12-13 November: together with the UN Trade Development Team, we invite you to join F&L in the United Nations’ Palais de Nations in Geneva for important discussions on current supply chain issues and international trade. Register using the tab above.
This event is for business leaders and decision-makers in manufacturing, retail, supply, all modes of logistics, ports, technology companies including startups, insurance, finance, academics, NGOs, policymakers, politicians and experts. In other words, all those who are actively working in or with the international supply chain and logistics.
Industry leaders and supply chain experts are building our agenda which will shortly be shown here: 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! This includes:
19:30 – Networking & dinner by Lake Geneva (all welcome, informal dress)
On the shores of Lake Geneva and close to the United Nations, we welcome you for a relaxed evening of dinner and networking at the hotel we have taken exclusive use of for F&L’s event. Parking is easy and available and the bar will be open until late!
09:30 – Conference at United Nations, Geneva
We leave the hotel around 08:30 to ensure time for a relaxed entry into the UN (travel time approx 15 mins). Returning to the hotel around 17:45 for private time and/or networking in the bar.
20:00 – Dinner
09:30 – Conference at United Nations, Geneva
We finish the conference at 13:00 and enjoy lunch in the main UN restaurant with a tour and some history for all those interested.
Who is this meeting for? On 12-13 November 2020, the international F&L Forum will hold a meeting for business leaders and decision-makers in global manufacturing, logistics companies (road, rail, sea, waterways, air), academia, policymakers and science.
Why is this international group coming to the Geneva?
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:
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 11th and Thursday 12th, lunches Thursday 12th and Friday 13th 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
Please ask if you are unsure.
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)
Billiet & Co
Bulk Logistic Solutions
C. H. Robinson Europe
Combined Cargo Terminals
DHL Global Forwarding
Direct Rail Services
ECS European Containers
European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone
Francesco Parisi Group
Freight Leaders’ Council Italy
Government Italian Republic
Hafen Hamburg Marketing
Ineos Styrolution Europe
Invista Resins & Fibers
Klaipėda Free Economic Zone
Kuehne Logistics University
Kühne + Nagel Estonia
Port of Antwerp
Port of Valencia
Ports of Naples & Salerno
Rhenus Port Logistics
SBB Cargo International
SRM Maritime Observatory
Universidad de los Andes
Vos Bulk Logistics
VTG Rail Europe
World Economic Forum
World Food Programme
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.
Sponsors for this event will shortly be announced! Please contact us if you are interested.
We have taken exclusive use of a 106 room hotel on the shores on Lake Geneva, minutes from the United Nations. Good prices, excellent open networking spaces and outstanding views. You will receive details of how to book when you have registered to attend.
Spouses/partners of participants are welcomed todinners on Wednesday and Thursday evening, and we usually arrange a tour for spouses on Friday morning. Please include names in the registration form and email if you have any questions.