On 17-19 November 2021, we invite you to join F&L for an extraordinary opportunity to meet a wide community of invited logistic & supply chain leaders, experts, practitioners, thought-leaders and innovators. Hosted by the United Nations, we will meet in person and online in Geneva.
Over two days, this very practical agenda tackles congestion, disruption, global trends, and how we are going to work together across end-to-end logistics and supply chain so that we can adapt to the big demands that “tomorrow” brings.
The annual UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport will be launched at F&L’s meeting.
Location: conference hotel
Time: from 15:00 CET (join on arrival)
Knowledge sharing & networking
Location: Palais of the United Nations, Geneva
Time: 09:15 – 17:00
New “rules” and challenges for freight logistics – where are we today?
New priorities & business models: positioning supply chain & logistics to deliver transformation
Themes: A. preferred customer/supplier, B. technology: signal manoeuvre, C. regulations, D. people, skills, shortages & leadership, E. global collaboration required all E2E stakeholders
Location: Palais of the United Nations, Geneva
Time: 09:15 – 12:00
Roadmap: new partners, changing alliances, route / mode shifts, leveraging innovation
Optional: lunch & possible behind-the-scenes UN tour with the United Nations Trade Development Team.
The agenda drives a more collaborative approach for all logistics and supply chain stakeholders across the European continent – including regulators, financiers and policymakers – to come together for inclusive open discussions where everyone sits at the same table. Leaders at the World Economic Forum, World Meteorological Organisation, European Commission & World Trade Organisation will participate.
Wednesday 17 Nov
Thursday 18 Nov
Friday 19 Nov
For international participants, we have taken exclusive use of a hotel on the shores on Lake Geneva, minutes from the United Nations and offering good prices, open networking spaces and outstanding views. The conference hotel is also our venue for the 17th November programme (see above). You will receive details of how to book when you have registered (click register tab above).
Costs per person
Online only costs
We are following Swiss and Geneva recommendations to ensure a healthy and safe event for all participants. From 13 September, a covid certificate will be required to join this meeting in person. The covid certificate is available to anyone who is a) vaccinated from covid, b) recovered, or c) who has tested negative and the certificate can be presented using the app or on paper. Further info.
All participants need to review their own guidelines regarding travel into Switzerland.
Please ask about anything at all if you are unsure.
We are excited to welcome a range of leaders to the F&L programme to share insight, expertise and to stimulate audience discussion.
Please check back frequently as further further speakers will be shown on this page.
The international F&L Forum engages business leaders and decision-makers in global manufacturing, logistics (road, rail, sea, waterways, air), academia, policymakers and science. All discussions are focused around freight logistics. All companies with or serving a supply chain, regardless of industry or transport modes being used, are welcome to join.
A list of participants will be shown on this page, but in the meantime, participants of F&L’s in-person meeting in Nov 2019 included:
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 thanks to:
Further sponsors will be confirmed in due course; please get in touch if you are interested.
Who is this meeting for? 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.
Why is this international group coming to the Geneva?
Why should I attend? Discussing trade and supply chain strategy in an open, professional and social atmosphere so that we can listen and learn from each other is a strong fundament for further growth.
You will find excellent speakers, top quality content, a chance to engage with peers and experts on topics which are helpful to “building your better 2021-25”, and further opportunity to talk to entrepreneurs. Together we are significant players across the Eurasian continent, and together we can progress faster than we can alone.
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.