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F&L London

9-10 Nov 2022
Conference Agenda
Why attend?
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Practical info
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F&L welcomes a diverse multi-stakeholder community of international and UK-based market players to London.  Senior business leaders focused on freight logistics across the supply chain come together at a time of intense pressure to exchange perspectives, ask questions & improve their own business results while tackling wider issues in the sector.  

Leadership teams bring concrete insight to four operational priorities for the sector and we discuss upgrading our value propositions with companies who see today’s challenges as opportunities to strengthen their position.  How can we each deliver resilience & prosperity in a period of transition? 

  • Tue 8 Nov 19:30, networking dinner (informal central London)
  • Key day: Wed 9 Nov 08:45 – 17:30 & special dinner (central London)
  • Thur 10 Nov 09:00 – 12:30, choice of visits

Discussions are practical and always in confidence: no press/media will be present and nothing will be recorded.  Between 150 and 225 industry leaders are expected to attend.  For travel & hotel information please see ‘practical info’.  The meeting agenda is devised with members & experts – please get in touch if you would like to contribute.  

“Keeping the wheels turning” while upgrading our value propositions


Leadership teams bring concrete insight to four operational priorities for the sector and we discuss upgrading our value propositions with companies who see today’s challenges as opportunities to strengthen their position.  How can we each deliver resilience & prosperity in a period of transition? 

Wed 9 November

Location: in-person, central London
Time: 08:45 – 17:30 & evening dinner

Operational priorities for the sector

  • Panel – sector priorities, geopolitical events, impacts & state of market
  • Leadership teams bring concrete insight to four operational priorities for the sector: split for parallel workshops & coffee:

    • A. Supply chain challenges & geopolitics (inbound / internal stakeholder focus)
    • B. Sales/distribution channels & market access (outbound external stakeholder focus, FMCG & automotive sectors)
    • C. Right-skilling in the digital age
    • D. Sustainable transition – roadmaps, aligning ESG with economic value creation
  • Workshop summaries & next steps

Using opportunities in energy transition to strengthen our position & value-proof our future

Energy options & fuel transition strategies

  • Three parallel case studies discuss different examples of re-positioning for value and benefits for stakeholders 

Re-imagining the logistics hub: an engine for energy transition through effective stakeholder collaboration & sector innovation

  • Three parallel breakout groups illustrate different collaborative strategies in complex environments, encouraging structural shifts & removing barriers to working together eg shared data & expertise

  • Summary & reflection with full audience on takeaways / pathways forward

Thurs 10 November

Location: in-person, central London
Time: 09:00 – 12:30

  • Choice of visits (morning only)

Early & late November

  • Online: status update on the global freight market as pressures increase
  • Online: follow up discussions 

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    Would you like to join the informal networking dinner Tues 8 Nov? (approx £50 pp)

    F&L hotel accommodation
    For a hotel booking link, please contact [email protected]

    Who is the London 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 – all those who are actively working in, or with, the international supply chain and logistics.

    You will move your own strategy ahead through collaborative inclusive discussion across the end-to-end supply chain between practitioners, sector experts and industry leaders.

    Why is this international group coming to the London?

    • To share ideas and possible solutions to today’s challenges in an open and confidential environment, learning from current best practice, sector experts and industry leaders across Europe and looking through the lens of the Thames Estuary to address some of the challenges which face our sector
    • To discuss structural shifts in the freight logistics marketplace, some driven by policy changes & others by innovation and technical progress
    • To network.  Members of the F&L network continuously develop their networks and thinking, and physical meetings are an important element of new collaborations with the UK and with each other.
    • Innovation never comes from one mind; it is a process.

    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.  

    At this meeting you will find your input is encouraged.  Speakers, dialogue, debate and a chance to engage with peers and experts on topics which are helpful to “building your better 2022-25” as well as opportunity to talk to innovators and disruptors.  Together we can progress faster than we can alone and you will meet each other as well as many from the F&L network which represents significant players across Europe.  

    What is F&L?  F&L is an active international non-profit Forum.  We do not lobby as that would imply there was one right answer, and we welcome leaders who are active in the sector across Council of Europe 47 countries and the globe.

    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 (companies & individuals cannot  be quoted)
    • Be welcome to contribute your ideas and questions throughout – this is a meeting where the audience contributes as much as the speakers
    • Informal networking with senior business leaders and practitioners.

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

    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.

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    Booking your hotel room

    We have secured rates at a central London hotel for the group’s use – please get in touch for details.  


    Travel via London City (LCY) or Heathrow (LHR) airports is easiest but other London airports are within reach.  London is easily accessed by domestic and international trains. Car parking is available for those in the conference hotel at £25 for 24 hours.  

    Optimised hybrid experience

     Join us in-person in London, and online before & after the meeting takes place for scene-setting and follow-up discussions.  Online sessions will only be available to experts, thought leaders & companies in the F&L network (questions welcome).  

    Participation costs

    Costs per person (card payment preferred)

    • Conference – €400 F&L member companies
    • Conference – non-members are usually asked to contribute  €1,500 (F&L is not-for-profit) –  please contact to discuss
    • Tuesday 8th Nov networking dinner approx £50 pp 
    • Sponsors and special guests have separate arrangements
    • €0 manufacturer attending for the first time (by arrangement)


    Please ask about anything at all if you are unsure.

    We look forward immensely to welcoming you.

    Sponsoring F&L meetings is about brand awareness, networking and thought leadership.  We are not limited in our ambitions to generate value.  Please get in touch if you are interested in sponsoring as various options are available.

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    Tideway – upgrading London’s Victorian sewer system – all 6 tunnel boring machines have now finished their drives marking the completion of the tunnelling phase of the project

    Lower Thames Crossing – strategic road planning

    Thames Estuary production corridor – concentration of creative business clusters and facilities to develop and promote corridor as a world class location for the creative industries