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’.
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.
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.
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)
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:
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 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?
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 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
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)
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
With grateful thanks to sponsors:
Further sponsors for this important event will be announced.