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Created in Italy in 1994, F&L was established as an independent forum for logistics leaders from manufacturing and transport supply across Europe to meet twice annually in different locations to review and embrace best practice. Founder member countries Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

With a thriving network of current senior business leaders, brands, global institutions, regulators, academics, thought leaders, personalities and experts, F&L remains independent of any other body and organises a variety in-person & online meetings including business roundtables, conferences, debates, expert comment and presentations, innovation events and networking for its members. Discussion is confidential and is based on the Chatham House Rule.  F&L is not-for-profit and does not lobby.  We meet members current and future in their own backyards and refuse to accept F&L delivering anything but the best to its multi-stakeholder community.  

Some of the personalities who have contributed much to F&L over the years are shown below.

Franco Castagnetti

Founder of F&L

NewOpera AISBL

Frank Arendt

CPO & Former Assoc Director
Migros Industrie / Procter & Gamble

Johannes Fritzen

Former CEO
Volkswagen Transport

Bertil Hastéus

Former President
SKF Logistics

Andreas Georg

Former Strategic Sourcing Director EU and CIS

Emilio Fernández

Former President
Transfesa & Newopera AISBL

Harald Bortolotti

Former Director
LKW Walter International

John Riley

Asset Productivity Director

Wibo Aris

Former CEO
Air Cargo Netherlands

Dr Horst Kubek

Treasurer & Senior VP
NewOpera AISBL & LKW Walter

Antti Vehviläinen

Former Exec Director & VP Logistics
FCRA (Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority) & Stora Enso

Theo Zwijgers

Former Director Supply Chain EAI & Advisor
LyondellBasell & Orpic