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F&L GOTHENBURG, 24-25 May 2018

A Changing Landscape and the Race to the “New Normal”

Wednesday 23 May 2018

20:00 onwards

Dinner and Drinks 

  • 20:00 onwards – join us in Comfort Hotel bar areas (all welcome)
  • 20:55 – short walk to the Riverton Skybar (informal dress, participants kindly asked to contribute 300 SEK on the night).  You must be registered to attend this dinner!

Thursday 24 May 2018

09:00 – 12:00


  • Scenario technique: the need, the process and the part it plays in a company’s strategic planning. The average planning horizon in logistics is 18 months but the logistics world 5-7 years from now will be totally different (all welcome)
  • Changing cargo risk environment: what can we do about it?  Facilitated group discussion to highlight issues on managing and mitigating cargo risks through data, intelligence, and industry best practice documentation (all welcome)
  • “Ensuring our people can flourish in the digital age” (closed session)
  • F&L Board meeting (closed session)
  • SKF Tour – an opportunity to understand the global bearings market better with a guided tour of SKF’s exhibition

12:30 – 13:45


Registration and Networking Lunch, sponsored by SKF

13:45 – 15:00

Welcome and Conference Opening

  • Philip Evans, Secretary General F&L
  • John Riley, Customer Innovation and Insight Leader Europe CHEP and President F&L
  • Patrik Andersson, CEO Business Region Gothenburg

Keynote speakers

  • Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO Shipping and Ferries Stena AB Group “Shaping Shipping in Transformative Times”
  • Video highlights from Gavin Roser’s Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industry World Economic Forum
  • Bart Jongen, Director Supply Chain EMPower Programme Air France / KLM Engineering and Maintenance

15:30 – 16:40

Autonomous logistics – where are we and what does it mean for the supply chain?  The future challenges in the transport sector are complex and require collaboration of a completely new type. While developments are rapid, enormous efficiency enhancement opportunities are being created using new technology and fuels, digitization and new business models.   Sweden is a front-runner in collaborating to produce innovative solutions and an ideal location for F&L to discuss the current state of land and sea-based automation, to what extent we can automate, the timescale for next developments and the impact of change and investment in supply chains.

Stream A - Autonomous Driving

  • Mikael Karlsson, VP Autonomous Solutions Volvo Trucks
  • Sofie Vennersten, Programme Manager Closer (Swedish national collaboration platform for transport efficiency)
  • Helen De Wachter, Head of Global Supply and Logistics Centre of Expertise BASF
  • Jan Bergstrand, Senior Strategic & Programme Manager Trafikverket/Shift2Rail

Chaired by Elisabeth Hörnfeldt, Research Office Scania 

Stream B - Autonomous Shipping

  • Sauli Eloranta, Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology Rolls-Royce Marine
  • Tom Eystø, Managing Director Massterly
  • Merete Østby, Business Process Manager Yara Norge 

Chaired by Gavin Roser, Ambassador-at-Large F&L and Stavros Karamperidis, Lecturer in Maritime Economics University of Plymouth

16:45 – 17:15

Full Audience – Open House Discussion 

17:15 – 17:30

Voting and Prizes 

18:45 – 22:30

Networking cruise around archipelago followed by dinner ashore, generously sponsored by Volvo.  Spouses/partners included.

Friday 25 May 2018

08:30 – 08:45

  • Why is Lindholmen becoming the Swedish centre for future mobility of people and goods?
    Niklas Wahlberg, CEO, Lindholmen Science Park

08:45 – 09:15

  • Keynote: Digital future of freight transportation
    Per-Olof Arnäs PhD Transport Expert & 21st Century Champion, Chalmers University

09:15 – 10:30

Sustainability require joint efforts.  In 2017, Sweden was again ranked the world’s most sustainable country and intends to become the world’s first fossil-free nation.  Successful collaboration requires that all participants in the supply chain see value in driving sustainable change.

  • The Nordic approach
    Magnus Rosén, Senior Sustainability Advisor, SKF
    Johanna Pirinen, VP Sourcing and Logistics Sustainability, Stora Enso 
  • Insights from a sustainable European supply chain
    Enrique García Montañés, Senior Vice President, CHEP Europe
  • Benchmarking to drive progress
    Wim Peeters, Vice President Business Development, EcoVadis

Chaired by Martin Kvych, Director LKW-Walter and Bart Jongen, Director Supply Chain EMPower Programme, Air France / KLM Engineering & Maintenance

11:00 – 11:30

News and interviews – Gavin Roser

11:30 – 12:45

How will emerging technologies shape the future of logistics?  Speakers address the hype and offer new perspectives and insights.

    • Enabling industry to exchange data in a secure and collaborative way
      Martin Böhmer, Head Fraunhofer Innovation Centre for Logistics and IT (FILIT)
    • Building a new model for the international supply chain – what might this mean for participants?
      Sam Rusani, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, ShipChain
      Lois Kerber, Head of Partner Management, Inet Logistics

Chaired by Per-Olof Arnäs, Transport Expert Chalmers University, and Serge Schamschula, Head of Strategic Marketing Transped Group

12:45 – 13:45

Closing followed by lunch (13:00 – 13:45)

First airport transfer leaves Lindholmen at 13:45, arriving at Landvetter at approx 14:15

13:45 – 15:30

  • Switching freight from land to sea
    Jacob Minnhagen, Senior Manager Market Development, Port of Gothenburg
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
    “Ensuring overseas cargo despite disturbances” – Stora Enso SECU Tour

Second airport transfer goes directly from Stora Enso tour at 15:30 to arrive at Landvetter at approx 16:00.

Note:  Spouses/partners are extremely welcome and we have a programme arranged.  All venues (except Thursday dinner) are walking distance to the F&L hotel.  Full details of addresses, times and arrangements will be sent to all participants in advance.  Please ask if you have questions or need help.  Thank you!

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