avoid. I have a lot of new contacts and look forward to the next event”
Supply chain evangelist and thought-leader
F&L engages with its network year-round to help supply chain leaders meet their business objectives.
Membership costs €1,950 per organisation per year.