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12-13 November 2020 

 

Agenda – our agenda is built by industry leaders and supply chain experts.  It will be current, constructive and aim to add value to all participants.  As difficult times are known to foster innovation, we expect a range of interesting discussions and dialogue!  


Participants are hosted by the United Nations Trade Development Team: we meet at Geneva’s ‘Palais de Nations’.  

Additional input from the World Economic Forum, and World Meteorological Organisation is arranged.

The role of F&L speakers is to bring expertise and stimulate audience discussion, please check back frequently for speakers who will be shown here. 

Your ideas are very welcome on people whom you would like to hear speak.

Wednesday 13 May

19:30 – Pre conference networking dinner (all welcome, informal dress)

F&L Arrivals Programme – During morning of Wed 13 May we have invited SAS and Air Baltic Management to meet us in Copenhagen (CPH) and Riga (RIX) airports for networking and discussion.  After this, F&L will be on the 14:00 flight to Palanga (PLQ) from Riga (RIX) and the 14:05 from Copenhagen (CPH).  Please book yourself a roundtrip to Palanga, and advise if you are coming via Warsaw or a different route.  For return flights on Friday 15 May, we will have you back at Palanga airport in plenty of time for 15:10 flights to RIX and 16:45 to CPH.

 

Thursday 14 May

10:00 – 17:00 Conference is located in a former Soviet tobacco factory which provides a fantastic space for manufacturer-led sessions, expert illustrations of supply chain developments, panel discussions, breakout groups and workshops, and a keynote on geopolitical background and market development.

19:30 Dinner (all welcome, venue will be advised)

22:30 “After Party” (all welcome)

 

 

Friday 15 May

09:30 – 14:00 Conference and lunch (optional breakfast and exchange with Lithuanian-Belarusian Forum to be confirmed)

14:00 F&L airport bus to Palanga International leaves conference in plenty of time for all international flights:

  • 15:10 International flights depart from Palanga International to a host of destinations via Riga (RIX) and Warsaw (WAW)
  • 16:45 International flights depart from Palanga International to a host of destinations via Copenhagen (CPH)

 

Spouses

Spouses/partners of participants are warmly welcomed to the dinners on Wednesday and Thursday evening, and we usually arrange a tour for spouses on Friday morning.  

WHO ARE YOU BOOKING FOR?
Please enter your email address (required*):
Enter name(s) of person/people you are booking for (if not you):

Enter number of people for conference 14-15 May & dinner Thurs 14 May:

Enter number of people for informal dinner Wed 13 May:

F&L hotel accommodation
We have reserved rooms in Klaipėda (breakfast included - details will shortly be available)


Who is this meeting for?  On 14-15 May 2020, the international F&L Forum will hold a Baltic Region meeting for senior decision-makers in global manufacturing, logistics companies (road, rail, sea, waterways, air), academia, policymakers and science.  


Why is this international group coming to the Baltic Region?  

  • The Baltic Region countries (Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) are at the crossroads of intercontinental trade flows between Europe, Russia and CIS, and Asia.  
  • Manufacturers rate this region as the most attractive in Europe (second only to China in the world).  
  • Estonia and Denmark lead Europe in digitalisation expertise; we want to learn. 
  • We would like to expand our networks and thinking. 
  • F&L member organisations are from varied industry sectors across Europe 47 countries; the Baltic Region is part of Northern Europe.

Why should I attend?  Discussing trade and supply chain strategy together in an open, professional and social atmosphere so that we can listen and learn from each other is a strong fundament for further growth.  


What is F&L?  F&L is an active international non-profit Forum.  We bring a diverse range of stakeholders across Council of Europe 47 countries to discuss international trade and the global supply chain.  We do not lobby, as that would imply that there is one right answer.


What can I expect?  You will not hear speakers trying to sell, or sharing long complex plans for their company’s development.  You will:

  • Listen and contribute to open discussions throughout the meeting (no-one can be quoted outside the room).
  • Be welcome to contribute your ideas and questions throughout.  This is a meeting where the audience contributes as much to the debate as the speakers do.
  • Engage in informal networking with senior business leaders.

Is there anyone who may not attend?  Journalists and press are not permitted because discussions are open throughout the meeting. 


Catering and transfers – dinners Wed 13th and Thursday 14th, lunches Thursday 14th and Friday 15th and various coffee breaks are included in the conference for all participants.  Where conference venues are not within walking distance, transfers are provided.  


Costs per person 

  • €400 member companies
  • Non-members are usually asked to contribute a sum up to €1,250 (F&L is not-for-profit)
  • Sponsors have separate arrangements 
  • €0 manufacturers attending for the first time

Please ask if you are unsure.  

Location – you will join us in Klaipėda, a charming city in Lithuania with strong manufacturing traditions, a highly educated workforce and core TEN-T status.


Flights
 Klaipėda is easily reached with flights to Palanga International Airport (PLQ), which usually stop briefly in Riga, Copenhagen or Warsaw.  

 

F&L International Arrivals Programme – During morning of Wed 13 May we have invited SAS and Air Baltic Management to meet us in Copenhagen (CPH) and Riga (RIX) airports for networking and discussion.  After this, F&L will be on the 14:00 flight to Palanga (PLQ) from Riga (RIX) and the 14:05 from Copenhagen (CPH).  Please book yourself a roundtrip to Palanga, and advise if you are coming via Warsaw or a different route.  (For return flights on Friday 15 May, we will have you back at Palanga airport in plenty of time for 15:10 flights to RIX and 16:45 to CPH).

 

Boutique hotel accommodation is booked across the city, all within a short walk. You will receive a warm welcome, good prices and individually-styled rooms with plenty of character.  Reservation info will come shortly.

This list is coming soon; please check back. In the meantime, the participants of F&L’s meeting held in November 2019 represented business leaders in:

A2B Online Container
Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance
ALIS (Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality)
Alpega
Amber Road
Arcese Trasporti
AVR
Baltic Rail
Beiersdorf
Bertschi
BillerudKorsnäs
Billiet & Co
BJ Solutions
BLS Cargo
Bulk Logistic Solutions
Burgo Group
C. H. Robinson Europe
Cabot Corporation
Cargill
Catts
Chemical Express
CHEP Europe
CLdN Cargo
Combined Cargo Terminals
Coty
Covestro
DFDS Logistics
DHL Global Forwarding
Direct Rail Services
e-Track
ECS European Containers
Electrolux Italia
European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone
Fercam
Finnlines
Francesco Parisi Group
Freight Leaders’ Council Italy
Gaisre
Geba Trans
Government Italian Republic
Grimaldi Group
Hafen Hamburg Marketing
Hannibal
HHLA Estonia
Hupac Intermodal
I-Net
i-Point Systems
Ineos Styrolution Europe
Intesa Sanpaolo
Invista Resins & Fibers
Klaipėda Free Economic Zone
Klaipėda ID
Kuehne Logistics University
Kühne + Nagel Estonia
KWS
Lineas
LKW-Walter International
Logex
LyondellBasell
Mars
MBS Logistics
MIC
Mondi Group
Move Intermodal
N+P Group
Neste
NewOpera
Novigo
Orpic
Perstorp
Plymouth University
Port of Antwerp
Port of Valencia
Ports of Naples & Salerno
Pronk Consultancy
Propeller Club
Rhenus Port Logistics
SABIC Petrochemicals
Samskip Multimodal
SAP
SBB Cargo International
Scania
Signify
SKF
SRM Maritime Observatory
Stena Line
Stora Enso
Tim Consult
Tracks
Transfesa Logistics
Transped Europe
Transporeon
TT Club
UIRR
Unit 45
Universidad de los Andes
Ventura
Veroo
ViiA
Vlantana Group
Vos Bulk Logistics
VTG Rail Europe
World Economic Forum
World Food Programme
Yara

With grateful thanks to sponsors:

 

      

 

Further sponsors for this important event will be announced.